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Dead links detection

I've just installed Foxmarks ... great. Just an idea: would it be possible to add in the Tool menu a dead links detection (as AM-DeadLink does it)
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    Yes it would be possible! We're definitely considering adding this one as we know how time consuming bookmark management can be once you have a whole bunch of them. Thanks for sharing this idea!
    • Mmmm... Three years is an awful long time to spend in consideration of such a great idea! Your average bedroom coder could do much better!

      This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
    • Xmarks was considering this 4 years ago according to this post, so if we don't have it by now does it mean that's not going to happen?
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    It is possible to do the same with megaupload, rapidshare, etc links, like now do:

    The Cavern Links Checker (script of Greasemonkey)
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    I would suggest that Xmarks automate the process, automatically deleting the dead links, perhaps putting them into a 'dead' folder in case the user wants to review them. Xmarks could also suggest alternate bookmarks in place of the dead link.
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    • Putting them into a "dead" folder with no indication of which folders they were originally in is not a good idea for users with an especially large number of bookmarks - around 20,000 bookmarks in around 900 folders, with a multi-level folder structure, for me.

      Also, I want some control of just what the definition of a dead link is; I've found quite a few links that were so slow to respond that the dead links detection software I'm currently using declares them dead, but they're still useful if you're willing to wait long enough.

      Note that there are many links that will fail and block from reaching that website again for several minutes if you send them commands to download only enough of the webpage you want to verify it is working, but will work properly if you send them the slower commands to download the entire webpage instead. Could a way to mark just these websites or webpages as always needing the slower method be included?
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Needs a variation that detects when the link reaches something, but not the intended web page. A typical problem with most links to NewsDaily.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

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    Better yet, how about a way to see which bookmarks have been updated? Years ago, I used a program called Powermarks that did just that, and worked perfectly. However, the author decided not to support it anymore, and I've been desperately looking for a replacement ever since.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    In the meantime:

    Andy Halford's CheckPlaces is a Firefox add-on that checks links and finds duplicates.

    http://www.andyhalford.com/checkplaces/

    AM-Deadlinks is a standalone utility that tests links, finds duplicates, and downloads missing favicons.

    http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm
    • There's very little information offered about AM-Deadlinks. Is it portable? Does it work only on installed browsers or will it work on portable versions too?

      I work mostly with a portable version of Firefox, so nearly all my bookmarks and links are kept on a USB stick. I sync them because it's always good to have a backup, especially of a collection that took years to build, and because there are occasions where I need to use Internet Explorer or, more rarely, Opera.

      But because I use portable Firefox, I'd much rather have dead-link detection as part of the Xmarks add-on! (Too bad Powerlinks isn't available any more, but maybe the source code is.)
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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  • Try xmarks instead of.... xmarks? What works fine for you?
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    Is it possible that Xmarks marks stored url's as (having become) invalid? Since some bookmarks are stored at one point in time and you only check them once in a while, but the site has gone belly up or changed their url? With the possibility to remove them (not automatically without human intervention). I think it would be a nice feature to help manage your bookmarks...

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    auto-detect bookmarks becoming invalid....
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    I know that Xmarks has the duplicate bookmark thing, how about a dead link checker? If it's enabled, tag (not delete!) bookmarks that either lead to a 404, some dodgy search engine, or various things like that.

    I'd also set it to not do it automatically, as some people have huge amounts of bookmarks that would slow it down every sync.

    One other thing: Also set it up that it checks the dead-tagged ones every sync, as sometimes they magically reappear online.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Dead link checker.
    • I'm not feeling that - I think you're on the right track.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Myfoxmarks would be great if it could check for dead links updating to the next working link or flagging smply a dead link for removal.

    I also think the ajaxy search in foxmarks is a bit lumpy to use. Difficult to describe but i find it cumbersome and awkward to use well, unlike a normal form field.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Dead links and Search features.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    One feature I'd really love to see, even if it requires a small registration fee, would be the abillity to validate or check the URLs of all bookmarks so I could optionally delete or correct them. I like many others have collected bookmarks for years and I know many of them are dead ... it's just too time consuming to go through them and weed the dead ones out. I haven't yet found a good tool to do this.

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    Bookmark link URL validation.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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  • I’m happy with Foxmarks but I have an Idea
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    Hi!

    I think it would be great if there was a tool in "my foxmarks" to check all of my bookmarks. For example, I have a lot of bookmarks and I would be happy to throw the "dead" ones out with just one click of the mouse.

    I hope you understand my english.

    Take care, and FOXMARKS ROCKS!

    Greg
    - from Hungary, Europe -

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Validate my foxmarks!.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    How can I determine which links being managed are broken? An indicator or list of them would be most helpful.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How to know what links in my account are broken..
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    http://my.xmarks.com/ could have a tool to check for broken links.
    This could include a report that allow me to keep, update or delete the broken ones.

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    Tool to check for broken links.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Links checker.

    It would be neat if our bookmarks could be validated to make sure their still "alive" if not, to have them modified with correct url (albeit with user approval). AMDeadlinks used to do this but with FF3 it seems to have a few problems find the bookmarks file (at least on my notebook).

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    Links checker.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Hey,
    i am looking for a bookmarkfunction in Xmarks to prove the stored links to be accessible. So at the end of the prove i want to have a list of not working links cause the site does ́nt exist any more...
    Thanks

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    Function to prove the stored links to be accessible.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Hi,

    I'm new to Xmarks but love it - thanks for the great work!

    But I have a suggestion:
    Sinc my bookmarks have grown since years there are a lot of links pointing to the Nirwana - at least I guess ;-)

    Sorting them out manually ..., oh - wow :-(((

    What if there would be an option (on the server) which starts a scan for broken links and then automatically moves the links to a backup folder if broken?
    This would be a really great feature!

