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Figure 6-1. The Bookmarks Editor

Netscape Bookmarks

If you are currently using Mozilla, Netscape 4, 6, or 7, Phoenix, or Beonex Communicator you are able to make use of your bookmarks in K-Meleon by enabling the "bookmarks" plugin.

Importing the bookmarks file

The way your bookmarks are imported is dependent both on what Mozilla-based browser you want to import the bookmarks of and also on your version of Windows.

Table 6-1. Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, Me Bookmarks

BrowserBookmarks location
Netscape 4.xxC:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\PROFILE_NAME\
Netscape 6.x.x, 7.x, & MozillaC:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\PROFILE_NAME\[random string].slt
PhoenixC:\Windows\Application Data\phoenix\Profiles\PROFILE_NAME\[random string].slt
Beonex CommunicatorC:\Windows\Application Data\beonex\Profiles\PROFILE_NAME\[random string].slt

Table 6-2. Windows NT 4.0 Bookmarks

BrowserBookmarks location
Netscape 4.xxC:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\PROFILE_NAME\
Netscape 6.x.x, 7.x, & MozillaC:\Winnt\Profiles\<user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\<profile name>\*.slt
PhoenixC:\Winnt\Profiles\<user name>\Application Data\Phoenix\Profiles\<profile name>\*.slt
Beonex CommunicatorC:\Winnt\Profiles\<user name>\Application Data\Beonex\Profiles\<profile name>\*.slt

Table 6-3. Windows 2000 & XP Bookmarks

BrowserBookmarks location
Netscape 4.xxC:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\PROFILE_NAME\
Netscape 6.x.x, 7.x, & MozillaC:\Documents and Settings\[Windows Login Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\PROFILE_NAME\[random string].slt\
PhoenixC:\Documents and Settings\[Windows Login Name]\Application Data\Phoenix\Profiles\PROFILE_NAME\[random string].slt\
Beonex CommunicatorC:\Documents and Settings\[Windows Login Name]\Application Data\Beonex\Profiles\PROFILE_NAME\[random string].slt\

After you have found the correct directory, highlight the file bookmark.html (NS 4) /bookmarks.html (NS 6/7Moz/Phoenix/Beonex), as shown below:

Right click on bookmarks.html or bookmark.html and send the file to the My Documents folder, as shown below:

Launch K-Meleon. You will be greeted with this prompt:

If you want to import bookmark.html or bookmarks.html, press yes. If not, press no. If you choose yes, a prompt asking you to search for bookmark.html or bookmarks.html will appear:

If you choose no, K-Meleon will create a new bookmarks file for you. This prompt will confirm your chosen action:

Using, editing, & configuring bookmarks

Now that bookmarks are set up, let's look at other options such as using bookmarks within the browser, editing them, plus extra configuration options.

If you wish to add a bookmark, press CTRL-D or go to Bookmarks, Add. K-Meleon should look like this:

The bookmark editor is a very powerful tool to edit, change, or move bookmarks and folders. To open it, go to Bookmarks, Edit. The editor should look like this:

When you highlight a bookmark listing you are given the:

  • The date the bookmark was made

  • The web address

  • The date of the last bookmark visit

It should all look like this:

When you right click, a list of options is given. They are:

  • Open in current browser window

  • Open in background

  • New Folder

  • New Bookmark

  • New Separator

  • Set as toolbar folder

  • Set as New boonmark folder

  • Set as New boonmark menu

  • Delete

The right click menu should look like this:

Now we will review each option one by one.

  • Open in current browser window: The bookmark is opened in the current browser window used at the time.

  • Open in background: The bookmark is opened in a new background window.

  • New Folder: A new folder is created for bookmarks to be put in.

  • New Bookmark: This action creates a new bookmark.

  • New Separator: This tool is used to divide sects of bookmarks.

  • Set as toolbar folder: This fills the toolbar with links that are in a selected folder.

  • Set as New bookmark folder: This allows new bookmarks to be stored in another folder of the user's choice.

  • Set as New bookmark menu: This option allows one folder to take over the bookmarks menu, hiding all other folders & bookmarks.

  • Delete: This act purges bookmarks and folders.

Besides the right-click options, there are four other buttons that have functions in the bookmark editor. They are:

  • Help: Gives a list of Keyboard shortcuts to be used within the bookmark editor.

  • Import Favorites: Allows Microsoft Internet Explorer's Favorites to be used as bookmarks if needed.

  • OK: Used to confirm change to bookmarks or folders.

  • Cancel: If you elect not to change anything or want to purge any non-confirmed changes made, use this button.

There are extra configuration options that control the bookmarks themselves. They can be found under Bookmarks, Config. The configuration should look like this:

If you move the bookmarks file while using K-Meleon, you can change the location of the file by clicking the button with three dots. You can toggle the bookmarks toolbar by checking the box. Max toolbar button size and menu spillover length can be configured as desired.

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