Firefox 3 Bookmarks (My god, it’s full of stars…)

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[Note: I use a Mac, so all screenshots and descriptions are of the Mac UI. Things are likely different for other platforms. Also, you can click on all the pictures below to view other sizes.]

I’ve never been a huge fan of traditional bookmarks — I tend to bookmark lots of things and my bookmarking system always degraded to the point of uselessness pretty quickly. Bookmarks became a bit of a junk drawer for me — I’d throw things in there and they’d end up forgotten, or lost, or just never pulled out and looked at again. I never had the patience to create a nice clean folder hierarchy and file things neatly away. I am clearly not a student of the “everything has a place, and everything in its place” school of thought.

Firefox 3 introduces a few new features to bookmarks that I think make them much, much easier to use, more useful in general, and much more useful in particular for catastrophically disorganized folk like me. The three main features being introduced are: Bookmark Stars, Bookmark Tags, and Smart Bookmark Folders.

Bookmark Stars

Bookmark Stars are a quick and easy way to bookmark a page with a single click. At the right end of the Location bar there is now a star icon that is hollow if a page is not bookmarked, and solid if it is.

To bookmark a page using the star, you simply click it once. Like so:

1-empty-star

Click.

2-starred

That’s it. Firefox 3 introduces one-click bookmarking — the quickest and easiest way to add a Location to your personal bookmark list. You don’t have to do anything else beyond this, but you can if you want to.

If you click the star again, it opens the Bookmark dialog, where you can edit the bookmark title, add tags to the bookmark, file the bookmark in a folder, or delete the bookmark. Naturally, you can still open the Bookmark dialog with cmd-D (or ctrl-D if you’re not using a Mac).

3-open-bookmark-dialog

The Bookmark dialog has other surprises, too. The drop arrows beside the Folder and Tags fields expand the dialog so you can add new folders, browse through your existing folder tree, or select pre-existing tags with a checklist.

ReplacementFolderView

6-extended-tag-list

Of course, if you want to delete the bookmark, you can do that here as well, using the “Remove Bookmark” button.

7-delete-bookmark

Bookmark Tags

Tags are a way to add flexible “extra” information to a bookmark. Where Folders let you organize bookmarks in a way, they’re limited in that you can only put each bookmark in a single folder. Not so with tags — you can add as many tags to a bookmark as you want. For example, I could put my “French Onion Soup” recipe into a “Recipes” folder (or even a “Soup” subfolder under “Recipes”), but I couldn’t put that bookmark into both the “Vegetable” and “Soup” subfolders at the same time. On the other hand, I can tag that single bookmark with “recipes”, “soup”, “french”, “onion”, “vegetable”, and anything else I want.

So how is this flexible information useful? The two most obvious ways are through the Bookmark Organizer and the “AwesomeBar” (that I discuss in an earlier post).

The Firefox 3 Bookmark Organizer (now called the “Library”) can be accessed through the “Bookmarks” menu, and looks like this:

9-bookmark-organizer

As in Firefox 2 you can browse around your bookmark folders here, if you have any:

10-sort-by-tag

What’s new is the ability to list bookmarks by tag. By expanding my “Tags” folder and clicking on “soup”, for example, I can get a list of all the bookmarks I have that have the “soup” tag. If a bookmark has a “soup” tag and also has a “recipes” tag, it will also show up in the “recipes” tag list:

12-view-tagged

Tags allow you to very quickly file a single bookmark in a bunch of different places, rather than having to create an exhaustive hierarchy of folders and file each bookmark carefully within that organizational structure. I find that this saves a ton of time and effort in the long-run, and makes it much easier for me to find my bookmarks later.

As I mentioned, tags are one of the things searched when you type words in the Location bar, like so:

awesomebar-tag-search

If you want to read more about the new Location bar features (affectionately dubbed the “AwesomeBar”), check out my other post all about it.

Smart Bookmark Folders

Finally, there are Smart Bookmark Folders. These are basically “saved searches” that automatically update when you add new items matching that search to your bookmarks. So, if I create a “Soup recipes” Smart Bookmark Folder, any time I add a bookmark that has “soup” and “recipes” in the title or tag, it will automatically be added to my “Soup recipes” folder.

