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BretMan
 
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Post Posted September 10th, 2018, 9:04 am

tomatoshadow2: Yes.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2018, 11:15 am

bhdavis wrote:Then I learned about Firefox 60.2 ESR and downloaded that commercial version. That is what I stayed with. I uninstalled Zotero but left the ADD-ON in Firefox so as a reminder should they remove the description window from 60.2 ESR. I also copy/pasted the HTML backup into a Word.doc so I'd have a safety net.

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Good choice going with the 60.2 ESR version. Don't worry about the 60 ESR version losing the Description window, the 68.2 ESR version in Oct 2019 is when the 60 ESR "line" ends and 60 ESR will get updated to 68 ESR. The ESR versions gets security updates by no new features and it doesn't lose any features. By then we'll know if the new Description field for the Activity Stream gets a WebExtension to hold the data that the old, defunct "annotations" Description field held.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Mine has wandered off and I'm out looking for it.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2018, 1:46 pm

the-edmeister wrote:
bhdavis wrote:Then I learned about Firefox 60.2 ESR and downloaded that commercial version. That is what I stayed with. I uninstalled Zotero but left the ADD-ON in Firefox so as a reminder should they remove the description window from 60.2 ESR. I also copy/pasted the HTML backup into a Word.doc so I'd have a safety net.

BH


Good choice going with the 60.2 ESR version. Don't worry about the 60 ESR version losing the Description window, the 68.2 ESR version in Oct 2019 is when the 60 ESR "line" ends and 60 ESR will get updated to 68 ESR. The ESR versions gets security updates by no new features and it doesn't lose any features. By then we'll know if the new Description field for the Activity Stream gets a WebExtension to hold the data that the old, defunct "annotations" Description field held.



Wow.....thanks for that information.
BH

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Post Posted September 10th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Saw this thread on Reddit: Bookmark Notes – quick-'n'-dirty replacement for now-defunct bookmark descriptions : firefox so looks like there might be an alternative being worked on. I have not looked at it since I rarely used or looked at descriptions.

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Post Posted September 11th, 2018, 5:16 am

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Post Posted September 11th, 2018, 6:37 am

Sounds great that we may get it back, even as an add-on. The user/tester made these comments:
"These are some general thoughts, although don't make changes just for me because I am unlikely to use this.

Note: I run NoScript in case that is an issue.
Toolbar button doesn't open the sidebar on mine for some reason (there is an empty little popup).
Initial load takes a really long time; not sure if you can show any kind of icons during that.
Expanded/collapsed state is not remembered. Not sure how hard that is to handle.
Users may not realize they can expand/collapse folders without an icon.
Highlighting current page would be handy.
Search box would be handy.
Having a way to launch a bookmark would be handy, it could be from the dialog where users enter notes.
It could be convenient to have the option to show just bookmarks with notes rather than scrolling through."

They all sound like good improvement suggestions. The "Highlighting current page would be handy." triggered my memory of my long time suggestion/search for an add-on which will highlight individual bookmarks in different colors, which I think would be very handy to quickly find different types of information. As of now, I add asterisks (*****) at the beginning of those I need to designate a ranking or importance, plus keywords.

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