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Want fast access to your Chimera bookmarks from it's dock icon? With a simple download and replace, you can have them!

Quit Chimera and download the required files. Go to bug 163646 at bugzilla, and scroll down to Comment #5. Download the attachment and expand it. You'll have a folder labled MainMenu.nib in your downloads folder.

Next control-click on the Chimera/Navigator application and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. Navigate the folders to Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj. In there, you'll see MainMenu.nib. Rename this to MainMenu.nib.old (or anything else you'd prefer).

Now copy the MainMenu.nib object from your downloads folder into the English.lproj folder. Re-launch Chimera and you should have bookmarks in Chimera's dock menu!

[Editor's note: Chimera just keeps getting cooler and cooler! This is a very useful hack, and it hasn't caused any problems with my Chimera installation. The submitted hint suggests deleting the old nib file; I prefer to rename it, in case you ever want or need to rever the behavior.]
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Authored by: Diggory on Oct 30, '02 11:17:00AM
You could use the system I have used since OS 8 When you create a new favourite URL do not add it to your browser application's favourites. Instead drag it to the desktop. Then store this file in a "URLs" folder (I keep mine in my Favourites folder (~/library/Favorites)) If you drag the URLs folder to the dock - then you can access all your favourites from the dock. Now here comes the clever part: these URL files are application independent - so they work in any browser and are easy to transfer & back up. No more "importing your favourites" - if you change sides in the next big browser war, all you need to do is change your preferred browser in the internet prefs. The urls will now open in your new browser!

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Great idea!
Authored by: theNonsuch on Oct 30, '02 11:34:25AM

That's very cool. I'll have to give that a whirl...



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Me too
Authored by: ScooterComputer on Oct 31, '02 02:00:41AM

I do this too...now I guess the next step is to figure out how to get (hack) Chimera to read as its bookmarks the contents of a folder of these URL files. From the looks of things, it should be pretty easy...the Description field could simply be the contents of the file's Comments field. Of course, there isn't any simple way to do the Keyword. (Keyword-Description perhaps?)

DAMN YOU APPLE, for not implementing good metadata...DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.



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add launchbar
Authored by: dewme5 on Oct 31, '02 07:57:26PM

Drop this URL folder on Lauchbar, have it scan for "any file", and now your favorites are just a command + space away!



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