I am curious how bookmarks behave in FF57.
Over a decade ago, Firefox allowed me to put bookmarks into multiple folders. In other words, I could bookmark a webpage and place the bookmark in Folder A, and then bookmark the webpage again and place the second bookmark in Folder B. This was an essential tool in my work! For example, I might use Folder A to store bookmarks to webpages that were useful when writing a certain paper for a class, and use Folder B to store bookmarks to webpages useful when writing a different paper. If both papers required some French translations, then both Folder A and Folder B would include a bookmark to an online French-English dictionarys.
Then, many years ago, Firefox changed its bookmark behavior. Now, if a bookmark existed in Folder A, and I tried to add it to Folder B, the bookmark would move from A to B. In other words, the bookmark couldn’t live in two folders at once. I understand that this was easier from the developers’ point of view (because now each bookmark had a unique location in the bookmark folder tree), but this kept me from using Firefox in a useful way. So I installed an add-on named Old Add Bookmark Behavior, which restored the old system.
A few years ago, the Old Add Bookmark Behavior extension stopped working. Since then, I have been manually editing my bookmarks. I’m not joking – every time I want to add a bookmark, I open the Bookmark Library and add it manually. I would have switched to a different browser, but I have literally hundreds of bookmarks in Firefox, so I didn’t want to go through the trouble.
Today, with the huge FF57 update, it occurs to me that Firefox’s bookmark behavior might have changed again, and maybe I’m doing something manually that I don’t need to do.
Can anyone tell me how bookmarks work in today’s Firefox? If a bookmark exists in Folder A, and I try to add it to Folder B, what happens?