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Feature Proposal: User Bookmarks for Better Usability

Motivation

A few versions back, TWiki introduced a <wikiname>LeftBar to keep track of favorite pages, or bookmarks. This was later used by the TopMenuSkin, which shows the bookmarks in the Account pulldown menu. Although a good start there are some drawbacks:

  • No easy way to bookmark a page
  • No easy way to remove or rearrange bookmarks
  • Users need to be familiar with TML to create links

Description and Documentation

This proposal adds an easy to use bookmark feature to TWiki, replacing the <wikiname>LeftBar feature.

  • Each user gets an optional <wikiname>Bookmarks page, based on a template page
  • For logged in users, the Account pulldown menu has:
    • a "----- Bookmarks -----" menu item, leading to the <wikiname>Bookmarks page
    • a "Bookmark this page..." menu item to bookmark the current page
    • a list of up to 16 bookmarked pages
  • Users can edit the bookmarks in the <wikiname>Bookmarks page using the edit table feature (add, delete, move bookmarks)

Screenshots

View bookmark page:

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Edit bookmarks:

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Examples

Impact

WhatDoesItAffect: Usability

Implementation

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2011-06-20

Discussion

This is now accepted by the 7 days feedback period.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-30

This is now in SVN trunk.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-07-02

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