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I use bookmarks extensively. I particularly like 'bookmark all tabs' feature. FF 4.0 no longer lets me do this. I use this feature so much that I would stop using FF 4.0 if I can't have it back.

TheHague

I use bookmarks extensively. I particularly like 'bookmark all tabs' feature. FF 4.0 no longer lets me do this. I use this feature so much that I would stop using FF 4.0 if I can't have it back. TheHague

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You can get it by either right-clicking on a tab, or use keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+D

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TonyE
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You can get it by either right-clicking on a tab, or use keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+D

You can get it by either right-clicking on a tab, or use keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+D

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Unfortunately neither worked and I have uninstalled 4.0 and gone back to 3.615. Thanks for you response though.

Note on 09/16/2011>I do not know what I was smoking when I wrote that six months ago! I tried your suggestion and both work beautifully. I know this is some what delayed, but I felt it important to correct my comment. Maybe it will help others. Sincerely

Unfortunately neither worked and I have uninstalled 4.0 and gone back to 3.615. Thanks for you response though. Note on 09/16/2011>I do not know what I was smoking when I wrote that six months ago! I tried your suggestion and both work beautifully. I know this is some what delayed, but I felt it important to correct my comment. Maybe it will help others. Sincerely

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Enigmarain 0 solutions 3 answers

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I almost uninstalled and went back to Firefox 3 because they eliminated this option from the stock 4 version but there is a simple solution.

To "bookmark all tabs" in Firefox 4 and later versions just add the add-on feature at the link below which will restore the "Bookmark All" feature and can be accessed under the Tools menu, or directly by using the shortcut "Control-Shift-D" but this only works after you have installed the add-on feature. Hope this helps! :D

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/bookmark-all/

I almost uninstalled and went back to Firefox 3 because they eliminated this option from the stock 4 version but there is a simple solution. To "bookmark all tabs" in Firefox 4 and later versions just add the add-on feature at the link below which will restore the "Bookmark All" feature and can be accessed under the Tools menu, or directly by using the shortcut "Control-Shift-D" but this only works after you have installed the add-on feature. Hope this helps! :D https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/bookmark-all/
emgeecee 0 solutions 6 answers

Try using the MenuManipulator extension.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=272717 After installing, and restarting Firefox. 1. open the MenuManipulator dialog in the Tools menu(May need to temporarily bring up Menu bar) 2. right click on the "BMB_bookmarksPopup" menupopup id 3. select New > Menu Item 4. enter label "Bookmark All Tabs" 5. move menuitem below the "Subscribe to This Page" menu label 6. Look to the right side of the dialog screen, right click on the right side of the MenuManipulator dialog(the “bookmark all tabs” line) 7. select Insert 8. enter attribute name "command" 9. enter attribute value "Browser:BookmarkAllTabs" 10. click OK

Try using the MenuManipulator extension. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=272717 After installing, and restarting Firefox. 1. open the MenuManipulator dialog in the Tools menu(May need to temporarily bring up Menu bar) 2. right click on the "BMB_bookmarksPopup" menupopup id 3. select New > Menu Item 4. enter label "Bookmark All Tabs" 5. move menuitem below the "Subscribe to This Page" menu label 6. Look to the right side of the dialog screen, right click on the right side of the MenuManipulator dialog(the “bookmark all tabs” line) 7. select Insert 8. enter attribute name "command" 9. enter attribute value "Browser:BookmarkAllTabs" 10. click OK

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emgeecee 0 solutions 6 answers

This will work for the more recent versions of firefox, I got it to work on version 6.

This will work for the more recent versions of firefox, I got it to work on version 6.

Modified by emgeecee

diegobravo 0 solutions 1 answers

One suggestion:

For about 3 months, you could leave the option in the same place, but the behavior should be to display a message popup telling the "new instructions" for doing the task. After that, drop the option.

BTW I came here via google... but your internal search suggested unrelated help.

Regards

One suggestion: For about 3 months, you could leave the option in the same place, but the behavior should be to display a message popup telling the "new instructions" for doing the task. After that, drop the option. BTW I came here via google... but your internal search suggested unrelated help. Regards
the-edmeister
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@diegobravo

That change happened with Firefox 4.0 which was released mid-March 2011, ten months ago, how is Mozilla supposed to gauge when a user has installed a Firefox 4+ version to make use of a 3 month "timer"?

If they had hard coded something like that into Firefox 4.0 to help with the transition from Firefox 3.6, it would have been removed in Firefox 5.0 which was released 3 months after Firefox 4.0 .

