sorry then, but i could not help youOriginally posted by aaaeth
I think you should try it out and see your way does not work. Maybe before posting you should try the simple things first.... I did.... and it does not work.....
Please post solutions that you know will work...
I am sorry for my attitude but I think people should know what they are talking about.
It does not ALPHABETISE automatically. You press the SORT button, then it ALPHABETISE's.Originally posted by Wes
Do you mean alphabetise, how can IE automatically know how you want it to sort? ESP?
Try changing the home page in System Preferences>Internet>WebOriginally posted by cionheart
I've got another Safari question. Everytime I change the start page in the configuration box, Safari forgets it. When I reopen the program this useless Apple/Netscape thing is back. Does anybody know if this is a bug or am I simply doing something wrong?
I'm trying out Safari after years of using Firefox. The ability to sort bookmarks becomes more of a time issue if you have hundreds of them, in folders, sub-folders, etc. I don't know about IE (haven't used it in years) but Firefox has the ability to right-click on a folder and sort the contents alphabetically. The idea of using computers is to save time, not waste it by dragging individual bookmarks around to manually sort. The lack of this ability in Safari is a significant oversight. It's a very basic function that should not have been omitted.Since your bookmarks are already alphabetized in IE, you could simply open up IE at the same time as Safari, and drag Safari's bookmarks into the same order as the one's in IE.
It amazes me that people make it out like they are too lazy to click and drag. It'll take a maximum of two minutes.
I was looking for an answer to this question and came across your answer and I had to join this forum just so I could post a reply to you. First, you are an arrogant ass. Second, let me say that people were asking to do this in one step not seven. Third, can you come to my house and do the sorting for me... I have a DEll!An easy way to alphabetize your bookmarks (or "sort by name" if you've been corrupted by MS) is as follows:
1. Create a new desktop folder
2. Open Safari, click on "bookmarks", then "show all"
3. Select multiple bookmarks. You can do this by selecting the first bookmark, hold shift and then selecting the last bookmark, or to select all entries at once, hit "command" & "A."
4. With the bookmarks highlighted, copy all by hitting "command" & "c".
5. Open the desktop folder created in step 1 and paste all entries into said folder. Here you can "control click," or "right click" if you've been corrupted by MS, and sort by name.
6. Go back to safari's bookmarks, show all, and delete all unsorted bookmarks. They should still be highlighted from step 4.
7. Grab the freshly sorted bookmarks from your desktop folder, select all and drag them into your bookmarks menu.
8. If you can't do that, sell your mac and buy a ***** dell.
Agreed. I've been a mac user since Christmas 2007 and I was shocked to find out that "the world's best browser" couldn't do this simple thing. I took for granted that every browser out there had a sort button for bookmarks. Wrong.
A work-around for the folders is to put a space at the beginning of each folder name. That way, when you sort, all the folders will alphabetically sort to the top.For people who have dozens of bookmarks in multiple folders, sorting them manually may be possible, but isn't ideal.
I started using Saft ($ plugin) and it adds a new contextual menu item in each bookmark folder 'Sort Bookmarks'. I've found it to be very helpful. The only thing I miss from the Windows world is that when it sorts them, it doesn't group folders together. I prefer to have all folders grouped and alphabetized at the top and all bookmarks grouped and alphabetized below that.
Saft also adds additional features which I've found helpful.