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  • Holy Crap! Thank you! I've been looking for something like this ever since the Alice0775 add-ons stopped working. This is one feature that Mozilla really fell on it's face when it re-wrote FF.
  • It does NOT show the folder where the bookmark is contained (using Macbook Pro).
    Hello, I do not have a Mac to test all myself, but this certainly works everywhere, or other users would have complained before.
    - When you search, a new panel opens with the list of matching bookmark items.
    - Then click on the one you want to show and the main panel will scroll down to show the corresponding item in the real list, with its sibblings around and ancestors above.
    - If the list of sibblings is big and you do not see the parent folder, simply right click on the bookmark item and select "Go parent folder".

    What are you trying to do which is not working ? Could you open an issue there https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues so that I see better ?
    Thank you, aaFn.
  • Thank you aaFn and good people at Mozilla for all you effort!

    I loved Alice0775, for making available "Go Parent Folder" and "Show Parent Folder" for all the people with more than 10 pages bookmarked.
    When you search something in bookmarks, being able to actually go(not just open it, in a tab), where the found bookmark is located, is a MUST have in every default FF.
    When I search for something in bookmarks, sometimes I just want to find(because I do not(want to) remember all the hierarchy) the subfolder in which it is, so I can add a new bookmark there. Same logic goes for deleting something and tidying up.
    Another missing, but important thing in bookmarks, is to search for FOLDER NAMES too. Same logic as above...say I want to add a website link to bookmarks, but cannot remember the exact name of the folder where I put the similar links. To my knowledge, FF does not search in the names of the folders, it just searches in links. Has this folder name search in bookmarks, been done in those WE? As a workaround for this drawback, I have created a lot of false bookmarks which I named exactly like the folders.
    About the translation...I would be happy to translate in my native language(which is not English). Use github translation system(page).
    I did not see an email address, where we can talk to you about this extension...maybe you do not want to get bombarded by spam..I get it, although talking through reviews is more difficult and not efficient, and for us non developers, having to use github is not the most convenient way to exchange messages.
    Hello White_Oz16, indeed the most convenient way to exchange messages for now is on https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues
    It's not as good as mails, but the advantage is that this is visible to all. I guess an alternative would be to use a Slack channel, but again this is not the most widespread method for all ..

    Issues on GitHub remain easy to use, and we can even exchange files there if you do not want to enter into the pull mechanisms on Git/GitHub, which I must say is not the most natural in the world, I agree with you.

    Since code and features are stabilizing, yes one of the next steps will be to take care of translation now. I will see how to organize that, and will come back in https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues/62 on it.
  • Absolutely needed. Just installed it and I can see it is an awesome work. Pressing Ctrl+Q you access the Bookmar searh plus 2 the same way you access to Firefox Bookmarks, History etc on the left pane. You can even see the folders opened as you left them so you can alternate between this view and a different one in FF Bookmarks quickly.
    Yet, there's an incovenient. While everything else looks to work consistently, pressing Ctrl+Q opens the left pane but the Search box is not focused (not selected), so you have to take your mouse and go to the search box to start searching for a folder, which it defeats the purpose of the keyboard shortcut (not having to lose time using the mouse or any other device that takes time moving the cursos to place the focus on something).
    Moreover, all the other firefox left pane utilities do focus on them with their keyboard shortcut consistently, so we are very used to them, specially to Ctrl+B or Ctrl+H. Then it is frustrating seeing that Ctrl+Q just opens the pane...
    Yet, you are doing a good job and working on it, so you deserve the 5 stars now... Thanks!
    Hello , thank you for the feedback.
    Yes I tried to get the auto-focus on the search box when I initially created the add-on (the object is "autofocus" and in the code I force focus on it), but didn't succeed well as the sidebar simply does not seem to get focus at all when it is open, and doesn't seem to be able to get it by itself :-(
    To see that, when opening the sidebar, simply do an action on keyboard, and you will see that keyboard keys go to the main web page only.
    Autofocus by itself is working since when you click on a non selectable object of the sidebar (like the lifts), then you see that the search box gets the cursor .. so it is really a matter of forcing focus on the sidebar as a whole.

