Save bookmark group as an Internet Shortcut



17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: bamm, Assigned: bugs)


Windows 98

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17 years ago
It is possible to save a single site as a URL file. It would be
nice it this were also possible for bookmark groups or sets of
files in tabs.

Clicking on these files, if properly associated with Mozilla,
would open all the tabs automatically.

Being a file a natural advantage of this is the ability to set
it as a home page, so that opening Mozilla would automatically
open a set of pages you visit often as a bookmark group upon

I suggest the following format, as an extension of the URL file
format for Win32.

[Internet Shortcut]
URL  = ""
URL2 = ""
URL3 = "file:///c:/my%20documents/dev/html/cgitest.html"

The first entry should just be URL not URL1 for compatibility
with other browsers.

Another possibility is to give it another file extension, such
as .mtl or Mozilla Tab List as suggested in another bug entry.

Comment 1

17 years ago
setting severity to enhancement
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 2

17 years ago
If a bookmark group is converted to a .url format, it should become a folder
containing .url files.  There could be something to indicate that the folder
should be treated as a group of tabs, but hopefully the bookmark-group feature
will go away and be replaced with right-clicking on a folder and selecting "open
bookmarks as tabs" (bug 141619).

Comment 3

17 years ago
That would make this a dup of or dependant on bug 94465, "should be able to drag
bookmark folder to desktop to create folder containing .url files, and vice versa".

Comment 4

17 years ago
No, this RFE is about a file which when double-clicked would open up a group of
tabs in Moz.

If we can save a URL as a shortcut on our desktop, then it makes sense that we
can also save a tab group as a shortcut.

Leaving as Unconfirmed until someone agrees with me. :)

Comment 5

17 years ago
This would break the .url convention.

If you did have a bookmark folder saved as an HTML file, how would it be any
different from the bookmarks.html file itself?

Perhaps instead we need a feature to Export only parts of the bookmarks file?
Maybe that would make more sense for what you're trying to do.

Still, I don't think it could be used as a startup file. Can you use
bookmarks.html as a startup file?

Comment 6

17 years ago
I really think this bug is WONTFIX.

Comment 7

17 years ago
internet shortcut (.url) file doesn't do multiple urls
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Summary: [RFE] Save bookmark group as an Internet Shortcut → Save bookmark group as an Internet Shortcut

Comment 8

17 years ago
we could use:"about:");"about:mozilla");"about:credits")

but it definitely seems useless :-)
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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