kio_bookmarks
Web
Score 81%
Description:

kio_bookmarks is a new way to access your bookmarks. It displays them
in an html page you can use as your home page. No need to crawl in the bookmark menu, they are all before you.

See http://commit-digest.org/issues/2008-08-10/

Installation :
You need kdelibs-devel >= 4.1.0
$ mkdir build && cd build
$ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
make ; make install

Usage :
Have some bookmarks in folders and go to bookmarks:/
kio_bookmarks supports folder icons, you can set them using the konqueror bookmarks editor.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

This kio has been accepted for KDE 4.2. There may not be other independent releases here as I'm focussing in konqueror integration now. See you in kdebase !

0.2.1 : version submitted to kdereview
- various cleanup
- toolbar shortcut to launch keditbookmarks
- automatic redirect from bookmarks:/config to bookmarks:/
0.2 :
- added configuration module
- added lateral toolbar, only to launch configuration by now
- option to flatten the bookmarks hierarchy
0.1.2 :
- memory leak and bug fixes
- text color is based in system color scheme
- bookmarks are refreshed correctly
- add places support, will be configurable
0.1.1 : uggly hack to force bookmark refresh, but it works ^^
0.1 : initial release

TODO :
- Add KConfig support and KCM module
- Implement flattenTree function

dumas

9 years ago

This is really cool add-on to Konqueror. It should become default window one day to Konqueror. I have some ideas how to improve it. Hope you like it:
1. It deffinately should be option in every new tab to open bookmarks:/ instead of empty tab. This would be very user friendly: one click new tab icon and second on bookmark you want (old way -1 click new tab, 2 click bookmarks, 3 click bookmark you want (min 3 clicks)
2. it would be nice to have something like favorite bookmarks toolbar in bookmarks:/ The logic is simple: we do need bookmarks in new window, but we don't need them after entering the website. Konqueror's bookmark toolbar is visible all time. this one will be visible only on emty page. So we can save some screen for browsing. I imagine it can be horizontal line with top 5 or 10 most used bookmarks on top of page.
3. Using bookmarks:/ I realized how much garbage i have in my bookmarks. It would we nice to have ability to copy/move, delete bookmarks in this view. I think it would be even better approach than existing bookmarks manager. Maybe editing mode should be not default one to avoid accidental changes but it can be something like plasma supports now - lock- unlock icon somewhere.

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wdgt

9 years ago

Thanks for your input !

1/ I think it's too complex for a simple button. But there should be an option in konqueror to open the start page in new tabs. I'll try to add it.

2/ would this toolbar be in addition of the full list or replace it ? There will be a "recently visited" and a "most used" folder for KDE 4.3 if this is what you want.

3/ this is technically very difficult to do in pure HTML and dedundant with the bookmarks editor. With KDE 4.3 and Akonadi/Nepomuk integration, I plan a rewrite of kio_bookmarks to a Qt view with improved interactivity, adding management features (move/copy/hide folder/delete/...) easily.

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dumas

9 years ago

1/ I think we mean the same. Idea was to do similar like opera does with speed deal. All new tabs are display same view with bookmarks.

2/ In my case I have ~100 bookmarks not all of them are used each day, and its hard to find it in some cases even in bookmark view :). Idea is to have horizontal strip in top of page with favorite (most used) bookmarks. Looks like google chrome already did it. Check it out: http://lifehacker.com/5044484/google-chrome-first-look
I don't like konquerors bookmarks toolbar because it wastes space in my tiny 14WXGA monitor :)

There are more interesting approaches in google chrome. One of them can be called "kio_history". A web page showing history. Very simple designed and easy to use. http://www.screenshots-archive.com/google-chrome-history

I'm not suggesting to imitate google chrome. It simply has some fresh-air ideas we can use in our loved Konqueror.

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loony

9 years ago

Excellent! It was always a pain to crawl through the bookmarks menu. This is also very useful if you are using a small screen like EeePC. I love it! Keep up the good work!

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riteshsarraf

9 years ago

When I type bookmarks:/ in the location bar, I get a "Protocol Not Supported" Error message.

Any ideas why this would be happening.

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riteshsarraf

9 years ago

Okay!!

I was using stow to avoid direct installation to /usr/.
That didn't work. stow creates symlinks in /usr/local/ hierarchy.

I just tried with the default, /usr, and it is working.

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Kid0

9 years ago

Looks very promising.
I've made PKGBUILD for Arch Linux:
http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19069

By the way, can you be more specific about dependencies?

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wdgt

9 years ago

Thanks for your packaging.
About dependencies, I think kdelibs >= 4.1.0 (and qt >= 4.4.0 of course) is enough. It may compile on 4.0, but I didn't test it. If anyone tries it, please let me know.

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Kid0

9 years ago

OK. Two more questions:
1). Maybe kdebase is needed too? (because it contains konqueror and dolphin)
2). What is the license? GPL2 or GPL3?

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wdgt

9 years ago

1) Well, of course konqueror is sort of necessary to use it (although you can use it with kioclient ^^), but it only needs kdelibs to compile.

2) license is GPL2+, as stated on the file headers.

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DanaKil

9 years ago

I hope we can say goodbye to the classical bookmarks menu one day ! Maybe with Akonadi and something that allow to attribute different tags each time one bookmarks a page (and maybe automatic tagging with keyword found in the page and so on...)

but your work is for sure a nice start for this transition :)

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KopfEnton

9 years ago

:D thank you

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9 years ago

This kio has been accepted for KDE 4.2. There may not be other independent releases here as I'm focussing in konqueror integration now. See you in kdebase !

0.2.1 : version submitted to kdereview
- various cleanup
- toolbar shortcut to launch keditbookmarks
- automatic redirect from bookmarks:/config to bookmarks:/
0.2 :
- added configuration module
- added lateral toolbar, only to launch configuration by now
- option to flatten the bookmarks hierarchy
0.1.2 :
- memory leak and bug fixes
- text color is based in system color scheme
- bookmarks are refreshed correctly
- add places support, will be configurable
0.1.1 : uggly hack to force bookmark refresh, but it works ^^
0.1 : initial release

TODO :
- Add KConfig support and KCM module
- Implement flattenTree function

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