    Now that I got much more experience on add-on development and sidebar programmation, I will try again (but no guarantee, it might be intentional by FF that a web extension [not native] sidebar cannot steal focus by itself).

    Thanks, aaFn.

    ================== Edit =================
    I didn't find any way to do that, and opened a bug to FF https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1502713 as this is not matching the normal behavior with native sidebars.
  • The "show parent folder" was the functionality I got this for. Perfect!
  • Edit:
    Thanks for your reply, it seems I was trying to drag the only thing that wasn't possible to drag! (highlighting the web address and dragging that), but now that you've pointed out how you can drag
    - a tab URL, by dragging from the tab bar at top of the page
    - the address bar URL, by dragging the (i) icon at top left
    that solves my problem, and also the info about " a link URL in a page, by dragging the link itself" is very useful.
    Thanks for your response and help :)

    Original Review:
    It would be useful if you could add bookmarks by dragging and dropping urls, other than that, it's great and exactly what I was looking for
    Hello, thank you for the message and the evaluation. Not exactly sure of what you mean by "dragging and dropping urls", as the function already exists. If you could specify a little more ?

    Right now, one can drag:
    - a tab URL, by dragging from the tab bar at top of the page
    - the address bar URL, by dragging the (i) icon at top left
    - a link URL in a page, by dragging the link itself
    - a bookmark from the tree
    and drop wherever needed in the bookmark tree.
    Let me know if there is anything else draggable that I missed, and I'll look to add.
  • @ aaFn | Thanks for your timely response.
    Update | A few hours before your post I removed the extension and reinstalled it. The Favicon Fetching Pause/Active feature is now working just fine.
    Firefox v62.0.2 (64-bit) user
    Original Comment | Favicon fetching was working after v2.0.37 update. However, after setting fetching to Pause and later resetting to Active, fetching does not activate even after next FF Restart.
    Firefox v62.0.2 (64-bit) user
    Hello, that still works fine on my side, I just verified to make sure with multiple Pause / Active sequences, and this is ok.
    Could you open an issue here -> https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues
    so that we track this down together on your config ?

    Thank you, aaFn.
    Update: ok, glad this was only a glitch then, and thank you for coming back here to say.
    Cheers, aaFn.
  • very very usefull, thanks.
  • Great extension. Thank you very much for doing it and maintaining it. I must also highlight that the best thing I have seen about this extension is not the extension itself, which is great, but the very open, friendly and honest attitude of its developer. To me, this is the biggest asset of all and one that is not so common. That's why this project deserves full five stars, hands down, regardless of whatever minor imperfections that anyone may have mentioned earlier, which the developer has made honest efforts to fix within his/her power. Kudos!
    Welcome, and thank you for writing that, it feels good to read.

    Extensions are to make life easier for FF users. So I am trying to get something which is fitting most of you as much as possible, while sticking to the initial goals of showing the path to bookmarks and of trying to remain as close to the native sidebar as possible, since an add-on cannot be in the native sidebar anymore after Quantum.

    Hoping one day FF will integrate that much needed function, and so success for that add-on will be to disappear :-) In the interim, it may be here for long however :-D

    Cheers, aaFn.
  • I have waited for so long for a replacement for "Go Parent Folder" and "Show Parent Folder" and had given up all hope of a decent bookmark system for Firefox.

    Thank you for at last fixing Firefox's terrible bookmark management!!


    PS: Any chance of adding a replacement for Alice's "Undo Bookmarks Menu" to undo the last change to the menu? This would be very useful for those accidental mistakes where you drag and drop a folder or shortcut somewhere and it "disappears" - normally deep into some folder somewhere!
    Thank you. Interesting idea. Would you mind submitting it as an "issue" on https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues so that I keep track of it and study if/when it would be easy to add ?
  • This is a very nice addon, especially since the coming of Quantum has disrupted many extensions I used before :-(

    It would be PERFECT if , in the search result pane, it was possible to edit all the bookmark fields (Name, Location, Tags, Keyword and Description), as in the native feature (currently, only "Name" and "Address" fields can be changed).

