Back in the wild west days of the Internet I used to bookmark a lot of pages to keep track of the ones that interested me. Services like Del.icio.us did not exist then, and neither did synchronizations services which all were introduced at a later point in time. Today bookmarking has taken a backseat in my day to day activities on the Internet. While I still use it occasionally to save great sites that I discover, I have mostly switched to RSS for that. Only the sites that do not offer RSS are added to the bookmarks instead.
The process of adding bookmarks to Firefox has not changed much in past years. You can still click on the star icon in the address bar to add the site with a single click to the unsorted bookmarks, or double-click the star to open the Edit this Bookmark menu which displays a small overlay window with options to move the bookmark and rename it (You can alternatively use the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-D for that as well).
One of the biggest issues here is that the window cannot be resized, which significantly worsens the user experience, especially if you have a nested bookmarks folder structure like I do.
Edit Bookmark Plus is a Firefox extension that improves the bookmarks handling in Firefox in a number of ways. The first feature that the extension adds is a way to resize the edit this bookmark menu. You can increase or decrease the size of the window, and the bookmarks tree is automatically expanded to use all of the available screen estate of the window.
The Firefox add-on in addition fixes a bug in the window that some Firefox users may experience from time to time. The selection of a folder in the pulldown menu at the top of the window sometimes does not display that folder in the bookmarks tree. The intended behavior is that Firefox jumps straight to the selected folder in the structure.
The third and final option are two new options (update url and update name) that are added to menus in the bookmarks toolbar, menu, and sidebar. This makes updating a lot easier.
Edit Bookmark Plus can be a useful extension for Firefox users who work with bookmarks regularly.Advertisement
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