Just what I needed Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is great for me, since I have hundreds of bookmarks and I can just hover over one and get the description. Why did I just learn about it now?!?!

Bookmarks toolbar folder Name in a tooltip! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

By default in Firefox, when using folders in the bookmarks toolbar, there are no tooltips for the folders, only for the bookmarks themselves. For a large number of bookmark folders in the toolbar, it is common to suppress the Name label to the right, for instance with a userstyle, in order to have more room. The folders all look alike without their labels, and although Bookmark Favicon Changer can be used to differentiate them with icons, the option to have the folder Name appear in a tooltip is very convenient.

The Multirow Bookmarks Toolbar Plus 1.2 addon can be used to provide the tooltips, as well as more rows for folders, but it comes with bundled adware & is therefore objectionable.

Installing this Places' addon instead can provide tooltips with the folder Name visible, but only if the Description field is selected in its options, and a Description is entered into the folder Properties. If there is no Description set for the folder then the tooltip does not appear, even if the addon's Description option is checked. There is no checkbox in the options for the Name field. Enabling the Description in the addon, & using a blank character in the Description field in the folder Properties, will both enable the tooltip on the folder, and also show the Name along with the (blank) Description. But then the tooltip is unnecessarily large and populated with the Description icon packaged in the addon. The icon can be removed with a simple userstyle, but the presence of the blank space in the field still makes the tooltip box taller than it needs to be for displaying just the folder Name.

It would be very wonderful if this addon could include a checkbox for the Name field in its options, so it could be used to enable tooltips on bookmark toolbar folders, and show only the Name in a compact tooltip.

Also, the delay in making the tooltip visible is a bit long, as mentioned by another reviewer, and some ability to shorten that delay would be real nice as well.

This addon is still very useful to provide the folder Name in a tooltip. There appears to be no other addon that will do this other than the latest Multirow, which is quite repulsive because it is now sponsored & requires an optin that injects links & icons into search results, which the sponsors that pay Multirow+ can use for tracking. Multirow+ claims in the reviews that they do not track their users, but make no mention of what their sponsers do, nor do they mention anywhere in their addon download that optin is required to use it. Multirow+ also leaves an optin preference set to True in about:config after installation, even if optin is never selected or agreed to, and the configuration line remains after Multirow+ is uninstalled, which is simply shameful.

Many thanks to Gabriele for providing this tooltip feature for bookmark toolbar folders. It should be default in Firefox already but is not, possibly because of the issue of the tooltip sometimes blocking an icon being placed on the toolbar.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good!!

To create a hyperlink on mouse-over the last visit found on add-on is a good idea if.

It is useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I often input memo about a site into description area.So, this add-on is very useful for me.Thank you!

Fully functional on Firefox 18 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this add-on as if it was a default Firefox functionality, so handy specially with many (old) bookmarks. Worth being updated, at least in version compatibility announced.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect Add-On.
If you have entered a description at your bookmarks, they are shown in the tooltip.
It would be fine if there were icons (images) at the fields "Name" and "URL" (so all lines in the tooltip have icons).

Bit more... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Should also work at:
- Hover over Star icon on Marked Page
- Hover over Bookmark in Library View

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice! It would also be great if you could choose to not display the location or the name (right now it seems that it always displays these fields no matter what). Keep up the good work!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks a lot for the update to this great add-on! Showing the last visited date of a bookmark should be a default feature on Firefox.

tooltip delay Rated 4 out of 5 stars

is it possible to change the time it takes the tooltip to be shown? maybe somewhere in "about:config"?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.20091211). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Still the one and only! Being able to set back/fore colors and the font would rock. And FF 4 beta update please.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.20091211). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Despite the extra apostrophe, this is a solid add-on. Works with Firefox 3.6.8 (I use MR Tech Toolkit to allow installation of old add-ons).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.20091211). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

ブックマークしてから時間が経つと、その名前だけではどんなページだったのか、思い出せない時があります。そんなときは、ブックマークのプロパティの”説明”に簡単なコメントを記載しておけば、それがポップアップ表示されるので、便利です。
できれば、設定画面で”URL”が非表示設定できるようになったほうが、より使い勝手がいいと思います。
私の場合は、URLを非表示にするためにUserchrome.cssにスタイルシートを追加しました。

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.20091211). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best new extension in a long long time!

Well done Gabriele Best.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.20091211). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have searched a lot for a way to have this in Firefox, for keeping things organized better. This addon is the awnser. Thanks for making it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.20091211). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Awesome! Can't believe this isn't standard functionality - this add-on should be compulsory!

Seem to be tooltips popping up in a few places I wouldn't expect them though... FF 3.5.3 on XP SP3.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1b91010). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi!
I like it! Please provide working together with Bookmark Preview - at least switch on/off
Thanks, :)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

love it! even works with bookmark previews!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't do anything on Firefox version 3.5.3. (on XP service pack 3) except cause an annoying Javascript error box to keep popping up until I disabled Places Tooltips.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1b90831). 

why not more options Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i like the concept of this addon ... however i would like to see more options for the tooltips ..

1. last modified date
2. bookmark added date
3. visit count

anyway great addon
thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4).