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Can bookmarks be organized so the folders are listed first (above) the urls like they are in Internet Explorer?

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In Internet Explorer I nest web addresses (urls) inside folders in a folder tree. This is something Internet Explorer actually does quite well. It would really be helpful when you open a folder in the Firefox Bookmarks to see all the folders nested within it listed at the top before any urls that might also be in the folder. If anyone knows how to do this, I'd sure appreciate knowing. Thanks.

In Internet Explorer I nest web addresses (urls) inside folders in a folder tree. This is something Internet Explorer actually does quite well. It would really be helpful when you open a folder in the Firefox Bookmarks to see all the folders nested within it listed at the top before any urls that might also be in the folder. If anyone knows how to do this, I'd sure appreciate knowing. Thanks.

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The extension SortPlaces gives you many options on how to sort folder, the urls within folders, the urls not in folders, and the bookmarks toolbar items. I use SortPlaces for the almost 4,000 bookmarks that I have within and outside of many, many nested folders.

SortPlaces: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9275 More info about SortPlaces: http://www.andyhalford.com/sortplaces/index.html


You need to update your plug-ins. It is important to keep them updated due to continuing security fixes and improvements in those plug-ins:

  • Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
    • new security release 08/24/2010
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  1. Check your plugin versions: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
    • Note: plugin check page does not have information on all plugin versions
  1. Update Shockwave for Director
    • NOTE: this is not the same as Shockwave Flash; this installs the Shockwave Player.
    • Use Firefox to download and SAVE the installer to your hard drive from the link in the article below (Desktop is a good place so you can find it).
    • When the download is complete, exit Firefox (File > Exit)
    • locate and double-click in the installer you just downloaded, let the install complete.
    • Restart Firefox and check your plugins again.
    • Download link and more information: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Shockwave+plugin+with+Firefox
  1. Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape (Adobe Reader) - if needed'''
    • From within your existing Adobe Reader (if you have it already installed):
      • Open the Adobe Reader program from your Programs list
      • Click Help > Check for Updates
      • Follow the prompts for updating
      • If this method works for you, skip the "Download complete installer" section below and proceed to "After the installation" below
    • Download complete installer (if you do NOT have Adobe Reader installed):
      • Use Firefox to download and SAVE the installer to your hard drive from the link in the article below
      • On the Adobe page, un-check any extra items (i.e. Free McAfee® Security Scan Plus) then click Download button
      • If you see message just under tabs, DO NOT click the Allow button, instead click below that where it says "click here to download".
      • Click "Save to File"; save to your Desktop (so you can find it)
      • After download completes, close Firefox
      • Click the installer you just downloaded and allow the install to continue
        • Note: Vista and Win7 users may need to right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"
      • Download link and more information: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader
    • After the installation, start Firefox and check your version again.
  1. Update Java: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Java+plugin+with+Firefox