Need to allow user specified icons for bookmarks (Favicon Picker Extension).

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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enhancement
RESOLVED INACTIVE
15 years ago
9 months ago

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(Reporter: gordon, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: wontfix?)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1

The Favicon Picker Extension allows user customized bookmark favicons, however,
it down not enable icons for bookmark folders. IE allows user specified icons
for both bookmarks and bookmark folders and many IE users have exploited this
capability.  These users are very reluctant to move to Firefox since they cannot
specify the icons both for their bookmarks AND bookmark folders as they do with IE.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
Summary: Favicon Picker Extension needs to allow user specified icons for bookmark folders. → Need to allow user specified icons for bookmark folders (Favicon Picker Extension).
dupe of bug 199877 ? (only about favicons)

Comment 2

15 years ago
According to the author of the Favicon Picker extension in
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=140943, it's not possible for the
extension to assign icons to bookmark folders.  I think that's why this bug was
filed.

The Favicon Picker extension can be obtained from
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=103843.
Assignee: vladimir → vladimir+bm

Comment 3

14 years ago
dupe of bug 173988 ?

As a workaround, you can assign arbitrary image only in bookmark toolbar and
bookmark menu (not sidebar nor bookmark manager). 
1) Check your bookmark folder's ID in bookmarks.html (written as ID="...").
2) Write the following to your userChrome.css.
.bookmark-item[id="rdf:#$xxxxxx"] {
list-style-image: url("http://www.mozilla.org/favicon.ico") !important;
-moz-image-region: auto !important;
}
(replace "rdf:#$xxxxxx" with your bookmark folder's ID)
("http://..." specifies icon image)
3) Restart Firefox.
I've tested on Firefox 1.0. This may not work with future version.
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looks like a valid enhancement
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Comment 6

14 years ago
*** Bug 310123 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: vladimir+bm → nobody

Comment 7

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> dupe of bug 173988 ?
> As a workaround, you can assign arbitrary image only in bookmark toolbar and
> bookmark menu (not sidebar nor bookmark manager). 
> 1) Check your bookmark folder's ID in bookmarks.html (written as ID="...").
> 2) Write the following to your userChrome.css.
> .bookmark-item[id="rdf:#$xxxxxx"] {
> list-style-image: url("http://www.mozilla.org/favicon.ico") !important;
> -moz-image-region: auto !important;
> }
> (replace "rdf:#$xxxxxx" with your bookmark folder's ID)
> ("http://..." specifies icon image)
> 3) Restart Firefox.
> I've tested on Firefox 1.0. This may not work with future version.

Workaround works on FF 1.5 
Still an UI would be prefered.
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → bookmarks

Updated

12 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 386102

Comment 10

12 years ago
The workaround mentioned in Jose Sa's post (2006-01-23 09:41:53 PDT), also works for FF 2.0.0.4. (Thanks for that Jose.)

However, as he says, a UI would be preferred.

Updated

11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 425921

Updated

11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 445036

Comment 13

10 years ago
My friends and I would love to have this ability. The workaround that Jose Sa mentioned won't work in Firefox 3+, since there are no more IDs specified in bookmarks.html.
This doesn't sound like a candidate for a core feature, but we should also make sure it's possible for an add-on to be able to do this.
Whiteboard: wontfix?
Summary: Need to allow user specified icons for bookmark folders (Favicon Picker Extension). → Need to allow user specified icons for bookmarks (Favicon Picker Extension).

Comment 16

8 years ago
The Favicon Picker (TFP) is not working properly. if you set a favicon for a domain then TFP uses the favicon just for the specifid URL of the domain.

i.e. if you set "a.ico" for "b.com" then "b.com/gimmefavicon" or "b.com/wherearefavs.htm" doesn't have favicons. 

i think the dialog box for properties of bookmark items should contain a "browse" button for locating a locally stored ".ico" file. even IE has this feature. firefox should have done it so far.
Created attachment 726638 [details]
screenshot of labels in OSX

I think we need to take the scope of this bug a tad further and look at the core issue you're trying to tackle: discern various bookmarks that live together from each other usual visual indicators.

The way that is much more accessible and easy to use is colored labels as seen on OSX and many other apps that expose this behavior on other platforms as well. I attached a screen shot that shows this in action.

I will post another screenshot on how OSX lets you assign a color to a folder/ file. Our analogy: bookmarks folder/ bookmark.

Curious to hear your opinions on this idea!
Attachment #726638 - Flags: feedback?(limi)
Created attachment 726641 [details]
finder label selection
Attachment #726638 - Flags: feedback?(limi)

Updated

4 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1097678

Updated

2 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1350300

Comment 21

2 years ago
Are there any plans to implement this?

Comment 22

9 months ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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