dragging a link to a tag container should use a better title for the new bookmark

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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minor
RESOLVED INACTIVE
10 years ago
a month ago

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(Reporter: mp, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5

Dragging a link to a bookmarks folder in the library window works fine.

But dragging instead to a tag, or the right-hand panel that contains that tag's items, has a problem. The bookmark does get created, but takes as the name, part of the url.

For example, from a Youtube page, dragging a link will end up with a properly named bookmark, if the drag is to a bookmark folder.

If the drag is to tag instead, the name will typically be "watch" or "browse" etc.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit http://www.mozilla.org/
2. Drag the link called "Learn more about the foundation..." to any bookmarks folder in the libary window. It will be end up with a matching name: "Learn more about the foundation..."
3. Delete the bookmark (important, b/c the next steps assume you don't have a matching bookmark in the library.)
4. Drag the link called "Learn more about the foundation..." to any tag in the libary window. It will be end up with a matching name: "/foundation/"
Actual Results:  
The resulting bookmark is entitled "/foundation/"

Expected Results:  
Should be entitled: "Learn more about the foundation..."
(Reporter)

Comment 1

10 years ago
Above, point 4, should read like this:

4. Drag the link called "Learn more about the foundation..." to any tag in the
libary window. It will be end up with an unexpected name: "/foundation/"

Comment 2

10 years ago
somehow that's expected since dragging to a bookmark folder will use the link text as name for the bookmark. instead dragging to a tag container will bookmark the url and then add a tag to it.
we could probably enhance this a bit, if we can't use the link text we could maybe try to use the history title if available
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch

Updated

10 years ago
Summary: dragging links to library - if it's a tag folder the name is not stored correctly → dragging a link to a tag container should use a better title for the new bookmark

Updated

10 years ago
Depends on: 410196
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.

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

Comment 4

a month 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: a month ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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