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Status: WontFix
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Closed: Apr 2010
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Expose UI for bookmark menu on all platforms

Reported by, Sep 5 2009

Issue description

Chrome Version       : Chrome
OS + version : Ubuntu 9.04
CPU architecture (32-bit / 64-bit): 32bit

Behavior in Chrome for Windows (optional): Yes, works.

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Add on terminal or direct acces: google-chrome --bookmark-menu
2. Open Chrome.
3. Bookmark menu button doesn't appear on Linux.

What is the expected result?

On Windows works fine, but in Linux not.

What happens instead?
Doesn't appear.

Please fixed the problem, please.
(Sorry for my english)
Labels: -Area-Misc Area-BrowserUI Pri-2 Mstone-4
Status: Assigned
Summary: implement bookmark menu for linux
wow, never even heard of this feature

Comment 2 by, Sep 8 2009

Wait a sec, I don't think this is an actual Chrome feature, I think it was a user 
Status: Available
Looks like Scott did it:

It is "experimental". Seems like this experiment has run long enough, what are the 

Comment 4 by, Sep 8 2009

We're going to turn it on by default for Chrome OS (for a while at least), but I 
suspect Ben/Glen aren't sold it on it being a part of Windows Chrome yet. Ben/Glen, 
correct me if I'm wrong here.

Comment 5 by, Sep 9 2009

On Chrome OS? Nice...

Experimental or not, works fine on Windows.
But on Linux, Mac and Windows, would be a very cool option for default (of course).

Comment 6 by, Sep 9 2009

It's only worth doing on Mac/Linux if we offer up UI to turn this on.

Comment 7 by, Sep 9 2009

Then, an option in the user interface is the solution to the problem.

Comment 8 by, Sep 16 2009

Status: Feature
Summary: Implement bookmark menu for linux

Comment 9 by, Sep 29 2009

Labels: -Mstone-4 Mstone-5
Wouldn't consider this a blocker since it's an experiment on windows.

Comment 10 by, Nov 4 2009

Labels: -OS-Linux OS-All
Summary: Expose UI for bookmark menu on all platforms

Comment 11 by, Dec 18 2009

Labels: -Area-BrowserUI Area-UI-Features
Updating labels:
Area-UI-Features replaces Area-BrowserUI
Labels: -Area-UI-Features Area-Feature
Labels: -Area-Feature Area-UI

Comment 14 by, Mar 21 2010

Already we are in Chrome 5.0 Beta on linux and mac...
Then, when? Chrome 6.0?
@cont3mpo: I sent a patch for review. But since this touches the UI, it needs first 
to get the approval from the UI team. Is up with them to decide if they want to 
support this feature or not.

I added an option (checkbox) to the Options dialog to either show or not the menu on 
the toolbar. Currently for Windows only, since the menu per se was not implemented 
for Mac and Linux yet.

Note there is one issue to be fixed with this change, the size of the options dialog 
is incorrect as you will see in the screenshot.

Screenshot attached:
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Comment 16 by, Mar 23 2010

@thiago.farina: Only have to wait. But the option looks great.

Hopefully, this option is implemented in Chrome 6.0


Comment 17 by, Apr 1 2010

Status: WontFix
We should remove this command line flag :-P

Comment 18 Deleted

Ben, should we remove the Bookmark Menu on the toolbar too?
ben, why?
A reason for that?

Comment 21 by Deleted ...@, Jun 12 2010

i want to say how to visualize bookmark menu. I have chromium 6.0.417.0 (0) for linux 64bit (i use fedora 13 amd64), but i don't have the option to show the bookmark menu and, also, it does not appear if i use the command "chromium-browser --bookmark-menu".

Any ideas?
No, you can't. It's only implemented for Windows and is subject to be
removed soon too.
Why the removal? Why was this removed with no discussion? Lots of people were using this feature and from the places I've seen comments about it, many more would if it was visible beyond the command line.

Comment 24 by Deleted ...@, Jul 19 2010

Why removed? I desperately want this feature!

It's a so convenient feature and millions people are using it, why removing it brutally? 

Comment 25 by, Jul 19 2010

...Is it possible to implement this as an extension? That should satisfy the desires of people who got used to this functionality. It would also allow it to work on Linux and Mac.

Comment 28 by, Jul 20 2010

I mention some bookmark-menu extensions in  Issue 48689 .  Like all extensions, though, they tend to have a split-second popup delay.  This may or may not bug you.
I really liked this feature and regret that it has been removed from version 6.  The addition of this feature to the Options dialog was an excellent idea, I'm surprised that instead of taking up the suggestion it was decided to remove the feature all together.  So far it's the only aspect of Firefox I prefer over Chrome.  Too bad.

Comment 30 by, Sep 14 2010

Please add the feature back into Chrome as an option.  I like using Chrome because there is  more real estate for the browser window especially on my netbook.        
I guess the statistics point to this being a rarely used feature (probably because you have to look through forum posts to even find out about it). In fact, Evan says this isn't a feature but a user patch. So, I guess it is more like something someone slipped it into the software while no one was looking since some people didn't even know it was there until users start complaining that it doesn't work in Linux. 

My issue is that the removal of this particular feature is a HUGE BUMMER. Seriously, we couldn't be given the freedom to CHOOSE how the bookmarks are displayed? Really? 

I, for one, absolutely loathe the bookmarks bar as it is currently implemented. I have been consolidating icons and removing the bookmarks bar from Firefox for... well ever since I first touched it years ago. so, to find that I cannot do that on Chrome was a bummer. Then I found out about the shortcut edit. I always wondered why I couldn't get it to work in Linux and I have been searching for information about it for some time now. Well, now I know!

The intentional removal of this feature is... troubling, to say the least. Looking over this thread and reading it in context, I keep coming back to the same question over and over.

Just how easy is it for user patches to get into my client at home? Without anyone apparently knowing what's in them? Isn't this a security concern? 

Comment 32 by, Sep 16 2010

A comment in  Issue 48689  notes some unfavorable comparisons to IE9 in this area:

- Measurements:
"IE 9 runs neck-and-neck with Chrome, but only if you hide Chrome's bookmarks bar. Because there's no other easy way to access Chrome bookmarks without opening a new tab--IE 9 has a dedicated button for viewing your favorites --I'd say Microsoft is the winner on room to browse."

"I wish Chrome also had a bookmarks button to reduce the need for a dedicated bar. My vote goes to IE9 here, because the settings and bookmarks buttons are right next to each other..."

Comment 33 by, Sep 20 2010

> Jesse Durham: I guess the statistics point to this being a rarely used feature (probably because you have to look through forum posts to even find out about it).

Maybe if the devs put it as a normal option in the configuration dialog instead of as a command-line argument, it would be more frequently used.

This is a lot like the arguments that Fox uses to cancel shows: they don’t air episodes of a show, then use the drop in ratings as justifications for cancelling it. Of course the ratings drop when the show is never on the air.

I really hate this kind of behavior.
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Comment 35 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Mstone-5 -Area-UI M-5 Cr-UI
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