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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 9:45 am

Not sure how to describe this, but I find that often when I'm trying to drag a bookmark from the URL or my bookmarks bar, into another nested folder in that bookmarks bar, I have trouble keeping the folder that I want to drag it into, open. The folders always open up, but when I try to move the cursor (and the bookmark) to the correct nested folder, sometimes the entire folder closes, other times, the intended nested folder will open, and then close before I can release the bookmark.

Is there a setting for leaving bookmark folders open longer? No jokes about Parkinson's please, this is an annoyance I'd like to get rid of if I can.
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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 10:16 am

Use the Library to organize Bookmarks... Ctrl+Shift+B It will stay open forever.
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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 11:19 am

psaulm119 wrote:Not sure how to describe this, but I find that often when I'm trying to drag a bookmark from the URL or my bookmarks bar, into another nested folder in that bookmarks bar, I have trouble keeping the folder that I want to drag it into, open. The folders always open up, but when I try to move the cursor (and the bookmark) to the correct nested folder, sometimes the entire folder closes, other times, the intended nested folder will open, and then close before I can release the bookmark.

Is there a setting for leaving bookmark folders open longer?


That issue has been around for a while which is why I generally use the Bookmarks sidebar. I find that you have to move the cursor quickly to keep a folder open; the downside is that I often move it too far and it closes anyway. I'm not aware of a setting but have not looked at the source code.


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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 12:33 pm

RobertJ wrote:That issue has been around for a while which is why I generally use the Bookmarks sidebar. I find that you have to move the cursor quickly to keep a folder open; the downside is that I often move it too far and it closes anyway. I'm not aware of a setting but have not looked at the source code.
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OK, that good old bookmarks star is back on my toolbar. I haven't used it since I found how convenient a bookmarks toolbar is. But that's ok--clicking on that star opens up the bookmarks sidebar, which, as you've suggested, stays open as long as I want it to.

Sometimes doing something slowly, once, is better than doing it quickly and goofing it up.

Thanks to you both for the replies.
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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 1:47 pm

I found that cut and paste works fine.

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Post Posted January 23rd, 2013, 1:53 pm

Anonymosity wrote:I found that cut and paste works fine.


Never thought of pasting URLs into a folder to create a bookmark. You're right, it works, although I'm not sure its quicker than the sidebar. Interesting, though.
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Post Posted January 25th, 2013, 1:04 am

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Stop rapid release without automated test!
Now, Firefox lacks reliability. Storm of regression bugs. Let's switch to Chrome.

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