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jokari
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Status: New idea

Hello Mozillians,

Since several years now, Firefox choose to make "Add Bookmark" window (Ctrl-D) a fixed size. I really like the workflow for the user of clicking on the url bar's star then choose a location in my bookmarks folder to save it.

That's the point where the user experience become cumbersome and, after a while, really infuriating especially on desktop.

The problem:

  • In most situations I need to click one more time to expand the "location" window. Sometime I doesn't need to, but if it were already expanded it wouldn't bother the user either. One less click in many situations, not a click more in any other situation. Win-win.
  • "location" window is way too small. On desktop I have a large screen but I am forced to, again, click and drag the side bar to painfully look for my bookmark folder. A 7 lines tall window for something like 30 lines tall bookmark folder (without sub-folders expanded).

To fix those issues, in "Add Bookmark" menu (Ctrl-D):

  • "Location" drop down menu should be expanded by default. Even if it is not always needed, it doesn't add supplementary click ever.
  • Last used location in "Location" should be remembered.
  • Remove the most used locations shortcuts we have now (or make it optional) in "Location" drop down menu. For me, those are rarely needed. I often need to go in a sub-folder anyway.
  • Make the "Add Bookmark" and more specifically the "location" drop down window resizable and/or larger. This is the most important modification.

 

On a side note, I did research how to resize this window. I found old posts and issues spanning several years and many subpar solutions about extensions (most doesn't exist anymore) or userChrome.css file to bypass this UI problem.

I hope it doesn't come to harshly on the Devs of Firefox. It's an amazing piece of software that I love.

27 Comments
Razenstein
New member

I love Firefoys an use it since years - with one important exception: bookmark handling is not userfriendly. The here discussed pop-up window is way too small, avoiding to see the context of the bookmark folder tree easily. The whole dialogue is kind of confusing and the sub window for "choose" is as small as the  root pop-up window.

In general I have bookmark Lesezeichen-Symboleiste, Lesezeichen-Menu, Weitere Lesezeichen and "choose" .... each time I need to remember what is what. Not intuitive at all. Why do I need a seperate Bookmark Menu different from bookmark symbol line??

The Bookmark management in the android version is even more user unfriendly.

kevinmcnultysr
New member

yes, yes, yes,  make it bigger. save my eyes and my sanity.

The ONLY reason I've never switches from Firefox has been because of your folder-based Favorites.

We are book publishers and do EXTENSIVE research - always a chapter at a time. A historical based book has research links saved in every book, in every chapters. it's extensive.

I have to look through the peep-hole of a drop down window to see my organization of folders and find the right one to use. Just make the window HUGE - fill 1/2 the screen so we can see our folders, subfolders and more.

Dingo
New member

I have been waiting for years for FF to implement the functionality of "Add Bookmark Here" natively. It is the only major shortcoming of this browser for me, but somehow it does not get the attention it deserves. Anybody with a well-developed folder structure will have to endlessly click through folders and subfolder to save a new bookmark in the proper folder. The dropdown window should be fully re-sizeable to properly navigate the folder tree. There was an extension that allowed you to drag a new bookmark through the folder tree, but often when you hover over a folder too long it will then move that folder rather than save the bookmark.

Serg123456
New member
Please increase the size of the window to save bookmarks

Please increase the size of the window to save bookmarks
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The current size is too small and it is inconvenient to search for the desired folder to save the bookmark. 

 

 

Kirito丶城
Making moves

The window for adding bookmarks is too small

This small bookmark window is very inconvenient for adding bookmarks. You can enlarge it appropriately to learn a Microsoft Edge

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

Agentvirtuel
Contributor

Hello

About recently used bookmark folders

Increase the count of the recently used Bookmark folders?
https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/132tuz5/increase_the_count_of_the_recently_used_bookmar... can be useful to you

Configuration Editor for Firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox
Search browser.bookmarks.editDialog.maxRecentFolders default value 7
Enter a new value
Restart Firefox and test