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bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:10 am

I have benn having a problem for months, I use bookmarks hidden on left side, and I have to open folders and subfolders each time I click on a new link. I used to be able to just go down a subfolder link list for whatever subject was in the folder.

I always use the newest version of Avant and it seems to do this no matter which Avant version I use and whichever rendering engine is selected.
Windows 7 Ultimate. I have uninstalled and reinstalled repeatedly and it continues to do this,and that is aside from locking up and having to close at random times. sometimes several times a day.

Any suggestions for the bookmarks. I did see that I should use task manager to close select browser windows to keep Avant running, but it is just as easy to force a closure and start again.

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by xiaobing » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:00 am

Sub-folders closed themselves each time you close the sidebar?
Try this:
1Tools>avant browser options>profiles>Please choose the profile folder> copy the path in the text filed.
2 Close Avant, and go to that path, find Avant profiles folder
3 Rename the Avant profiles folder to avant profiles_bak
4 restart Avant,will the problem continue?

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by Jasmine » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:36 am

Please do a test.
Open the sidebar, and open a subfolder of bookmarks panel;
Close the sidebar, and re-open it and switch to the bookmarks panel;
See whether the sub-folder is open as it was.
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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:31 pm

Sorry It took so long to try to rename the :wave: profile folder.
Thanks for the tip, but I lost my current bookmarks and the rest of the setup by doing this.
Is there something I could do that would do the same thing without me rebuilding my current setup in Avant?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by xiaobing » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:50 am

Your bookmarks and other settings are still stored in avant profiles_bak folder. So you can copy the files you need from avant profiles_bak to the new Avant profiles one by one. (Bookmarks are stored in Bookmarks folder, autofills are stored in formdata folder)

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:42 pm

I got my bookmarks back from online storage, but the bookmark folders closing still persists. Your tip on closing and opening the sidebar works, but I use the full screen mode where the sidebar is hidden until I mouse over to the left. the folders then collapse back to unopened.

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:22 pm

OOps, it worked for awhile, but now the bookmark folders are collapsing again, even when I close the sidebar with a mouse click rather than the full screen hidden sidebar.

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by xiaobing » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:18 am

As I know clicking the Ok and Apply button on "Avant browser options" panel can make the folder close.
Did you click anywhere or do something before you reopen the sidebar?

Try the following steps:
1 Open Avant and Press F11
2 Move your mouse on the left to make sidebar appear
3 Open a folder in your bookmarks
4 move your mouse away,then the sidebar disappear.
5 move your mouse back to the left, is the folder still open?

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:00 am

First question, I open a page(clicked bookmark), and either find another link to click within the page , or read the new page and then move to open sidebar to click on another bookmark. Mostly I open a folder and click at least several of the bookmarks and then read them. When I move over to the sidebar, it opens but the folder of folders have collapsed closed again.

Following your steps
When I went to full screen, sidebar hidden, and then pressed F11 the sidebar popped out and stayed open.
I just tried using F12 and the same thing occurs, folders close and need to be reopened.

I did remove all of Avant including the all the files and folders like RSS and profiles and it seemed to work, as soon as I restored the bookmarks from online the folders started to collapse again.

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by xiaobing » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:29 am

Since no problem with new Avant profiles, some config files may be corrupted.
You use online storage right? Do you remember the approximate date that the problem begins? I can restore your config settings to the date before.

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:58 am

I don't know, some tilme in last year, but I have used Windows 7 Ultimate control panel program uninstall and removed everything and I always use a registry cleaner

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:40 pm

i ahve long had a problem with Avant locking up unexpectedly, if it might be a config problem is it possible to go back a couple of years?

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by xiaobing » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:41 am

augustr wrote:i ahve long had a problem with Avant locking up unexpectedly, if it might be a config problem is it possible to go back a couple of years?
It's impossible :( , we just keep the backups for about half a year.

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by augustr » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:46 am

okay but what can I do to remove the config error

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Re: bookmarks closing each use

Post by xiaobing » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:24 am

1 Login online storage.
2 Backup your the online storage folder in your computer (For eaxmple: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Avant Profiles\[account name]) OR use Tools>Backup/restore profiles.
3 Click the "Load default" button on the left corner of "Avant browser options" panel (this step will lost all your data)
4 Copy the the important data( bookmarks/autofills etc) from the backup to the new online storage folder first, and then see whether the problem still exist. Or go to Tools>Backup/restore profiles, click the restore button to recover the items one by one.

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