Bookmarks menu needs to be one folder level deeper

  • When comparing the usefulness of Opera bookmarks menu with other browsers, I find that Opera's bookmarks are unnecessarily buried one level deeper than they should. Allow me to illustrate with these three pictures showing the difference between Firefox, Chrome, and Opera bookmark menus: http://imgur.com/a/nEmEr

    As you can see, Opera's bookmark menu includes at best two items, "All Bookmarks" and "Trash". If I have an empty bookmark trash bin, then it will only have one item, "All Bookmarks". To me, this hurts the usability by forcing me to dig deeper into the menu to get the bookmarks I need. In contrast, Opera's competitors have bookmarks readily available at the appropriate bookmark folder level. If I really need to restore some deleted bookmarks, I am OK with going into bookmark manager and finding them in the trash bin; I and probably most of your users don't really need that folder in their bookmark menu.

    Thoughts, comments?

  • When comparing the usefulness of Opera bookmarks menu with other browsers, I find that Opera's bookmarks are unnecessarily buried one level deeper than they should. ...

    So... shouldn't this thread title read: 'Bookmarks menu needs to be one folder level shallower'?

  • That is an interesting find.

    I am a diehard bookmarks user and would not ever browse to my bookmarks that way; I would use the bookmark manager instead. I guess Opera’s intention was to reduce clutter. If it were me, I would have omitted the bookmarks from the menu altogether (keeping the three top options in place).

    If the user were to have thousands of bookmarks in the main folder, they would have to scroll all the way to the bottom to locate the bin from the menu. Moving the bin above the bookmarks would make less sense, and it would also require it to be moved to the top in the bookmark manager for the sake of consistency.

    The bin is a unique feature to Opera as far as I know, so removing it from the menu would not be smart unless the bookmarks were removed too forcing the user to use the bookmark manager.

  • Trash bin can still be in the same menu level with the rest of the bookmarks - just take a loot at Chrome screen-shot with "Other bookmarks" at the bottom.

  • When comparing the usefulness of Opera bookmarks menu with other browsers, I find that Opera's bookmarks are unnecessarily buried one level deeper than they should. ...

    So... shouldn't this thread title read: 'Bookmarks menu needs to be one folder level shallower'?

    Poh-tei-toe poh-tah-toe? :)

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