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When right clicking on a link "Bookmark this Link" should be lower in the menu

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
Bookmarks & History
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
14 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: raccettura, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox])

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
I'm positive I'm not the only one who has had this issue.  I'm a Tab-o-holic.  I
use tabs constantly when browsing.  Often to much.

When right clicking on a link to open in a new tab, "Bookmark" is to close to
"Open Link in New Tab".  As a result, it's easy to select the wrong one by
mistake... creating bookmark lists that get rather long :-(

My suggestion is to move it down lower.  It wouldn't be unorthodox.  IE has it
second to last item in the menu.

Current Menu:

+--------------------------+
Open Link in New Window
Open Link in New Tab
+--------------------------+
Bookmark This Link
Save Link Target As...
Copy Link Location
+--------------------------+
Bookmark This Page
Save Page As...
Send Page...
Select All...
+--------------------------+
Properties
+--------------------------+


Proposed:
+--------------------------+
Open Link in New Window
Open Link in New Tab
+--------------------------+
Copy Link Location
Bookmark This Link
Save Link Target As...
+--------------------------+
Bookmark This Page
Save Page As...
Send Page...
Select All...
+--------------------------+
Properties
+--------------------------+

Comment 1

14 years ago
a true tab-o-holic uses ctrl-click or middle-click :)
What is the real world use of the "Bookmark this link" menuitem?
Why not remove it?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
In all honesty, I don't think it's much use.  I think the vast majority
(borderline all) would visit the page first, before bookmarking.  Making the
option rather irrelevent. 

Perhaps 1 thing we can remove and clean up the menu a bit?

The rest are rather useful.  But I don't think this one is much (if any) use.

Comment 3

14 years ago
I have used this functionality, albeit somewhat infrequently.  When I'm googling
for something and I don't have time/patience/system resources to investigate
prospective pages, I'll bookmark the links whose summaries look promising (not
all links, not just a couple; an unpredictable number, over an unpredictable
number of successive results pages).

If you take it out, at least make it one of 1) a build-time switch, 2) an
extension, 3) optional via. a hidden pref (heh, just kidding).
I vote against its removal; as to its position in the menu, I have no opinion or
suggestions to offer.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

14 years ago
I'm not so sure removal is necessary.  But relocating would be nice.  Just a UI
change... but would make a difference.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 5

12 years ago
Reassigning as per Bug #32644
Assignee: p_ch → nobody

Comment 6

5 years ago
Wontfix per conversation in irc
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox]
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