Bookmark Manager should use the toolbar 'back' button when moving between folders



9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: mfinkle, Unassigned)



The Bookmark Manager supports moving between parent/child folders. Currently, each parent folder (we could be many levels deep) displays above the list of bookmarks. There is a "back" arrow to the right of each parent folder. Clicking the arrow moves the manager to display the bookmarks in the folder.

The current design allows the user to move quickly between any parent folder. However, there is an ambiguity between the "back" button in the toolbar (which closes the Bookmark Manager) and the "back" buttons to the right of each parent folder.

In order to reduce confusion, Fennec should only use the toolbar "back" button. This means that users could no longer jump between any parent folder. The UX improvement seems to outweigh losing this small piece of functionality.
Hmm, one drawback to only using the toolbar "back" button would be: In order to close the Bookmark Manager, the user would need to backup through any open folders until they reach the top. Then clicking the "back" button would close the manager.

Imagine the user has drilled down 3 levels of folders, then wants to close the manager. It would require 4 clicks of the "back button.
Component: General → Bookmarks
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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