[Bug 237079] [NEW] Bookmarks defaults to 'bookmark this page'

Art Clarke aar.clarke at activ8.net.au
Tue Jun 3 14:07:49 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

see also

Bug #213528, first reported on 2008-04-07

replicated in new bug report as there is probably no-one likely to pick
up the info in that report.

Almost identical description to an annoying 'feature' in 3.0b5

On first instance of wanting to access an existing bookmark from the menu a dialog box is displayed offering to bookmark the current page (whatever that may be, not just home page).
Selecting 'cancel' closes the box and from that point on selecting bookmarks from the menu gives access to the existing bookmarks.

The dialog box is the same one used for 'bookmark this page' ( Ctrl+D ).

Bookmark toolbar is turned off.
This is an upgrade to Hardy.

Additional and related, the option 'bookmark this page' is about as useful and advanced as that included as Favorites in MS Internet Explorer version 3 !
In other words, it's a great big step backwards from Firefox v2.

Really bright, no direct way of adding a bookmark into any existing
folders in the bookmark tree.

Doing some testing and my conclusion is that 'bookmarks' in 3.0b5 is definitely broken.

Selected (from menu bar) Bookmarks
Selected 'Bookmark this page'
Dialogue box for adding bookmark appears.
No expansion of 'Bookmarks Menu' to display the existing folder structure.
Selection left on 'Bookmarks Menu'.
Button 'New Folder' does not display any sort of dialog allowing entry of the desired name and doesn't appear to have done anything.
Button 'Done' gives no indication of what has been done.

Selected (from menu bar) Bookmarks
Selected 'Organize Bookmarks'
Display of bookmarks appears as expected but ....
There is now a folder named 'New Folder' in the bookmarks.
There is an entry at the top level of the bookmarks for the current web page as was accessed at the time of selecting 'Done'.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jun  3 22:53:27 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0~b5+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-17-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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