Creating a Smart Bookmark Folder is easy. First, do a search in the Bookmark Organizer, then click the “Save” button at the right hand side below the search bar:

16-create-smart-folder

That will prompt you to name your Smart Bookmark Folder, which I’m calling “Soup recipes”:

17-name-smart-folder

This adds a Smart Bookmark Folder called “Soup recipes” to my list of folders, with a nice purple folder icon indicating that it’s not just a regular folder. Now I can find all the results for a “soup recipes” search just by clicking on that folder, and new items will be included as they are added over time:

18-view-contents-of-smart-folder

These new Bookmark features — Stars, Tags, and Smart Folders — in combination with the “AwesomeBar” have completely changed how I use and think about Bookmarks. Where once Bookmarks were my junk drawer, they’re now flexible and powerful enough to make a significant difference in how I use the Web every day.

89 Responses to “Firefox 3 Bookmarks (My god, it’s full of stars…)”

  1. George Says:
    April 22nd, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Just two things:

    1. Mozilla should start the new “social” by creating spaces for people to sync their bookmarks across computers saving their bookmarks online, then other stuff will come for sure but that is just a start.

    2. Is there a way to standardize a meta tag for “tags” in web pages so this one click bookmarking feature adds the tags by itself?

    Nice blog btw!

  2. George Says:
    April 22nd, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Just two things:

    1. Mozilla should start the new “social” by creating spaces for people to sync their bookmarks across computers saving their bookmarks online, then other stuff will come for sure but that is just a start.

    2. Is there a way to standardize a meta tag for “tags” in web pages so this one click bookmarking feature adds the tags by itself?

    Nice blog btw!

  3. Shea Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 6:56 am

    Nice post! I remember using a bookmarking tool called Coreap (coreap.com I think) sometime back, that was a mix between this Firefox Bookmarks feature and del.icio.us. It was a phenomenal online tool plus browser plugin. Too bad it disappeared.

  4. Shea Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Nice post! I remember using a bookmarking tool called Coreap (coreap.com I think) sometime back, that was a mix between this Firefox Bookmarks feature and del.icio.us. It was a phenomenal online tool plus browser plugin. Too bad it disappeared.

  5. Damian Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:27 am

    George,

    There are firefox extensions that will let you save your bookmarks online – thus synced across multiple computers.

  6. James Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Great, especially the 2001 quote!

  7. Jeff Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:33 am

    These feature look great – especially tags.

    But, what about Keywords? I have added special keywords to my most used bookmarks so that I can type the keyword in the address bar and the browser will load the bookmark associated with that keyword.

    This feature appears to be missing…?

  8. LordDante Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:42 am

    try yoonoo firefox extension for online sync

  9. Chris Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:43 am

    @ George. Try Foxmarks, its an extension which does exactly what you are suggesting. http://foxmarks.com/

  10. Endolith Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:46 am

    del.icio.us already has a bookmarks extension that has a lot of similar features and syncs to their website (can be private or public), letting you “sync” from one computer to another.

    I am sure they’ll update it to mesh perfectly with Firefox’s built-in system. I can’t wait!

  11. Brian French Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Damian, George:

    Google made one:
    http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/

  12. John Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Mozilla did, it’s called weave. Still in beta.

    https://services.mozilla.com/

  13. hawksfan Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Use Foxmarks to sync bookmarks across multiple computers

  14. John Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Brian French:

    Too bad it doesn’t work with Firefox 3 yet though.

  15. Aaron Bassett Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    I currently have 4300+ bookmarks in del.icio.us, all with multiple tags, some with notes and other meta data.
    This seems like an awful lot of information for Firefox to store, and how is it going to effect the memory usage and startup times?
    Plus if something should happen, drive failure, file corruption, etc – I just lost all my bookmarks, I don’t have that worry with del.icio.us :)

  16. Damian Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    George,

    There are firefox extensions that will let you save your bookmarks online – thus synced across multiple computers.

  17. James Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Great, especially the 2001 quote!

  18. Allan Graves Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Google Browser sync does not work with ff3. However, weave, a mozilla labs project, does. And it seems to be working just fine right now:

    http://labs.mozilla.com/featured-projects/#weave

  19. Jeff Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:33 am

    These feature look great – especially tags.

