I think a great feature would be the ability to lock-down the user-defined tabs. Most if not all browsers give the user the ability to have a start-up page. Why not use this same idea for the tabs? So if a user has let's say 5 tabs with his/her favorite sites, the next time that user fires up Phoenix, all the tabs would load with their favorite sites. This would be a real time-saver. In effect, you would be giving the user a user-defined portal using the tab function. Thanks Dennis
Is this a request for bookmark groups (a bookmark that opens several tabs) as startpage?
No, but that is not a bad idea either. If I understand you correctly, you would select a "folder" from the "bookmark" menu and what ever happened to be in that folder, tabs would be created for each URL in that folder? That would be great also. What I mean is that if you add tabs to Phoenix e.g. 5 tabs, each with different URL's, I could "save" the tab setup I just created so that the next time I launch Phoenix, the "saved" tab configuration would load as well as the same URL's that I assigned to those tabs on startup. Dennis
Sounds right to be. This feature would be useful.
so this is really just "when Phoenix starts up display the last page(s) visited" where it could be a single page or several in tabs? You can already bookmark a group of tabs. Open several tabs and do Bookmarks|Add to Bookmarks. Then check the box that says "bookmark this group of tabs". Now you have a bookmark that can load all of those tabs. You can edit this "bookmark group" like it was a folder of bookmarks in the Bookmarks Manager, adding or removing items. What you can't yet do is set this bookmark group as the startup page (like you could a normal URL). You also can't say "start up with the last page(s) visited in the previous session".
->bookmarks. this is either "start up with last page(s) visited" or "start up with bookmark group". I can't tell which.
Asa, Thank you for clarifying the bookmark concept. I really like that you can load a bunch of tabs and save that as a bookmark. That is a really cool feature. Personally, I think starting up with a "bookmark" group makes sense. What do you think? Dennis
I think that the current plan is to eithe be able to specify a bookmark group or a comma-separated list of urls in the preference for startpage. Sending to preferences for now.
Both ideas sound good to me. This will really make Phoenix a powerful user- defined portal creator. That knocks the socks off of IE ;-) Dennis
*** Bug 172976 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't think this is talking about "start up with last page(s) visited". Dennis wants to have a fixed set of start pages. If he starts with his five favorite sites and then clicks through several links under each and then closes the browser, he doesn't want all those extra pages to open the next time he starts Phoenix... just the original five and always the original five. So, I think being able to have a bookmark group as a "Start Page" is the better solution to the problem.
> So, I think being able to have a bookmark group as a "Start Page" is the better solution to the problem. I agree if that means when you launch Phoenix, everything that is in your bookmark group that you set as a "Start Page" opens as tabs. That would rock. Dennis
-> me; I have a fix for this but my internet connection is down at home.
VERIFIED in today's nightly.