We are targeting Firefox 84 to land the following changes with a goal to make retrieval of bookmarks simpler (user research highlighted that users struggled to retrieve bookmarks they created). A new pref browser.toolbars.bookmarks.2h2020 controls this behavior: - Change the default location of bookmarks to the Bookmarks Toolbar (and make the default folder follow the last folder in which users bookmarked) - Show the user’s “Other Bookmarks” folder in the bookmark toolbar if it is non empty - Replace the Bookmarks Toolbar hide/show toggle with new options for showing the bookmarks toolbar either only on new tab, Always or Never - Show an “Import Bookmarks” button in the bookmarks toolbar for new users (if users have no bookmarks)
Please let me know your thoughts about whether policy changes could be valuable to help ensure you retain the way you prefer Firefox to be configured by default. Romain On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 2:19 AM Wes Kocher <kwie...@gmail.com> wrote: > This extension lets you define a default location for new bookmarks: > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/default-bookmark-folder/ > > Beyond that, there's bug 1432604 ( > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432604), which just landed > in Nightly builds a few days ago for what will become Firefox 84 in a month > or two. It makes Firefox remember the most recently selected bookmark > destination, so users would only need to pick a different destination > folder once, and it would continue to be used from then on. > > I think that patch adds a preference to track the most-recently-selected > folder. From some quick testing, it looks like > `browser.bookmarks.defaultLocation` gets set to a value of "menu________" > or "toolbar_____" for the bookmarks menu or bookmarks toolbar, > respectively. I'm unsure what the underscores represent (or if they're even > necessary), but in theory, you might be able to use a policy to pre-set > that preference to one of those values, and it might get a saner default > for your users. > > On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 6:46 AM Thane K. Sherrington < > th...@computerconnectionltd.com> wrote: > >> I have had multiple users complain that "Firefox is too hard" and what >> they mean is that when they bookmark a page it goes in "other bookmarks" >> (which makes zero sense) rather than the main bookmarks list like every >> other browser does. They don't know to look in "other boookmarks" so it >> looks to them look bookmarking is broken. >> >> To fix this, it's an extra mouse click either to find a bookmark or to >> place a bookmark in the main folder, and this adds unneeded friction to the >> UI. Apparently this isn't going to be something that will be fixed, so is >> there a way to set this in the configuration? >> >> Thanks, >> >> -- >> Thane K. Sherrington >> >> Computer Connection, Ltd. ...taking the mystery out of computers since >> 1982. >> Winner of the 2012 Ian Spencer - Excellence in Business Award >> *Thanks for making us the Reader's Choice Best Computer Store in 2016, >> 2017, 2018 and 2019!* >> 95 College St., Antigonish, >> NS B2G 1X6 >> 902-863-3361 (phone) >> 902-863-2580 (fax) >> th...@computerconnectionltd.com >> _______________________________________________ >> Enterprise mailing list >> Enterprise@mozilla.org >> https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/enterprise >> >> To unsubscribe from this list, please visit >> https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/enterprise or send an email to >> enterprise-requ...@mozilla.org with a subject of "unsubscribe" >> > _______________________________________________ > Enterprise mailing list > Enterprise@mozilla.org > https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/enterprise > > To unsubscribe from this list, please visit > https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/enterprise or send an email to > enterprise-requ...@mozilla.org with a subject of "unsubscribe" >
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