This is a meta-enhancement to provide context to several individual enhancements related to making bookmarks look and behave like regular links. I've tried to locate and reference existing bugs that are related. Where I didn't find an existing bug, I created one. The closest dupe I could find is this comment by Matthew Thomas in bug 47315: "IMO, bookmarks should have the same behavior as normal links -- dragging them should do the same as for links, right-clicking on them should give the same context menu as is shown for a link in a Web page ... and hovering over them should show their URL in the status bar" But I never found corresponding bugs by Matthew for these suggestions. So here they are... To have a look and feel like links, bookmarks should: * be decorated like links (bug 85367) * open with a single click (works in sidebar, doesn't in manager (bug 85369)) * open in new window when middle-clicked (bug 33761) * include link context menu items when right-clicked (bug 85374, bug 54678) * drag and drop like links (done. Listed here for completeness) * mouseover should display URL in statusbar (bug 64892) Currently this enhancement applies to the bookmark editor and the bookmark tab in the Sidebar. Ideally, it would apply to all link-like things including the history tab/viewer and search results in the search tab. The one exception would be when a bookmark is displayed as a menu item (Bookmarks menu, Personal Toolbar), in which case it should have the look and feel of a menu item. Consistency with the menu UI outweighs consistency with link UI. Lastly, apologies if I did a Bad Thing(TM) by creating this and the related bugs. Seemed like the only way to obey the "one request per bug" rule while providing context to justify all the individual enhancements.
ccing mpt. Status -> new. Seems like a decent idea to me, except for one thing -- when managing bookmarks it's nice to be able to select multiple bookmarks and move/delete them all at once.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: bookmarks should have the look and feel of links → [meta] bookmarks should have the look and feel of links
Seems that treating bookmarks like links uniformly across the entire application doesn't have support (bug 85369). I'd settle for all bookmarks, bookmark-like, or link-like things in the sidebar having the look and feel of links consistently.
> I'd settle for all bookmarks, bookmark-like, And i'd settle for NOT doing this. > or link-like things in the sidebar having the look and feel of links consistently. Iff single click activates an object just like a link is activated then it should look like a link. If single click merely selects then it should not look like a link. I'm adding these comments because other items including history might be clickable and manageable or someone might make a bookmarks manager sidebar.
Summary: [meta] bookmarks should have the look and feel of links → [sidebar] bookmarks should have the look and feel of links
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76420 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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