Ticket #1071 (closed enhancement: duplicate)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

More options for organizing the bookmarks drawer

Reported by: veramilo Owned by: dkocher
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: interface Version: 2.7.3
Severity: normal Keywords: organize, bookmarks, folders, sort
Cc: Architecture:
Platform:

Description

I have a LOT of bookmarks which would be much more managable if I could group some of them into folders (maybe even subfolders) and only expand those which are relevant during a certain time period or while working on a particular project. Likewise, if I have bookmarks that I use less frequently, I would put them all into an appropriately-named folder and keep it closed and out of the way until I needed one of them.

(Also, if there was an option to hide the user and URL info below each nickname and reduce the size of the icon, it would help compact the bookmarks list further.)

One problem with using the folder paradigm is that some users (probably very few) may become confused thinking the bookmark list is a rendition of their local disk directory. Maybe if each folder had a Cyberduck logo on it, it would be clearer.

There are, of course, many examples of using the folder structure but most of them only sort the items by rigid criteria. I would definitely want to maintain the ability to manually arrange the list -- at least as an option -- but I also have a suggestion for including additional sorting options:

There could be a popup "display by" menu at the top of the drawer. The options in the popup might be domain name, date last used, date created, user name (login), and nickname -- and these would all ignore (flatten) any folder structure the user has set up. But there should also be an option to return to folder view. If you select a bookmark in any display view, it should remain selected after you switch to another view, and if you switch to FOLDER view, the folder the selection is in should also expand to show it. This would then also make the feature helpful for locating and refiling a misfiled bookmark.

If you have any familiarity with Filemaker, a similar popup menu appears in its Field Definition dialog but the field names can also be dragged into any custom order. They cannot, however, be categorized into folders.

Thank you for providing and maintaining such an excellent product!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by dkocher

See also #285.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 9 years ago by dkocher

Replying to veramilo:

(Also, if there was an option to hide the user and URL info below each nickname and reduce the size of the icon, it would help compact the bookmarks list further.)

There is an option for this in upcoming 2.8

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by dkocher

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

See #285 and #916.

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