    But, what about Keywords? I have added special keywords to my most used bookmarks so that I can type the keyword in the address bar and the browser will load the bookmark associated with that keyword.

    This feature appears to be missing…?

  20. LordDante Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:42 am

    try yoonoo firefox extension for online sync

  21. Chris Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:43 am

    @ George. Try Foxmarks, its an extension which does exactly what you are suggesting. http://foxmarks.com/

  22. Brian French Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Damian, George:

    Google made one:
    http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/

  23. hawksfan Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:57 am

    Use Foxmarks to sync bookmarks across multiple computers

  24. Elijah Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:07 am

    ^ I agree with Aaron above, I have hundreds of bookmarks and this may affect the resource usage of my browser. Del.icio.us is great.

  25. Andreas Kalsch Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:17 am

    The simplest way to do this AND to save your bookmarks remotely is to use the del.icio.us extension – so you can use all this in FF 2, too. The bookmarks are synchronized between server and browser if you are online.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/1532

    Take the official extension, it’s the best.

  26. Rufas Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:18 am

    are bookmarks side-search-able?
    that’s easily the killer feature that make Flock my browser of choice, and what i hope to see available out of the box with Firefox 3.

  27. Allan Graves Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Google Browser sync does not work with ff3. However, weave, a mozilla labs project, does. And it seems to be working just fine right now:

    http://labs.mozilla.com/featured-projects/#weave

  28. Marty Fried Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Rufas, do you mean sidebar? If so, check out del.icio.us for their firefox plugin. It has the tagging feature, plus it syncs multiple computers, plus it allows sharing if you want. It displays a tree with nodes organized by tags, and also displays your local bookmarks in another pane. You can search across both together.

    There are more features, but it’s pretty hard to beat on these few alone.

  29. Elijah Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 11:07 am

    ^ I agree with Aaron above, I have hundreds of bookmarks and this may affect the resource usage of my browser. Del.icio.us is great.

  30. Lindsey Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 11:42 am

    This is so awesome, I can’t wait. I have so many bookmarks that could be considered a part of 2/3 different folders I have so the tagging is perfect!

  31. meLon Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Ragnarok!!! <3

  32. Austin Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    George, I use Google Browser Sync. It allows you to save Bookmarks, History, and even the tab(s) you had open when you closed Firefox last. As of today (April 23rd) it isn’t supported in Firefox 3, but it’s still a great choice.

  33. ET Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Is there a bookmark search, similar to history search? It’d be nice if bookmarks were also timestamped (time created or modified) so I could then sort by oldest and get rid of lots of junk no longer needed.

  34. TurboFool Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I wanted to comment about something that amazes me with the new Smart Bookmarks. In particular, it’s the Most Visited function that’s build right in. I’ve been watching it ever since I started using it, and it’s drastically smarter than I would have expected it to be. See, I leave certain tabs open at all times. Every time I open Firefox, they’re there, and I rely on that. They’re nowhere to be found in the Most Visited, despite the fact that I have them open 24/7. And I see that as a good thing, because if they’re always open, why the heck would I want them taking up space in that function? Still, I could argue that this is simply because I’m never technically revisiting the pages, so it’s not counting them as new visits.

    That’s countered by the more important one, though. I have a folder in my Bookmarks toolbar in Firefox for the sites I visit daily. Pretty much rain or shine, I visit these ten sites every single day. Without question, these ARE my most-visited sites. And yet somehow the Smart Bookmarks knows not to list them in my Most Visited section. As though it’s somehow pieced together that since I have a folder I middle-click every day that takes care of that for me, it can safely ignore those pages and only list the sites I don’t access that way.

    I’m wondering what logic is going on behind the scenes to direct this behavior, and who at Mozilla knew habits like mine well enough to plan for it. It’s arguably the most intelligent behavior I’ve ever seen in a program of this type, and I love it. Kudos, Mozilla.

  35. jazzndre Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    What ff3 version are those screenshots of? Some nightly build? My 3.0b5 doesn’t show transparent panel, it’s opaque like menu etc.

