If you use the Bookmark Manager to create a bookmark by copy, and then move one of the resulting bookmarks around, it affects the location of the original. To reproduce: . Create a bookmark to mozilla.org from inside the manager (file > new > bookmark) . right click on the bookmark, and click copy . if needed create a new folder . right click on a folder and click paste. You should have an exact copy of the bookmark in the new folder. . Drag the copied bookmark outside of the new folder (not even into the place where the old one was). The original bookmark moves up a level as well. I can also get bookmarks to disappear this way (and in such a way that pasting bookmarks into the disappeared location causes them not to appear. Looks like copying bookmarks is done as a pointer-like operation and maybe that when moving things ther is a search done as well on the list? Just a guess.
In trunk Build ID: 2002062713 copy does not work in Bookmarks Manager.
Copy now works. Confirming on 1.1 alpha trunk 2002070204 Windows 98. Something is definitely wrong here.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: ben → chanial
Depends on: 160019
I have seen two more symptoms of what I believe to be the same core issue (handling copied bookmarks as a pointer rather than as independent objects): 1) If you copy a bookmark, paste it, and then change the name of the copy, the name of the original is changed as well. Likewise, if you change the name of the original, the name of the copy is changed as well. 2) Stranger still: if, as an attempted workaround, I delete the copied bookmark, then create a new one in the same place, and give it a new name, but point it at the same URL as a previously-created-then-deleted bookmark, after I hit "OK" on the dialog, the new bookmark shows up having the previous name! This suggests that internally, there's some kind of index/hash table of the bookmarks by URL, and if you make two bookmarks to the same URL, they wind up with a single object. Believe it not, there are actually good reasons to have two bookmarks to the same URL, especially temporarily. I have hierarchical nested folders of bookmark to Bugzilla queries broken down by product/release/<list of bookmarks: nominees, approved, future, etc.>. When we start planning a new release, I create a new folder and want to populate it with bookmarks by copying the bookmarks from the previous release's folder over, then editing them to point at the new release keyword. But I can't do this because of this bug! Let me know if you want me to open separate bug reports on those symptoms, but since they appear to be symptoms of the same underlying problem as this bug report, leaving them inline for now. Appending "or copied" to Summary to help other sufferers of the same problem find this report. Nom. mozilla1.2. This really fouls up power bookmark users.
Summary: copying and pasting bookmarks produces odd results when bookmarks are moved → copying and pasting bookmarks produces odd results when bookmarks are moved or copied
Eric, you're describing symptoms of bug 51683.
Thanks for the heads-up. I had already filed bug 174052, "night of the living dead bookmark name (create bookmark, delete, create new with different name, get old name)," but it may wind up being considered the latest DUP of bug 51683.
This works for me; probably fixed in the 2003 bookmarks rewrite. Does anybody still see this?
Boying, this bug was fixed in moz1.4, could you please open a new bug and describe what issue your patch is addressing?
Fixed now, assuming: by the big bookmarks rewrite last year. Resolving.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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