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Old 05-01-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
tnandy
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Mozilla Firefox: Click bookmark folder to hold?


This is a very minor irritation, but I'd love to find a fix anyway.

I have several bookmark folders grouped together. When I move the mouse cursor over a folder, the contents of that folder automatically drop down to the right of the folder title. Is there a way to ONLY have the folder contents drop down when I left click on the folder? In other words, I want the folder to open only when I click on it. Clicking on the folder should also hold it open until I click on a bookmark (or something else).

The bothersome part is my hand is unsteady and the folder title is long. By the time I move the cursor all the way over to the contents of the folder I wanted, the cursor has often strayed down to the next folder. Naturally, the contents of the unwanted folder automatically drop down so I have to go back and highlight the wanted folder to open it again before I can click on my bookmark.

I have clicked Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Accessibility, but neither of the options available there seem to fit what I'm after. I also clicked Applications->Preferences->Mouse, but I can't tell for sure if what I want is there, either. (When I guess, BAD THINGS tend to happen.) In Windows 98SE, the thingy that fixes this exact problem is TweakUI under Control Panel. I hope I can find a similar thingy in Fedora Core 3.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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I think I can help you.

Open 'about:config' into your address bar. Then, right-click in the screen and create a new integer entry called 'ui.submenuDelay' (type it exactly that way, minus quotes). When it asks for the integer, put '-1'.

This new setting will make all submenus (not just bookmark folders) open up only when you click on them. I have no idea what to do if you want only bookmarks to act that way.

You can also install the Configuration Mania extension and access the setting via UI interface instead (UI>other>submenu delay. The infinity setting does the same thing).
 
Old 05-07-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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That parameter change does help quite a bit. Thanks!

However, the -1 parameter value doesn't always hold the folder open until I click on something else. Mousing over the opened folder and then back over the list of folders closes the opened folder. Also, if I simply wait long enough, the folder closes. I expected the -1 to mean "hold until I click on something". It does last long enough to suit me, but I thought I'd point out the odd behavior.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 09:04 AM   #4
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I'm glad it was something I could help you with. I doubt there are a lot of people who know about this tweak. I prefer my menus that way myself, even if I don't actually need it. Yeah, it is a bit flakey in its open/close action; the code for it is probably not all that stable or something. But it mostly does the job, so I'm not really complaining.
 
  


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