feature name: Avoid duplicate bookmarks(saved urls)
A tool to search for and remove duplicate bookmarks
I don't know where duplicate bookmarks come from but they are a pain. Removing them is torture.
Why don't you add a tool to search for and remove duplicate bookmarks and folders? Windows utilities use this approach to remove duplicate files in the computer.
Please do it, or tell me of an expeditious alternative to remove mine. I have hundreds of unwanted duplicate bookmarks! Example is attached.
Also, can you explain where they came from?
PS/ I AM NOT A NEW MEMBER. I HAVE BEEN USING FIREFOX FOR 20 YEARS!
@eduardojuanHi! How are you? I had this same idea here, I hope to help: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/avoid-duplicate-bookmarks-saved-urls/idi-p/4625
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS moz.bookmarks(
moz_places.id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,
moz_bookmarks.id INTEGER NOT NULL,
moz_bookmarks.fk FOREIGN KEY (moz_places.id) REFERENCES moz.bookmarks(moz_places.id),
moz_places.guid TEXT NOT NULL,
moz_bookmarks.guid TEXT NOT NULL,
moz_bookmarks.title TEXT NOT NULL,
moz_places.url TEXT NOT NULL UNIQUE,
moz_places.title TEXT NOT NULL,
moz_places.description TEXT NOT NULL,
moz_places.preview_image_url TEXT NOT NULL,
moz_places.visit_count INTEGER NOT NULL,
moz_annos.content TEXT NOT NULL,
datetime(moz_places.last_visit_date/1000000,'unixepoch','localtime') as 'Last',
datetime(moz_historyvisits.visit_date/1000000,'unixepoch','localtime' ) as ' LastVisit',
datetime(moz_annos.dateAdded/1000000,'unixepoch','localtime') as 'BookMarkAdded',
datetime(moz_annos.lastModified/1000000,'unixepoch','localtime') as 'BookMarkModified',
moz_places.typed as 'P_Typed',
moz_hosts.typed as 'H_Typed',
moz_anno_attributes.name as 'type',
hex(moz_places.url_hash) as 'hash' );
I sometime create duplicate bookmarks on purpose (in different folders).
So adding duplicates bookmarks should not be an error, but only an (optional) warning.
I think the warning when placing duplicate bookmarks will help the user in adding bookmarks, the main goal is not to have duplicate bookmarks
I also think the warning when placing duplicate bookmarks will help the user in adding bookmarks, the main goal is not to have duplicate bookmarks.
so that one can eliminate dupes and/or merge
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Absolutely desperately needed and long overdue! Firefox stupidly and obnoxiously re-imports the same bookmarks from other browsers over and over again, creating countless duplicates which are unbelievably painful to clean up. Ideally, Firefox would stop re-importing the same bookmarks and creating duplicates in the first place!
Here's how it happens:
This kind of nonsense is unbelievably absurdly awful! Please add a feature to help users clean up this disaster, and simultaneously, please fix your "import from other browsers" feature to stop reimporting the same bookmarks that have already been imported on another PC already!
This really shouldn't be difficult to get right. Just add some additional attributes to your bookmarks.html format to keep track of the fact that a bookmark was originally imported from another browser and should thus never be re-imported again. Or at the very least, when importing bookmarks, always import them into a uniquely-named folder structure ("Imported Bookmarks/Edge/2021-04-05-221736", "Imported Bookmarks/Chrome/2022-12-20-061827", etc) to keep duplicates separate for easy manual deletion later.