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Firefox bookmark dropdown shows 5 folders. Can that be increased?

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When you bookmark a page, Firefox browser shows a default of 5 most recently used bookmark folders, in the Folder dropdown.

When I decide to bookmark a page, I would like to see a larger list of frequently used bookmarks - maybe 10 or 12. Of course, I could choose the option to see all of them, but that list is quite long.

Is there a way (a setting, or a hack) to get more than 5 items in that Folder dropdown?

I don't see anything, using "about:config" and searching in the value column for "5", and don't where else to look.

Thanks,

Dennis
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Can you show a picture and tell use the version and platform?
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I don't see a way to exactly do what I want, and it could be that I would need to literally go into the Mozilla code make a change and recompile. That would be a bad solution, because it would need to be done after every Firefox update.

There is an "add-on"/extension called Add Bookmark Here ² and though it does not expand the menu to more than 5 items in the dropdown, it does display the full menu tree below the menu (saves 1 click), but does not resort the full directory tree to show the most recently used folders at the top of the list. It is not a solution, but thought I'd mention it, as it might be someone else's solution.

It appears this does not exist as a Firefox "setting" or permanent hack, so I'll close this question. If you stumble across this question sometime down the road, and have a better answer (or even a better add-on/extension to suggest), please alert one of the mods and ask them to reopen this question to at least insert your knowledge as a comment.

Thanks,

Dennis  

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-bookmark-here-2/
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Do you mean this one?

FX BookMark
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mplungjan,

Firefox 10.0.2 (and many many versions before this one). Click on
Bookmarks
Bookmark this page

(or use Ctrl+D)

You see the dialog box, as supplied by Firefox browser (not talking about the add-ons, yet.)
You see
Name: [____________________________]
Location: [____________________________]
Folder: [___________________________|V|^]

you see that "folder" is a dropdown listbox, and if you click the down arrow and drop down the list, you will see a total of 5 (maximum) folders listed that are the 5 most recent folders that you placed a bookmark in.

It is handy.

It is the most recent 5 folders used.

I wish it was 10, because I have hundreds of bookmarks and a huge directory tree of folders that I have to look through if the folder I want is not in the most recent 5.

Dennis
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Rigni. Nope i do have Amy suggestions
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There appears to be no direct solution, and no add-on to work-around the issue.
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