Closed Bug 116157 Opened 22 years ago Closed 22 years ago
Add button in bookmarks sidebar panel should prefill values
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.6+) Gecko/20011219 BuildID: 2001121908 I know the bookmarks have recently undergone a re-write. Lately it has become much harder to manage bookmarks. In order to add a new bookmark one now has to select the folder in the sidebar first (so Mozilla will know were to file the bookmark) select the url at the top of the page and copy it to the clipboard. Now you can select "add" in the bookmarks tab of the sidebar and copy the url to the pop-up dialogue box and supply a bookmark name. The item "Manage" has lost almost all of its functionallity and is now mostly useless. It liked the previous method for bookmark management. Previously to manage a bookmark all the user had to do was to click on "Add" in the bookmark's side bar and a dialogue box would pop up with the url filled in and a name for the bookmark provided by the webmnaster of the saite being bookmarked. I you wanted to you could edit these two values. When you clicked on "ok" another menu poped up asking you which bookmark folder to file the bookmark in. Can we begin a discussion about a better method for handling bookmarks then the one used in the nightlies (12/17/01). The present method IMHO lacks a lot of useful functionality and is only marginally beter than NS 4.7 which was really terrible. How should Mozilla manage/file the bookmarks? (Hopefully the loss of functionality of bookmark management is due to the recent bookmark code re-write and this loss of functionality was not added on purpose.) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.n/a 2. 3. Actual Results: n/a Expected Results: n/a I am filing this bug to hopefully bgin a dialogue about how Mozilla might handle bookmark management.
Adding the keyword "regression".
Assignee: pchen → blakeross
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: A regression iin the management of bookmarks. → Add button in bookmarks sidebar panel should prefill values
Assignee: blaker → ben
22 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.1
nsbeta1+ per ADT/Nav triage. This also occurs on Windows, so changing to ALL Platforms. IS the current patch from Blake, still good to go?
OS: Mac System 8.6 → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Target Milestone: mozilla1.1 → mozilla1.0
I'm also unhappy with the current situation. A couple comments... Adding a bookmark, because it's done so frequently, should be quick and easy. Generally, I find myself wanting to - Add a bookmark, placed according to the selected entry in the sidebar list (i.e., if it is a folder, place it in the selected folder; if it is a bookmark, place it just after the selection, in the folder to which the selection belongs) or - Add a folder (again according to the selected entry), so I can then add a bookmark. It would be nice if the sidebar buttons accomodated both these actions with a minimum of fuss. For further streamlining, there could be a single-click version of the "Add" action (activated, say, by shift-clicking "Add"?) that doesn't even open a pop-up, but just uses the current page's title and URL.
*** Bug 116344 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: ben → blaker
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Comment on attachment 74688 [details] [diff] [review] patch that restores old behavior firstname.lastname@example.org
Attachment #74688 - Flags: superreview+
Comment on attachment 74688 [details] [diff] [review] patch that restores old behavior r=hewitt
Attachment #74688 - Flags: review+
Comment on attachment 74688 [details] [diff] [review] patch that restores old behavior a=scc
Attachment #74688 - Flags: approval+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 22 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
VERIFIED Fixed 20020326 build
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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