I'd love to be able to store individual bookmarks as files within a folder, similar to how IE stores them. The big win of this method is that it makes it trivial to use Unison or some similar bidirectional synchronizer to maintain separate browsers with synchronized bookmark lists. There are other advantages, but that's the one I desperately want.
Alfonso, I don't think this is actually a duplicate. Bug 94465 is talking about being able to convert back and forth between a "bookmark.html" style bookmark system -- a single file with a bunch of URLs -- and a true hierarchical folder based system which stores separate bookmarks as .url files (eg, "this part of the filesystem contains my bookmarks"). This would get me 70% of the way to what I need, but it would involve exporting / converting the bookmarks file before synchronizing, and importing after synchronizing at the start of a new session. I'm actually proposing that a hierarchical folder system be available as a native bookmark storage format, presumably as a selectable option. I'm aware that the bookmark module is kinda in limbo right now, so I understand if this is an ambitious request. But reaching is good. [An alternative to this feature request would be "hey, make Mozilla support the use of ACAP for bookmarks, but I bet that's even a more ambitious request, and already requested -- see bug 31766]
Summary: [feature request] option to store bookmarks as separate files in folder → [RFE] store bookmarks in IE fashion (multiple files on native filesystem directory tree, one bookmark per file)
Was unable to find a dupe ==> NEW Though I beleive this will become WONTFIX... There are many other possibilities to automate import/export/etc.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
If you can explain to me how to have 3 bookmark.html files on 3 different machines (say, a home machine, a work machine, and a desktop) that I can keep in sync with a minimum of work (ie, manually diffing them by hand ever time I change workstations isn't reasonable), then I'll agree this doesn't need to be fixed. Secretly, though, I think the better solution is ACAP, discussed in bug 31766. But that bug has been in the NEW state for about a year.
I think arguably this is really a duplicate of bug 124029. No objection to it being closed as a dup.
Not that I propose this as an ultimate solution, but I beleive this nifty tool is worth looking: http://www.softgauge.com/compass/
I'd like to second (or third or 45236th) this request. I could not possibly care less about import and export of bookmarks - what I *do* care about is being able to effortlessly keep bookmarks synchronized on multiple computers, being able to make updates on any computer then go to another computer and use them. In windows, bookmarks should be stored in the profile so it can roam (and they already are, great), but that's not enough. I can easily rsync between all of the machines I use if I can keep my bookmarks in seperate files. I'd even be satisfied with just being able to have more than one bookmark file show up in the bookmarks menu without any fancy merging - just show each file as a separate folder. That would get the job done and ought to be easy enough to implement. ...ok, so when I say "easy" I'm doing it from my easy chair and talking about pseudocode. :-) But this would be *the* feature that I could use to get people to stop using IE in favor of Mozilla.
Mass reassign of my non-Firefox bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Assignee: bugs → ben_seamonkey
(In reply to comment #0) > I'd love to be able to store individual bookmarks as files within a folder, > similar to how IE stores them. The reason, why I don't use IE bookmarks is, that IE stores bookmarks as separate files. Just imagine, if you have 20.000 bookmarks. You also lose a lot space, and makes the bookmarks management difficulter, not to mention about the bookmarks which use special characters in the title. Uh, brrrrrr.... If Mozilla would store bookmarks in separate files, I would stop using it.
Also similar to Bug 124029 'Roaming - 4.x-HTTP-compatible' since the reporter actually wanted to sync his bookmarks. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 157729 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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