Help ! -- Problem with bookmarks



  • Hi All,
    I am elderly and suffer from macular degeneration. Today I was tidying my bookmarks in Vivaldi, using "Cut" and "Paste" to move complete folders (with multiple entries) into a new destination folder. Unfortunately, right at the end of the operation,, because of my impaired eyesight, I hit "delete" instead of "paste" whilst the focus was on the target folder.

    All the bookmarks have been deleted.

    I have looked in "Bookmarks" and I can see that Trash contains one item (which I guess is the lost target folder and its contents). I cannot find any way to recover the target folder back out of Trash.

    Can anyone advise me how to salvage this situation. I actually think a recovery toggle should be built in --- it;s very easy to hit the wrong selection in the context menu if (like me) one has poor stereo perception due to damaged sight.

    I am keeping the system running and undisturbed but if we get a brown-out or power cut tonight, I'll lose everything.

    System - Dell Optiplex with 8 GB memory and over 100 GB free disc space.
    Linux Mint, Ver: 17.3 (64 bit)
    Vivaldi - 1.13.1008.34 (Stable channel) (64-bit)

    Many thanks for reading my post --
    Best regards to all --



  • If you check either the bookmarks panel or the bookmarks page (Menus --> Tools --> Bookmarks, or Ctrl+B). Then you will see the Trash icon there as well. From there you can drag it back out to where it used to be.



  • @caine

    Hi
    Thank you for your quick reply which describes what I expected to be able to do and which I tried before writing my post.

    I have Trash in view and it can be selected. Unfortunately, it does not drag.

    Is there some trick here that I'm missing ?



  • That is odd, I assume that cutting and pasting from the Trash also doesn't work.

    I cannot reproduce the problem, I just deleted a bookmark folder and dragged it right back into place from the Trash (1.13.1008.34, Ubuntu 17.10, 64bit).



  • @hatrack said in Help ! -- Problem with bookmarks:

    I have looked in "Bookmarks" and I can see that Trash contains one item (which I guess is the lost target folder and its contents). I cannot find any way to recover the target folder back out of Trash.
    ...
    I have Trash in view and it can be selected. Unfortunately, it does not drag.

    You need to open the Trash Folder, then you should see your deleted folder/bookmarks which can be dragged back into the Bookmarks.



  • @hatrack

    Problem Solved !

    In my stress, I forgot to double-click Trash to "Open" it

    I officially promote myself to "Idiot-of-the -day"

    Thank you very much for your reply --- once I got my brain in gear everything worked as it should.

    Many thanks and Best regards to you.


  • Moderator

    @hatrack said in Help ! -- Problem with bookmarks:

    I officially promote myself to "Idiot-of-the -day"

    Please dont! Sometimes we are slow, tired or need better eyes or are handicaped in some other ways.

    What do you miss for a better user interface to make Vivaldi better for disabled and visual imaired people?
    Vivaldi keeps care on accessability and i will nag them too.
    Please suggest or tell me whats needed!



  • @gwen-dragon

    Thank you Gwen for your kind and thoughtful post. Please don't take my remark about calling myself a idiot too seriously. I have a pretty good grip on reality. I have spent some considerable time creating custom logos for my bookmarks and then arranging these in folders and sub-folders. This afternoon's work was actually the final stage --- moving these "sorted folders" into one top-level folder. There are over 200 bookmarks in this "tree" and I had only two more items to move when I inadvertently hit "delete" instead of "paste". All that thought and work seemingly disappeared down the drain and | couldn't see the way to recover. I had actually had the same experience about a week ago but then it involved a few items. I couldn't find the recovery method then either, so I lost my bookmarks but then, it was just a few items so --- annoying but no big deal. This time though, it was a much bigger disaster, so I was panicking a bit !

    However, all's well that ends well and I have learned a valuable lesson in working with Vivaldi.. I'm still very new with this browser but I like it very much and it is now my default --- Firefox has been deleted from my system and I have no plans to reinstate this.

    I'm not sure that I have sufficient experience with Vivaldi to make useful comments along the lines you suggest. What I will do is give the matter some thought and come back to you in a day or so. Do you want my comments posted to the Forum or would you prefer a PM ? --- I'm happy either way.

    Many thanks and best regards ---


  • Moderator

    @hatrack said in Help ! -- Problem with bookmarks:

    What I will do is give the matter some thought and come back to you in a day or so. Do you want my comments posted to the Forum or would you prefer a PM ?

    Please open a separate thread to discuss your wishes/suggestions for Vivaldi browser. Others may be interested, too.



  • @gwen-dragon

    Thank you for your reply.

    The next post on this matter will be in a new thread, as you request.

    Regards to you ---


 

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