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Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:03 am
by nova2k1
Hi,

I've been a user of Everything for many years, but just only recently I realized that the bookmarks feature can do the things for which I've been searching a tool for years. So after some extensive use I noticed some areas to improve:

- mouse wheel scrolling doesn't work for lists exceeding the screen size
- add/organize menu entries should always stay at the top and only the list below should scroll

- add an indicator for the currently selected bookmark
- add keyboard shortcuts to cycle forward/backward through the list

- add sorting options: alphabetically, creation date, ...
- add search field to filter the list

Thank you for your great tool.

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:56 am
by NotNull
You might already be aware, but instead of using a long list, you can also use submenu's for bookmarks.
Like this:
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To enable menu folders in Everything:
  • In Everything's search bar, type the following and press ENTER

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    /menu_folders=1
  • Use \ to separate paths with your bookmark names, eg: work\my work search would create the menu item my work search in the submenu work.

It's disabled by default, because it is not uncommon for bookmarks to have paths in the name.
In that case, you can change the \ separator to something else, like # :

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/menu_folder_separator=#
(+ ENTER )



And another option that might be useful (for now): limiting the number of bookmarks per column:

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/menu_items_per_column=15
Will show 15 items per column and adds extra columns for he remaining items (see the screenshot for an example)

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:09 am
by void
Thank you for your feedback.
- mouse wheel scrolling doesn't work for lists exceeding the screen size
It is impossible to do this with the standard popup menus.
I have on my TODO list to write my own popup menus.

Native folder support is in development to help mitigate the issue.
- add an indicator for the currently selected bookmark
- add keyboard shortcuts to cycle forward/backward through the list
- add sorting options: alphabetically, creation date, ...
- add search field to filter the list
Added to my TODO list.
Thank you for your suggestions.

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:03 am
by raccoon
Is there a reason that menu_folders=1 isn't the default setting? Can we make it the default so people who share bookmarks on here can utilize folder organization?

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:07 am
by void
Is there a reason that menu_folders=1 isn't the default setting?
It is a bit of a hack.

Folder support in the UI is in development.

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:00 am
by nova2k1
@void
Thank you for considering my suggestions. While thinking a little more about bookmarks I got a wild idea. Why not turn the bookmark drop down into a browser style sidebar? There is actually a lot of overlap in functionality.

@NotNull
That column setting is amazing. I set it to 70 and now have three and a half panes filled, with space for ~8 more on screen.

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:21 pm
by NotNull
nova2k1 wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:00 am
I set it to 70 and now have three and a half panes filled, with space for ~8 more on screen.
That is a lot! You need a separate search tool to find your bookmarks :lol:

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:21 pm
by void
A Bookmark side bar is in development, I also have a 'select bookmark' window in development to quickly search and open a bookmark.

Thank you for your suggestions.