"Bookmark This Page"/"Edit This Bookmark" non-feature.

Merry Christmas to all!

This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous 
versions.

When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit 
This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to 
suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier 
ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).

Thanks, Pat
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12/25/2008 7:57:23 PM
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Pat said this on 12/25/2008 2:57 PM:
> Merry Christmas to all!
> 
> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous 
> versions.
> 
> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit 
> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to 
> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier 
> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).
> 
> Thanks, Pat
I have no issues like that in my 305 in XP, but I have Menu Mod 2.1 
extension loaded.   I've found it great to remove a lot of menu items I 
don't want.   That and Stylish and the 'remove "open all tabs"' style to 
also modify menus a bit.
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Big_Al
12/25/2008 8:57:24 PM
"Pat" 
> wrote in message news:bq2dnZ0xzuQ6eM7UnZ2dnUVZ_jadnZ2d@mozilla.org...
> Merry Christmas to all!
> 
> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous 
> versions.
> 
> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit 
> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to 
> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier 
> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).

 Bug 406646 - Clicking Bookmarks menu toggles "Bookmark This Page", when you have lots of bookmarks 
   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=406646 
Bug 404314 - when I click on a menu instead of click and hold it randomly selects a menu item and activates it
   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=404314
 Bug 442177 - Opening Bookmarks Menu selects the first item when menu opens slowly 
   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=442177  

It's a known problem,  happens when you first start up firefox.
See if you can right click on a menu that would not hurt like the HELP
menu first thing when you come up in Firefox, don't know if it would 
work or not.  

-- 
HTH,
David McRitchie,   extensions I use are briefly documented on my site
Firefox Custom:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm
 
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David
12/25/2008 9:31:21 PM
Another suggestion,  make sure you do not move  the cursor until
after the menu listing appears; otherwise, you might inadvertently
select  one of  the first items.
 
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David
12/25/2008 9:38:29 PM
On Dec 25, 3:57=A0pm, Pat <gypkap.figureit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Merry Christmas to all!
>
> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous
> versions.
>
> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit
> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to
> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier
> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).

Yes, I have this issue and have discussed it here recently. It appears
Firefox's menu functionality is borked somehow so that the first time
you access the menu bar after starting a session, the Bookmarks choice
wants to bookmark the page instead of giving the menu dropdown, and
the History choice acts like the Back button instead. Hopefully it
will get fixed soon.
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Greg_B
12/26/2008 4:37:42 PM
On 12/25/08 2:57 PM, _Pat_ spoke thusly:
> Merry Christmas to all!
> 
> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous 
> versions.
> 
> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit 
> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to 
> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier 
> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).

Do you have any Kaspersky software installed? From what info we've seen, 
Kaspersky is one confirmed culprit. Other than that, I don't know 
if/when they'll have a patch.

-- 
Chris Ilias <http://ilias.ca>
List-owner: support-firefox, support-thunderbird, test-multimedia
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Chris
12/26/2008 5:14:00 PM
Greg_B. wrote:
> On Dec 25, 3:57 pm, Pat <gypkap.figureit...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Merry Christmas to all!
>>
>> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous
>> versions.
>>
>> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit
>> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to
>> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier
>> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).
> 
> Yes, I have this issue and have discussed it here recently. It appears
> Firefox's menu functionality is borked somehow so that the first time
> you access the menu bar after starting a session, the Bookmarks choice
> wants to bookmark the page instead of giving the menu dropdown, and
> the History choice acts like the Back button instead. Hopefully it
> will get fixed soon.

Uhhhh, not if it is something wrong on YOUR computer.  I am not seeing 
that symptom on any of my computers.  You might try deleting 
localstore.rdf and see if that helps.  You will have to redo any 
customizations your have done to the program....


-- 
Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net
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Ron
12/26/2008 7:44:38 PM
On Dec 26, 3:44=A0pm, Ron Hunter <rphun...@charter.net> wrote:
> Greg_B. wrote:
> > On Dec 25, 3:57 pm, Pat <gypkap.figureit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Merry Christmas to all!
>
> >> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous
> >> versions.
>
> >> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit
> >> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to
> >> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier
> >> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).
>
> > Yes, I have this issue and have discussed it here recently. It appears
> > Firefox's menu functionality is borked somehow so that the first time
> > you access the menu bar after starting a session, the Bookmarks choice
> > wants to bookmark the page instead of giving the menu dropdown, and
> > the History choice acts like the Back button instead. Hopefully it
> > will get fixed soon.
>
> Uhhhh, not if it is something wrong on YOUR computer. =A0I am not seeing
> that symptom on any of my computers. =A0You might try deleting
> localstore.rdf and see if that helps. =A0You will have to redo any
> customizations your have done to the program....
>
> --
> Ron Hunter =A0rphun...@charter.net

