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lolrepeatlol
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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Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Similar idea here: Make the Library tab-based 

Matt1
Strollin' around

about:library

I could get onboard with this, however whenever I have two separate windows open and i close them, only the last window closed reopens when I reopen firefox if a tab is modified (opened/closed) in that last window before closing the window. Currently the separate library window avoids this issue, but I see potential issues if one wants to have the library in a separate window (as a single tab).

ScottzPlaylistz
Strollin' around

Library in a Tab worked fine until recently...  but it broke on update for v118

See Option B  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/974185
Option A didn't work before or now.  (extension not there any more)

I put in a Bug report at Bugzilla about it..
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1858055

ScottzPlaylistz
Strollin' around

I found out that this works --->
Just Bookmark this URL
chrome://browser/content/places/places.xhtml

ScottzPlaylistz
Strollin' around

I found out that this works --->
Just Bookmark this URL
chrome://browser/content/places/places.xhtml

cubiquitous
New member

copying the comment that i made on reddit:

the Library, the place where it shows your History, Downloads, Tags and Bookmarks, which can be seen when you open one of these aforementioned, can be accessed in a tab by accessing `chrome://browser/content/places/places.xhtml`. you can even create a bookmark to open that (which I do), but it got me wondering why opening in a tab is not the default. I would love to have it opening in a tab and maybe an overhaul of it's UI (which is a tad dated and doesn't fit well with current firefox UI, but that's optional).

 

I hope that there is some update on this someday (ideally soon)

Thomas_DC
Making moves

should i remove this idea, to let more place to "Make the Library tab-based" ?

if yes, how to do that, please ?

Thomas_DC
Making moves

surprising to have a Mozilla feature with a "chrome:" URL !

the important thing is that works at least as if it was in the window.

if the code is sure, why not replace the window with that at once ?

the design improvements inside can be done later.

missdixy
New member

Noo! the window is more efficient...

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Thomas_DC I can merge the two threads together