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Post Posted March 24th, 2006, 1:44 pm

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:Thanks for the heads up. I've been primarily backing up necessary profile files to restore in case of hard drive failure or in case I need to completely uninstall Firefox for one reason or another. I now have it set as such:

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I chose to install Bookmark Backup 0.4.2 alpha 2, and, so far, it's doing what it's supposed to.

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Bookmark Backup 0.4.2a2
Classic Sidebars 0.6.4
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Post Posted March 24th, 2006, 5:20 pm

Pike, one more question for you. With the Classic Sidebars extension I am not able to see any folder icons in the sidebar. The folders that I have created show up in the Firefox default theme, but not in any other theme--there is just a blank space between the left hand margin and the text for the folder. It has to be the Sidebars extension because the folders show up in all themes with non-places Firefox editions like 1.5.0.2. Any suggestions? Thanks again.

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Post Posted March 24th, 2006, 8:12 pm

The themes are not yet ready for Places...
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Post Posted March 24th, 2006, 8:58 pm

Hey Pike,

Bookmarks and history in the sidebar doesn't seem to respect the "current vs. new" or "focused vs. background" setting in Tab Mix Plus.... Is that something that could be looked at?
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Post Posted March 26th, 2006, 9:10 pm

For some reason, one of my folders in Classic Sidebar 0.6.4 temporarily disappeared. It didn't pop back up until I restarted the browser.

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Post Posted March 26th, 2006, 10:58 pm

Pike, this sidebar extension is PERFECT!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D

Only one problem. Is there any way you can get the Personal Toolbar Folder in there, too?
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Post Posted March 28th, 2006, 4:57 am

@rtk

I don't currently plan to add integration with any tabbed browsing extensions, sorry. Perhaps at a later date, no promises though.

@DeepFreeze3

If it happens again could you check the JS Console for errors and report them in this thread (or PM me), thanks.

@CatThief

At the moment there is no way to mix the toolbar folder into bookmarks, sorry. One alternative is to show the whole of Places in the sidebar, you can do that by setting classicsidebars.placesIsRoot to true in about:config then closing and reopening the bookmarks sidebar.

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Post Posted March 28th, 2006, 4:14 pm

Pike wrote:@CatThief

At the moment there is no way to mix the toolbar folder into bookmarks, sorry. One alternative is to show the whole of Places in the sidebar, you can do that by setting classicsidebars.placesIsRoot to true in about:config then closing and reopening the bookmarks sidebar.


Works perfectly, too. :mrgreen:

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Post Posted March 28th, 2006, 5:09 pm

Uncle Spellbinder wrote:
Pike wrote:@CatThief

At the moment there is no way to mix the toolbar folder into bookmarks, sorry. One alternative is to show the whole of Places in the sidebar, you can do that by setting classicsidebars.placesIsRoot to true in about:config then closing and reopening the bookmarks sidebar.


Works perfectly, too. :mrgreen:

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If you get into the options panel of AIOS and make it close when in full screen mode, then get the AutoHide extension, full screen sure looks a hell of a lot better in Firefox than it normally does.

Just a thought...

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Post Posted March 30th, 2006, 3:32 pm

I'll join in with the crowd asking that Classic Sidebars remember the folder state across invokations. There are 4-5 folders (like my "News" folder) that I like to have open all the time.

Anyway, thanks very much for this extension! I really breathed a sigh of relief after installing it.

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Post Posted March 31st, 2006, 2:18 am

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Post Posted April 8th, 2006, 10:57 am

Pike,

Thanks for a wonderful restore of functionality. Although I'd like to queue up on keeping the state and position of the classic sidebar, I also see my favicons having their transparency color (or colour) filled with black. I am running Noia (extreme) theme. As well, the folders are missing for me also.

Great extension. I think the default could be better served as the places root, or better yet, a drop-down to select which root (bookmarks, bookmarks toolbar, or places root) you want to use.

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Post Posted April 8th, 2006, 2:08 pm

favicon and folder problem is because Noia is not updated for the latest dev builds.

appearance issues are not Classi Sidebars's fault.

as ShareBird said, "Themes are not yet ready for Places."
As a nightly user, you should be ready for nightly glitches.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2006, 5:07 am

Here's Classic Sidebars 0.7.

Note: This requires a nightly build (it will not work on Bon Echo Alpha 1).

Fixes:
- Remembers opened bookmarks folders between sessions.
- Added a hidden pref (see below).

classicsidebars.historyDays:
The number of days of history to show. -1 (the default) is all history, 0 is history since midnight today, 1 is history since midnight yesterday and so on. If this helps people with performance issues please post here so I know whether to change the default value to something other than -1.

p.s. I still haven't fixed the keyboard shortcuts, if anyone has any thoughts on alternative keys please post (just as a reminder, Ctrl-Shift-A to F don't work on Linux and Ctrl-Shift-B conflicts with Adblock Plus, I'd also rather not overwrite built-in Firefox shortcuts).

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Post Posted April 10th, 2006, 8:26 am

I am not sure about other users, but my 'brain to fingers memory' is so trained to use <Crtl+B> that I am surprised when the Sidebar doesn't open and Places appears. Please overwrite the built-in shortcuts, I am too old to learn new stuff! <LOL>


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