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 launch. I suggest the following format, as an extension of the URL file format for Win32. [Internet Shortcut] URL = "http://www.google.com/" URL2 = "http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/" 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.
setting severity to enhancement
Severity: normal → enhancement
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).
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".
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. :)
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?
I really think this bug is WONTFIX.
internet shortcut (.url) file doesn't do multiple urls --> INVALID
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Summary: [RFE] Save bookmark group as an Internet Shortcut → Save bookmark group as an Internet Shortcut
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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