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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050405 Firefox/1.0 (Ubuntu package 1.0.2) Build Identifier: first officialfficial 0.9a1 alpha release Camino should provide the option to display the bookmarks manager in a sidebar using a split view. The sidebar booksmarks manager only has to complement the full-window manager, but will provide the same get info inspector and editing possibilities. An example of this design is Firefox 1.0 Reproducible: Always
Created attachment 186932 [details] A firefox screenshot of the splitview bookmarks viewer/manager Screenshot attached to show how the Firefox split view solution looks. Note that the bookmarks sidebar is shown outside any tab context, with the sidebar in one split view pane, and all the tabs in the other pane. This should make it easier to not exclude using a full-screen bookmarks manager at the same time. Bookmark groups are displayed as folders at the top; this is how we can display all the special collections we have too.
Didn't we kill the sidebar idea long ago?
Yes. This should be WONTFIXed. I'm not sure the sidebar ever made it into a bug, just in chats in IRC.
That's one of the worst parts of the Fx UI; the *unmentionable* was better than the Fx sidebar, and as we've said, the current BM handily beats the pants off of that.
It's not because it's a bad idea that we won't do it, as I understand it. We'll have to focus on one type of functionality for the bookmarks manager, and I guess most will want a more powerful full-window bookmarks manager, rather than a sidebar. I don't think our old drawer would be an equivalent or better solution - it just has the controls in the wrong place. A split view means you can adjust the width of any of the panes with a control in the middle; to do that with a drawer, you have to both resize the window and the drawer. And you know there are lots of more issues with drawers...
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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