Tip: Dragging Current Page to Bookmarks Folder

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by El Guru in Blogs, CyberNet, Firefox, Fx 3.5, Tips & Tweaks

In the past couple months I really started taking advantage of The Bookmarks Toolbar function. This is especially true at work as there are frequent help articles I need to reference and/or email to customer.  I have about 3 or 4 folders (some with sub folders) on my Bookmarks Toolbar. I am constantly adding more bookmarks as I come across more articles and guides I know I might need in the future.

I’ve received and seen posted elsewhere a couple of comments that people are having troubles ‘dragging’ the page into a Bookmarks Toolbar Folder in the newer Firefox 3.1 Beta builds. From what I have read it seems they are trying to drag the current tab into a bookmark folder.Whenever I wanted to add the current page I am viewing as a bookmark within a folder,  I would simply just grab the favicon and drag that into that folder on the Bookmarks Toolbar. Note: highlighting and trying to drag the URL into a folder will not work. Not only does trying to drag the tab into a folder not work, but it will likely ‘tear’ the tab and you will end up with that tab being moved into a new window.

While on the subject of Tab Tearing, there is no way to presently disable this hideous and useless (at least for me) feature. I’ve been told it is a work in progress and will be improved. I’ve also been directed to a patch that is suppose to make the feature a little less sensitive but that involved loading a custom build instead of the official builds. I am not sure if this patch has landed on the current trunk or if it was part of the Beta 2 release earlier this week. May be like the tab switching preview feature this too will be pulled based on user/tester feedback.

  1. memburu says:

    thanks for the nice tip. really very useful

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