Force drop-down bookmark bar folder "menus" to stay open ?

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  1. Posts : 20
    windows 7 & windows 10 both 64 bit
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    Force drop-down bookmark bar folder "menus" to stay open ?


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    I've wondered about this for years - now I'm finally asking --

    Does anyone know some key combination - or any other method -
    that will force-hold a browser's bookmark-bar folder to stay open --
    so as to allow more than 1 action to be performed before it closes?

    Isn't this a javascript functionality?

    Surely almost everyone has had this experience --
    you want to re-arrange / rename / etc several bookmarks,
    WITHOUT having to go into the full Bookmark Manager pane!

    In my little screencap, say I wanted to rename/rearrange at least 2 of those 3 bookmarks -
    but the default behavior only allows to manipulate 1 object before the drop-down menu closes.

    Thanks very much for any assistance!
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    You might look into the Neater Bookmarks extension for Chrome.

    Chrome add-ons work in the new version of Edge as well.
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  3. Posts : 20
    windows 7 & windows 10 both 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    thx - I will check that out later tonite
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  4. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
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    In Firefox you can set browser.bookmarks.openInTabClosesMenu to False,

    in Chrome it's Ctrl+click to open all in Tabs...,

    other browsers I don't know!

    Not really a solution......, yet, but I'm workin on it!
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  5. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #5

    Sorry, in Chrome it is:
    Expand Bookmarks Bar Folder, then press and hold Ctrl, then click desired items to open in new background Tabs!
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  6. Posts : 20
    windows 7 & windows 10 both 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    thx for your input @ Edwin --

    but I'm not wanting to open any bookmark in a new tab -
    (I already do that w/ middle click + Tab Activate) --

    I want to be able to perform more than 1 operation on more than 1 bookmark

    (such as rearranging the order or renaming or a combination of both those operations)

    located in the drop-down menu of the folder itself -
    without having to go into Bookmark Manager -

    by forcing that drop-down menu to remain open & allow multiple operations.
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  7. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
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    newdev said:
    thx for your input @ Edwin --

    but I'm not wanting to open any bookmark in a new tab -
    (I already do that w/ middle click + Tab Activate) --

    I want to be able to perform more than 1 operation on more than 1 bookmark

    (such as rearranging the order or renaming or a combination of both those operations)

    located in the drop-down menu of the folder itself -
    without having to go into Bookmark Manager -

    by forcing that drop-down menu to remain open & allow multiple operations.
    Okay, sorry bout that!
    You got me stumped then!
    I think you'd have to open the Bookmarks Manager.
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  8. Posts : 20
    windows 7 & windows 10 both 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    No pencil icon ability to edit post? ok ...

    re: Neater Bookmarks extension for Chrome --

    The drop-down menu does stay open to allow multiple operations,
    plus it does have a quick Search function -- most reviews are quite happy with it.

    Interestingly, it doesn't have the ability to create a new folder --
    though it was an easy enough tweak to simply R-click the Bkmk Bar, select "New Folder",
    then click-open Neater and simply d&d "New Folder" into another folder of choice.

    I'll keep looking just to learn more, but this will be a near-100% solution for many people,
    thx again @OldNavyGuy.
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  9. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #9

    In Extension options for Neater Bookmarks, there is an option to Close unused folders when opening a folder.

    Uncheck it, and the bookmark folders and their contents will continue to show in the tree after they are opened, or a new folder is opened.
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  10. Posts : 20
    windows 7 & windows 10 both 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Marked as solved -- just now had occasion to go in and update + rename a couple of same-site-related
    bkmks, and Neater Bookmarks did what I wanted - it stayed still 'til I was done!

    so thx again @OldNavyGuy for the pointer to this app
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