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justanotheruser
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Status: New idea

I've really come to appreciate the container feature, but they're still completely manual.

I'd suggest to add a feature to bookmarks and bookmark handling, so that I can specify in a bookmark, in which container it will open.
The idea is to have e.g. one bookmark "Google/Docs/YT (work) to open in my "work" container with my work login, and another one to open in a standard container with a different or no login. Currently, this works just fine, but I have to open the container tab manually each time.

(This could be a more flexible addition to pre-assigning e.g. all *facebook.com domains to one container as @bugboy  suggested.)

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MichaelTunnell
New member

This feature has been requested by hundreds even thousands of people for almost 6 years now. I genuinely hope that moving this here will result in even a slight bit of progress.

I don't know which is the best way to implement a permanent connection to a container but there was a 3rd party extension that is no longer updated that addressed this in one way. Perhaps that is worth considering as a method.

I would also hope the mods here are not completely unreasonable like the ones on GitHub have been for years, closing and reopening and closing again threads that are vastly different under false pretenses of duplication. In a way, this is funny because apparently we needed a migration to a completely different platform to finally acknowledge they are different features and it only took 6 years. 🤷🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍

tripleo
Making moves

I didn't try this out yet but:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/containmarks/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_mediu...

In my opinion, bookmarks should have an assigned container (with the default of option of don't care). This is useful for the bookmarks toolbar and the default new tab page. It is a plus if containers could have a custom new tab page.

And two, certain containers should open with a default page. Like I have a container for a big retailer where I want it always logged in so cookies for that site are stored there and not in my other containers. It is a (minor) inconvenience to have to manually navigate to this site every time I open that container.

spectre3434
New member

Would really love for this functionality to be added as described in https://github.com/mozilla/multi-account-containers/issues/854

 

It would be great to be able to click individual bookmarks to open the Azure portal with my various accounts, for example. Per-site containers won't cut it for that.

GoGoris
Strollin' around

Same for AWS, when working with multiple AWS Accounts this would really be a killer feature!

There was also a bugzilla ticket for a similar feature: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1334696

senura
Strollin' around

Bookmark integration with Firefox Containers

Current System: When creating a new bookmark in Firefox , users are given fields to add "Name", "Location", and "Tags". The bookmark, once saved and accessed later, opens in a default container.

Proposed Enhancement:

  1. Add an "Open in" field to the bookmark creation/editing window. This field would present a dropdown of current containers in the browser for selection.
  2. When a bookmark is opened, it should open in the container specified in the "Open in" field. If no container was specified when the bookmark was saved, the bookmark should open in the default container.

Real-World Application: Consider a user who manages different Azure DevOps boards for different organizations. Currently, to navigate between these boards, the user must open a new container for each organization and manually enter the Azure DevOps link for that organization.

With the proposed enhancement, the user could save Azure DevOps board links as bookmarks associated with the appropriate container. The user could then open these bookmarks directly from the bookmarks toolbar, eliminating the need to manually open a new container and enter the corresponding link.

This is just one example of how this feature could enhance user productivity and ease of use. The potential applications are numerous and could provide a significant boost to the overall user experience.

solstyce9
New member

+1 to this idea.  Being able to assign domains to specific containers is a good start, but I always need multiple accounts open simultaneously in a single service, e.g. personal Google and work Google, dev vs prod environments, etc.

Being able to specify in a bookmark what container to open that bookmark in would let me save sets of bookmarks as "sessions" - so I can easily open an environment of preconfigured tabs+containers for a given task with a single middle-click on a bookmark folder.

Sure, I can do this manually be selecting a bookmark and opening in a given container for every tab I need, but I'd much rather single click a folder to open all the bookmarks in their correct container.

Please 🙂

dudefrommars
New member

Container based bookmarks

Multi-Account Containers provide a great way divide different kind of work (personal, work, shopping...)

Now I have lots of bookmarks, it would be great if I could these bookmarks to certain container, and these bookmarks would only be shown when I open a certain container.

E.g.
I open the container for work, and only work related bookmarks would show up in the "Booksmarks toolbar".

Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@dudefrommars there's a similar idea here: Container preference in bookmarks 

If that aligns with what you're asking for, we can merge the two threads together to keep the conversation focused in one place. Just let us know 😃

Anonymous
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SeanKilleen
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Just wanted to add to the chorus here that this would be incredibly useful.

I was thinking that it would be useful at the bookmark folder level to be able to specify a container that they would open. This way, the bookmarks related to my work could always be opened in a work container which would save me much juggling and many times of manually clicking "Reopen in new container". Containers are already a killer feature, and I think this would be a huge time-saver value-add on top of that.

cryptostuff
Strollin' around

Absolutely necessary and urgent! A must for containers to be really effective and privacy-protecting!

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

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

influentialel
Strollin' around

Additional Preferences

I believe that there should be a couple of things added to this request:

  1. Add a 'Disable confirmation prompt' checkbox
    • With an additional 'Restrict links from this tab to this container' checkbox under that
       
  2. Bookmark folders configurable like bookmarks

For #1 there would need to be a persistent monitor on the tab open to ensure that login pop-ups don't break out of the container. which is, I guess, why there's a difficulty level there)

Disable Confirmation Prompt

Basically an option to disable the "are you sure" dialogue when you have set a site to always open in a specific container.

Spoiler
This would allow people to enhance their 'one-click' experience, yet still keep their default MAC UX. Security and ease of use all in one.

Think YouTube, which is effectively its own platform, but uses Google login to authorise. You may have and want the Google login to open in a Google container enforcibly. However this means that you won't be able to effectively login to YouTube without disabling that. This allows for a one-off tap on a bookmark.

That example is a little bit bizarre, I'll grant you, so a more salient example is contract work based links. Using Microsoft as the basis, I may have accounts at various tenancies which I need to open in various MACs. However I do the bulk of my work in my tenancy, so I have login.microsoftonline.com and azure.com set to always open in my tenancy MAC. With this I could open a bookmark, or folder of bookmarks in a container and not worry about my default settings.

Folder Opening

Not much to this, just ensure that bookmark folders have the same functionality.

bluebrad
New member

would be also a nice option to have the container icon on the book mark with a drop down so if you wish to change on the fly you can temporary open the bookmark in another container.
and when bookmarking you can check open with in container.