Bug#639748: chromium: please add a side pane for bookmarks (like the one in Galeon)
Francesco Poli (wintermute)
invernomuto at paranoici.org
Mon Aug 29 21:44:14 UTC 2011
While trying out Chromium, I noticed that the way to access bookmarks
is terribly slow and uncomfortable: the bookmarks bar shown in the
"new tab page" (or always shown, if you check "Always show the bookmarks
bar" in the preferences) only makes the first few bookmark folders visible;
everything else is hidden in a drop down menu that doesn't appear until
I click on the » symbol; then I have to scroll down and find the bookmarks
I am interested in, one at a time... The "Other Bookmarks" section suffers
from similar issues.
All this is really slow and unpractical, especially if you have a good
number of bookmarks.
Another problem with the bookmarks bar is that it eats up vertical space
(especially if it is always shown). With nowadays wide-screen LCD panels,
vertical space is not too abundant, while horizontal space is more
than enough to accomodate for a side pane.
What I would really love seeing implemented in Chromium is a side pane
similar to the one implemented in Galeon.
Start Galeon and hit [F9] to see it in action: it shows all your
bookmarks in a nice expandable tree-like representation, where you can
easily scroll, expand some folders and choose the bookmarks you are
interested in, open them up in new tabs, or even edit them, add new
ones, delete existing ones, and so forth...
It even includes a "Find:" box, where you can easily search your
large bookmark collection.
And the side pane is always there, ready to be used to access bookmarks,
until you hit [F9] again, of course. Galeon also remembers to
automatically show the side pane at startup, if it was visible the last
time Galeon was closed.
I really lack this feature in Chromium.
May this be implemented, please?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii chromium-inspector 13.0.782.107~r94237-1 page inspector for the chromium br
ii libasound2 184.108.40.206-2 shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii libbz2-1.0 1.0.5-6 high-quality block-sorting file co
ii libc6 2.13-16 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii libcairo2 1.10.2-6.1 The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii libcups2 1.4.8-2 Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -
ii libdbus-1-3 1.4.14-1 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii libdbus-glib-1-2 0.94-4 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii libevent-1.4-2 1.4.13-stable-1 An asynchronous event notification
ii libexpat1 2.0.1-7 XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii libflac8 1.2.1-5 Free Lossless Audio Codec - runtim
ii libfontconfig1 2.8.0-3 generic font configuration library
ii libfreetype6 2.4.6-1 FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii libgcc1 1:4.6.1-4 GCC support library
ii libgconf2-4 2.32.4-1 GNOME configuration database syste
ii libgcrypt11 1.4.6-9 LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.23.5-3 GDK Pixbuf library
ii libglib2.0-0 2.28.6-1 The GLib library of C routines
ii libgtk2.0-0 2.24.4-3 The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii libjpeg62 6b1-2 Independent JPEG Group's JPEG runt
ii libnspr4-0d 4.8.9-1 NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii libnss3-1d 3.12.11-1 Network Security Service libraries
ii libpango1.0-0 1.28.4-1 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii libpng12-0 1.2.46-3 PNG library - runtime
ii libspeex1 1.2~rc1-1 The Speex codec runtime library
ii libstdc++6 4.6.1-4 GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii libvpx0 0.9.7.p1-1 VP8 video codec (shared library)
ii libwebp0 0.1.2-1 Lossy compression of digital photo
ii libx11-6 2:1.4.4-1 X11 client-side library
ii libxext6 2:1.3.0-3 X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii libxml2 2.7.8.dfsg-4 GNOME XML library
ii libxrender1 1:0.9.6-2 X Rendering Extension client libra
ii libxslt1.1 1.1.26-8 XSLT 1.0 processing library - runt
ii libxss1 1:1.2.1-2 X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii xdg-utils 1.1.0~rc1-2 desktop integration utilities from
ii zlib1g 1:220.127.116.11.dfsg-3 compression library - runtime
chromium recommends no packages.
Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn chromium-l10n <none> (no description available)
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