What is the "Bookmarks Commander" add-on and how can I use it?
This is an NC-liked bookmarks manager that simplifies operations such as moving items between two panes. If an operation is permitted, its button is active on the toolbar section. Note that all the operations that this extension supports have an assigned keyboard shortcut. All the shortcuts start with "Ctrl" on Windows and Linux operating systems and "Command" on the Mac operating system. The key that is needed to be pressed is underlined in the commands section. For instance, to copy the links of selected items in the active pane press the Ctrl + C or Command + C combination. You can see the shortcut of each action by placing your mouse over the designated button. This extension can copy the links, titles, or bookmark unique ids of the selected items, move them to the other pane, or open them in background tabs. Also, it can create new bookmarks and directories if it is permitted. To open a bookmark in the active tab use the Enter key. To open in a background tab use Ctrl + Enter or Command + Enter keys. To toggle between the two panes use the Tab key. The active pane can be easily distinguished by its white background color. You can also use Ctrl + 1 or Command + 1 to move to the left pane and Ctrl + 2 or Command + 2 to move to the right pane. All the operations except the moving between panes are being performed on the active pane. To use the extension as a bookmarks viewer, switch each pane to a frequently used directory. Then use the left and right arrow keys to navigate between panes and up and down keys to select items (you can alternatively use the first character of the bookmark or directory name for the selection to jump to the nearest match). Now press the Enter key to open the selected item in the current tab. Note that if this extension is going to be used as a bookmarks viewer, it is recommended to change the opening mode to "popup" mode so that the extension opens as a popup window. You can even assign a keyboard shortcut for the opening of the extension's interface in the extensions manager window of your browser.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
Why are the moving buttons disabled on the root directory?
No extension is allowed to modify the root directory of bookmarks. This is your browser limitation to keep the root directory clean.
|Open in Tab||Press the Enter key|
|Open in Background||Press Ctrl + Enter or Command + Enter|
|Move to Left Pane||Press Ctrl + 1 or Command + 1 or use the left-arrow key|
|Move to Right Pane||Press Ctrl + 2 or Command + 2 or use the right-arrow key|
|Toggle Panes||Use the Tab key|
|Copy Links||Use Ctrl + C or Command + C|
|Copy Titles||Use Ctrl + X or Command + X|
|Copy IDs||Use Ctrl + I or Command + I|
|Find a Query||Use Ctrl + F or Command + F|
|Find Duplicated Bookmarks||Use Ctrl + Shift + F or Command + Shift + F|
|Move to Left Pane||Use Ctrl + left-arrow key|
|Move to Right Pane||Use Ctrl + right-arrow key|
|Create Bookmark||Use Ctrl + B or Command + B. Note that you should provide both the bookmark title and its link to create a new bookmark.|
|Create Directory||Use Ctrl + D or Command + D|
|Move Up||Use the Backspace key|
|Reset to Root||Use Ctrl + O or Command + O to reset both panes. Use Ctrl + Shift + O or Command + Shift + O for the active pane.|
|Edit a Title||Use Ctrl + T or Command + T|
|Edit a Link||Use Ctrl + L or Command + L|
|Delete a Bookmark||Use Ctrl + Delete or Command + D|
|Add to Selection||Press Ctrl/Command/Shift + Up/Down Arrow Key (for instance Ctrl + Up Arrow Key appends the previous item in the active pane to the selection)|
|Remove from Selection||Press Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down Arrow Key (for instance Ctrl Shift + Up Arrow Key removes one selected entry from top of the active pane (reverse of Ctrl + Up Arrow Key))|
|Mirror Inactive Pane||Use Ctrl + M or Command + M|
|Sort active Pane||Use Ctrl + J or Command + J for A-Z sorting and use Ctrl + Shift + J or Command + Shift + J for Z-A sorting. To perform custom sorting use Alt + J and to perform reverse use Alt + Shift + J. In the custom mode, the extension sorts based on user input with arbitrary level (e.g. sort by name, then sort by link)|
|Command Prompt||Use Ctrl + S or Command + S to display the command prompt. A prompt is displayed that accepts your input. Use |
Where does the extension paste items when moving between panes?
All items are going to be placed below the first selected item of the destination directory
How can I change the order of items on a single directory?
Ask the extension to show the same directory on both panes (Ctrl/Command + M). Now on one pane place the active item to the location where you need the selected items to get moved next to this item. Now switch to the other pane and select all the items that needed to be rearranged and press the Ctrl + left/right arrow key to rearrange the items in both panes.
Can I open the interface of the extension in a new window instead of the default tab view?
You can change the opening behavior of the extension from the right-click context menu items over the browser action button. There are three supported modes: "window", "tab", and "popup".
I mostly use a single pane of this add-on. Is it possible to hide one of the panes?
As of version 0.2.2, there is a new command (Ctrl/Command + S) to switch between one and two-pane modes. Note that in one-pane mode, the second pane is only hidden. So all operations are still functional between panes, but to declutter the commands section, some buttons that are dependent on both panes are hidden.
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|bookmarks||access to the bookmark's database|
|contextMenus||to add context menu items to the right-click context menu over the toolbar button|
|notifications||to display bookmark movement errors to the user|
|storage||to save internal preferences and the user directory selections|
|chrome://favicon/*||to retrieve favicon for bookmarks on Chromium browsers|
|clipboardWrite||to save bookmark URL, title and id to the user's clipboard|