From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.4+) Gecko/20010925 BuildID: 2001092508 Currently URL autocomplete only works with URLs that users typed in the location bar or through the "Open Address..." command. I don't see why the bookmarks should be excluded. In fact I'd expect them to have higher priority in completion since they should be more frequently accessed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: URL autocomplete / autocompletion should include / prefer bookmark entries → [RFE] Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries
-> XP Apps: Autocomplete
Assignee: ben → hewitt
Component: Bookmarks → XP Apps: Autocomplete
QA Contact: claudius → blakeross
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future
What's going on with this bug? This is something I'd certainly expect to be available, especially since (as the submitter noted) bookmarks should be often-accessed. Now that bug 43189 finally landed, maybe this bug can get some love? The bookmark names should be included in the search as well -- the reason we bookmark things is that we can't remember the URLs. :-)
Yes, please. This is a great idea! An additional benefit of a fix for this is that it will *help* solve the very frustrating autocomplete behavior of offering too much. For example, I want to go to www.amazon.com but the autocomplete is offering www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/047120708X//ref=sr_1_11_1/107-1201097-9948538 so I have have to select and delete the extra stuff. (Is there another bug filed for this behavior - the closest I found was http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109758) With a fix for this bug, if I bookmarked www.amazon.com, then I could force the autocomplete to offer me "www.amazon.com", because bookmarks would have precedence.
changing qa to claudius.
QA Contact: blaker → claudius
*** Bug 133017 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 144703 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Autocomplete should optionally include any subset of the following: bookmarks, history, location bar, URLs actually ever *typed* into the location bar. Its a mystery to me what the current behavior is using.
*** Bug 165537 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Component: XP Apps: Autocomplete → URL Bar
Summary: [RFE] Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries → Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries
We have a pair of long-standing bugs (101642 and 117967 plus possibly others I haven't found myself?) here both addressing the same really basic functionality (but arguably not quite dupes of each other) that is missing from Mozilla at the moment. If this issue is not considered important enough to be fixed, then perhaps one should consider that the whole concept of "bookmarks" is being undermined, since the most desirable and natural way to use them (it would seem from comments on these bugs and their dupes) is currently denied to users. Perhaps merging these bugs into a new bug (taking comment #9 from bug 101462 as the starting point) would help focus the seriousness of the usability problem(s)? Also, merging the concept that BOTH names (from bookmarks/all other sources) and URL's should be subject to this... (quoting comment #9 since I'm applying this same comment to both bugs): "Autocomplete should optionally include any subset of the following: bookmarks, history, location bar, URLs actually ever *typed* into the location bar. Its a mystery to me what the current behavior is using."
This lack of functionality, and this alone, may keep me and perhaps others from switching from MSIE to Mozilla on the Mac platform. If I know that I have a buried bookmark pointing to Apple's movie trailer website and I type trailer I want it to autocomplete to that bookmark as an option. This is a **big deal** to me. In just about all other respects Mozilla is superior to MSIE.
*** Bug 203337 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 166288 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Cross-references for integrating autocomplete and bookmarks: Include in the Autocomplete list ... Bug 101642 - Bookmark URLs, and list them on top Bug 117967 - Bookmark names/titles Bug 155320 - Bookmarks user clicks on Bug 212605 - Bookmark Keywords, and don't prepend previously typed keywords with 'http://'
*** Bug 246696 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: hewitt → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
*** Bug 261845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
14 years ago
After searching around for the status on this bug/feature and possible workarounds, I've found someone has made a Firefox extension to add bookmarked URLS into the autocompleter http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/list.php/Mozilla/bookmarks#automarks
*** Bug 290544 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 117967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 155320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Summary: Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries → Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmarked URLs and names of bookmarks
I'm proud to annouce the public release of version 1.0 of the Autocomplete Manager, which fixes this bug by means of an extension! The extension provides advanced features for the address Autocomplete framework in Firefox. Features include: - matching against page titles - matching against bookmark addresses and bookmark names - matching any part of the domain name - various sorting criteria for suggested entries, including alphabetical, most-frequently-visited and most-recently-visited - resorting the suggestion list on the fly according to different criteria - showing/hiding page titles and visit counts - setting the number of visible entries on the popup - define the truncation for long addresses - numerous fixes for Autocomplete-related bugs The extension can also function as a rudimentary History Manager. More details, as well as the installation package, are available at http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~nikitas/acmanager Please let me know of any suggestions/bugs. Thank you!
Note, firefox 3 will have this (see bug #278747)
I hope (and, apparently, so does KaiRo, see bug 96700 comment #33) that Firefox's "new" Location Bar Autocomplete (aka awesmebar) will "eventually" be ported to SeaMonkey 2. The question, of course, is "how late does 'eventually' mean, and who will do the job?".
QA Contact: autocomplete
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