@diegobravo That change happened with Firefox 4.0 which was released mid-March 2011, ten months ago, how is Mozilla supposed to gauge when a user has installed a Firefox 4+ version to make use of a 3 month "timer"? If they had hard coded something like that into Firefox 4.0 to help with the transition from Firefox 3.6, it would have been removed in Firefox 5.0 which was released 3 months after Firefox 4.0 .
dbooth 0 solutions 1 answers

This violates a fundamental principle of good user interface design, because the user has no visible way to find this function. It is okay to *also* make a function available via a magic right-click menu or a keyboard shortcut, but that should *never* be the only way to access the function. The user has no clue of how to find it when it is completely hidden like that.

This violates a fundamental principle of good user interface design, because the user has no visible way to find this function. It is okay to *also* make a function available via a magic right-click menu or a keyboard shortcut, but that should *never* be the only way to access the function. The user has no clue of how to find it when it is completely hidden like that.
cor-el
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Some menu entries in the main menu bar are hidden if you use the mouse and only appear if you use the keyboard to open the menu (Bug 626825).

You can see the difference if you use Alt+F to open the File menu or other menus like the Edit menu (Alt+E) and Bookmarks menu (Alt+B) and compare that to what you see if you use the mouse to open the menu after you have made the menu bar visible by tapping Alt or by pressing F10.

  • "Bookmark All Tabs" (Shift+Ctrl+D) no longer shows in the Bookmarks menu unless you open the Bookmarks menu via the keyboard (Alt + B).
  • "Bookmark All Tabs" can be accessed via the right-click context menu of a tab on the tab bar.
  • "Bookmark This Page" can be accessed via the right-click context menu of that browser page.

See also:


Some menu entries in the main menu bar are hidden if you use the mouse and only appear if you use the keyboard to open the menu (Bug 626825). You can see the difference if you use Alt+F to open the File menu or other menus like the Edit menu (Alt+E) and Bookmarks menu (Alt+B) and compare that to what you see if you use the mouse to open the menu after you have made the menu bar visible by tapping Alt or by pressing F10. * "Bookmark All Tabs" (Shift+Ctrl+D) no longer shows in the Bookmarks menu unless you open the Bookmarks menu via the keyboard (Alt + B). * "Bookmark All Tabs" can be accessed via the right-click context menu of a tab on the tab bar. * "Bookmark This Page" can be accessed via the right-click context menu of that browser page. See also: * https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-use-bookmarks ----- * Bookmark All: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/bookmark-all/
blombardo 0 solutions 12 answers

I consider myself an advanced user - I can do minor modifications to program code, work minor changes with c++ PHP SQL HTML - blah blah blah... I used to use keyboard shortcuts all the time - but have since gotten used to using the mouse only... I had NO CLUE that you had to use keyboard shortcuts to make the menu (properly - and completely ) appear - that decision was a POOR CHOICE TO MAKE! What is it going to take to get the engineers to reverse their decision and restore this to the way it was in 3.6 and prior? - or at least offer us the option to restore it ourselves...

So how do we actually FIX this problem? - I don't want to HAVE to use the addon - which gives you an instant set of bookmarks that does not allow you to choose a specific name...

I do not want to have to right click

I do not want to HAVE to use a keyboard Alt -B

I want to click the word 'Bookmarks' on my menu - with my mouse- and I want EVERY POSSIBLE FEATURE AVAILABLE TO SHOW UP AUTOMATICALLY LIKE IT USED TO on 3.6.

I still use 3.6 on 4 of my pc's - my main pc uses the latest firefox and a 3.6 THEME - so it looks like I feel it should

Anyone have a solution? - not a work around?

emgeecee seems to have a solution - which requires a very odd extension - and some rather complicated steps to correct the problem... not sure if that is a perma fix - or if it will break upon future updates...

Mozilla engineers claim to build their software with the end user in mind - and they DO go to some lengths to allow it to be customizable - with personas - themes - icon menu changing... but the actual TEXT MENU has no easy way to manipulate it - I like it the old way... with all features included - no hidden right clicks needed... How many other features are unknown to me? Should I just randomly right click all over the place off and on to see if there may be some other cool functionality? -- Give me a break... put ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS IN THE MENU BY DEFAULT MOUSE CLICKS...

If you really want to dummy things down and remove options - then install a choice to 'show all options' - so that you can click it - and BOOM - the full menu appears!

thanks to any engineer who fixes this- or any one else who has a SOLUTION (not work around)