  36. Jason Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Waffles ;)

  37. Binny V A Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Its a good feature – but I think using del.icio.us is better. The advantages of using del.icio.us are
    – Available on different systems
    – The social aspect
    – Sharing through widgets is possible
    – and more…

  38. meLon Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Ragnarok!!! <3

  39. Robert MacEwan Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Just thought I’d mention that the Google sync was very unstable on Linux.

  40. Nick Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Im also on a mac and my UI looks very different for the beta, have u modded yours or anything?

  41. Jason Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Waffles ;)

  42. Binny V A Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Its a good feature – but I think using del.icio.us is better. The advantages of using del.icio.us are
    – Available on different systems
    – The social aspect
    – Sharing through widgets is possible
    – and more…

  43. Todd Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    to sync bookmarks across computers you can use

    google browser sync http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/
    or foxmarks http://www.foxmarks.com/

  44. Nick Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Im also on a mac and my UI looks very different for the beta, have u modded yours or anything?

  45. Alex Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    That transparent view is part of the latest nightly beta of Firefox 3, using the Proto theme

  46. Sheila Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    So is it time to download Firefox 3?

    Like you, I have a bookmarks sidebar that works if I can remember a search word that will display what I want on a short list.

    But more important than fixing this now are the better habits I already have. Have many extensions caught up?

  47. Todd Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    to sync bookmarks across computers you can use

    google browser sync http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/
    or foxmarks http://www.foxmarks.com/

  48. Alex Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    That transparent view is part of the latest nightly beta of Firefox 3, using the Proto theme

  49. Sheila Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    So is it time to download Firefox 3?

    Like you, I have a bookmarks sidebar that works if I can remember a search word that will display what I want on a short list.

    But more important than fixing this now are the better habits I already have. Have many extensions caught up?

  50. Nick Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    You didn’t mention how to retrieve your starred bookmarks- which IMO is completely non intuitive. if you don’t put it in a folder the only way I see to get at them is in the smart bookmarks folder.

  51. Jay Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Del.icio.us ftw my friend!

    http://del.icio.us

  52. jive Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    So I take it they got rid of the description field and keyword field? I’m curious if Quick Search bookmarks are going away. I like being able to type:
    dict whatever
    and have it look up whatever on dictionary.com without me having to type it in or use the changeable search on the topright.

  53. seeker Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    BOOKMARK SYNC:
    I’ve used both the google and foxmarks product, and though the google product does MORE than sync bookmarks, it is annoying because every two weeks (which comes more often than you think) it forces you to log in again. Foxmarks is excellent, and you can use it in ff35b if you get the beta.
    http://blog.foxmarks.com/?p=118

    USE FF3?
    beta 4 was buggy, but beta 5 is nice, it is definitely time to download. the only drawback is many (about half?) of the extensions out there don’t yet support b5. A few of my most critical ones, (FEBE/CLEO, Tab Mix Plus, Better Gmail, Better Greader, and Tiny Menu) still don’t work in b5.

    For my up to date list of ff3 extensions, check out http://www.twoorthree.net/2008/04/firefox-3-exten.html

  54. Jay Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Del.icio.us ftw my friend!

    http://del.icio.us

  55. sunil garg Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    some of the web sites do not display the icons on the favorites bar. it will be nice if they could let us choose/change an icon for each web site in it’s properties dialogue box

  56. Jay Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Wow.
    I didn’t read the whole thing but I hope it makes exporting and backing up bookmarks easier as well. Be nice to have a standard here amongst all browsers.

  57. robuka kenderle Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    They did a nice thing for people with sight problems with the zoom a la Opera but then they blow it totally by having the location bar drop down menu fonts be extra thin.
    Brilliant, make it even harder to see than before.

    And while we are at it. Why is it that you cannot use the CTLR+ to make fonts bigger when you open the Bookmarks in a separate window?

    People who cant see can always make fonts bigger in the browser but cant make them bigger in the Bookmarks Manager. No continuity of thought. IF you cant see well in one, your eyesight is still gonna be bad in the other.

    Much easier to add bookmarks though.

  58. mawrya Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    @ Nick: do you mean “tagged” bookmarks? In Firefox 3, ALL bookmarks are represented with a star icon, so I’m not sure what you mean by “starred bookmarks”. Consider it a merging of the IE “favorites” and Mozilla “bookmarks”. IE had the nice star icon but Mozilla had the more logical “bookmarks” name for referring to saved URLs. Combine them and we have bookmarks that flagged as such using a star icon.

