How to Automatically Update and Search Firefox Bookmarks


Many bookmarks keep piling up while surfing. Most of the times they are sorted  into relevant categories, but it is still easy to lose track of which ones are still of  interest. Firefox 3 supports smart folders which remember the result of search queries and automatically update their contents after each new bookmark is saved. The desired search result can thus be accessed immediately, without having to conduct the search again.

Previously we discussed about Firefox bookmarks related articles like,

Organize, Classify and Store Firefox Bookmarks by Creating Bookmark Folders

How to Create Your Own List of Smart Bookmarks in Firefox 3

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To set up this function,

  • Open ‘Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks’  from the menu bar.
  • Enter the search term in the input field at the top right.
  • The respective result is continuously displayed and updated.
  • By default, Firefox looks through ‘All Bookmarks’ but you can also click ‘History’ in the heading line  to define a search folder for the browser cache.
  • Click on ‘Save’ and enter a name in the following dialog box, such as ‘Software sites’, click on ‘OK’.
  • The search folder  is now available in the bookmark structure below.
  • You can rename or move it, or add a description, just as you can for every other  folder.
  • The contents in the folder get updated automatically when the bookmarks change.
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December 14, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra

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