Re: Firefox/Iceweasel/Chromium smart-bookmarks2010.06.27 13:31 by Leo Antunes - 3 Comments
Neil Williams recently commented on the lack of smart-bookmarks in Firefox/Iceweasel/Chromium and since the post doesn’t accept comments, counter-post FTW.
Maybe I didn’t understand exactly what was meant, but I’m personally trying to see the advantage of having a smart-bookmark sit on the toolbar as opposed to just being used via a label. Both FF/IW and Chrome can do the label thing, where you bookmark something like “http://bugs.debian.org/%s” with a shortcut like “bugs” and can then simply Ctrl-L to the address bar and type “bugs 999999″. Done.
Can the way Epiphany does this be more effective? (actually this is the way Galeon did it way back then and I used to love it before I found out I could be way quicker with the keyboard+shortcut thingy. Not to mention having less clutter in the toolbar.)
Chromium’s interface doesn’t allow the editing of this shortcut and they only work when imported from FF/IW, but I expect this to be fixed eventually. Doesn’t make much sense to have such a “hidden” feature. [UPDATE: nevermind. As handily pointed out by Chris Butler, you can edit the shortcuts under Options→Basics→Default Search→Manage. It might not be the most intuitive of places to put it, but it's there.]
As for the rest of the reasons for switching mentioned in the original post, I can certainly see where they’re coming from. No real solid counter-arguments there.