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Bookmarking in Firefox

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    Bookmarking in Firefox


    Top of the mornin to ya all:
    This isn't really Windows related, but anyway...
    Does anyone know how to configure Firefox to 'land' bookmarks to the toolbar by default instead of having to click on the Folder drop down menu to choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Thanks Miles, I was hoping to find something in 'about:config' but thank you for the tip!
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    Does anyone know how to configure Firefox to 'land' bookmarks to the toolbar by default instead of having to click on the Folder drop down menu to choose?


    I usually just drag that little globe icon next to the address to where I want it. It doesn't get any easier then that.
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    I think he wants all the bookmarks, open on the Firefox Home page, not elsewhere. Not sure where he would go with that, but maybe the bookmarks Bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    I usually just drag that little globe icon next to the address to where I want it. It doesn't get any easier then that.
    I knew that! Thanks for the reminder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I think he wants all the bookmarks, open on the Firefox Home page, not elsewhere. Not sure where he would go with that, but maybe the bookmarks Bar?
    What I was aiming at is this:
    When you navigate to a page and want to bookmark it, one click of the bookmark 'star' saves it to the sidebar immediately, two clicks will show the flyout where the 'Name:' will be highlighted, (backspace quickly removes text), however, under 'Folder:' drop down menu you have the options: 'Unsorted', 'Bookmarks Menu', 'Bookmarks Toolbar' and 'Choose'. 'Unsorted Bookmarks' is revealed at the top of the list by default, apparently. I was hoping to make 'Bookmarks Toolbar' the default on the drop down list.
    I wanted this to be the actions:
    Double click 'star' (to reveal the flyout)►backspace (to eliminate text)►click 'Done' (bookmark on toolbar immediately, no text)
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    Check out AutoHotkey_L free scripting language:
    AutoHotkey

    To make a program that sits in the tray and waits for you to press a hotkey is pretty easy. It has commands to simulate mouse clicks and send keys. You can tell which window to act on using the window class. I believe FF 4+ is MozillaWindowClass.

    If you get stuck there's forums to get help. Basically if FF is the active window you would hit the hotkey you made. To make a control-winkey-d hotkey, that only works when FF 4+ is the active window is as simple as:
    Code:
    #IfWinActive ahk_class MozillaWindowClass
    ^#d::
      ; Send some keys or click mouse etc..
    return
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    Do you mean like mine, for example??

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