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pdrummond

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2017, 1:36 pm

The Bookmarks icon works as expected in the toolbar. But when moved to the Overflow menu (>> icon), it only shows recent bookmarks - very unexpected.

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Post Posted November 22nd, 2017, 11:09 pm

Yeah! Even i am also facing the same problem.

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2017, 6:32 am

That's the behavior of the Library button, which I think is intentional. I can't tell if this is also intentional. Filed bug 1420146. We'll see.

Edit: Long story short, for technical reasons, this is expected behavior. The issue might be revisited next year.

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Post Posted November 24th, 2017, 6:52 pm

No, this is a bug. A button should have the same behavior no matter where it is located. And a bookmark button should show actual bookmarks. <stream> Changing the behaviour to display only new bookmarks is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of - make a different button called "New bookmarks" FGS. The people who make these decisions need to go to UI school. It reminds me of the *years* it took THunderbird to fix the address book priority so when you typed "Bob" you got the nickname, not Bobagoo or Bobby etc. </stream>

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Post Posted November 24th, 2017, 8:24 pm

You gotta RTFM with the changes in Firefox 57 - see this KB article and watch the animation sequence.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bo ... he-toolbar


Bottom line - there now two "bookmarks buttons" in 57.

The button that appears by default is the Library button (that label doesn't appear until it is moved into the Customize palette) and the tooltip for that button (on hover) says View history, saved bookmarks, and more - that is the button with the truncated bookmarks menu which primarily shows "Recent highlights".

Where as the Bookmarks Menu button is hidden in the palette and works more like (but not exactly) what has been in Firefox for many years. "Get a load" of that Bookmarks Menu button - a Star resting on a couch - which may be what users are gonna need to deal with these silly changes -- a psychoanalysts couch -- after dealing with these silly changes. Maybe the result of too much weed use while programming?

And I thought I had already seen all the silly sh!t that Mozilla could possibly come up with over the last 15 years - I commend their performance.
They may have out done their previous best silliest sh!t with Fx 57 !

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Post Posted November 25th, 2017, 2:27 am

i never missed that button since v4 - i use the bookmarks toolbar directly while my bm are in a subfolder of that and those dont exceed a button. pretty cool^^ means - i dont use the bm toolbar, but the library ctrl+shift+b.

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