    Another feature that is missing is a function allowing to sort alphabetically the bookmarks in the selected folder (the FF-native bookmark context menu allows this also).

    Thanks for your work, anyway, keep it up!
    Hello Max1234-ITA, as soon as FF makes that available .. see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1225916 (but current FF developer comments on the bug do not leave a lot of hope for something coming soon .. :-( )

    As for the sort, this is to come yes, although I didn't work out a plan yet. This is discussed here https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues/43

    Thank you, aaFn.
    ===================== Update =========================
    "Sort by Name" is now available in 2.0.36.
  • Outstanding! That is what I've been looking for a long time. Very often you need not only search some bookmark, but also need to get a folder where it is located. This "plus" does all these things by fast and intuitive way. The all I did after install, just set up the option "After `Show bookmark`".
  • I Love You ...
  • very easy to use. great replacement for "show parent folder". minor wish - that it worked in "show all bookmarks" window, not just in sidebar, but doesn't detract from filling a need of something I've been missing. Thank you very much!
  • No toolbar icon for this extension; can use CTRl-Q keyboard shortcut in Windows to open the extn in the sidebar. The search seems to work fine; the lower pane shows the bookmark location within the fully expanded bookmark tree, so if your searched bookmark is the 100th within a partcular folder/parent you would have to scroll up in the sidebar a 100 rows to find which folder is the parent. Perhaps you could initially just show the bookmark position within a folded bookmark tree, and an option (say a "+" icon) to expand the parent folder and/or the whole tree. Not sure if this is technically possible though, just my thought
    Hello JoAb, thank you for the comments.

    There is a toolbar icon for the extension. It is a yellow star with a "+" sign inside it. Maybe you removed it or you have something hiding it ? In the first case, try "additional tools" on far right of the toolbar, then "customize toolbar" .. and you should find it and be able to drag it back to the toolbar.

    On the thing you suggest for "show search", this is not easily possible. but also this wouldn't match the frequent behavior that users often search for a boookmark to find where to drag a new bookmark which they want to put / create in that same folder and around the same place => they need to see the full contents of the folder around the searched bookmark to place the new bookmark.
    By the way, this is exactly reproducing the behavior of the initial Bookmark Search Plus extension (pre-Quantum), which BSP2 is replacing.

    Thank you, aaFn.

    ******** Edit ************************
    On second thought, a proposal I could make is to add an action to the right click context menu which would be "Go parent folder" .. and it would jump you directly to the parent 100 rows above without you scrolling for it.
    That action could be both in the main bookmark and in the search result panes .. what do you think ?

    If that looks good to you, would you mind opening it as an issue on https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues ?

    Cheers, aaFn.

    ******** Edit again ******************
    Never mind, on third thought, I believe this is a useful feature for all, so I opened the issue myself
    and implemented the function in 2.0.34.

  • Thank you for your hard work...been waiting for the parent folder features since we lost it in web extensions. Nice to have this functionality back. I can now remove my legacy ext. reminder to keep checking for it.
  • useless! This is not a 1:1 GoParentFolder-Addon

    A much better solution (replacement) is:
    Hello anonymous, not sure what is useless, and sorry for the bad experience if something is not working.
    Would you mind being more specific on https://github.com/aaFn/Bookmark-search-plus-2/issues ?

    Note that BSP2 is first a replacement for Bookmark Search Plus from the same author than Go Parent Folder. It does the same thing but runs from inside a sidebar, so that it can remain visible at the same time as your navigation pages.
    Bookmarks Manager is a good add-on and is inside a pop up, which is a different philosophy.

    I do not believe it is fair to compare both together, it is a question of taste, and tastes are never absolute.
    What we all strive for is to be useful to others, so anything allowing to progress is much welcome.

    Cheers, aaFn.
  • that's the real thing!
  • Thank you for resurrecting the best add on for Firefox. I have a zillion bookmarks and folders and used to use Go Parent Folder all the time to find bookmarks. This add on does that and more. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!