0
Fixed

Open multiple bookmarks as child of one tab

Muntoo Meddler 7 years ago updated by Joel Thornton 7 years ago 2

Steps to reproduce:

Go to Bookmarks Manager (Ctrl+Shift+O). Select a few bookmarks (i.e., 5), right click and select "Open in new window".


Now, each successive bookmark opens as a child of the previous.


Expected behavior:

The first bookmark to open should be made the parent of all the other bookmarks to follow. However, it should only have children 1 level deep instead of n-levels.


Not exactly a bug, but not a feature either... I hope! ;)

Answer

Answer
Fixed

This is fixed in the upcoming release due out by end of month. Well, about as fixed as I can get it: when opening multiple bookmarks into a new window from the Bookmark Manager, Chrome actually claims that each successive bookmark is a child of (opened from) the preceding bookmark!

Fortunately there is enough information made available a bit later in the page-loading process to identify this case and retroactively flatten those pages. So immediately after opening those bookmarks, they will appear in the "nested under previous" way that they currently do, but a couple seconds later Sidewise will correct this.

Planned

Most definitely a bug. Will fix.

Planned

Most definitely a bug. Will fix.

Not sure about making the first opened bookmark the parent of the remaining bookmarks. I can see the usefulness of this approach, but I will need to research how practical this is to implement. Chrome doesn't really tell me "I'm opening these 5 bookmarks together right now", it just tells me that some bookmark is being opened 5 times in succession. So implementing as you suggest may involve a bit of a hack, which I prefer to avoid.

Since those opened bookmarks are opened into a new window, perhaps the fact that they are together under that new window is an equivalent effect?

Looking at this again (after getting used to Sidewise), if it's a hack to implement the 'auto-tree bookmarks' behavior, then don't bother. I hadn't realized I could shift-select tabs to rearrange them.


I was wondering, how do you plan on fixing the "too many children" problem? As you said, it's hard to tell if Chrome is opening bookmarks. Perhaps a "Flatten Tree" option, if the fix is still a hack?

+1

I'm considering adding a "flatten branch" right-click action which would probably have the effect you're thinking of.

I'm also considering adding an option to essentially disable the automatic placing of opened tabs as children of their opener tabs. If this option was turned on, users could still manually organize their tabs into branches but Sidewise would just keep everything flat by default.

Answer
Fixed

This is fixed in the upcoming release due out by end of month. Well, about as fixed as I can get it: when opening multiple bookmarks into a new window from the Bookmark Manager, Chrome actually claims that each successive bookmark is a child of (opened from) the preceding bookmark!

Fortunately there is enough information made available a bit later in the page-loading process to identify this case and retroactively flatten those pages. So immediately after opening those bookmarks, they will appear in the "nested under previous" way that they currently do, but a couple seconds later Sidewise will correct this.