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Improving the Bookmarks Manager Extension

  • Hi!

    No idea if this is the right place to ask, but I feel that the current (1.0) version needs some polish. Instead of whining, I am quite prepared to invest some time in fixing wht I think is broken. I am fairly proficient in programming, but a complete newb when it comes to the Chromium environment.

    I have played with the BME code, but I need some quick pointers, mainly: How do I retrieve the currently selected bookmark folder (ie when I right-click on a bookmark folder? Also, how do I make the bookmark window always visible?

  • It's certainly a good idea. However, it might be worth starting with one of the better chrome bookmark extensions, since they already use the bookmarks API. I've recently found 'Neater Bookmarks' which is very nice. The only issue with it is that it assumes use of chrome's own add bookmark and folder features, so it a menu only and nothing else. The opera extension 'Add Bookmark' works well with it, but as yet it doesn't allow creating folders, so I have to show the bookmarks bar to be able to do that.

    Another chrome extension 'Tidy Bookmarks' has all the functionality, but looks ugly to me. I tried to hack the html and css to make it prettier, but I wasn't ever happy with the results, and in the end I found a better looking one. I also stole the icons from 'Bookmarks Manager' (which has very nice icons IMO), for use with 'Neater Bookmarks'.

    Hope that helps, and I look forward to your finished product!