Recent (in the last three weeks or so) nightlies of Navigator now refuse to delete, examine properties, or move many of my bookmarks in the Manage Bookmarks window. In general, this seems to affect older bookmarks (set a year or so ago) but not more recently added bookmarks, but the correlation isn't entirely consistent. This is 100% reproducible, and consistent across runs of Navigator -- some bookmarks can be manipulated while others cannot, and which ones are affected is consistent from run to run. I looked in the bookmarks.html file; it does not appear to be corrupted and I cannot see any obvious difference between bookmarks that work and adjacent bookmarks that don't. The only thing I can do with an affected bookmark is double-click it to bring up the page. Trying to delete it, trying to rename it, or trying to move it has no effect. Trying to examine properties doesn't bring up the properties window. If I bring another window to the front while the Manage Bookmarks window has one of the affected bookmarks selected and then bring the Manage Bookmarks window back to the front, the File Bookmarks, Properties, Rename, and Delete toolbuttons will be grayed out, even if I later select an unaffected bookmark.
Created attachment 71990 [details] Sample bookmarks.html file OK; here's more information. The problem occurs on any regular Netscape bookmark I have that is the same as a bookmark in the "Imported IE Favorites" list. That's why it appears to occur only on older bookmarks -- IE had imported Netscape bookmarks into its own list a while back. In the sample, cut-down file, the problem occurs on the "Skydive Hollister" bookmark, but not on "The Mole" or "Googlewhacking", which I had added to Netscape's bookmarks after IE grabbed its bookmarks from Netscape. The problem goes away if I use a text editor to delete the line "<DT><A HREF="NC:IEFavoritesRoot">Imported IE Favorites</A>" from the bookmarks.html file, after which all bookmarks function correctly. Will users be smart enough to figure this one out?
need to investigate/reproduce on mac. I may have a fix for this as a part of another bug.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
nsbeta1+ per Nav triage team
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1+
>If I bring another window to the front while the Manage Bookmarks window has >one of the affected bookmarks selected and then bring the Manage Bookmarks >window back to the front, the File Bookmarks, Properties, Rename, and Delete >toolbuttons will be grayed out, even if I later select an unaffected bookmark. This issue is bug 121172.
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Is this truly macos x bug, or was that just the default bugzilla value for the person filing this -- no text so far in the bug to indicate which is the case.
I observed/reported this bug operating OS X. Cannot speak to other platforms
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In response to comment 7, I was using MacOS 9.2.2 when I filed this bug.
Isn't it anything to do with bug 133351?
This problem seems to happen consistently with bookmark folders that are actually references to some file://. If you try to move something into one of these folders (e.g. file:///C|/WINNT/Profiles/jdyer/Favorites/Unix), it seems to disappear. Likewise, if you try to "File Bookmark" into one of these folders, it gets dumped to the bottom of your bookmark list. (I'm using the April 14, 2002 nightly build under Windows NT.)
OK, so I figured out what I said when I posted cryptically to this bug some weeks ago. What I meant was that I was adding code that automatically removed the old root (NC:IEFavoritesRoot or whatever it's called) when the new static root is created. This code landed after this bug report was filed. This problem would not manifest on windows because the dynamic IE root was never called NC:IEFavoritesRoot, rather, it was the file:// URL of the favorites folder. I'm going to mark this bug as "FIXED" by my earlier changes that caused the removal of the old root. Please reopen if you continue to see these problems in recent builds.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
I'm not sure if what I am seeing is this bug, but if it is then it may not be fixed or I need more information. I d/l'd today's OSX trunk build (May 2) and I still cannot use 'File Bookmarks', 'Properties', 'Rename', or 'Delete' many, but not all, of my bookmarks. I see the same thing in RC1 and later RC1 builds. If this is indeed fixed, how do I apply it to my current bookmarks?
Ben, is this fix already on the branch?
Yes, the changes I refer to landed on the trunk long before 1.0 was branched. Marking fixed1.0.0 to make that clear.
As for comment #18 I am confused. It still cannot modify my bookmarks (I can delete or rename, but I cannot move). I see you writing you filed it *before* branching. So why it does not work on the trunk? My build is: RH7.2 Build 2002050921 (trunk, but *certainly* after 1.0 branch)
build 2002051005 as per comment #1: > The problem goes away if I use a text editor to delete the line "<DT><A > HREF="NC:IEFavoritesRoot">Imported IE Favorites</A>" from the bookmarks.html > file, after which all bookmarks function correctly. Will users be smart enough > to figure this one out? this works, but it also deletes any bookmarks you've saved after this BM. so if you want to keep them, you need to open the IE Favorites folder in a new window, and copy/paste each BM to a posistion above the referenced BM to delete. then quit so the BM file is saved. then when you edit the bookmarks file in Word or whetever, just delete everything from the "<DT><A> HREF="NC:IEFavoritesRoot">Imported IE Favorites</A>" link on down... all bookmarks seem to behave normally now. Question: why do we need both the "Properties..." and "Rename..." tab when they both do the same thing? dave
able to move, delete and modify bookmarks within bm mgr --tested with 2003.02.19 trunk bits on OS X.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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