Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

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Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by DutchGemini » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:34 am

Today I started to use the bookmarks bar for the first time. After deleting the items which were there I wanted to add some however there is no possibility. According to Help (F1 - http://www.avantbrowser.com/help/pgLinksBar.htm) there should be 2 buttons, which I do not have.
ABBookmarksBar.png
I can also not find any other way for adding entries to this bar (from menu, from tab, from bookmarks...). Please advise.

I also noted that the first right-click on the bookmarks bar shows a menu that is way off the position of the mouse pointer, the second right-click works OK.

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Re: Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by xiaobing » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:29 am

Do you have the option "Use IE favorites as bookmarks" checked under Avant browser options>miscellaneous ?

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Re: Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by DutchGemini » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:47 am

No, not set.

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Re: Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by DutchGemini » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:52 am

Even when I did, the button for adding/removing entries on this bar is missing. his is the bookmark bar with "Use IE ..." set:
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There is a separator on the left so apparently something should be there.

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Re: Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by hornakapopolis » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:27 pm

Those icons only appear when the root bookmarks folder is being used as the source for the toolbar. If you right-click a folder in your main Bookmarks menu, you can choose Set as thee Root of Bookmarks Bar. That folder's bookmarks will appear on the Bookmarks Bar and those two icons will disappear.

If you find whatever folder is currently serving as the root of your bookmarks bar, un-checking that option should make those icons appear.

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Re: Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by DutchGemini » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:11 am

It was "Links" that had the checkmark, dunno why, I never checked this. Now the bar shows and the buttons appear.

It is actually quite odd to have this setting only shown with a right-click on the main menu and not anywhere on the "Organise Bookmarks" form (the right-click there does not even work).

Thx anyway.

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Re: Cannot add items to the Bookmarks bar

Post by DutchGemini » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:38 pm

Btw, I do not understand why the "New", "Organise" and "RSS" buttons do disappear when you select a different root, these functions are anyway useful and available in AB. And if they indeed have to be hidden by design, then also the separator should go.

AB could indicate in the right-click menu *on* the bookmarks bar, which bookmark is set as "root". And allow to unset/change.

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