Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmarked URLs and names of bookmarks

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P5
enhancement
17 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: madoka, Unassigned)

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Description

17 years ago
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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.

Comment 1

17 years ago
RFE, confirming.
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

Updated

17 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 3

17 years ago
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. :-)

Comment 4

17 years ago
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.
Dustin: You're thinking of bug 96700. (Personally, I would prefer bug 78270 to
be fixed first)

Comment 6

17 years ago
changing qa to claudius.
QA Contact: blaker → claudius

Comment 7

17 years ago
*** Bug 133017 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Updated

17 years ago
Blocks: 140404

Comment 8

17 years ago
*** 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.

Updated

16 years ago
Depends on: 155320

Comment 10

16 years ago
*** Bug 165537 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Updated

16 years ago
Component: XP Apps: Autocomplete → URL Bar
Summary: [RFE] Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries → Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries

Comment 11

16 years ago
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."

Comment 12

16 years ago
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.

Comment 13

16 years ago
*** Bug 203337 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14

14 years ago
*** Bug 166288 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 15

14 years ago
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://'

Comment 16

14 years ago
*** 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. ***

Comment 18

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

Comment 19

14 years ago
*** Bug 290544 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Blocks: 278747
No longer blocks: 117967, 140404
Component: Location Bar → XP Apps: Autocomplete
No longer depends on: 155320
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
QA Contact: claudius
*** Bug 117967 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 155320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Updated

13 years ago
Summary: Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmark entries → Location bar autocomplete should include / prefer bookmarked URLs and names of bookmarks

Comment 22

13 years ago
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?".
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