    Thanks,
    Michael

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Verify Bookmarks.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Sorry for all the emails; just merging some duplicate topics into this feature request so we have a better idea of the popularity of this.
    • Looks like the various threads about -50 errors need merging too.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Any status updates on this? It'd be a great tool. I just went to a bunch of items in a store I bookmarked about a month ago and they were all dead where the store had updated their site. It wasn't a huge deal, but it would be nice to see up front that they are dead.
    • It's still on our list of features we'd like to implement. We're focusing on a couple other performance improvements right now, but this is definitely one of the more popular feature requests that isn't prohibitively difficult to implement.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    And I sure would love to have a dead link checker functionality! Just press a button and see all the 404s from my bookmarks list to clean them up. That'd be sweet!

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Kill the dead links.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Another vote here for link diagnostics :)
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

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    Well have to say having used xmarks now for a long time,this idea would be superb....says a man who has bookmark folder that is well over 4 years old, and i can assure you there is a hell of a lot of deadlinks i,m sure, so for me a superb idea.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Add the function but don't automatically remove it. I may want to do a new search for the subject. Change the color of bookmark.
    • I meant don't automatically remove the dead bookmark.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    ... May the force be with us all...
    Messy bookmarks we have
    Clean bookmarks we want
    Auto-Verify-feature we need
    code it you must

    May the clones be warned - Xmarks must rule
    Lead the way you can
    Users stay they will ....?
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    Another vote for added functionality:
    (1) dead link checker - mark dead links for manual removal
    -AND- possibly have option for automatic removal of all dead links
    (2) duplicate link finder - mark dupe links for manual correction
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    While you're waiting, you may want to use the CheckPlaces add-on for dead links detection:

    http://www.andyhalford.com/

    I've found it wise to go ahead and remove all links for which it reports 404 or 410 errors, but check how well the others work when accessed normally before removing them. Also detects duplicate links. Also detects links changed to about:blank if there is more than one of them (like the over 6000 I had).
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    I agree with this, this will definately be a terrific feature. You can download (freeware) http://aignes.com/deadlink.htm. AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in browser bookmarks and text files. If a bookmark has become unavailable you can verify and delete it permanently. Additionally you can download FavIcons for all your Favorites and Bookmarks. It works with IE, FF, Chrome and Opera.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    An idea on how to add dead links detection for Firefox fairly quickly:

    LastPass could contact the owner of this website about merging that company with LastPass/Xmarks:

    http://www.andyhalford.com/

    I've been using the CheckPlaces add-on for some time to detect dead links and duplicates, and also bookmarks with the URL changed to about:blank. It works well if you agree with its definition of what duplicates are, and its settings for how slow a website can be before you declare it dead.

    I suspect that the owner will agree only if LastPass/Xmarks promises to improve the error messages for Xmarks for Firefox by adding enough details to pin down the causes of most errors without having to read the log file.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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    The www.mooshee.com website has been taken over by first one domain squatter, then another. Now all links to that website reach SOMETHING, but only a webpage suggesting you buy that domain from them. Could a way be added to declare all links to a certain website as effectively dead be added, in a way that will save the names of those bookmarks and their locations on the folder structure (even if using a multi-level folder structure), so the user can search for other websites with similar names and store THOSE in the original folder before finally deleting the effectively dead bookmarks? Should also be able to search for all bookmarks with the URL changed to about:blank - I've had thousands of those, and would prefer to save them long enough to use the remaining information to find the original links and substitute them for the about:blank.
    • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

      Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

      Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
    • Those who are color-blind would need some alternate choices for the color-coding. Otherwise, I agree.

      Note that if you use a cross-browser connection to Firefox, SOME of those functions are available here:

      http://www.andyhalford.com/checkplaces/
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  • Great idea, and though they seem to concur, I fear they'll never get round to it, no matter what promising noises they make!

    This could be achieved with relative ease through an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.

    Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

    Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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  • I think that x-marks automate their websites so that they can delete the dead link automatically. daily tech deals
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  • Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.
    Great idea. This could be done by an enhancement to the functionality of the MyXmarks web page via a button which would, when clicked, perform an anaysis of all (or selected) bookmarks to determine their state (not yet checked, currently being checked, dead links, redirected links, about:blank, web protocol used, etc.) and distinguish between the different states visually through colour-coding, with distinctive icons in a new column or, better still, employing both methods.
    الجن السحر العين الطاقة المس الحسد الشيطان الطب البديل الرقية الرقاة Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

    Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
    Another new column would display the date/time last checked, and the user could invoke a partial re-analysis of bookmarks excluding those recently checked, within a user-defined time frame. As an alternative, the user could manually select individual bookmarks for analysis, where selecting a folder would automatically select all child folders and bokkmarks, which in turn could be individually unselected and reselected to aid usability.

    Similar functionality should be made available from the Xmarks for IE GUI.
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  • Hi,you guys!
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    Is here anyone deleting comments or to change the topic?
    This could really be fantastic.Isn't it?
    http://www.rctophobby.com/rc-airplane...
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    OK, 5 years is long enough to "think" about adding dead link processing to Xmarks (FireFox).

    Please add dead link processing to Xmarks. Don't delete the links, just copy the dead link's details (includeing the original folder) them to a DEAD_LINKS folder. The user could then decide what to do with each link. Look at AM-Deadlink if you need some good ideas.

    I run AM-Deadlink checking weekly. Unfortunately, AM-Deadlink cannot update places.sqlite, so it's a manual effort to resolve any dead links.

    Thx.
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