    If you are referring to tagged bookmarks, the article did mention, even shows a picture of accessing tagged bookmarks by opening up the master “Tags” folder in the bookmarks organizer and clicking on a named tag icon. So, you don’t need to use a smart bookmarks folder to get at them. Of course the easiest way to access tagged bookmarks is to just type the tag name(s) into the URL bar. When you do, you instantly realize why it has been dubbed the “Awesome Bar”, all the bookmarks show up with little tag or star icons. Very intuitive, maybe even natural.

  59. mawrya Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    @ Nick: on second though, I think I know what you are talking about: bookmarks that that you have neither tagged nor put in a bookmark folder, ones you have simply “starred” or “bookmarked” with the one-click star. Those can be found in the bookmark organizer inside the special “Unfiled Bookmarks” folder. You can see this folder in the screen shots of the bookmarks organizer window. Again, though typing some keywords, from the bookmark’s URL, into the URL bar will bring up these bookmarks, along with items from your history, listing them with a star beside them to indicate they are bookmarks.

  60. Drew Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I’m still waiting for the most annoying and missing feature – after I search for a bookmark, provide a context menu option to “open folder” where the bookmark is stored.

    Yes, I know there is an add-on for this, but it seems that if bookmark management is to be complete, this is one obvious enhancement that would make life easy.

  61. robuka kenderle Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    They did a nice thing for people with sight problems with the zoom a la Opera but then they blow it totally by having the location bar drop down menu fonts be extra thin.
    Brilliant, make it even harder to see than before.

    And while we are at it. Why is it that you cannot use the CTLR+ to make fonts bigger when you open the Bookmarks in a separate window?

    People who cant see can always make fonts bigger in the browser but cant make them bigger in the Bookmarks Manager. No continuity of thought. IF you cant see well in one, your eyesight is still gonna be bad in the other.

    Much easier to add bookmarks though.

  62. rob Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I see a lot of delicious users, but i found that Diigo gives me a better service within a better interface, check it out, works better for me. (http://www.diigo.com/)

  63. fohrnicate Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    “Naturally, you can still open the Bookmark dialog with cmd-D (or ctrl-D if you’re not using a Mac).” I remember the days when this would have been funny…

  64. rob Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I see a lot of delicious users, but i found that Diigo gives me a better service within a better interface, check it out, works better for me. (http://www.diigo.com/)

  65. fohrnicate Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    “Naturally, you can still open the Bookmark dialog with cmd-D (or ctrl-D if you’re not using a Mac).” I remember the days when this would have been funny…

  66. Anthony Podeski Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Yuck! For those of us who do know how to use bookmark folders and search in 2.x, the bookmarks pane wastes three spots with History, Tags, and All Bookmarks. I wish developers would stop stealing my screen!

  67. Anthony Podeski Says:
    April 23rd, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Yuck! For those of us who do know how to use bookmark folders and search in 2.x, the bookmarks pane wastes three spots with History, Tags, and All Bookmarks. I wish developers would stop stealing my screen!

  68. Jani Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 2:46 am

    Now that I’ve seen actual screenshots of this, it seems quite neat. Since I use Opera as my main browser, I’ve been using the keywords you can add for bookmarks as a makeshift tag field since it works kinda like tags. It would definitely be quite nice to have that one click bookmarking feature for example.

    Combine the tag search thing in the URL with Opera 9.5′s new page content search (which stores content from all pages you visit and can find the pages based on that later), and you’d have a very good way to get back those pages you want.

    Who knows, maybe Firefox 3 will make the UI nicer otherwise too – so far it’s been much “clunkier” than Opera’s, which is one of the main reason I don’t like Fx that much.

  69. Gid-seo Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 3:18 am

    The ability to search within bookmarks is going to save me so much time.
    I, like you, am not naturally very organised when it comes to bookmarks, I start off with good intentions and then end up going back to my old ways; always with the intention of tidying it up later…

  70. Gid-seo Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 4:18 am

    The ability to search within bookmarks is going to save me so much time.
    I, like you, am not naturally very organised when it comes to bookmarks, I start off with good intentions and then end up going back to my old ways; always with the intention of tidying it up later…

  71. Hubbers Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I love the new FF3 but I can’t wait for Foxmarks to be updated because my home system’s bookmarks are badly out of date.

