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Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by gracious1 » 2018-09-17, 09:59

Mozilla plans to remove support for bookmarks descriptions from Firefox. (This is a few weeks old, but only now did I find it.)
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/27/mozil ... criptions/

It's minor feature, but one that I use a lot, such as when I remove the name from a bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar, leaving only the favicon. I'll put the name in description. Sometimes I add notes to myself about the bookmark, like why I bookmarked it in the first place, and why I want to read it, that it should be deleted after being read, etc.

It's as if Mozilla is combing its code, trying to find all the little niceties in the browser, and mercilessly ripping them out. :evil:
I guess the bookmark descriptions are customizable, and therefore superfluous and/or bad. Pffffttt. :thumbdown:

So I guess this could be another thing to note about Pale Moon, that it continues to support bookmark descriptions.
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by Admin » 2018-09-17, 10:21

You can ask yourself, instead, this: Does Chrome support bookmark descriptions? No? Then there is your answer :)
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by tuxman » 2018-09-17, 10:44

Because that's what we need: Complete Chrome compliance.
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-09-18, 06:49

tuxman wrote:Because that's what we need: Complete Chrome compliance.
Might as well use Chrome, in that case...
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2018-09-18, 08:04

I question the broad relevance of threads like this.. Why does anyone care what Mozilla does these days. Almost anything they do has very little impact on us especially when it comes to what happens in mozilla-central where nothing there has anything to do with us.
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by Phantom » 2018-09-18, 12:46

EDIT. Never mind. Was thinking of something different. I actually delete the descriptions and use that space for password/username hints.
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by JSB2000 » 2018-09-18, 12:53

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:Why does anyone care what Mozilla does these days.
For the same reasons the owner of another manufacturer's vehicle would "care" if they heard that Ford planned to eliminate interval windshield wipers on all THEIR vehicles:

1) Entertainment (Hey, look at those idiots! They're shooting themselves by doing that! Glad I didn't buy a Ford!).

2) Concern (Uh oh...Toyota did that a while back. Now Ford's doing it. Is my manufacturer next?)

3) Opportunity (Wow. That's a really useful feature they're killing off there. I own stock in the brand I drive. Maybe this will help make my brand more popular. Or, maybe there's something even BETTER than interval wipers coming out...like a windshield that doesn't need wipers at all! Hmmm...I wonder if my brand thought of that? That could be a game changer!)
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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2018-09-18, 15:33

No. All these threads amount to when distilled is Mozilla sucks, we don't, hahaha look at the fools over in Mountain View. It is pointless now a days.

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Re: Mozilla does it again -- bookmark descriptions are kaput!

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-09-18, 16:29

1) Entertainment
2) Concern
3) Opportunity
1) It stopped being entertaining a long time ago. Now it's just sad. -> no value
2) Concern? Why would our community be concerned about a 400 million/year company squandering away their resources when what they do has 0 bearing on us? -> no value
3) There is no opportunity looking at someone stripping themselves bare of features, except carrying on as we already are. -> no value

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