Windows 10: Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ?

Discus and support Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ? in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I have this Shortcut that opens to "All Bookmarks" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -chrome... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by mb1280, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. mb1280 Win User

    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ?


    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 . . . Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly | Firefox Help

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

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

    Firefox internal commands . . . Firefox internal commands • mozillaZine Forums

    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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    :)
     
    mb1280, Dec 6, 2017
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  2. Retain desktop shortcuts and browser bookmarks after Windows 10 upgrade

    If I upgrade to windows 10 will it change my desktop icons/shortcuts and such...also what happens to my bookmarks in firefox

    Original Title: changes to desktop
     
    mark owens39, Dec 6, 2017
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  3. jaxonbur Win User
    Internet Shortcuts on Desktop Win10TP

    Well, sometimes my bookmarked links are three or four layers deep inside folders of links, so if there's one I know I'm going to be using frequently on a temporary basis, I put a on the desktop or even on the taskbar so I go there directly. Only assume others,
    and maybe the OP, may do the same.

    Anyhow, In build 9926, shortcuts saved to either location from both MSIE and Chrome are working fine for me, but I do recall having trouble trying to put a Pandora shortcut on the desktop in build 9879. I could do it, and even changed to a downloaded icon,
    but it would later change all on its own to the generic shortcut icon and the link would then not function.
     
    jaxonbur, Dec 6, 2017
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ?

    Use:

    chrome://browser/content/bookmarks/bookmarksPanel.xul

    within the browser, though; just bookmark it.

    if you try to make a desktop shortcut of it, you'll get this useless truncated version of the Bookmarks Sidebar on your desktop!


    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ? [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Dec 7, 2017
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  5. mb1280 Win User
    Thanks . . . that shows another way to do it, but doesn't take me directly to "Other Bookmarks."

    It got me to think though, the "-chrome" command I've been using, what is that? Like "chrome" on a car? Is that the metaphor? (yes, see below). It's similar to an http:// command.

    So the command I've been using pulls up an XUL "skin"? . . . So the answer is to modify that "skin"?

    "places.xul" doesn't come up when I search for it . . .

    So I guess the question has become, where is "places.xul" (I looked, nowhere to be found), and can I take a copy, and modify it, so it default opens you to "Other Bookmarks" ?

    Here are links I looked at:

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    Mozilla Command line options . . . Load the specified chrome . . . -chrome . . . as in . . . "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -chrome chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul . . . Command Line Options - Mozilla | MDN

    Providing Command-Line Options - Mozilla | MDN . . . Extensions and XUL applications can modify the way command line parameters are handled by writing a component that implements the nsICommandLineHandler interface and registering it in a category . . . Providing Command-Line Options - Mozilla | MDN

    Modifying the Default Skin - Mozilla | MDN . . . Outdated info, but provides a clue . . . A skin is a set of style sheets, images and behaviors that are applied to a XUL file. By applying a different skin, you can change the look of a window without changing its functionality. Firefox provides a skin by default, and you may download others. The XUL for any skins is the same, however the style sheets and images used are different . . . Modifying the Default Skin - Mozilla | MDN

    XUL - Mozilla | MDN . . . XUL (XML User Interface Language) is Mozilla's XML-based language for building user interfaces of applications like Firefox. The term XUL is sometimes used to refer to the whole Mozilla platform (e.g. XUL applications are applications using XUL and other components of the platform) . . . See XUL Tutorial link on this page . . . XUL - Mozilla | MDN

    Chrome - Glossary | MDN . . . In a browser, the chrome is any visible aspect of a browser aside from the webpages themselves (e.g., toolbars, menu bar, tabs). This is not to be confused with the Google Chrome browser . . . Chrome - Glossary | MDN

    Browser and GUI Chrome . . . I don't know who came up with the term "chrome," but it was likely a visual analogy with the use of metal chrome on big American cars during the 1950s: the car body (where you sit) was surrounded by shiny chrome on the bumpers, tail fins, and the like. Similarly, in most modern GUIs, the chrome lives around the edges of the screen, surrounding the middle area, which is dedicated to the user's data . . . Browser and GUI Chrome
     
    mb1280, Dec 7, 2017
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  6. Edwin New Member
    If you leave 'Other Bookmarks', and only 'Other Bookmarks' expanded, it will...


    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ? [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Dec 7, 2017
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  7. mb1280 Win User
    I tried that, thanks! . . . Yes, I see that it stays expanded, but:

    Bookmarks Library . . . I added this "chrome" to my Bookmarks Toolbar, then . . . It prefaces each new Bookmark I make with "(1) " . . . Access to the URL is there, if you want to edit it . . . chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul

    Bookmarks Panel . . . I added this "chrome" to my Bookmarks Toolbar, then . . . It prefaces each new Bookmark I make with "(1) " . . . It's not as good as the "stand alone" skin, because if you want to edit the URL, you have to do "right-click" / Properties to get to it . . . chrome://browser/content/bookmarks/bookmarksPanel.xul

    Bookmarks messed up . . . Firefox Support Forum . . . So how do I fix it, how my new Bookmarks are now all prefaced with "(1) " ? . . . Firefox automatically creates backups of your bookmarks . . . To recover them, go to: Bookmarks / Show All Bookmarks / At the top of the Library window, click on "Import and Backup" / Select Restore, and click the date of the bookmark backup you want to recover . . . I selected the previous day - works, back to normal . . . Bookmarks messed up since last update | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

    places.xul - DXR . . . Maybe I can 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? . . . 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 too much work, too much time to learn, and easy to mess things up. For now, I think I'll just stick with using the standard "places.xul" or Ctrl + Shift + B . . . places.xul - DXR
     
    mb1280, Dec 7, 2017
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  8. mb1280 Win User

    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ?

    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
     
    mb1280, Dec 8, 2017
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  9. Edwin New Member
    Oddly enough, it works on FF 56!
    (As does 'FTDeepDark'!!!) *Wink


    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ? [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Dec 13, 2017
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  10. mb1280 Win User
    mb1280, Dec 13, 2017
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  11. Edwin New Member
    Edwin, Dec 13, 2017
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  12. I have close to 1000 BM's , I cannot cut and paste that long.*Wink
     
    Josey Wales, Dec 13, 2017
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  13. Edwin New Member

    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ?

    'Select All'►'Copy'►'Paste' *Wink
     
    Edwin, Dec 13, 2017
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  14. This is easier


    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ? [​IMG]



    Firefox - Make Desktop Shortcut to Library / "Other Bookmarks" ? [​IMG]
     
    Josey Wales, Dec 13, 2017
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  15. mb1280 Win User
    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.

    Other Bookmarks.pdf - Google Drive
     
    mb1280, Apr 5, 2018
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