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Adding a bookmark now ALWAYS places it in "Other Bookmarks"

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Hello,

I can't tell if this is intentional from Mozilla, or if this is unplanned and deserves to be called a bug (or are we halfway and this is a "feature", haha.)

Simply: when I add a bookmark, it's been a short time now (it might be since my FF58 upgrade?), the bookmarks doesn't go anymore at the bottom of my usual bookmarks menu, no. It goes in the "Other bookmarks" menu.

Come as it may, I thought, I simply had to add a bookmark back to the normal bookmarks menu default dir, and Firefox would remember it. Hah. No. Every browser restart, the default location is, again, the "Other Bookmarks" menu.

I googled around, and read this should *not* concern bookmarks added "normally", that is to say with Control-D or with a hit on the Star icon in the navigation bar, when we are browsing a web page. Unfortunately, in my case, it also concerns these "normal" bookmarking operations.

I googled a bit more, and it seems I'm not the only one with the problem, as someone wrote an extention to fix it: https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/

Hopefully, still, a solution that wouldn't require an extension might exist. I come to ask, just in case, thank you very much if you can help! :)

Hello, I can't tell if this is intentional from Mozilla, or if this is unplanned and deserves to be called a bug (or are we halfway and this is a "feature", haha.) Simply: when I add a bookmark, it's been a short time now (it might be since my FF58 upgrade?), the bookmarks doesn't go anymore at the bottom of my usual bookmarks menu, no. It goes in the "Other bookmarks" menu. Come as it may, I thought, I simply had to add a bookmark back to the normal bookmarks menu default dir, and Firefox would remember it. Hah. No. Every browser restart, the default location is, again, the "Other Bookmarks" menu. I googled around, and read this should *not* concern bookmarks added "normally", that is to say with Control-D or with a hit on the Star icon in the navigation bar, when we are browsing a web page. Unfortunately, in my case, it also concerns these "normal" bookmarking operations. I googled a bit more, and it seems I'm not the only one with the problem, as someone wrote an extention to fix it: https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/ Hopefully, still, a solution that wouldn't require an extension might exist. I come to ask, just in case, thank you very much if you can help! :)
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jscher2000
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There was an inconsistency: Clicking the star used Other Bookmarks, while the other methods (Ctrl+d, right-click the page, menu) used Bookmarks Menu.

I can understand making them consistent, but if I had a vote, I also would have voted for Bookmarks Menu.

Anyway, the extension you found was created for Firefox 57 and now has greater value in Firefox 58.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/

Note that after installation the Options will open and you need to click the second mini-tab in the page and choose the preferred folder there. (Screenshot attached.)

There was an inconsistency: Clicking the star used Other Bookmarks, while the other methods (Ctrl+d, right-click the page, menu) used Bookmarks Menu. I can understand making them consistent, but if I had a vote, I also would have voted for Bookmarks Menu. Anyway, the extension you found was created for Firefox 57 and now has greater value in Firefox 58. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/ Note that after installation the Options will open and you need to click the second mini-tab in the page and choose the preferred folder there. (Screenshot attached.) <img src="https://prod-cdn.sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2018-01-26-18-00-33-291d84.png" width="500">
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