why is editing bookmark so so hard?

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  1. jeanw macrumors member

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    for years I hate safari bookmark editing. it won't alphatize my stuff. why not? windows had a way I believe in a drop down box or what ever. I
    I just lost one folder trying to move it manually after renaming it and getting it in alphaetial order.
    try to drop and drag or whatever its called. all the bookmarks open ( sowing my many subfolders and sites) and I can't get it there.
    It acc. gets dropped while trying to grab it with the cursor and move it.
    I have 'lost " many many folders that way. I try to go under "find or SEARCH"but it doent tell me what or where it is.
    Rah
    please help thanks all
     
  2. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    Try Firefox. It takes a bit of getting used to, and at the beginning a general feeling of it just not being quite as integrated to the OS somehow, but after a few days you'll love it. Or hate it and go back to Safari, but I feel it's worth the testing time! Only issue I had was with lack of integration to the keychain, but I use Bitwarden for password storage now and that problem has gone.

    Safari Tech Preview no longer supports uBlock Origin which I love, and I suspect that change will come to the main Safari app soon.
     
  3. jeanw thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you for your suggestions..I got Firefox but only used it till I got someone to force a new OS on this old mini Mac. also can use Firefox in my old Window XP mechs,
    I have so many bookmarks for the many years and they are in folders....mostly
    BUT can someone tell me how to recovery those "lost bookmarks? PLEASE
     
  4. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    Open Bookmarks in the sidebar, ez to edit, move (folders too).
     
  5. jeanw thread starter macrumors member

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    I beg to differ. It is not easy... It wont let me copy and paste them. when i try alphatizing them by moving then. taking my mouse and trying to move them...
    Then the whole catergories OPENED UP and I just lost another group of bookmarks try to ALPHABETIZE the bookmarks why wont the system let me cut or copy and paste them???
    windows as I remember at leas Xp you could easily Alph my bookmarks.
    I just dont get it why the diff catergoies or folders open up when Im trying to drag them into order.. RAH
     
  6. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    OK. let's try this again. It sounds like you are either using the Menu Bar Bookmarks, or the Favorites Bar Bookmarks, these are awfully difficult to work with and not the recommended way to manage them.

    In Mac Safari, bookmarks are accessed in one of three ways. From the Bookmarks menu on the Menu Bar of the Mac (top of the screen), in the Favorites Bar in the browser between the tabs and the Address Bar, and in the Side Bar on the left side of the Safari window.

    The SideBar is typically not visible, but can be displayed by clicking the "Show Side Bar" button (next to the Back and Forward arrows), or by choosing View > Show Side Bar.

    The Side Bar has two tabs, one for bookmarks and one for Reading List. If you use the Menu Bar > View option, there is a Show Bookmarks Side Bar and a Show Reading list Side Bar option.

    Now, in the Side Bar, it is fairly easy to move bookmarks, folders, rename bookmarks, update URLs, etc. This is the only really viable way to manage bookmarks in Safari. It is not too unlike managing bookmarks in Chrome or Firefox. I rarely have to use Windows machines, so I don't recall how bookmarks are edited in PC browsers.

    A good practice is to Export your Bookmarks (File > Export Bookmarks) before you edit them. It is an easy way to back things up in case you make mistakes. This creates an HTML file with the bookmarks, so it is easy to click a missing bookmark then add it back to the proper folder in the side bar.
     

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