Re: [Epiphany] bookmark system

It takes getting used to. I've been fighting a losing battle for years
with Netscape-style bookmark management, so Ephy's style was a hit for
me immediately. However, I have been debating with myself whether to beg
for hierarchic keyword/category lists or not.. Having them would allow
both a bookmark management style more like what everyone is used to, and
what Ephy currently has, but also something that I think would work for
myself extremely well - both broad area-type keywords and very specific

Being able to file bookmarks under multiple keywords is very nice, but
the toolbar menus and the bookmark editor search are not as strong as
they could be due to lack of keyword intersection search. Having that
would allow me to file things under two orthogonal keyword lists and get
very accurate bookmark lists..

On Thu, 2003-05-15 at 23:05, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> I feel exactly the same like this person about bookmarks (see attached
> forward). Note that I'm an 'advanced' user. Newbies used to IE /
> Netscape's favourites will also be scared about it.
> I like to keep things in order and Galeon's bookmark management is
> great. When I don't feel like going in the menu for Bookmarks -> News ->
> OSNews I just type 'osn' in the address bar, press down and enter. So
> galeon has both rapid access and order.
> -- 
> Marius Andreiana
> Soluţii informatice bazate pe Linux / Linux-based IT solutions
> ______________________________________________________________________
> From: D. D. Brierton <>
> To:
> Subject: [OT] Epiphany - a quick review
> Date: 15 May 2003 11:27:55 +0100
> I wanted to try out Mozilla 1.4 beta, and when I saw that Rawhide had
> packages I downloaded them, and as a (known) consequence had to
> uninstall Galeon. Seeing that Rawhide also had Epiphany, I installed
> that and gave it a whirl.
> As a web developer, I use Mozilla when I'm working because the DOM
> Inspector and the Venkman debugger are invaluable. But when I'm just
> browsing I used to use Galeon because it was so speedy. Well, Epiphany
> feels even speedier, and I like it's no options minimal configuration
> style - very GNOME 2, although I appreciate that many dislike that
> trend. That's the good bit.
> What I can't get used to is Epiphany's new fangled bookmarking system.
> There is no bookmarks menu, instead you type the first few letters of a
> bookmark title into the location bar and a drop-down gives you a choice
> of possible completions. There is no user-defined bookmark hierarchy
> that I can determine. If you are the kind of person who is hopelessly
> disorganised, who keeps all of your emails in your inbox, all of your
> files in the same directory, and all of your bookmarks in the top-level
> bookmark menu this is probably a God-send. However, if you are like me,
> and had a very carefully organised system of bookmarks, in a very
> hierarchical system of sub-folders, then Epiphany is a complete
> nightmare. I can't find any of my bookmarks anymore! I don't remember
> their name, so I don't know what letters to start typing - I just
> remember what category and sub-category I filed them under. I had so
> many bookmarks, that I would often forget that I had bookmarked
> something, and would enjoy browsing through my own bookmarks menu,
> discovering things that I had totally forgotten about! No more in
> Epiphany. This is like a file manager that chooses to ignore your own
> system of folders and sub-folders, but instead displays every file as if
> it was in your home directory! Users? Pah! What do they know about
> filing - I'll just ignore whatever they've done and organise everything
> how I see fit!
> I have to say that I can see no advantage to this new bookmark system
> whatsoever. Until Epiphany changes this I'll be using Mozilla as my
> browser and praying that Red Hat bring back Galeon!
> Best, Darren
> -- 
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> D. D. Brierton  
>        Trying is the first step towards failure (Homer Simpson)
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