Ron, it is not just my computer since the original poster has the
behavior as well but more significantly, both behaviors have been
documented as known bugs by others and have been widely discussed.
While not universal, the problems appear to be relatively widespread.
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Greg_B
12/26/2008 8:59:09 PM
Greg_B. wrote:
> On Dec 26, 3:44 pm, Ron Hunter <rphun...@charter.net> wrote:
>> Greg_B. wrote:
>>> On Dec 25, 3:57 pm, Pat <gypkap.figureit...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Merry Christmas to all!
>>>> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous
>>>> versions.
>>>> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit
>>>> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to
>>>> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier
>>>> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).
>>> Yes, I have this issue and have discussed it here recently. It appears
>>> Firefox's menu functionality is borked somehow so that the first time
>>> you access the menu bar after starting a session, the Bookmarks choice
>>> wants to bookmark the page instead of giving the menu dropdown, and
>>> the History choice acts like the Back button instead. Hopefully it
>>> will get fixed soon.
>> Uhhhh, not if it is something wrong on YOUR computer.  I am not seeing
>> that symptom on any of my computers.  You might try deleting
>> localstore.rdf and see if that helps.  You will have to redo any
>> customizations your have done to the program....
>>
>> --
>> Ron Hunter  rphun...@charter.net
> 
> Ron, it is not just my computer since the original poster has the
> behavior as well but more significantly, both behaviors have been
> documented as known bugs by others and have been widely discussed.
> While not universal, the problems appear to be relatively widespread.
So is the use of certain add-ons.  So, given that we use the same basic 
program, assuming you are a Windows user, why does it fail on your 
machine, and a few others, and most seem to have no such problem?  Does 
that suggest it is a local problem?  It does to me.  Does it happen with 
a new profile?  If not, then it is a local problem, probably related to 
either plugins, or extensions, or even themes.



-- 
Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net
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Ron
12/27/2008 1:02:25 AM
Ron Hunter wrote:
> Greg_B. wrote:
>> On Dec 26, 3:44 pm, Ron Hunter <rphun...@charter.net> wrote:
>>> Greg_B. wrote:
>>>> On Dec 25, 3:57 pm, Pat <gypkap.figureit...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Merry Christmas to all!
>>>>> This issue happens with Firefox Version 3.05 only, not with previous
>>>>> versions.
>>>>> When I first click on the "Bookmarks" item on the main menu, the "Edit
>>>>> This Bookmark" window, which I never use, pops up. Anyone kn ow how to
>>>>> suppress this action, as it's not useful (there are many other, easier
>>>>> ways to create a bookmark of course, like drag and drop).
>>>> Yes, I have this issue and have discussed it here recently. It appears
>>>> Firefox's menu functionality is borked somehow so that the first time
>>>> you access the menu bar after starting a session, the Bookmarks choice
>>>> wants to bookmark the page instead of giving the menu dropdown, and
>>>> the History choice acts like the Back button instead. Hopefully it
>>>> will get fixed soon.
>>> Uhhhh, not if it is something wrong on YOUR computer.  I am not seeing
>>> that symptom on any of my computers.  You might try deleting
>>> localstore.rdf and see if that helps.  You will have to redo any
>>> customizations your have done to the program....
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Ron Hunter  rphun...@charter.net
>>
>> Ron, it is not just my computer since the original poster has the
>> behavior as well but more significantly, both behaviors have been
>> documented as known bugs by others and have been widely discussed.
>> While not universal, the problems appear to be relatively widespread.
> So is the use of certain add-ons.  So, given that we use the same basic 
> program, assuming you are a Windows user, why does it fail on your 
> machine, and a few others, and most seem to have no such problem?  Does 
> that suggest it is a local problem?  It does to me.  Does it happen with 
> a new profile?  If not, then it is a local problem, probably related to 
> either plugins, or extensions, or even themes.

I'm the original poster. The previous version of FF didn't show this 
problem; only v. 3.05 has the problem. Add ons are ABP, RealPlayer,
IE Tab, Tiny URL Creator, and User Agent Switcher.

No themes.

Plugins were installed by other applications (like Picasa, Garmin, 
QuickTime and Windows Genuine Advantage), but they were there in the 
previous versions.
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Pat
12/27/2008 1:27:39 AM
On Dec 26, 9:02=A0pm, Ron Hunter <rphun...@charter.net> wrote:
> So is the use of certain add-ons. =A0So, given that we use the same basic
> program, assuming you are a Windows user, why does it fail on your
> machine, and a few others, and most seem to have no such problem? =A0

If I knew that, of course, I would fix it.

> Does it happen with
> a new profile?

Yes.

>=A0If not, then it is a local problem, probably related to
> either plugins, or extensions, or even themes.

All well and good. But FF is supposed to work with these things; in
fact, I would suggest that it is designed to require these things, at
least a minimum of plugins and/or extensions given that it does not
incorporate that functionality into the baseline. Are you suggesting
that nobody should install any of them? For the record, I am using:

RealPlayer Record plugin
Restore scroll position plugin
Toolbar buttons plugin

That's it. I could uninstall any of them, but that would make FF a
browser that did not work for me.
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Greg_B
12/27/2008 2:00:26 PM
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