I consider myself an advanced user - I can do minor modifications to program code, work minor changes with c++ PHP SQL HTML - blah blah blah... I used to use keyboard shortcuts all the time - but have since gotten used to using the mouse only... I had NO CLUE that you had to use keyboard shortcuts to make the menu (properly - and completely ) appear - that decision was a POOR CHOICE TO MAKE! What is it going to take to get the engineers to reverse their decision and restore this to the way it was in 3.6 and prior? - or at least offer us the option to restore it ourselves... So how do we actually FIX this problem? - I don't want to HAVE to use the addon - which gives you an instant set of bookmarks that does not allow you to choose a specific name... I do not want to have to right click I do not want to HAVE to use a keyboard Alt -B I want to click the word 'Bookmarks' on my menu - with my mouse- and I want EVERY POSSIBLE FEATURE AVAILABLE TO SHOW UP AUTOMATICALLY LIKE IT USED TO on 3.6. I still use 3.6 on 4 of my pc's - my main pc uses the latest firefox and a 3.6 THEME - so it looks like I feel it should Anyone have a solution? - not a work around? emgeecee seems to have a solution - which requires a very odd extension - and some rather complicated steps to correct the problem... not sure if that is a perma fix - or if it will break upon future updates... Mozilla engineers claim to build their software with the end user in mind - and they DO go to some lengths to allow it to be customizable - with personas - themes - icon menu changing... but the actual TEXT MENU has no easy way to manipulate it - I like it the old way... with all features included - no hidden right clicks needed... How many other features are unknown to me? Should I just randomly right click all over the place off and on to see if there may be some other cool functionality? -- Give me a break... put ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS IN THE MENU BY DEFAULT MOUSE CLICKS... If you really want to dummy things down and remove options - then install a choice to 'show all options' - so that you can click it - and BOOM - the full menu appears! thanks to any engineer who fixes this- or any one else who has a SOLUTION (not work around)

Modified by blombardo

OldManRiver 0 solutions 1 answers

Why would any one be sooooooooo sooooooo sooooooo very ignorant as to hide a working feature that normally appears in the options list.

Do yourself a favor, put it back and send out and update on this, so people quick having to post nuisance posting about something that is working!!!!!!!!!!

OMR

Why would any one be sooooooooo sooooooo sooooooo very ignorant as to hide a working feature that normally appears in the options list. Do yourself a favor, put it back and send out and update on this, so people quick having to post nuisance posting about something that is working!!!!!!!!!! OMR
cor-el
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Add code to userChrome.css below the default @namespace line.

The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the user profile folder.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* Always show menu entries with class="show-only-for-keyboard" */
#navigator-toolbox menuitem[class="show-only-for-keyboard"]:not([hidden="true"]){
 display:-moz-box !important;
}
Add code to userChrome.css below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the user profile folder. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration ---- <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ /* Always show menu entries with class="show-only-for-keyboard" */ #navigator-toolbox menuitem[class="show-only-for-keyboard"]:not([hidden="true"]){ display:-moz-box !important; } </nowiki></pre>
blombardo 0 solutions 12 answers

Thanks Cor-el but this is too complicated for the average end user to accomplish. Firefox has storage locations in various places - way deep down into the folder tree - different locations for each user... The entire system of modifying it sucks unless you are able to use the 'about:cache' function - or install a pre designed add on.

The fact that this file does not even exist presents another problem for end users as they expect to find something to modify - aside from reading support documents online at mozilla you wouldn't know any of this. It's one thing to find a file that needs modified and 'guess' that you got it right - it takes a MUCH bigger leap of faith to say 'ok, I know where to create this, what to create - and how to properly type the code inside of it'


=Why cant the engineers at Firefox make a simple menu button to click (comparable to what used to be in Every MS office suite) - "Always show ALL OPTIONS')

Where do we end users have to post this kind of request - to create a vote of some type of all users - so that we can get this needed - simple- feature restored?

Thanks for the solution; shame its overly complicated... (untested - as I have to restart firefox to find out if it works - and I have 5 windows and over 100 tabs hard at work for over a week... not about to restart for at least a week or so...)

Thanks Cor-el but this is too complicated for the average end user to accomplish. Firefox has storage locations in various places - way deep down into the folder tree - different locations for each user... The entire system of modifying it sucks unless you are able to use the 'about:cache' function - or install a pre designed add on. The fact that this file does not even exist presents another problem for end users as they expect to find something to modify - aside from reading support documents online at mozilla you wouldn't know any of this. It's one thing to find a file that needs modified and 'guess' that you got it right - it takes a MUCH bigger leap of faith to say 'ok, I know where to create this, what to create - and how to properly type the code inside of it' =Why cant the engineers at Firefox make a simple menu button to click (comparable to what used to be in Every MS office suite) - "Always show ALL OPTIONS') Where do we end users have to post this kind of request - to create a vote of some type of all users - so that we can get this needed - simple- feature restored? Thanks for the solution; shame its overly complicated... (untested - as I have to restart firefox to find out if it works - and I have 5 windows and over 100 tabs hard at work for over a week... not about to restart for at least a week or so...)
kbw333 0 solutions 1 answers

I am using Firefox 12.0 on Windows XP. The solution does not bookmark all tabs.

I have to resort to manually bookmarking each tab. Whatever happened to "If it ain't broke don't fix it"?

I am using Firefox 12.0 on Windows XP. The solution does not bookmark all tabs. I have to resort to manually bookmarking each tab. Whatever happened to "If it ain't broke don't fix it"?

Modified by kbw333