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Importing bookmarks is non-intuitive on FF 3.0b2pre (Usability regression)




Bookmarks & History
10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Marc Randolph, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121120 Firefox/3.0b2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121120 Firefox/3.0b2

Bug 404084 requested ''Rename "Organize Bookmarks" menu item`` and it was renamed to "Show All bookmarks".  Except that several functions under that heading don't logically fit under a title of "Show All Bookmarks".

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FF3b2 on a new machine and start it up
2. Admire oversized icons
3. Go hunting for where to import bookmarks
4. Find something in File > Import, but it doesn't import HTML files
5. Come to the incorrect conclusion you can't import HTML bookmarks
Actual Results:  
After finding File > Import, everyday users give up on importing bookmarks into Firefox.  Users that know better keep looking and eventually find an import feature under the Bookmark menu item called "Show All Bookmarks..."

Expected Results:  
Importing bookmarks.html is something that should be easy and obvious to do, so either File > Import should allow .html importing, or consideration should be given to rename "Show All Bookmarks."

Firefox 1.5 : Manage Bookmarks
Firefox 2.0 : Organize Bookmarks
Firefox 3.0b: Show All Bookmarks 

Maybe "Places and bookmark manager" instead?
Actually it's "Organize bookmarks".
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Bug 451915 - move Firefox/Places bugs to Firefox/Bookmarks and History. Remove all bugspam from this move by filtering for the string "places-to-b-and-h".

In Thunderbird 3.0b, you do that as follows:
Tools | Message Filters
Make sure the correct account is selected. Click "New"
Conditions: Body   contains   places-to-b-and-h
Change the action to "Delete Message".
Select "Manually Run" from the dropdown at the top.
Click OK.

Select the filter in the list, make sure "Inbox" is selected at the bottom, and click "Run Now". This should delete all the bugspam. You can then delete the filter.

Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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