Mozilla 0.9.1 Released
Thursday June 7th, 2001
mozilla.org released milestone 0.9.1 today, which continues to move Mozilla towards the 1.0 release. New features include Bi-directional text support, LDAP Autocomplete in mail, new combined taskbar, an overhaul of the Modern skin with all new colors and buttons, and a slew of performance and stability fixes, with over 30 of the topcrash bugs fixed.
#66 Re: Cascading Bookmarks Possible?
Friday June 8th, 2001 2:55 PM
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In another post, i said rather off the cuff, the i would rather have scrolling than multiple column menus. I said that because i believed this to be a more elegant solution.
I have since gone into Both NAV4 and Moz0.9.1 and built multi-hundred bookmark folders. The NAV4 behavior in such situations is DEFINITELY better.
Some readers have ASSUMED that Brad Barnett is lazy and just doesn't want to organize his bookmarks. But even if you do organize your bookmarks, i can see the need for having a subfolder with multi-hundred objects in it. For instance, a system admin who keeps a list of all in-house web servers(including individual users) in a folder for easy access. In a large organization like mine, that list can be very very long.
Matthew Thomas says in bug 45700 that what happens when you reach the edge of the screen. Well Matt, you obviously didn't take the time to test this, did you? If you had, you would have seen that in NAV4, when it reaches the right side of the screen, the last item to appear is "More Bookmarks...". When you click on "More Bookmarks...", it opens up the Manage Bookmarks window and takes you to that directory so that you can access any that didn't show up in the cascade.
This works well! It works well enough that if a seperate XP component has to be built to do this for bookmarks as opposed to other lists, then so be it.
BUT, ranting does not help!!!!! Informed polite discussion will always work better. Bug 45700 would be a much better bug if it had been worded something like this:
Please make large bookmark lists work like they do in Netscape Navigator 4.
And then go on to detail why this is important to this particular user. This should also include detailed instructions to reproduce as per the bug reporting spec.