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Old 02-28-2019, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question Midori v7 and Bookmark display / management - is this missing from the browser??


I note Midori v7 is now in the testing repo, and under evaluation for inclusion in the next Bodhi upgrade.

It does seem to be more crash-resistant that the version included with Bodhi 5.0. However, I'm seeing one problem and perhaps it should be resolved, before including it with 5.1?

Problem: while it saves Bookmarks, I have -- so far -- found no way of either displaying or managing them. Since I can't display them, I'm not able to use them to open a web site. Is this not the purpose of Bookmarks in a browser?

As this must be a shortcoming on my part, I have searched the Midori documentation and the internet for hints, without luck, and then emailed a request to the developer, using the address given on the Midori web site: support@midoriapp.com

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I am a Bodhi Linux user and it seems the developers over there are impressed with v.7.9 of your browser, and have posted a download link to its .deb file. However --

I can't find saved bookmarks, history and have no clue how to add a search engine.
The request is dated February 23 and so far, no reply.

Can someone give me a better email address or, better yet, can anyone who's running v7.9 take a look at it and tell me, where's the Menu item, or the shortcut key, to open a display of all the saved Bookmarks?

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:06 PM   #2
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First of all thanks for testing this browser. I was unsure if any were testing it. It does seem more stable and usable.

But as you note:

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Problem: while it saves Bookmarks, I have -- so far -- found no way of either displaying or managing them. Since I can't display them, I'm not able to use them to open a web site. Is this not the purpose of Bookmarks in a browser?

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Indeed that seems to be the case and it is not a shortcoming of your google or problem solving skills. I looked over the issues filed on github for this version of midori and the bookmarks or lack of is an open issue. The main developer has added this issue and a quite a few more to two different "milestone" lists. Unless I am also missing something this feature is not fully developed or restored in this rewrite of midori. So whether or not we will add this version to BL 5.1 is undetermined. You are certainly right in thinking this is a fundamental feature of a browser and perhaps until this issue is resolved we should hold off on updating midori ...

I will put some effort in talking to the developers this weekend hopefully and see what the time frame might be for this and hopefully possibly motivate them to restore this. The code itself is in a language I have never used nor had much interest in learning so I am going to try to resist the temptation of looking thru it myself and ....

But meanwhile bear in mind the greatest majority of this refactoring of midori has been done by one developer, kalikiana. So i have the greatest of respect for what has been accomplished so far and can only hope the development continues enough to make midori functional enough for daily usage. And that kalikiana doesn't "burn out".

EDIT: For the record I also downloaded the latest version present in github since a number of commits have been made since I created the deb file, and one commit I looked at did seem to have something to do with bookmarks. After a minor issue compiling it testing it out and still no bookmarks. A few more errors seem to be thrown out in stderr but anyways ...

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for looking into this!

At the moment, since it crashes less (or maybe not at all?) than the older version, I'm leaving it installed but because of the limitations we both noted, I only use it for quickly looking up questions of terminal syntax, and so forth, and if I see something I want to remember, I copy that into Gnote.

But, I don't -- can't -- see it as a replacement for Firefox or Vivaldi, at least not in its current state.
 
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:25 AM   #4
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Functional Bookmarks in Midori

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I will put some effort in talking to the developers this weekend hopefully and see what the time frame might be for this and hopefully possibly motivate them to restore this. ...
As of today, I've had no reply from Midori support regarding the Bookmark situation in this browser.

Have you had better luck? Give us a heads-up if and when an updated file may be available for download.

Thanks for your offer to look into this!
 
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:44 AM   #5
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The below quote from a midori dev is all I currently know:

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There is no Bookmark Edit per se. You can search for bookmarks by typing in the urlbar. In the resulting list, both bookmarks and history entries appear. There is a delete button next to each entry, to get rid of it.

And if you're on an already bookmarked document, the Bookmark button offers a command to delete the bookmark.
Maybe, a bookmark manager will be available as an extension in the future.
No time frame on a bookmark manager yet. But there is a newer version, but it doesn't address this issue. So I haven't been in any rush to package it.
 
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The below quote from a midori dev ...
Thanks for forwarding his reply and for taking the time to make contact. I suspected he might be more responsive to your request, than he was to mine. So, much appreciated!
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:29 AM   #7
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I am following the developer's directions on Bookmark use in Midori and it does work, after a fashion, so long as one does not need to see the Bookmarks listed and knows in advance what to start typing into the address bar.

Since Midori is intended as a 'placeholder' browser to give Bodhi basic internet access while the user decides on installing another, perhaps it is better to have the more-stable version 7, than it is to have an earlier less-stable version that is more prone to crashing on some web sites.

It is possible to open Bookmarks from another browser, in Midori, by exporting the Bookmarks to an html file, viewing that file in PCManFM, and in the context menu, selecting open the file, with Midori.
 
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