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Bookmark Menu

Postby pmunix » Mon, 26 Feb 2018, 17:36

Super fast browser!

Small issue but would like to enable it for our many users.

What is the best way to hide the Bookmark Menu for all users. So not a per user setting, but for all users on a system.
From the browser itself it is simple, but is there configuration to do it?

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby pmunix » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 17:28

I add a picture to show how it looks. My browser is in Dutch.
It is called the Bookmark Menu...and I want to hide it. Not in the GI but in configuration.

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby GMforker » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 17:56

This settings is in the user profile:

xulstore.json

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"PersonalToolbar":{"collapsed":"true"} (or "false")
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 19:15

Why the HELL are you telling someone to edit profile.. files manually.. What you even suggested someone UNWISELY do won't even do what they want...
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby Isengrim » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 19:41

Does right clicking next to the menu bar and unchecking "Bookmarks Toolbar" in the list not accomplish this?

Edit: Oops, just ignore me.
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby GMforker » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 19:48

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:Why the HELL are you telling someone to edit profile.. files manually..

No, I just wrote where this setting is stored.

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 20:29

Except.. that has NOTHING to do with what he is asking.. That would only apply for established profiles..
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby Fedor2 » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 21:02

You may be do the hack of the profile creation, i think it is stored in omni.jar in some java code, so you can unpack, make the needed editions and pack back.

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Tue, 27 Feb 2018, 21:27

In any event, I see no reason to instruct someone on how to do unwise and unsupported things.
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby pmunix » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:00

Thanks for your help. This is a deep "inside job".
Would be nice if we could think of a way to make this more simple.

This is what I did:

- mkdir /tmp/temp #made a temp directory
- cp /opt/palemoon/browser/omni.ja /tmp/temp #copied /opt/palemoon/browser/omni.ja to it
- cd /tmp/temp # cd
- unzip omni.ja # unzip it
- vi chrome/browser/content/browser/browser.xul # edit it

change

<toolbar id="PersonalToolbar"
mode="icons" iconsize="small" defaulticonsize="small"
lockiconsize="true"
class="chromeclass-directories"
context="toolbar-context-menu"
defaultset="personal-bookmarks"
toolbarname="&personalbarCmd.label;" accesskey="&personalbarCmd.accesskey;"
collapsed="false"
customizable="true">

to


<toolbar id="PersonalToolbar"
mode="icons" iconsize="small" defaulticonsize="small"
lockiconsize="true"
class="chromeclass-directories"
context="toolbar-context-menu"
defaultset="personal-bookmarks"
toolbarname="&personalbarCmd.label;" accesskey="&personalbarCmd.accesskey;"
collapsed="true"
customizable="true">

So the collapsed is now “true”.

- rm omni.ja # delete the old file
- zip -r omni.ja * # made a new omni.ja file
- cp /tmp/temp/omni.ja /opt/palemoon/browser/omni.ja # copied it back

Now every new user (or user with a removed profile) gets a collapsed PersonalToolbar / Bookmark Menu

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:17

I hope you don't plan on redistributing this.. Cause it won't be allowed with official branding.
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby JustOff » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:19

IMHO, this is a wrong and dangerous way that one should not recommend to anyone, let alone give detailed instructions. The same can be easily and safely done using an extension that can be enabled by default for all profiles.
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:26

Glad someone else sees this..

Ignore the WebExtensions bits.. Most of that document still applies even to us.. I wish I could find the original resource that described the distribution/extensions directories..
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby pmunix » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:44

What could be wrong with hiding a Bookmark Menu?
It uses space in a browser window and is filled with standard links most people don't use.

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 17:50

Whatever this person decides to do they best not distribute it with official branding...

http://www.palemoon.org/redist.shtml
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby JustOff » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 18:01

There is nothing wrong with hiding a Bookmarks Menu Toolbar, but editing omni.ja is definitely a bad idea.

PS: And, of course, the distribution license should also be respected if you plan to publish the package that was modified in any way.
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby pmunix » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 18:16

There is no redistribution of the package. Only usage.

I don’t like to have the standard Bookmark menu compulsory. That’s all.

Maybe it can be done in configuration in the future?

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby Fedor2 » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 18:50

Without repacking omni.ja, i got on mind a method used to cancel addon signing requirement in newer firefox - crafted config.js in browser folder

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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby riiis » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 19:26

Off-topic:
Note the "omni.ja" file is not a standard archive file. For example, omni.ja (even if renamed to omni.jar or omni.zip) can not be opened with the popular archive manager 7-Zip. When the edited contents of omni.ja are re-zipped, there is no certainty that the new omni.ja is in the same format as the original omni.ja.
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pmunix wrote:Small issue but would like to enable it for our many users.
What is the best way to hide the Bookmark Menu [Bookmarks Toolbar] for all users on a system.
This is what I did:
...
Now every new user (or user with a removed profile) gets a collapsed PersonalToolbar / Bookmark Menu [Bookmarks Toolbar]
What could be wrong with hiding a Bookmark Menu [Bookmarks Toolbar]? It uses space in a browser window and is filled with standard links most people don't use.

A new forum user. Appears to have above-average technical knowledge. Yet, posts bizarre question and provides an even more bizarre response to this very same question. Perhaps the forum is being trolled? In recent weeks, there seems to be several posts to this forum, of similar nature.
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Re: Bookmark Menu

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 19:43

I kinda agree.. But I can't tell if this is the case in this instance..
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