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Strollin' around
Status: New idea

Say I have in my bookmarks this page

Then I navigate up to page 14 and want to update my bookmark to continue later.

Currently there is no fast way to do it, either I go find my old bookmark and manually edit the url, or delete it and create a new one. Both solution involve many clicks or typing.

It would be amazing if I could just click the icon and it would be smart enough to recognize that I have already a very similar bookmark saved and propose me (optionally) to update it with one single click.

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Familiar face

Hope it helps.


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I kind of feel like your request is slightly different from what my addon provides,but it might be possible to create a new addon, which behaves a bit closer to what you suggest.

Only issue would be to correctly define the rules which define what a "matching"  bookmark is and such edgcases for when multiple bookmarks match. 
If you like we can try to work something out.

Strollin' around

Hi @igorlogius !

I don't know what is doable or not with extensions but here's how I imagine it.

The same way the icon has two states, empty or blue when bookmarked, it could have a third one maybe green? or transparent? or half-filled? or striped? which would mean that we can update it.

If it's impossible it could be an icon nearby visible only when a bookmark is updatable.

Then how to get a matching bookmark? We could find the closest url in the same domain using Damerau–Levenshtein algorithm. But maybe it's too complicated/overkill/slow so a more simple approach could be to rewind the browsing undo history of the tab and check the domain name :

  • if different domain or no undo history -> break not updatable
  • if same domain and bookmarked -> break updatable
  • else -> continue searching
Familiar face

And lets say we can use the domain comparision and for the rest the Damerau-Levenstein Distance.


  • enabled  := unique match found,  clicking can update a existing bookmark.
  • disabled := multiple matches , (clicking has no effect)

disabled means) more than 1 bookmark with the domain match and the have the same DL distance (for example: bookmarks with the same url)

That should actually be pretty easy, since it is similar to another addon i have already creaed, which works to indicate if links are already bookmarked.

I am just a bit unsure ... if i bookmark myself post on newssites/github/stackexchange/...  (with artikels/post/repos) and acidentally click the icon this would certainly find a valid match and overwrite something i might have archives ... sound a bit dangerous.  The only issue i see to resolve this would add exclusions for sites ... which i am not sure only indicates that this idea ... might not actually be as useful in a general sense.

Strollin' around

I think even if there is multiple different bookmarks for the same domain the first match in the undo history should be the right one.

Strollin' around

I think even if there is multiple different bookmarks of the same domain the first one to match in our undo history should be the right one.