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Status: Fixed
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Closed: Jul 2011
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OS: Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Hide the "Other Bookmarks" folder when it's empty

Project Member Reported by, Dec 2 2010

Issue description

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Have no bookmarks in "Other Bookmarks"
2. Show the bookmarks bar

What is the expected output?
No "Other Bookmarks" folder.

What do you see instead?
"Other Bookmarks" folder is present, empty

This should ameliorate  issue 1459 .  The downside is that users won't be able to drag'n'drop bookmarks into this folder when it's empty; but that seems like a more marginal problem.

I agree that *something* should be done about it.  Why can't you just delete all complications and make it a normal folder or something?  I still think it's ridiculous that there is nothing to be done about it and Google is just ignoring it.  This is chasing away so many people...

Comment 2 by, Dec 2 2010

This is a good change, if it goes into effect.  
Makes perfect sense.
Thank you!
Anything to get rid of the "other bookmarks" folder.  I read the "justification" for implementing it in the first place and it's not good enough, sorry.  If users can't figure out how to get to their bookmarks, they probably shouldn't be using the internet (and probably aren't capable enough to download Chrome in the first place).  Get rid of it!

Comment 4 by, Dec 2 2010

Hey guys, relax.  It looks like the Chromium team are finally willing to do something about this, so let's be cool about it and give them time to work on it.


Comment 5 by, Dec 9 2010

Labels: -Mstone-10 MovedFrom-10 Mstone-11
P2 bugs with an owner that are not marked as started are being automatically moved to mstone:11.
Would love to see a fix implemented!  Auto-hide other bookmarks when empty is fine by me.  Now the question is how soon is milestone 11 :)
I'd be perfectly happy to leave this shown by default - the gripes expressed in the many various, now closed, previous bugs leading to this one revolve around the fact that you can't rename or delete it like any other folder.

An /option/ to hide it if empty makes a lot of sense and perhaps makes a good compromise.  That way, it would still be there by default (for the dragging operation), but you'd have the option to hide it if it's empty.

Options for renaming/moving it would be superb too though.  If I could call it "Misc", I'd probably use this feature.  As it stands, I create Misc, place that on my bookmark bar, then drag what would be "other bookmarks" to that folder.  It might seem like pointless duplication when "other bookmarks" is already there, but I don't like it sitting way over to the right (and it's immovable).

Comment 8 by, Dec 15 2010

please fix this, so I can remove or edit the "Other Bookmarks" folder. Thanks
I'd also like to see it gone, or at least controllable--Chrome's, well, chrome is great at being economic for space, I only wish it was as customizable.

If this is being implemented, will it be implemented for the main system, or will we have to move to dev channels?

Comment 10 by Deleted ...@, Dec 18 2010

Please allow us the ability to delete "other bookmarks"!!!  please!!  Or at least, let us re-name it.

Comment 11 by Deleted ...@, Dec 18 2010

Please let us remove it!!!
turns out the fix is use Firefox 

Comment 13 by, Dec 22 2010

i agree with all the other comments. it's pretty absurd that this folder can neither be hidden nor renamed. 

Comment 14 by, Dec 29 2010

yes, Other Bookmarks folder takes a lot of space on Netbooks like Eee 7" - there should be an option to hide it, remove it or rename it

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Comment 16 by, Jan 6 2011

I agree with all comments - it's "absurd" that this folder can neither be hidden nor renamed. 
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Comment 18 by, Jan 25 2011

The following revision refers to this bug:

r72549 | | Tue Jan 25 13:40:18 PST 2011

Changed paths:

Makes the other bookmark button on the bookmark bar visible only if it
contains something.

BUG= 64997 

Review URL:
Labels: -OS-All OS-Linux OS-Mac
Status: Started
Scott, I guess you should be the owner of this?

Fixed on views/windows.
Labels: Mstone-12
 Issue 75133  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 22 Deleted

 Issue 77673  has been merged into this issue.
Labels: -MovedFrom-10
Status: Assigned

Comment 25 by, Apr 25 2011

Labels: -Mstone-12 Mstone-13 MovedFrom12
Moving out of M12.
Labels: -Mstone-13 Mstone-14 MovedFrom-13
Moving !type=meta|regression and !releaseblocker to next mstone
Labels: -MovedFrom12 MovedFrom-12

Comment 28 by, Jun 30 2011

Status: Started
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Comment 29 by, Jul 6 2011

The following revision refers to this bug:

r91631 | | Wed Jul 06 15:50:35 PDT 2011

Changed paths:

GTK: Hide the "Other Bookmarks" button when there are no bookmarks there.

We now match the windows behaviour.

BUG= 64997 
TEST=As in bug.

Review URL:

Comment 30 by, Jul 7 2011

Labels: -OS-Linux
Done on linux.

Comment 31 by, Jul 8 2011

Labels: Hotlist-PolishFixit

Comment 32 by, Jul 8 2011

Ryan & Jeff -- when assessing points value, note the 125 stars. ;-)

Comment 33 by, Jul 8 2011

Status: Fixed
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Comment 34 by, Jul 8 2011

The following revision refers to this bug:

r91907 | | Fri Jul 08 15:54:27 PDT 2011

Changed paths:

Mac. Auto show and hide Bookmark Bar "Other Bookmarks" folder button depending on whether it's empty.

BUG= 64997 
Review URL:
Labels: -Hotlist-PolishFixit
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Comment 36 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Area-UI -Feature-Bookmarks -Mstone-14 Cr-UI-Browser-Bookmarks Cr-UI M-14
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Comment 37 by, Mar 13 2013

Labels: -Restrict-AddIssueComment-Commit Restrict-AddIssueComment-EditIssue

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