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Post Posted January 14th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Here are 2 odd questions to find our brightest Mozilla minds:

1) Is it possible to combine the menu bar and the navigation bar into a single toolbar?

2) Is it possible to create a button on the navigate bar (or menu bar) that reads the contents of a bookmark folder (works like a folder)?
NOTE: Before anyone says anything, I already know that you can create a folder on the bookmarks toolbar.

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Post Posted January 15th, 2018, 11:46 am

You can drag a bookmark folder (like, 'Last 7 days') from the Bookmarks Sidebar onto the Bookmarks Toolbar (at least in SeaMonkey).

Does that work in FF?
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Post Posted January 15th, 2018, 3:02 pm

therube wrote:You can drag a bookmark folder (like, 'Last 7 days') from the Bookmarks Sidebar onto the Bookmarks Toolbar (at least in SeaMonkey).

Does that work in FF?

I don't think that can be done. You have to be in "Customize" mode to make changes and the sidebar isn't showing.

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Post Posted January 15th, 2018, 7:48 pm

cxmacleod wrote:2) Is it possible to create a button on the navigate bar (or menu bar) that reads the contents of a bookmark folder (works like a folder)?

You can, if you know how to make add-ons. You can modify this existing one and just change the folder it looks for:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-toolbar-menu-button/
https://developer.mozilla.org/Add-ons/WebExtensions

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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 3:05 am

Gingerbread Man wrote:
cxmacleod wrote:2) Is it possible to create a button on the navigate bar (or menu bar) that reads the contents of a bookmark folder (works like a folder)?

You can, if you know how to make add-ons. You can modify this existing one and just change the folder it looks for:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-toolbar-menu-button/
https://developer.mozilla.org/Add-ons/WebExtensions

I don't know how to make an add-on and I don't want a single button that has everything from the bookmarks bar.

Still, I'll play with it and see what it looks like. Thanks...

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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 3:25 am

Gingerbread Man wrote:
cxmacleod wrote:2) Is it possible to create a button on the navigate bar (or menu bar) that reads the contents of a bookmark folder (works like a folder)?

You can, if you know how to make add-ons. You can modify this existing one and just change the folder it looks for:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-toolbar-menu-button/
https://developer.mozilla.org/Add-ons/WebExtensions

The add-on has a flaw. It only shows links that are in subfolders of the original folder. If a folder only has links (no subfolders), it won't show the links. Also, it doesn't show icons, so it's a bit confusing trying to figure links from folders.

However, it does show that it can be done, so there's that.

Thanks...

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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 5:53 am

Does that work in FF?

I'm a bit confused about what is actually going on, but it does look to work.
You have to be in "Customize" mode to make changes and the sidebar isn't showing.

Set the Bookmarks Toolbar to be visible.
Open the Sidebar.
Drag.
Customize is not needed.
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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 2:38 pm

therube wrote:Set the Bookmarks Toolbar to be visible.
Open the Sidebar.
Drag.
Customize is not needed.

It doesn't work.

I tried it on my work PC and again on my home PC.

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Post Posted January 17th, 2018, 1:18 am

cxmacleod wrote:The add-on has a flaw. It only shows links that are in subfolders of the original folder.

Works for me.
cxmacleod wrote:Also, it doesn't show icons, so it's a bit confusing trying to figure links from folders.

True.

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Post Posted January 20th, 2018, 7:48 am

The add-on below sort of solves my second question. By default, it reads the bookmark toolbar folder, but it can be changed.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... bookmarks/

I would still like to know if it is possible to combine the menu bar and the navigation bar into a single toolbar?

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Post Posted January 20th, 2018, 7:54 am

if the item is drag and drop-able into the menu bar - yes. if not, dont try to pursue this thought.
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Post Posted January 20th, 2018, 6:18 pm

Brummelchen wrote:if the item is drag and drop-able into the menu bar - yes. if not, dont try to pursue this thought.

There are other ways besides drag and drop.

And, don't presume to think that you can tell others what what they can-or-cannot pursue.

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Post Posted January 20th, 2018, 10:19 pm

My sidebar and bookmark toolbar are identical. They're just 2 views of the same thing. I often drag a bookmark from one to the other if the bookmark is in the wrong folder.
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Post Posted January 20th, 2018, 11:29 pm

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