    I tried to export my work bookmarks and importing them at home but FF3 didn’t want to accept my old FF2 bookmarks.

  72. Jake Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Foxmarks are “admitting into the program everyone who has volunteered to test.”
    http://blog.foxmarks.com/?p=127

    Create yourself a login and download the beta for FireFox 3.

  73. Jake Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Foxmarks are “admitting into the program everyone who has volunteered to test.”
    http://blog.foxmarks.com/?p=127

    Create yourself a login and download the beta for FireFox 3.

  74. Tyler Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Nice post. I was just wondering what that star thing was at the address bar. Thanks.

  75. Tyler Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Nice post. I was just wondering what that star thing was at the address bar. Thanks.

  76. Scott Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Looking forward to del.icio.us tapping into the new bookmark system.

  77. Scott Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Looking forward to del.icio.us tapping into the new bookmark system.

  78. prakhar Says:
    May 1st, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    like most i dont organize my bookmarks and bookmark a lot of pages, but if i can rate them(!) it’ll be great.
    in fact the star in location bar itself could allow me to rate my bookmark right there!

  79. Philipp Says:
    May 16th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Nice thing. But is there any possibility to tag several bookmarks at once? Otherwise it could become very annoying to tag the bookmarks :-/

  80. Philipp Says:
    May 16th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Nice thing. But is there any possibility to tag several bookmarks at once? Otherwise it could become very annoying to tag the bookmarks :-/

  81. Kama Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 5:36 am

    @Dria
    “but I couldn’t put that bookmark into both the “Vegetable” and “Soup” subfolders at the same time.”
    You actually can do this, but that’s really beside the point.

    And to others, the Weave initiative does look interesting. I can’t wait until it’s out of prototype.

  82. Kama Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 5:36 am

    @Dria
    “but I couldn’t put that bookmark into both the “Vegetable” and “Soup” subfolders at the same time.”
    You actually can do this, but that’s really beside the point.

    And to others, the Weave initiative does look interesting. I can’t wait until it’s out of prototype.

  83. Deuce Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I tried to make changes to a bookmark using the Library screen. I added description and tags. But it doesn’t automatically save or give me a save button. The text I type is deleted right away.

  84. Deuce Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I tried to make changes to a bookmark using the Library screen. I added description and tags. But it doesn’t automatically save or give me a save button. The text I type is deleted right away.

  85. Jeff Says:
    August 19th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    After reading the privacy statement of Foxmarks, I did not really feel at ease with registering there.
    The Bookmarks Synchronizer plugin was great, but unfortunately was abandoned.

  86. simonli Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Is there a way to remove that drop down arrow.. ?
    i dont like it

  87. Veronica Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I've got folders on the bookmarks toolbar and I normally just drag the favicon from the address bar to the appropriate folder – sadly now I'm on a Mac I can't do the same and drop a bookmark directly to the bookmarks pulldown menu like I could on a PC (boo!).

  88. Kurt Hewett Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    This all tagging stuff is great but I think the migration capability is ZERO!!!
    Here's the problem, You see I was using Firefox 3 happily on windows using the tagging feature (& tagsifter) to organize my bookmarks, then I somehow decided to move on to kubuntu, therefor I exported the bookmarks on to an HTML & imported it to Firefox 3 in kubuntu, when I had a look at my tags they were GONE!!!
    So I tried Delicious, & exported my bookmarks there just to find the folders as tags instead of the tags I manually entered.
    Foxmarks gave me the same result (but nice interface though) so I ended up making folders out of the most important tag I was using in my bookmarks
    (tagsifter has a migration tool that does the exact opposite of this – so maybe it'll help when I'm importing it in my kubuntu firefox 3)
    by the way the new round back button looks nice too bad its not there in the kubuntu version!!!

  89. redinhawaii Says:
    March 25th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    all of this is well and good but creating a New Folder is still a mystery to me, and shamefully absent from the ease it use to be in version 2
    any insights?

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