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Bookmark custom "name" not appearing on tab

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Firefox v 26 (no updates available) OSX 10.7.5 (no updates available) Extensions: Ghostery 5.1.0 & NoScript 2.6.8.13

I have successfully edited my bookmark name to reflect a 'custom' name of my choosing. When I start a search from the url window and begin typing any of the words/characters contained within my custom name I can see the bookmark. However, once I hit enter and the site loads, my custom name never appears on either the Firefox session window or the individual tab. This is also true If I am linked to a favorite web site from another site - the name I have defined within the bookmarks properties 'name field' just doesn't display. Is this normal behavior for Firefox, or hopefully just a setting issue for the current version of Firefox (v26)? I was certain the bookmark name displayed as the individual tab description prior to v26....

- Background - I want to flag certain web sites so that I do not place online orders from them - scams/bad customer reviews ect.  I've changed the bookmark name to begin with the word SCAM as a self warning, but the custom name does not appear anywhere on the screen when the webpage loads...
Firefox v 26 (no updates available) OSX 10.7.5 (no updates available) Extensions: Ghostery 5.1.0 & NoScript 2.6.8.13 I have successfully edited my bookmark name to reflect a 'custom' name of my choosing. When I start a search from the url window and begin typing any of the words/characters contained within my custom name I can see the bookmark. However, once I hit enter and the site loads, my custom name never appears on either the Firefox session window or the individual tab. This is also true If I am linked to a favorite web site from another site - the name I have defined within the bookmarks properties 'name field' just doesn't display. Is this normal behavior for Firefox, or hopefully just a setting issue for the current version of Firefox (v26)? I was certain the bookmark name displayed as the individual tab description prior to v26.... - Background - I want to flag certain web sites so that I do not place online orders from them - scams/bad customer reviews ect. I've changed the bookmark name to begin with the word SCAM as a self warning, but the custom name does not appear anywhere on the screen when the webpage loads...

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By default, the tab or window title bar will display what is listed as the title in the page itself. I'm not aware of a setting to make it display the Name of the corresponding bookmark, although that would be a handy feature. Were you maybe using an add-on for that?

In thinking about how to accomplish your objective, I have to wonder why you load sites that you know to be untrustworthy in the first place? Would it be an option to just completely block them? I suppose they might have some value as information resources so you want to be able to read them...

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It is possible I had an addon performing that task (I recently switched back to firefox after a 6+month absence). That said, I did see the description "SCAM" appear on the tab earlier today as I was testing the browser, only to immediately disappeared when I tried to jump from another web site to the one in question. After that, I couldn't replicate the even partial compliance to display the custom name again...

With regards to why I have them bookmarked - it is for the reason you noted above: while I won't order electronics from this vendor due to their horrendous reputation of sending DOA electronics and making customers pay shipping to get their money back, it is still a source of info and pricing for use in comparisons. I'd also like to be able to modify the name of sites who have a good reputation or I have used in the past...

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There might be another way to do this. For example, you might be able to modify the page in a manner that provides a more visible warning or deactivates buttons. Imagine a yellow warning bar below the toolbar area saying "DO NOT SHOP" or all buttons having a red background, etc. If there is no extension available that does this, someone could write a custom userscript...

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You can look at this extension: