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Making moves
Status: Trending idea

The Library is a neglected part of Firefox that very clearly combines decades-old technology with new design specs and icons. Unfortunately, it therefore looks like a frankensteined-together part of Firefox that could really, really use a facelift because it catches you by surprise with its window-based nature when you try to manage your history or bookmarks.

This vital piece of Firefox should be rewritten to be part of a tab, like every other part of Firefox. Modernize it! 🙂

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

Making moves

Idealy, all local-tabs (about: chrome: moz-*,etc) can be highlighted, colored, or accentuated* in some way, differently from normal network tabs as well.

Making moves

I agree accentuation, but maybe you need to make a new idea for that. I can't give a kudos for your post.


About chrome://browser/content/places/places.xhtml:

I can't middle-click multiple entries in a row, that I can do with multiple links in a "normal network tab". I would like to be able to do that soon, even if it takes a little bit more time to make a nice review & integration. 🙂


Strollin' around

I just want to mention a related issue. I wanted to open Bookmarks as tab to have something working as Ctrl+B but as tab. I did a workaround:

I extended width of the sidebar to my screen width (in userChrome.css)

/* sidebar width */
#sidebar-box {
max-width: none !important;
min-width: 1440px !important;

and I use sidebar icon to open and close it.

I also wanted to have a bookmark




openingin my favorite new tab add-on showing me bookmarks from Bookmark Bar and I discovered that this bookmark works when added to native Bookmark Bar but it doesn't work from add-on.

It appears that this can't be done.

Firefox doesn't allow extensions to open any built-in browser pages (chrome:// or about: urls).

Here is the story.

1269456 - [meta] Add permission to allow extensions to load semi-privileged URLs
I hope this very old bug will be resolved eventually.