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Search Results Sort By Date Not Relevance 1.18 Requires Restart

by Casey

Makes search results sort by “date” instead of “relevance” by default.

  • Version 1.18 Info
  • Last Updated: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Released under Mozilla Public License, version 2.0

About this Add-on

UPDATE: I have implemented this natively in Thunderbird now and the patch has been accepted. It should go out with version 78 (due some time in July) — [UPDATE: actually looks like it will be in v79 instead]. It will remember your last choice, by default. If you want to force it to one or the other (date or relevance) you can also do that via the gloda.facetview.sortby preference. More details:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=663859
https://phabricator.services.mozilla.com/D80403

gloda.facetview.sortby:
0 – default to “relevance”, and don’t remember user setting when it is changed (== old behavior)
1 – default to “date”, but don’t remember user setting when it is changed
2 – default to “relevance”, but remember user preference when it is changed [this is the default value]
3 – default to “date”, but remember user preference when it is changed

If you are a using a version after 68 and before 79, it will not be implemented, and the add-on will not work. You would have to upgrade to the latest to get the functionality.

Hope the extension was useful to you over the years!
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Normally, when doing a standard CTRL-K search, aka a “faceted” search, the results default to sort by “relevance”. I almost always change that to “date”, but that choice is not remembered, and there is no way to change the default. This extension makes the change.

This does not apply to CTRL-SHIFT-F search, which already defaults to order by date.

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