Edit iCab bookmarks bar?

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  1. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Just trying iCab browser on my iPad and can't see a way to edit the bookmarks bar. Ideally I'd like to only show my most used bookmark folders or else clear it altogether.
     
  2. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I found it confusing and, as it happens, only worked it out today.

    You've found the bit where you can edit bookmarks I assume (the book icon and the hit edit). The key concept to understand here is a setting on folders created in your bookmarks collection. Here's what I suggest.

    Open the bookmarks pane, hit Edit, and create a new folder called something like "Toolbar". When you create this you will see that there is an on/off slider setting called "Bookmarks Bar". That's the unintuitive bit. If you set that to on then what it does is nominate that folder as the one whose contents are shown on the onscreen bookmarks toolbar. You now have an empty bookmarks bar and if you want to populate it with your most used bookmarks then you can create or move the bookmarks that you want into this folder and they will appear in the onscreen toolbar.

    Hopefully that's clear but if not let me know and I'll have another go.

    - Julian
     
  3. testcard thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, understand what you mean. Seems strange that you can select which bookmark folder contents you want to show in the bookmarks bar, but not the bookmarks folders themselves. Good find though.
     
  4. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that's why I found it unintuitive. I'd initially assumed that this setting was for each folder and was saying whether or not that particular folder was to be displayed on the onscreen toolbar. Once you get your head around it though then there's nothing that I can think of that can't be done with the way iCab has implemented it.

    I'm sure you've worked this out but, once you have created and nominated your toolbar folder then you can create sub-folders within it - I have a mixture of some individual bookmarks on my toolbar and also some folders such as "News" and "Forums" that, since they are folders, when I press them I get a drop down list of my most frequently used news sites or forums to choose from.

    - Julian
     
  5. testcard thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Got it all now! I've created a folder called Favourites and that is now my default bookmarks bar folder containing bookmarks and sub-folders. Thanks again.
     
  6. jlheureux macrumors newbie

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    Thank you - Thank you- Thank you.
     

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