"Live bookmarks". Und dank FF-Sync braucht man dann auch nicht
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bookmarks.htmlfile can still be exported to, even automatically at application shutdown, but it's not the main storage format any more. Most usages of the file can be replaced, including using it as the homepage (the sidebar panel can be set instead), but what doesn't work is switching between different bookmarks.html files as bookmarks sources. I strongly believe most use cases for that can be somewhat differently be achieved through the means of the places system, but we unfortunately don't yet have too good descriptions of those use cases and why this "feature" (I'd call it "misuse") is quite popular among a number of people.
bookmarks.htmlbetween multiple installations doesn't work any more, but using Sync should bring almost the same experience.
Entry written by KaiRo and posted on August 8th, 2010 23:09 | Tags: bookmarks, Mozilla, places, SeaMonkey, SeaMonkey 2.1 | 9 comments | TrackBack
from Frankfurt, Germany
Congratulations! You really made it. This is a major step ahead, especially in light of my pet topics, bookmark backup and sync. Not to speak of the possibilities that the ability to query bookmarks from SQLite offers.
Of course we need to be very careful to describe what works differently now, what was lost on the way, offer workarounds, and test migration scenarios (I'm thinking websites here rather than built-in Help, which is secondary here IMO). We can't please everyone, but we can try really hard to make the transition as smooth as possible. That's why I appreciate this (quite) soon landing in a3 as much as you do.
Before I spam bugs, do we already have ones for these nits?
- Bookmarks button dropdown shows two separators below "Subscribe to This Page"
- Bookmarks button dropdown entry "Unsorted Bookmarks" has no special icon (cf. the Bookmark Manager)
Persisting favicons, finally!
That kind of sucks, its a lot easier to just click a groupmark than it is to go into a menu and select an option. I have several bookmarks that I never really have a reason to open separately, but then again, with session restore, I don't need them more than once a month anyway...
Anyway, Places Bookmarks will be really nice to have, regardless.
from Frankfurt, Germany
Just can't find where the bookmark file is anymore in this new v2.1 (I hate that). Getting back to old v2.010 where I know what each file does in Profile folder. This new direction in v2.1 is waste of time, you'll make us all run to using Opera very soon.
I can see how you export bookmarks to HTML from the Bookmark Manager, but I don't see any option to automatically have this happen on Seamonkey exit (as mentioned above). Keeping a current HTML version of the bookmarks file sounds like a great thing.
Last edited by KaiRo at 2011-07-29 19:29