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I have actually raised a feature request to have the context menu functionality built into Firefox for which the response pointed me to the Bookmark Tab Here extension as a possible solution. The feature request is still open for the moment if others wish to comment, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1437287.
I notice the new extension needs FF 59, does this mean a new API has been added to support this?
Yes, Firefox 59 adds the "bookmark" type to those areas in which WedExtensions can add context menus.
Unfortunately, Firefox still lacks the ability for a WebExtension to either signal Firefox to open the bookmark editing dialog, or to read/write tags for a bookmark. As a result, a WebExtension can't open a user interface to allow the user to fully edit the bookmark. You could build you own interface to edit those portions of a bookmark to which WebExtensions have access, but it couldn't include tags and some other properties. It's unclear if/when such capability might exist.
Thus, for those that had a use-flow of immediately editing the new bookmark to change properties or add tags when the dialog was opened by ABH2, the workflow will remain a two step process (add the bookmark to the correct folder, then separately open the edit dialog). However, the new extension should be a significant improvement over what exists for FF 57–58.
That was added in Bug 1370499
If we can get Bug 1411756 it would be possible to open the bookmark dialog when clicking "Bookmark Tab Here". I'd prefer to do it on say, Ctrl-click instead of having to set it as an option. Not too optimistic though, since it's P5, and I'm not interested in having to write the patch myself.
Here is a way to probably make it work (from the reddit Waterfox thread):
This modification works with Waterfox 56.
I uploaded it to:
It makes ctrl-w not work any more to close tabs though.
And it seems you're also no longer able to delete a bookmark from the Edit Bookmark dialog.
Not a good tradeoff.
The edit bookmark dialog doesn't have a delete feature. So what are you talking about? Do you mean the bookmark-star doorhanger?
I use now KeyBinder to assign close-tab to F1, which is easier to use than ctrl-w (one key instead of two).
It took a couple of days to get used to it, but now I'm plenty satisfied with the trade-off. Add Bookmark Here is essential, and using the last security patches too.
Anyway, Waterfox blog says they are working on restoring compatibility, so it might be temporary. Even if it really happens, I won't go back to ctrl-w.
I'm used to having non-standard key shortcuts when they are more efficient, I have no trouble switching from one to another depending on the app.
I'm using the same too on Thunderbird with Keyconfig.
Edit: I just hope that KeyBinder won't stop working.
Meaning you more easily close a tab by accident.
To each his own...
Hitting F1 is unlikely to hit par accident anyway, and there is the Open Close Tab button for that.
I switched to Dorando keyconfig by the way, which allows to duplicate a function so that ^W stills works if needed.
If ever Waterfox or ADB2 get fixed, I'll have the choice.
Hitting F1 now..
I'm talking about the "Remove bookmark" button from the "Page bookmarked" and "Edit this bookmark" popup menus, that appears for example when you:
Foxy Lady! Hey you >solved< this! Not quite as slick as ABH but gets the job done without having to take five steps and then having the bookmark at the bottom of the list.
This extension is a must-to-have, unfortunately it doesn't work on Waterfox 56.
The suggested changes in the Waterfox forum are not satisfactory at all.
Please, update Add Bookmark Here ²
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