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Bookmark dialog disappears in 3 seconds

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Hello,

Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes and the bookmark is saved to a place where I most likely don't want it to be saved. Is there a way to get rid of the three second time limit? Thanks!

It's not necessary to read further to answer my question. Bellow I'm going to give some criticism and express frustration about this new feature (or is it a bug?). The criticism is not directed towards the nice people here who give support to users who have problems.

I understand that developers get new ideas and want to put them into practice, but if you change an often used behaviour like this, I don't think it's user friendly to just change the behaviour without asking the user if he want's that behaviour. Personally I don't see how the automatically disappearing dialog helps me (it's very easy to click Esc if I change my mind about bookmarking a page), but I keep experiencing how it makes my browsing experience worse, as I often pause for a moment for example to think what name I'm going to give for the bookmark, or where am I going to place it.

In practice this change has wasted at least an hour of my time (to find an explanation and (in vain) a solution to fix the behaviour), made me annoyed, and based on the comments here and other places, made quite a few other people annoyed too.

Please, when you change the behaviour of Firefox in the future, before changing the behaviour for an individual user, ask him first if he even wants the change. For example show him a dialog where he is told that "we have this new feature where your familiar dialog keeps disappearing every three seconds for no reason so that you get the pleasure of invoking it again...and again...and again. If you want to have that feature, check the box on the left".

Hello, Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes and the bookmark is saved to a place where I most likely don't want it to be saved. Is there a way to get rid of the three second time limit? Thanks! It's not necessary to read further to answer my question. Bellow I'm going to give some criticism and express frustration about this new feature (or is it a bug?). The criticism is not directed towards the nice people here who give support to users who have problems. I understand that developers get new ideas and want to put them into practice, but if you change an often used behaviour like this, I don't think it's user friendly to just change the behaviour without asking the user if he want's that behaviour. Personally I don't see how the automatically disappearing dialog helps me (it's very easy to click Esc if I change my mind about bookmarking a page), but I keep experiencing how it makes my browsing experience worse, as I often pause for a moment for example to think what name I'm going to give for the bookmark, or where am I going to place it. In practice this change has wasted at least an hour of my time (to find an explanation and (in vain) a solution to fix the behaviour), made me annoyed, and based on the comments here and other places, made quite a few other people annoyed too. Please, when you change the behaviour of Firefox in the future, before changing the behaviour for an individual user, ask him first if he even wants the change. For example show him a dialog where he is told that "we have this new feature where your familiar dialog keeps disappearing every three seconds for no reason so that you get the pleasure of invoking it again...and again...and again. If you want to have that feature, check the box on the left".

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This hasn't changed on Windows (still 5 seconds) but Linux builds often have been customized with non-default behaviors so perhaps the package you're installing no longer customizes that time?

There isn't a way to turn it off or change the time, so here's what I suggest for Windows users:

(1) If the panel closes, you can use Ctrl+D to reopen it.

(2) If you usually want extra time, once the panel opens, click in the name or tap the Tab key on the keyboard (or Home, End, Left Arrow, or Right Arrow) and it still stay open indefinitely.

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This hasn't changed on Windows (still 5 seconds) but Linux builds often have been customized with non-default behaviors so perhaps the package you're installing no longer customizes that time?

There isn't a way to turn it off or change the time, so here's what I suggest for Windows users:

(1) If the panel closes, you can use Ctrl+D to reopen it.

(2) If you usually want extra time, once the panel opens, click in the name or tap the Tab key on the keyboard (or Home, End, Left Arrow, or Right Arrow) and it still stay open indefinitely.

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I forgot to mention which OS I use, sorry. I'm using LInux Mint 20.3, and the Firefox version is 102. Until recently the dialog didn't disappear at all, or at least the staying time was so long that I never saw the window disappear by itself. I use bookmarks a lot, and I always use Ctrl + D, so I'm sure I would have noticed if the dialog would have disappeared this quickly before.

Perhaps Linux Mint developers have indeed stopped customizing this feature on Firefox. That seems like a plausible guess to me. I might contact them and ask.

I found a developer discussion about this matter at the Mozilla Bugzilla. Here's a link if you are interested to read it: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1691729

Your tip of reopening the dialog made me think what happens if I press Ctrl + D twice in quick succession. The result is that the dialog stays open until I close it. I think I will use that as a solution for now, until an official fix comes available, perhaps in the form of a setting to disable the disappearing of the dialog entirely.

Thank you very much Jefferson for your quick help!

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