Add scrollbar to bookmarks menu




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13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: shaun, Assigned: Vladimir Vukicevic (BM, do not Cc or Request))


1.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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13 years ago
If I select Bookmarks, Firefox brings up a list of my Bookmarks of which I have
a large list, the list is larger than the screen height. Normally I use my
middle mouse button to scroll the list up and down, about one in 3 times a bugs
appears there the list scrolls up and down by it’self. What would be nice is if
there is a simply slider control on the right of the Bookmarks window.

Comment 1

13 years ago
This is the kind of customization that should be left to the extension authors
to sort out, I believe as not all people will necessarily want it. There is
already the functionality whereby you can use the bookmarks scrollbar (Ctrl+B)
and the arrow markings at the top and bottom of the bookmarks list to scroll
through your lists of bookmarks and to add a slider to the menu could add clutter. 

You could try a post in the extensions forum on Mozillazine to see if anyone has
or is planning such an extension.


13 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: Scrolling → Add scrollbar to bookmarks menu
The directional arrows are what we're going to continue to support.  If you want
a scrollable list, use the sidebar.

Note that the menupopup code doesn't support something like this, and I don't
think its expected that menus have scroll widgets, under any OS.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 3

12 years ago
I'm frequently frustrated when i want to get to a recently-added bookmark in my long bookmarks menu.  I think this is a case where breaking with the normal Windows behavior would be a huge usability win.

Comment 4

12 years ago
Note that the dropdown for the location bar already uses a scrollbar rather than arrows, at least on Linux (and I think it's more usable for it).

Comment 5

12 years ago
The auto-complete drop-down has a scrollbar because it is, in Windows lingo, a "drop-down listbox". These invariably emanate from text fields.

I think the Bookmarks menu has been out of date since Google and its imitators solved the "where's that site" problem, the Bookmarks Bar (after vanquishing its ads) tackled the "sites I visit frequently" problem, and Web feeds have largely assumed the "sites I check for updates" problem. The remaining problem is "I might possibly want this page later", in which case a Bookmarks menu is far too short whether it has a scrollbar or not.

Comment 6

12 years ago
(And by "text fields", I meant "text fields, or things that look exactly like text fields but aren't". Ahhh, Windows.)
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


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