User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 When using the Bookmarks Manager, adding a separator to the bookmarks lets the user give every separator a name to organize the entries inside a folder. This is a good and easy way of orientation when browsing the bookmarks. The name is displayed at the left side of the separator, but only in the Bookmarks Manager. The Bookmarks function in Firefox itself (Menu item "Bookmarks") lacks the names at all. Since this function in Bookmark Manger is well designed and a great help I consider its lack in Firefox a bug. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open the Bookmarks Manager 2. Add a new separator and enter a name 3. Return to the Firefox main application, choose the Menu item "Bookmarks" and navigate to the corresponding separator position Actual Results: The separators name is displayed in the Bookmarks Manager at the left side of the separator which is what is expected. But in the Firefox Bookmarks only the separator is shown, without the name. Expected Results: Just like in the Bookmarks Managers display the separator names should be displayed in the Firefox Bookmarks on the left side of the separator.
Confirming. To clarify, the separators only don't appear under the Bookmarks menu on the menu bar.
not even close to being a blocker. At this point, hiding the separator options/naming seems to be the only thing we'll do in the short term.
why should we hide the naming? it is a useful thing, even if the name isn't shown in the bookmarks menu. you can use it for orientation in the BM and in the sidebar it is also shown. Just let it be...
because functionality that only half-works is a bad thing? If you put a label on a separator, and don't use the sidebar for bookmarks, it looks broken in the main browser window. Minimizing exposure to the half-working feature is the minimum of what we should do.
I disagree with the hiding it everywhere plan. The menu is not a tree like the sidebar and the manager. Those both have quite a bit of additional functionality not mirrored in the menu. While it would be nice to include seaparator names in the menu, it's not the kind of glaring UI inconsistency that's going to make bookmarks less usable for most people. If we can't fix the menu for 1.0, we should leave the feature in the managers.
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sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
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This 'bug' (really an obvious but missing feature) still present (i.e., still missing) in Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0. Please allow me to vote, gently, for its repair.
Places at the moment does not support names for separators, thus this is invalid, a new implementation should clearly work toward all bookmarks menus.