Bookmarks fuctionality gets worse with each new release.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
10 years ago

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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3

I use a large (about 1 Megbyte) bookmarks file, and once a week I delete nearly everythign from the Mac file and replace it with the bookmarks.html file from my WIn 2K PC at work. The PC version works *much* better than the Mac version (Oh, the shame!).  

FIRST BUG:  In the latest Mac version, moving things in the bookmarks file does not show unless I close and re-open the bookmarks window. This is new as of the latest version.

SECOND BUG:  Also, for several releases now, to open my "organize bookmarks" window on the Mac, I must minimize the browser window before I click on "organize bookmarks".  The browser will then be useless for several minutes. After it recovers, it is then possible to click on "organize bookmarks" and get an open window. The reson for minimizing the browser window first is that it won't clear the screen while the bookmarks window process is ongoing, although the Mac otherwise works OK during this time.

In the previous release of Firefox 2, the "Organize..." window would at first open with only part of the bookmarks available, but would fill out the rest in a  few seconds. You still had to do the initial several minute opening rigmarole.

The Mac is running OS 10.4.8, has 896 Megs RAM and a 120 G disc with plenty of available space. Machine is a 466 MHz Digital Audio G4 tower case with 1.2G processor upgrade, and otherwise works just fine.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.With 1 Meg bookmarks file, click on "Organize Bookmarks.  You'll get the spinning color wheel for several minutes, and be unable to close or minimize the browser window.
2. Try again! Bookmarks window will now open
3.


Expected Results:  
Opened with "organize booksmakrks" window within a few seconds, and not diabled the ability to minimize the browser window in the meantime.
Do you have either of these issues while in safe mode? (See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode)

If so, and if you don't have a problem with it, it'd be beneficial to have a copy of your bookmarks file so we can test and reproduce your second bug.

Additionally, when you're filing bugs, please file only one issue per bug.
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Comment 2

11 years ago
--- Comment #1 from Samuel Sidler (:sps) <samuel.sidler@gmail.com>  2007-03-26 18:06:38 PDT ---
Do you have either of these issues while in safe mode? (See
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_Mode)


Samuel--The first problem goes away in safe mode. 
FIRST BUG:  In the latest Mac version, moving things in the bookmarks file does
not show unless I close and re-open the bookmarks window. This is new as of the
latest version.

The second one persists even in safe mode:
SECOND BUG:  Also, for several releases now, to open my "organize bookmarks"
window on the Mac, I must minimize the browser window before I click on
"organize bookmarks".  The browser will then be useless for several minutes.
After it recovers, it is then possible to click on "organize bookmarks" and get
an open window. The reson for minimizing the browser window first is that it
won't clear the screen while the bookmarks window process is ongoing, although
the Mac otherwise works OK during this time.


If so, and if you don't have a problem with it, it'd be beneficial to have a
copy of your bookmarks file so we can test and reproduce your second bug.

I tried to do this, but the file is about 1.3 meg and the systemo won't allow a file bigger than 300k. I do not have a webiste to post it to; what do you suggest?
You can email me the bookmark file, personally, if you'd like. Please reference this bug number when doing so and comment in this bug when it's been done.
For the record, I received the email and will look into this as soon as I get a chance.
Bulk closing all UNCONFIRMED bugs dealing with places that haven't had any bug activity in over 120 days, have no votes, and are not enhancement requests.

If you are still experiencing this issue in Firefox 3.0 or later, please re-open the bug with steps to reproduce (if they were not part of the original comment).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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