[Ext] Bookmark Tab Here (webextension)
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Adds context menu item 'Bookmark Tab Here' to Bookmarks Menus as an alternative bookmarking method. Couldn't get used to Firefox Quantum without ABH2, so I created this ultra-basic webextension substitute.
Right-click a bookmarks folder (in Bookmarks Menu, Bookmarks Toolbar, or Bookmarks Button) and click 'Bookmark Tab Here' to insert bookmark of current tab at top of that folder (or optionally at the bottom). Right click individual bookmark menuitem instead to insert bookmark of current tab below that item. (Useage on Bookmarks Sidebar and in the Library (Show all bookmarks) requires Firefox 66+).
Release Version - Download/Install at AMO: Bookmark Tab Here
Prerelease/Development Build: Note that beta versions will not automatically update to a newer beta version; check this post for any possible beta updates. Once the release version becomes available on AMO, the beta version will auto-update to release version.
Changes since version1.0:
* Add zh-CN locale
Edit: Currently unavailable - waiting for updated translation
Last edited by custom.firefox.lady on May 29th, 2020, 7:46 pm, edited 18 times in total.
At least according to the documentation, the bookmark context is only available from Firefox 59. If your extension is restricted to FF59+, you really need to explicitly state that, so that you don't set people's expectations inaccurately.
Yes, this is the only way that this is possible at this point, well, as of FF59. I was considering making such an extension myself. Now, I know I don't need to. Thanks for doing the work.
So to be clear, this sounds like it does exactly what I want, but it is only going to start working in FF 59 which is getting released next month because it's waiting for new APIs or whatever? I don't know how versioning works in webextension, but shouldn't the installer have recognized I'm still on FF 58 and not installed? I assume it's safe to leave it installed until then.
Yes, based on the documentation, it needs FF59+, but I haven't tested it. It could have/should have been written such that installation is only permitted in FF >= 59. Setting such restrictions is up to the extension developer (e.g. through setting
I haven't looked at the code, but unless something unusual was done, leaving it installed shouldn't cause you any problems due to this issue. This should be just a minor issue, which will resolve itself (mostly) once FF59 is released. However, it's likely to result in user confusion and poor reviews.
If you want the functionality now, you could install the Beta version of Firefox. Developer Edition or Nightly (both available from that linked page) would also be 59+. However, those two versions tend to be less stable, and have features which may not be desired.
Did some basic testing using portableapps.com versions of FF:
FF 58 Release: Doesn't work, as anticipated by Makyen.
FF 60 Nightly: Works in the bookmarks menu but not in the sidebar...
I missed that; thanks for the info. Released a new version with min version set to fx 59. I tested on Nightly (60).
I waited awhile to see if the ABH2 dev would jump back in or someone else take it up, but I guess I ran out of patience before you did <grin>. You're welcome. I mostly did it for myself, but might as well share.
Sure, you can always just disable it until you move to fx59; then re-enable. No need to actually uninstall. Sorry for the trouble.
Correct. That's why my initial post doesn't mention the sidebar. The webext API for this doesn't work on the sidebar: Bug 1419195
I just want you to know how how happy and thrilled I am to know something like this is coming in the foreseeable future. I think I started using ABH when it was still ABH1 years and years ago. I have been on Quantum for about six weeks and still daily have to fight muscle memory and stop myself from saving bookmarks like I still have ABH2.
Now if I could only stop myself from double clicking on tabs to close them now that Tab Mix Plus seems dead.
Thanks for this. I will have to wait for 59 to test it but not having ABH2 has been a real pain, like someone else here I have been using ABH since the original extension and not having it has been quite annoying as it was one of the first extensions I would install. I have actually raised a feature request about the ABH2 functionality being incorporated into FF, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1437287 which mentioned this extension. and dragging and dropping for the sidebar.
@pschroeter, Tab Mix Plus is back (in a limited experimental form at present) - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... extension/
Thanks to this add-on. I use on Firefox 59beta. I have used ABH2 before Firefox 57. Like that, I hope 'rename bookmark' dialogue
before closing this add-on.
That works no better, for me at least, with Waterfox 6.1.0.
installed, entry is at the bottom whatever i chose. v59 x86. any hints?
WFM. Specific STR & what exactly you are expecting would have been helpful. Could you be misinterpreting the Option's purpose? It controls where the item you bookmark appears in the menu when you set the bookmark by context-clicking a bookmark folder (then clicking 'Bookmark Tab Here'). It does not control where 'Bookmark Tab Here' appears in the context menu. Unfortunately the API provides no way to control placement in the context menu (see Bug 1325758).
maybe "Insert Bookmark at Top" "Insert Bookmark at Bottom" would be more precisely.
at least i dont insert a tab more a bookmark thats why "Tab" is no longer in my suggestion.
I think it's well described in the caption of the AMO screenshot, but will change the text of the Option in the next version of BTH.
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