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New update 55 broke the behavior of Bookmarks bar folders

  • In older versions, if you had folder as a group in Bookmarks bar and that folder contained another subfolder, as you clicked main folder on Bookmark bar and clicked on the subfolder before it auto opened, it opened instantly on the clicking action. But with update 55, if you click on a subfolder, entire dropdown menu disappears. It stops doing that when subfolder automatically expands as you pause on it with mouse cursor and even if you click, dropdown menu doesn't disappear. It's incredibly annoying behavior, I always clicked on subfolders to speed up the opening process without waiting, but now it makes things even longer because it keeps on closing the dropdown menu. So annoying!

    Clicking subfolders shouldn't close entire dropdown menu!

  • @rejzor I have MANY subfolders beneath folders on my BB, and what you describe does not occur in my Opera 55, it is behaving exactly as it did before the O55 update.

  • @bbildman No it doesn't. Click on a folder and then quickly the subfolder. The whole dropdown will close. If you wait for just one subfolder to open up by itself, it will stop doing that even if you click on subfolders afterwards. It will happen again if you close it all and repeat it. I don't remember that happening in 54, otherwise I'd be complaining over it already.

  • @rejzor said in New update 55 broke the behavior of Bookmarks bar folders:

    @bbildman No it doesn't. Click on a folder and then quickly the subfolder. The whole dropdown will close. If you wait for just one subfolder to open up by itself, it will stop doing that even if you click on subfolders afterwards. It will happen again if you close it all and repeat it. I don't remember that happening in 54, otherwise I'd be complaining over it already.

    You should edit your opening sentence above to "No it doesn't ON MY SYSTEM" - because ON MINE it works as it did before just like in O54.

    Let me be clear, I am using O55.0.2994.37 on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, if that will explain further.

    When I click on a Bookmark Bar folder, and then click (or hover) on a subfolder (whether quickly or not), the subfolder contents of the subfolder flys out, either to the left or right depending on where the folder is on the BMB. Even if there is a subfolder within a subfolder, the above action is repeated, and the original AND all the subfolders remain in view.

  • @rejzor, @bbildman is right : the whole dropdown closes when you click on a subfolder (Opera 56.0.3051.36, Windows 10 x64). And I agree with @bbildman it's REALLY a pain...

  • I can't reproduce it(or I didn't understand steps) on W8x64. When I hover or click on subfolder or on subfolder in subfolder, the whole tree of bookmarks stays opened.

  • @egallis REREAD my post, I said the process works perfectly for me.

  • @andrew84 said in New update 55 broke the behavior of Bookmarks bar folders:

    I can't reproduce it(or I didn't understand steps) on W8x64. When I hover or click on subfolder or on subfolder in subfolder, the whole tree of bookmarks stays opened.

    If subfolder auto opens at any point, the dropdown menu will stop doing that. As soon as you open the base bookmarks bar folder, move to subfolder and click it. Instead of opening subfolder on click, whole dropdown menu disappears. If you let it auto open, it won't be closing the drop down menu anymore until it cloces and you repeat the process. It's a very specific step by step thing.

    In the past you could accelerate subfolder opening by clicking them, now you actually make things worse doing that as whole dropdown menu will disappear.

  • @rejzor In my case, I manage to click on subfolder before it auto opens on hover and all stays visible. Maybe it's Win10 specific bug because @bbildman also doesn't have this issue on Win7. Maybe it's worth writing to the Opera's blog(better with attached screen recorded demo), because it seems that they pay more attention to the blog than forum.
    p.s. My current complaint related to the bookmarks bar it is when I right click on bookmark and select 'open in new tab', bookmarks dropdown closes. But when I click on bookmark using mouse's scroll wheel, dropdown stays opened and I can continue opening bookmarks with no need to reselect the folder again.

  • @andrew84 Could be, because I'm still having problems even on latest Opera 56.

  • Come on, 2 months since this thing was reported and no one acknowledged it, fixed it or anything. I've posted it here, reported it to Opera directly, nothing. This behavior is incredibly annoying. Instead of speeding up opening of the subfolders it closes it all and makes everything slower. So stupid. Why you folks change/break things like this between builds for no logical reason and then never bother to address them.