I am a Firefox fan. I love using it for so many reasons which includes the tabbing, plug-ins, personas, and most of all for having less error messages. I love using tabs because I hate having to many opened windows on my task bar. This is why I primarily switched to Firefox.
When I moved to Firefox, I only use IE for my work stuff and had to import all my bookmarks from IE to Firefox. Since then, I have added more bookmarks through Firefox.
The other day, I needed to visit a site whose URL I don’t memorize. So I clicked on my Bookmarks. Because I already have a long list, it took me a while to find what I needed. OC-ness attacked me. I felt the need to sort my Bookmarks right then and there. I cannot move on to what I was supposed to do.
So I tried sorting my Bookmarks in Firefox the way I do it in IE. Unlike IE where sorting Favorites is a breeze (go to your Favorites, right-click on any of your list and select Sort By Name), Firefox way is a bit different. The Sort By Name option does not come out when you right-click on your Bookmarks. Realizing the difference, I had to consult my another best friend, Google.
Good thing I know how to use keywords. Searching was fast and I got very relevant results from which I found the following steps.
- On your Firefox browser, go to View menu.
- From View menu, go to Sidebar > Bookmarks.
- Look for the folder that contains the bookmarks you want to sort.
- Right-click on that folder and select Sort By Name.
- Go to your Bookmarks menu and check the folder you just sorted.
Note: Only the bookmarks in the folder that you selected will be affected by the sorting. Should you want to sort all other bookmarks in other folders, you have to repeat steps 1-4.
There, I will no longer have a hard time looking for my bookmarks now that they are sorted. I hope you find this helpful if you’re a newbie like me on Firefox.