Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Succesfuly using v 4.3 (patched to 4.3.1 as dogadoy and udi232 explained) with firefox-developer v38.0a2. v4.4 didn't work, and didn't try out v4.4.1 as the developer's Bugs-reporting page is locked out.

> When you use the dragging technique, do you drag from Windows Explorer? Where exactly in Firefox do you drag it to? Thanks.
Just *anywhere* in Firefox (eg drop the *xpi on this page).

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Сайдбар открывается с ошибкой разбра XML, ссылки из выпадающего меню тэгов не открываются Rated 1 out of 5 stars

смотрел на WaterFox-е 34.0.1 , вообще Addon не работает

Thank you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to everyone for coming up with these fixes. I did use udi232's way of just opening the XPI with 7zip and that allowed me to edit the files directly. The whole process was very quick. I love this add-on and stopped using it months ago but now I'm back.

btw, I'm not familiar with installing XPI files by dragging them to the Firefox window. I used the old way of going into Tools > Add-ons, clicking the gear icon and choosing 'Install Add-on from File' and that worked fine. When you use the dragging technique, do you drag from Windows Explorer? Where exactly in Firefox do you drag it to? Thanks.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

just used 7zip , open the xpi via 7zip , replace the text in all 3 files directly and it will ask to save the modified xpi , and than just drag it over firefox

Excellent app & a real fix Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THANK YOU dongadoy for sharing your fix with us! I don't normally post things in forums, but your efforts in fixing this add-on & taking the time to post your instructions motivated me to sign up & write this!

Your fix worked for me & I'm now back to using one of the best add-ons ever made. I can't understand how Firefox hasn't paid the developer for his idea & integrated it into the app.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dongadoy's solution workes like a charm (kudos!), great to have that add-on back ...

This is one of the best add-ons for firefox imho - even if only since there are no others that make use of tags.

If used well this powerful tool is a much better way to organize your bookmarks than a plain directory struture (and eaiser to maintain, too)

If only the author could fix that really useful tool so that people don't have to fiddle with the internals...

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Used to use this in its previous form. Sad to see the versions from the authors page (including the one labelled temporary fix) gives xml errors.

Not going to mess around editing it. Consider it dead now.

Best Bookmark Addon - after a little fix Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used TagSieve for several months last year and it was wonderful. I tagged all my bookmarks and started using tags to find bookmarks. Then it wasn't sorting tags and bookmarks. Then the XML error appeared. So I stopped using it. I finally got around to investigating the problems.

I got TagSieve working again!

Here are the two important points to getting it working:
* Use the older version 4.3.3 of TagSieve. Newer version 4.3.4 does not sort the tags and bookmarks properly. Get TagSieve version 4.3.3 from
* Change "lastvisit" to "mostrecentvisit". Mozilla had renamed the field, and caused the XML errors. The details of changing "lastvisit" to "mostrecentvisit" is found in

Here are the steps:
1. Download file http://dev.grue.in/attachments/download/38/tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi
2. Rename file "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi" to "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi.zip".
3. Create a temporary folder "temp".
4. Unzip "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi.zip" into folder "temp".
5. Edit the following three files. Replace "lastvisit" with "mostrecentvisit". "lastvisit" is found once in each file.
* temp\locale\de-DE\commands.dtd
* temp\locale\en-US\commands.dtd
* temp\locale\sv-SE\commands.dtd
6. Zip the contents of folder "temp", overwrite "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi.zip". Do not include parent folder "temp" in the zip.
7. Delete temporary folder "temp".
8. Rename file "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi.zip" to "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi".
9. Drag and drop file "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi" into the Firefox window. Click "Install Now".

Save file "tagsieve-4.3.3.xpi" in case you ever have to reinstall Firefox.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Version 4.3.4-1 working fine so far. Thanks!

what a shame Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Was looking for something like this, shame it doesn;t work anymore, and yeah maybe a fix is out but looks kind of complicated. hope that one day this will be updated..

3 stars just because is a great idea and very few addons uses firefox's tags.

Very Disappointing!! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

When it was working, it was a great add-on. But, if it takes THAT much work to rehabilitate, shouldn't the author be the one to fix it. We're not all Mr. Fix-its.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


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Fix the Sidebar XML Problem Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For those of you having problems, this fix worked for me.

First, this was the problem I saw:

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://bookmarktags/content/tagBrowserSidebar.xul
Line Number 340, Column 7: <treecol id="visit_date"

How to fix:
1. Shut down your browser
2. Find your tagsieve@grue.in.xpi file (e.g. windows, in your firefox profile extensions directory)
3. Rename it to tagsieve@grue.in.zip
4. Unzip it into a directory called tagsieve@grue.in (in that same extensions folder)
5. Delete the zip (or move it somewhere else if need to try again later)
6. In that new directory, find the file content\tagBrowserSidebar.xul and edit it
7. At line 340, you'll see these lines:
<treecol id="visit_date"
hidden="true" />
<splitter class="tree-splitter" />
8. Delete them and save the file

At this point you'll see your sidebar if you start firefox, but nothing will open.

You'll have to edit all the *.xul files in that directory and delete anything that references visit_date.

Keep in mind when doing this that they're xml files and you have to delete the whole element that has a reference to visit_date.

Once this is done, start firefox.

Note the first time I tried this firefox didn't start, second time it gave a warning about a 3rd party trying to install something, I said yes and it worked.

That's it. I got my tagsieve sidebar back. :)

No longer works Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on used to be fantastic. Unfortunately, the developer's site does not appear to be up anymore, and s/he is not responding to posts here.

As other users have reported, the add-on now shows nothing but an XML error in its panel.


If the add-on is updated to work again, I will gladly change this to a 5-star review.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I too have xml parsing error with Cyberfox 27.0.1 sidebar. Guess the same issue as Firefox 27.0.1 below.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

wirklich eine sehr nützliche Erweiterung. Leider funktioniert sie seit dem update auf FF 27.0.1 nicht mehr ganz. Würde mich über ein Update freuen, den es ist dieses Tool wirklich wert, auch wenn es nicht so viele nutzen:-)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Update oh please... The best addon i never known!

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Update please! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Pleasae update the broken addon. Sorting is not wirking with FF 26. This addon is so important, please update.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please update this add-on.

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awesom Rated 5 out of 5 stars

must have!