Firefox 3 introduced a new feature called unsorted bookmarks. If you look at the Firefox 3 location bar you see a white star at the right end of the bar. Clicking on that star turns the color to yellow and adds the page to the unsorted bookmarks in Firefox.
Another click on the star icon however displays the bookmarking menu which you can use to file the bookmark into an existing folder, to change its name, and to add tags.
Mozilla kept the behavior until Firefox 29, when it moved the bookmarks star out of the address bar into the main toolbar area right next to it.
The problem with this process is that the unsorted bookmarks folder is deeply hidden in the Firefox bookmarks folder. Long time reader Transcontinental send me a nice link that explains how to add the Unsorted Bookmarks folder to a location that is easier accessible.
Some may say that you could simply move the Unsorted Bookmarks folder from the bookmarks manager to the Bookmarks Toolbar. That however will only move the existing bookmarks with it but it will not add new bookmarks that are added by clicking on the white star.
The way to add the Unsorted Bookmarks folder so that it is automatically updating the folder when new bookmarks are added to that folder is explained below.
To do that create a new bookmark in the location that you want to have the Unsorted Bookmarks folder in. Give it the name you want and add the line "place:folder=UNFILED_BOOKMARKS" (without the "") in the location field.
Clicking on that folder will always display all Unsorted Bookmarks from then on and update automatically whenever a new bookmark is added.
Please note that you may need to restart the Firefox web browser before the change takes effect in newer versions of the web browser.
This appears to be the only way to display the unsorted bookmarks folder in another location, apart from using extensions for that purpose.Advertisement
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