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stop sorting my bookmarks

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I can't stop Firefox from sorting my bookmarks even though I have unsorted listed. They never used to do this in Firefox. I had to reinstall windows 10 and firefox and it seems ever since then I can't stop Firefox from sorting my bookmarks alphabetically. I move then to a special order that I want them in and open and close a few times and it seems they are back to a different order.

I was ALWAYS able to catagorize them in the order I found most helpful but now firefox takes over and resorts them the way it wants to.

How do I get back to the way it was.

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I think that fixed the problem. I just did it earlier because you kept pushing me in the direction of a syncing issue. I just couldn't figure out where since I turned Firefox syncing off. Then because I had to reinstall Windows 10, I also had to reinstall Icloud and this time it had bookmarks synced, which I never did before. I turned it off and everything seems to be working for my preferences.

Thanks so much for helping me and sticking with me until the solution.

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No one have any ideas how to fix my problem?

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If you have sync, and there is a problem anywhere, Shut Down Sync Immediately On All Devices to prevent the problem from spreading. Once the problem is fixed, perform the same repair on all computers/profiles before using sync again.


[v57+] Places Maintenance is built into Firefox.

Type about:support<enter> in the address bar.

You will find Places Database near the bottom. Press the Verify Integrity button.

When done, copy and post the results here.

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> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 5120KiB + pragma_user_version is 53 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 93512 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 729 records + Table moz_places has 4376 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 6363 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 3 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 315 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 72 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 5 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 17 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_places_originidindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex > Task: _refreshUI

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sorry didn't lay out correct after I hit post.

Modified by Barry35

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Not your fault. Its the way the website was set up. This has been reported.

The report looks good. Have you shut down sync (if you are using it) ?
When do you notice the sort order is changed? Starting FF, while browsing?

Type about:support in the address bar and press Enter. Under the main banner, press the button; Copy Text To Clipboard.. Now in the Reply Box on the forum page, do a right-click in the box and select Paste.

If the data is too big, do not worry. It's the top part we need to look at.

This will show us your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

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Maybe before I do that.....I shut down firefox several times and they stayed in my manual sort order that I liked. I thought I had the problem fixed because it showed is was syncing to a temp Device Name I made up by accident that I since discarded. I changed to my real Device Name and still was working.

But then I went out for a while this morning and shut down my computer and when it came back up they were setup AGAIN in alphabetical order. Darn it.

I first notice in my bookmarks toolbar because they are right in front me, but then go into all bookmarks and they are sorted alphabetically too.

Maybe that information helps.

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OK here is the cut and paste of config:support


Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 76.0.1 Build ID: 20200507114007 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:76.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/76.0 OS: Windows_NT 10.0 Launcher Process: Enabled Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Enabled by default Remote Processes: 6 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days


Firefox Features


Name: DoH Roll-Out Version: 1.3.0 ID: doh-rollout@mozilla.org

Name: Firefox Screenshots Version: 39.0.0 ID: screenshots@mozilla.org

Name: Form Autofill Version: 1.0 ID: formautofill@mozilla.org

Name: Web Compat Version: 10.1.2 ID: webcompat@mozilla.org

Name: WebCompat Reporter Version: 1.1.0 ID: webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org

Remote Processes


Type: Web Content Count: 4 / 8

Type: Extension Count: 1

Type: GPU Count: 1

Extensions


Name: AdBlocker Ultimate Version: 2.43 Enabled: true ID: adblockultimate@adblockultimate.net

Name: Amazon.com Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: amazondotcom@search.mozilla.org

Name: Bing Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: bing@search.mozilla.org

Name: DuckDuckGo Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: ddg@search.mozilla.org

Name: eBay Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: ebay@search.mozilla.org

Name: Facebook Container Version: 2.1.1 Enabled: true ID: @contain-facebook

Name: Google Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: google@search.mozilla.org

Name: Grammarly for Firefox Version: 8.863.0 Enabled: true ID: 87677a2c52b84ad3a151a4a72f5bd3c4@jetpack

Name: iCloud Bookmarks Version: 2.1.23 Enabled: true ID: firefoxdav@icloud.com

Name: LastPass: Free Password Manager Version: 4.47.0.3 Enabled: true ID: support@lastpass.com

Name: Twitter Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: twitter@search.mozilla.org

Name: Video DownloadHelper Version: 7.3.9 Enabled: true ID: {b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d}

Name: Wikipedia (en) Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: wikipedia@search.mozilla.org

Security Software


Type: Windows Defender Antivirus

Type:

Type: Windows Firewall

Graphics


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Barry35 said

Extensions
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Name: iCloud Bookmarks
Version: 2.1.23
Enabled: true
ID: firefoxdav@icloud.com

Please disable this.

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I think that fixed the problem. I just did it earlier because you kept pushing me in the direction of a syncing issue. I just couldn't figure out where since I turned Firefox syncing off. Then because I had to reinstall Windows 10, I also had to reinstall Icloud and this time it had bookmarks synced, which I never did before. I turned it off and everything seems to be working for my preferences.

Thanks so much for helping me and sticking with me until the solution.

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