It hang's up firefox if enabled
5 stars says it all :)
Hope a WebExtension comes out with a similar feature
edit: found a sorting webextension here - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sort-bookmarks-webext/
Yes, I took a break. I'm going to start working on it again.
I wish I had a time machine also.
I like the add-on but you failed to explain how does one activates the sort on demand, not automatic?
If you click on the Auto-Sort Bookmarks icon, it will manually sort your bookmarks.
Does the job. Fast. I have thousands of bookmarks, and this sorted them in a flash.
My places.sqlite file in my profile folder is 30 MB. I waited a few minutes, and had to use task manager to shut down Firefox to unlock it on restart. There was a great bookmark sorter called SortPlaces. See: http://daniel-lange.com/archives/71-SyncPlaces,-SortPlaces-...-preserving-these-and-other-excellent-Firefox-add-ons.html - It sorted my bookmarks in around 10 seconds. I suggest copying its code and updating it.
Autosort seems to be functioning again. Good deal.
FF 51.0.1 continuously crashes on ASB update.
Solution: manually delete extension and its traces from prefs.js and reinstall.
I just submitted version 2.10.11 for review to fix this problem.
However, It is sorting both Folders and Separators by date as if they were links. I kinda need my folders at the top.
Based on the sort order, folders should be at the top, then links. However, separators are not sorted. Everything above the separator is sorted separately from everything below the separator.
If this doesn't help, then please open an issue and attach a screen capture to show the problem:
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The concept is really useful. The recent performance problem made me aware of the fact that the automatic sort introduces (even now that the issue is fixed, albeit not so dramatic) a lag in the page load. It would be neat if there was an option to automatically sort bookmarks only when a bookmark is added or renamed. IMHO it's not really that useful to sort when FF starts, and by the way I am noticing a delay also when I open a new page within the same session which seems to imply that the sorting is also taking place at that time. Thanks anyway!
I thought there was an issue for this already, but couldn't find it so I wrote one:
In the future, since I don't usually read the reviews, I encourage anyone that has a bug or feature request to use the Support Site on GitHub instead.
The new version seems to be OK
I submitted a new version to Mozilla (under review) to address the freezing when running on Windows. You can always disable the automatic sorting. Also, I'm planning to add an option to disable and/or delay sorting on startup.
Really hogs up the CPU cycles and freezes Firefox
I have a new version under review.
Edit 11/17/2016: With version 2.10.9 this problem seems to be much better/eliminated. Thanks for fixing this!
Still stops Firefox dead in its tracks for almost 30 seconds on every startup of Firefox for me. Using Firefox 49.0.2 on Windows 7 Pro and Bookmark Auto-sort 2.10.8. I tried disabling and re-enabling, and increasing delay to 10, 20 and even 30 seconds - none of these attempts helped noticeably. Disabling auto-sort improves Firefox's startup time to normal (5-10 seconds or so, for me). If I click 'sort bookmarks' it only takes 2-3 seconds at most to finish sorting, so the problem doesn't appear to be the actual sorting, but some type of interference with Firefox's startup procedure. I didn't start having this problem until the last few versions of Firefox and Auto-sort.
Right, there was a bug that affects Windows users. I was previously only testing on MacOS. I'm now testing on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Similar to reports of previous versions locking up Firefox.
Occurs whether upgrading from previous version 2.10.7 or doing a clean install.
Currently on Firefox 49.0.2. My places.sqlite is about 30MB, I have close to 32000 bookmarks.
Selected the sorting I want to have, this being Date Added from latest to oldest. Once I clicked the Sort Bookmarks button I had to wait for about a minute, then Firefox was responsive again.
Now all bookmarks are sorted the way I want them whenever I open the Bookmarks Page. Also Firefox does not hang or lag or anything, I can use it just like before.
Therefore this addon is perfect for my use case.
The small waiting time is nothing compared to always having to sort the bookmarks manually by selecting the column and then also having to scroll either up or down with the scrollbar.
Please keep this actively developed if you can. It is really good stuff. Just made a Mozilla account only to let you know.
I am sure lots of people would love this addon as well. Great effort!!
This is one of my favorite and must-have add-ons!
BTW, if you're having a performance issue with version 2.10.8, disable and re-enable it. Also, increase the delay to, say, 10-15 seconds.
Последняя версия стала сильно тормозить браузер после открытия любой страницы.
Страница начинает открываться, через секунду браузер зависает на минуту.
this add-on is fantastic! The only problem is that the browser freezes completely when we activate the sorting. I saw that the previous versions have the problem, but please keep going that this product is really amazing.
2.10.6 жутко тормозит браузер
2.10.5 не ставится т.к. не прошла проверку
I've identified where the blocking/freezing is happening. I'm currently working on a fix.