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Firefox 4 has no "Organize Bookmarks" option to import Chrome html bookmarks. How?

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Can't import Chrome html bookmarks because the "bookmark menu at the top" has no "Organize Bookmarks" option. How can I import the Chrome bookmarks?

Can't import Chrome html bookmarks because the "bookmark menu at the top" has no "Organize Bookmarks" option. How can I import the Chrome bookmarks?

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In Firefox 4, "Organize Bookmarks" has been renamed to "Show All Bookmarks". It brings up the same Bookmarks Library.

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TonyE
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In Firefox 4, "Organize Bookmarks" has been renamed to "Show All Bookmarks". It brings up the same Bookmarks Library.

In Firefox 4, "Organize Bookmarks" has been renamed to "Show All Bookmarks". It brings up the same Bookmarks Library.

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Thanks very much.

Thanks very much.
katmandan 0 solutions 3 answers

Thanks TonyE.

But why did they do a dumb thing like that? Go figure.

Thanks TonyE. But why did they do a dumb thing like that? Go figure.
the-edmeister
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Quite honestly, "Organize Bookmarks" was a misleading title. The Library window doesn't really "organize" a users bookmarks permanently. IMO, the name for that menu item was wrong in 3.0, 3.5, & 3.6 - now the title is more correct.

Quite honestly, "Organize Bookmarks" was a misleading title. The Library window doesn't really "organize" a users bookmarks permanently. IMO, the name for that menu item was wrong in 3.0, 3.5, & 3.6 - '''''now''''' the title is more correct.
areynoldsnz 0 solutions 2 answers

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the-edmeister: How on earth can "Organize Bookmarks" be misleading! When that is the main reason any one clicked on that button? If I wanted to "organize" my bookmarks, I chose "Organize Bookmarks" went in there and organized them and then closed the window. How can "Show All Bookmarks be more correct?

If you think "Show all Bookmarks" is more correct, then what is the purpose of showing all the bookmarks, what do you do once you can see them? Scroll through and check out what bookmarks you have? The main reason to go in there is to organize your bookmarks! That's why once you are in there you have the menu buttons like "organize", "Import and Export" "sort" etc.

"Show All Bookmarks" is just simply dumb. Why don't they change "Options" to "Show lots of stuff", that would be just as meaningless and unhelpful.

the-edmeister: How on earth can "Organize Bookmarks" be misleading! When that is the main reason any one clicked on that button? If I wanted to "organize" my bookmarks, I chose "Organize Bookmarks" went in there and organized them and then closed the window. How can "Show All Bookmarks be more correct? If you think "Show all Bookmarks" is more correct, then what is the purpose of showing all the bookmarks, what do you do once you can see them? Scroll through and check out what bookmarks you have? The main reason to go in there is to organize your bookmarks! That's why once you are in there you have the menu buttons like "organize", "Import and Export" "sort" etc. "Show All Bookmarks" is just simply dumb. Why don't they change "Options" to "Show lots of stuff", that would be just as meaningless and unhelpful.
the-edmeister
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Many users who attempted to "organize" their bookmarks sort order in the Library window incorrectly assumed that Views > Sort > Sort A>Z or Sort Z>A would sort their bookmarks permanently, but that sort order is only for the Library window and it only lasts as long as that Library window is open. That misunderstanding has generated thousands of support threads both here and in the MozillaZine fora over the last 3+ years since the new bookmarks management system was instituted in Firefox 3.0.

Very few users seem to stumble upon the correct method of doing an alpha-sort through using the left pane of the Library window and using the contextual menu item - Sort by Name. It just doesn't seem to be that "discoverable" of a feature to most users.

That's why I say that in my opinion the old name was misleading.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Sorting_bookmarks_alphabetically

Many users who attempted to "organize" their bookmarks sort order in the Library window incorrectly assumed that '''Views > Sort > Sort A>Z''' or '''Sort Z>A''' would sort their bookmarks permanently, but that sort order is only for the Library window and it only lasts as long as that Library window is open. That misunderstanding has generated thousands of support threads both here and in the MozillaZine fora over the last 3+ years since the new bookmarks management system was instituted in Firefox 3.0. Very few users seem to stumble upon the correct method of doing an '''alpha-sort''' through using the left pane of the Library window and using the contextual menu item - Sort by Name. It just doesn't seem to be that "discoverable" of a feature to most users. '''That's why I say that in my opinion the old name was misleading.''' http://kb.mozillazine.org/Sorting_bookmarks_alphabetically
areynoldsnz 0 solutions 2 answers

Okay, maybe I should have left "sort" out from my post. But lets be honest, what is the purpose of clicking on the "Show all Bookmarks" button? Surely the number one purpose is to organize your bookmarks? So why not just leave the name as "Organize Bookmarks"?

Okay, maybe I should have left "sort" out from my post. But lets be honest, what is the purpose of clicking on the "Show all Bookmarks" button? Surely the number one purpose is to organize your bookmarks? So why not just leave the name as "Organize Bookmarks"?
dar1099 0 solutions 2 answers

Save favorites from Chrome, go to IE and import to IE favorites, go to Firefox 4 and import IE favorites....done deal.

Save favorites from Chrome, go to IE and import to IE favorites, go to Firefox 4 and import IE favorites....done deal.
dar1099 0 solutions 2 answers

Sorry, posted on wrong thread, my bad!

Sorry, posted on wrong thread, my bad!
tjoe70s 1 solutions 4 answers

@ the_edmeister: Oh? it didn't keep your changes as permanent? Something else might be up then, because Organize Bookmarks has always worked for me. It is perfectly named for what it does. Only thing I had wanted was a way to do a couple other things in bookmarks without having to open up the organizer to do it.

@ the_edmeister: Oh? it didn't keep your changes as permanent? Something else might be up then, because Organize Bookmarks has always worked for me. It is perfectly named for what it does. Only thing I had wanted was a way to do a couple other things in bookmarks without having to open up the organizer to do it.

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tjoe70s 1 solutions 4 answers

What a stupid new name for this!! What bone-headed, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging baboon (my apologies to real baboons out there, no offense ;) ) had the awesome idea to do that? Why "fix" something that wasn't broke?

What a stupid new name for this!! What bone-headed, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging baboon (my apologies to real baboons out there, no offense ;) ) had the awesome idea to do that? Why "fix" something that wasn't broke?
finitarry 251 solutions 3421 answers

edmeister,

The organize bookmarks window allowed me to arrange my bookmarks and folders into the order I want. I think "organize" describes that process accurately.

edmeister, The organize bookmarks window allowed me to arrange my bookmarks and folders into the order I want. I think "organize" describes that process accurately.