RE: [Epiphany] bookmark system

On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 19:41, D. D. Brierton wrote:
> > 2 The main way to access bookmarks is the bookmark dialog, not the
> > bookmarks menu.
> Okay, well that completely passed me by. I didn't even realise that
> until I read your mail. I thought that was for editing and organising.
> It would not have occurred to me to use it for navigating to my
> bookmarked sites. Is there some way that Epiphany could start with this
> somehow open and attached to the browser window?
> > Submenus are phisically hard to navigate, cannot provide search
> > functionalities and cannot integrate editing features (I dont like the
> > separation of editing/viewing, manipulating the view directly is more
> > usable ihmo).
> I do understand what you mean about integrating editing and searching
> features - the trouble is that the dialog as it stands does not
> obviously suggest that it is meant to be used for anything but editing
> and searching. As I said, it never occurred to me that you were meant to
> use it to actually navigate to your bookmarked sites.

Re-reading what I wrote, I just had an idea (a very sketchy one). What
if Epiphany had by default the bookmarks "dialog" permanently docked as
a horizontal toolbar in some kind of vertically compressed form
(obviously it would no longer be a dialog). Giving the toolbar focus
would immediately expand it vertically (still contained within the
browser window), into its current two-pane form with search area. You
could edit, search and navigate to bookmarks. Double clicking a bookmark
would immediately defocus the bookmarks toolbar, and it would vertically
collapse again. I think in that form it would be more obvious that it
was intended for navigation to bookmarked sites as well as editing and
searching bookmarks (although it should be obvious that it is for that

Another thought - why don't you simply integrate history into the
current bookmark system, so that there is a top-level topic which users
cannot manually assign to a bookmark simply called "History"?

Best, Darren

D. D. Brierton  
       Trying is the first step towards failure (Homer Simpson)

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