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When I do a search in my bookmarks, and find hits, how do I tell from which of my many bookmark folders and subfolders a particular hit is from?

When I do a search in my bookmarks, and find hits, how do I tell from which of my many bookmark folders and subfolders a particular hit is from?
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cor-el
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With builtin means this is only possible if you would open a bookmark in a tab. Then you can click the highlighted star to open "Edit This Bookmark" and check the folder line.

You can use an extension like these to show the parent folder:

With builtin means this is only possible if you would open a bookmark in a tab. Then you can click the highlighted star to open "Edit This Bookmark" and check the folder line. You can use an extension like these to show the parent folder: *Bookmarks Organizer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmarks-organizer/ *Bookmark search plus 2: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/
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ckbeme 1 solutions 15 answers

truthmail said

When I do a search in my bookmarks, and find hits, how do I tell from which of my many bookmark folders and subfolders a particular hit is from?

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cor-el said

With builtin means this is only possible if you would open a bookmark in a tab. Then you can click the highlighted star to open "Edit This Bookmark" and check the folder line. You can use an extension like these to show the parent folder:

Greetings to both of you. I just started using Firefox again after switching to Chrome about 5 yrs ago. I switched because FF was getting very slow. Chrome was a big improvement in speed for awhile, but began slowing down. And, Oddly enough, the main reason I left Chrome was because they changed their bookmarks. Everyone hates them. Now that I'm on Firefox, I'm having a huge problem going through my hundreds of bookmarks because I can't find the folder. On my own, I went into some bookmarks in a tab and sure - it told me a folder, but don't know the parent and I don't know which section that folder is in... Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, or Other Bookmarks. I would swear that the folder the bookmark belonged to was among the columns you could choose in the Bookmarks view when I was using FF 5 yrs ago. It's been a long time so I may have forgotten. I just know that the Bookmarks was my favorite feature in Firefox, and I can't say the same today. Maybe I'm so grumpy because my bookmarks have grown a lot since I was last on FF. So, cor-el, your suggestion to use an Add-on like Bookmarks Organizer to find the parent folder - that might give us the parent folder, but isn't that pretty absurd to have to use an add-on extension to find out where a bookmark is located? I don't mean to be crass - I'm just very frustrated because I've spent several hours moving data from Chrome, trying to get some of the add-ons I had in the past (only to find that most of those favorites don't run on Quantum). Also, your suggestion of using Bookmarks Organizer you say will give us the parent folder, but will it give us the top tier folder? Some of my bookmarks are 3 level tier - thankfully not a huge lot - but they exist. So will the add-on tell me just the 1st parent, or will it give me the others - the Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, and finally the FF Primary bookmark section? Sorry this is long, but I'm so frustrated with the bookmark issue, I've even thought about going back to Chrome. And I don't want to do that. One last thing, cor-el, I have the Bookmarks Organizer, and was going to run it today. For the life of me I can't see how to start/run the process. I'm not a computer newbie-over 20 years in IT and have built my last 5 or 6 PCs. This is the 1st add-on I've encountered that has me stumped on how to run the blasted thing. Went to the Mozilla Add-on support, and made my question as specific as possible - got 3,492 results!! Appreciate any help. And please forgive my ranting - just frustrated and short on time. Thanks ahead,

ckbeme

''truthmail [[#question-1240573|said]]'' <blockquote> When I do a search in my bookmarks, and find hits, how do I tell from which of my many bookmark folders and subfolders a particular hit is from? </blockquote> '''Reply/answer from cor-el''' ''cor-el [[#answer-1173157|said]]'' <blockquote> With builtin means this is only possible if you would open a bookmark in a tab. Then you can click the highlighted star to open "Edit This Bookmark" and check the folder line. You can use an extension like these to show the parent folder: *Bookmarks Organizer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmarks-organizer/ *Bookmark search plus 2: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/ </blockquote> Greetings to both of you. I just started using Firefox again after switching to Chrome about 5 yrs ago. I switched because FF was getting very slow. Chrome was a big improvement in speed for awhile, but began slowing down. And, ''Oddly enough, '' the main reason I left Chrome was because they changed their bookmarks. Everyone hates them. Now that I'm on Firefox, I'm having a huge problem going through my hundreds of bookmarks because I can't find the folder. On my own, I went into some bookmarks in a tab and sure - it told me a folder, but don't know the parent and I don't know which section that folder is in... Bookmarks Toolbar, Bookmarks Menu, or Other Bookmarks. I would swear that the folder the bookmark belonged to was among the columns you could choose in the Bookmarks view when I was using FF 5 yrs ago. It's been a long time so I may have forgotten. I just know that the Bookmarks was my favorite feature in Firefox, and I can't say the same today. Maybe I'm so grumpy because my bookmarks have grown a lot since I was last on FF. So, cor-el, your suggestion to use an Add-on like Bookmarks Organizer to find the parent folder - that might give us the parent folder, but isn't that pretty absurd to have to use an add-on extension to find out where a bookmark is located? I don't mean to be crass - I'm just very frustrated because I've spent several hours moving data from Chrome, trying to get some of the add-ons I had in the past (only to find that most of those favorites don't run on Quantum). Also, your suggestion of using Bookmarks Organizer you say will give us the parent folder, but will it give us the top tier folder? Some of my bookmarks are 3 level tier - thankfully not a huge lot - but they exist. So will the add-on tell me just the 1st parent, or will it give me the others - the Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, and finally the FF Primary bookmark section? Sorry this is long, but I'm so frustrated with the bookmark issue, I've even thought about going back to Chrome. And I don't want to do that. One last thing, cor-el, I have the Bookmarks Organizer, and was going to run it today. For the life of me I can't see how to start/run the process. I'm not a computer newbie-over 20 years in IT and have built my last 5 or 6 PCs. This is the 1st add-on I've encountered that has me stumped on how to run the blasted thing. Went to the Mozilla Add-on support, and made my question as specific as possible - got 3,492 results!! Appreciate any help. And please forgive my ranting - just frustrated and short on time. Thanks ahead, ckbeme
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ckbeme said

One last thing, cor-el, I have the Bookmarks Organizer, and was going to run it today. For the life of me I can't see how to start/run the process.

I'm not cor-el, but looking at these screenshots, I think my first instinct would be to click the green button on the toolbar and see if that leads to the illustrated page or a menu to access it.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmarks-organizer/

''ckbeme [[#answer-1181214|said]]'' <blockquote>One last thing, cor-el, I have the Bookmarks Organizer, and was going to run it today. For the life of me I can't see how to start/run the process. </blockquote> I'm not cor-el, but looking at these screenshots, I think my first instinct would be to click the green button on the toolbar and see if that leads to the illustrated page or a menu to access it. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmarks-organizer/
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I FINALLY found this addon that allow you to search key words and find which folders contain bookmarks with that keyword in the bookmark name:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/

It works great!!!!

I FINALLY found this addon that allow you to search key words and find which folders contain bookmarks with that keyword in the bookmark name: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmark-search-plus-2/ It works great!!!!
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