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How do I make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ?

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I have this Shortcut that opens to "All Bookmarks"

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -chrome chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul

. . . but, how do you change it, so it opens to "Other Bookmarks" . . . which is a sub-directory of "All Bookmarks" ?

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"Ctrl + Shift + B" with Firefox open does what I want, but uses the keyboard . . . Is it possible to make a Shortcut that does "Ctrl + Shift + B" on Firefox?

Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly . . . https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_bookmarks

Library window (Bookmarks) . . . Ctrl + Shift + B

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This might work, but I don't know the syntax:

Firefox internal commands . . . http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2871035#

PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("UnfiledBookmarks");

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For example, this doesn't work in a Shortcut, or as a .BAT file, using the "<" as "Redirection"

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" < PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("UnfiledBookmarks");

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Conclusion: To delete Bookmarks from Firefox, the easiest way is to use . . . Ctrl + Shift + B . . . or . . . . . . Bookmarks / Show All Bookmarks . . . because it defaults to the "Other Bookmarks" sub-directory

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This is JavaScript and currently only works via the command line in the Browser Console. You would need a Legacy extension to run such privileged JavaScript code.

  • PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("UnfiledBookmarks");
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I looked into this . . . use that command with keyconfig (below) . . . which you'd have to use with a pre "FF57" version of Firefox

Ctrl + Shift + B . . . or . . . . . . Bookmarks / Show All Bookmarks . . . does exactly what I want . . . I'll just go with that

It would be good if they could make things you do regularly work with one click, of a Shortcut or button.

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Install an older version of Firefox . . . https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox

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keyconfig 20110522 • mozillaZine Forums . . . [This Extension no longer works with FF 57] . . . keyconfig allows you to change keyboard shortcuts . . . http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=72994

keyconfig . . . Not much here . . . [This Extension no longer works with FF 57] . . . http://mozilla.dorando.at/readme.html

Dorando keyconfig :: Reviews :: Add-ons for Firefox . . . [This Extension no longer works with FF 57] . . . This "command" will open the Library with the unsorted folder selected (it is not a "link") . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer('UnfiledBookmarks'); . . . You can use an extension like "keyconfig" to create a shortcut key with this command . . . https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dorando-keyconfig/reviews/787004/

Firefox internal commands • mozillaZine Forums . . . [This Extension no longer works with FF 57] . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("UnfiledBookmarks"); . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("History"); . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("Downloads"); . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("Tags"); . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("AllBookmarks"); . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("BookmarksToolbar"); . . . PlacesCommandHook.showPlacesOrganizer("BookmarksMenu"); . . . http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2871035#

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Anything wrong with turning on the Firefox Menu Bar ? I find it more powerful and easier to use.

Mouse to top of Browser, Right Click , Click Menu Bar.

On a 32in tv is pretty small and out of the way.

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I have the Menu Bar shown, but you can't put a button on it for single-click.

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That is a question I have:

places.xul - DXR . . . What is places.xul? . . . https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/browser/components/places/content/places.xul

It's a "skin" - a "chrome"

. . . Maybe I could take a copy of this code, put it in a text file, give it a different name with the .xul extension, and edit it, so the "cursor" defaults to "Other Bookmarks"?

. . . What part of the code would I change to what, and to what?

. . . Wait, I would need to use an XUL editor? Are there any free ones? What are they?

. . . I would just be modifying the code for this "skin" a little bit

. . . Is there anything I need to watch out for, so I don't mess up the bookmarks, or Firefox, when I used it?

. . . It seems like it's: 1.) too much work, 2.) not a file that I can manipulate, but part of a protected area of FF, 3.) too much time to learn, and 4.) easy to mess things up

. . . For now, I think I'll just stick with using the standard of Ctrl + Shift + B

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Here's what I figured out. There's too much to put here, so, I've put it on a 4-page PDF on my Google Docs:

4 Ways to get to Firefox "Other Bookmarks", from slowest to fastest The following are 4 macros that I have in Excel 2010. The first two just use VBA. The second two use NirCmd.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eche0L-qHRWVA_yEh0JiL1k5SNK4HpCt

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Hi! Thanks for these links on css, I'll take a look.

But, I have figured out my issue. Click the Google Docs link to see the PDF I made. It's nothing overwhelming . . . 4 pages, it's pretty simple . . .

. . . These are 4 macros that get the job done, using either: "Page down / Enter" or "Ctrl + Shift + B" . . . using either VBA or NirCmd

I thought my question here could use resolution, so, this is what I have figured out.

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Thanks for reporting back on your solutions. I think if were to summarize them:

Using your favorite host:

(1) Launch the places.xul page in a new Firefox window or tab, then (2) Use SendKeys (or equivalent) to emulate manual keyboard navigation

That might be the best you can do from outside Firefox.

But I'm not clear on the purpose of this. You mentioned deleting bookmarks. Are you automating that, too?

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. . . Shortcut to "Other Bookmarks" . . . not clear on the purpose of this

So I can click one button in Excel 2010, it brings that up, and I can manually delete them.

On another forum (tenforums), I think I can find out how to do a Delete Query for "Other Bookmarks" using SQLite3, and not even need to bring up "Other Bookmarks."

I'll see if I can find out how to get all the folder levels in an extract, also. That would save someone some time, if he wanted to convert to keeping all Bookmarks in Excel.

. . . You mentioned deleting bookmarks. Are you automating that, too?

Yes. I'll do a post later that has this info. It's really cool.

At the bottom of this page, I just posted a link that explains how to get Bookmarks out of Firefox. I'll include it again in the later post that has the additional info:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1190466#answer-1062102