Linkman Changelog


* Firefox 55-57 compatibility
* Bug fixes


* Firefox 54+ compatibility


* Faster search speed

* Faster bookmark validation

* Improved visuals

* Added attach and insert folder buttons to the "move to" window

* Linkman window will be unhidden or brought to front if the user holds down the CTRL key while using 'Add to Linkman' and 'Add all tabs to Linkman' browser functions

* When adding multiple tabs to Linkman at the same time the container folder status text is now updated correctly

* Fixed problems with moving bookmarks to folders when done within the bookmark properties window

* Autosort will now sort also right away after adding a new bookmark in the browser

* Fixed problems with adding some very long URLs from Firefox

* Improved support for latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera

* Many other small tweaks and fixes


* Improved Firefox compatibility (LinkmanFox addon is now signed)

* When Linkman database is unsaved an asterix (*) is displayed in the Windows task bar


* New browser launch method: Topmost browser

This function can be useful for users with multiple portable browsers (Tools | Settings | Launch bookmarks).

* Multiple bookmarks launch warning is now configurable

When you try to launch more than 15 (default value) bookmarks at once, or a folder with more than 15 bookmarks inside, Linkman will ask you if you really want to do it. (configurable in Tools | Settings | Launch bookmarks).

* New global hotkey: Show Tray Icon menu at mouse pointer position

* SeaMonkey V2 import

* Improved default browser detection


* Support for Firefox 38+, Opera 29+, Chrome 43+, IE 11+

* Search columns can now be configured in menu (View | Left-Right Side | Search columns; Search results right click menu)

* New search method: Selected items content

With this option, search will be performed only in the folders and bookmarks that are selected in the treeview pane. This option replaces the "selected folder content" option.

* Improved shortcut handling for keywords (Ctrl + Space in Treeview to add new keyword from keyword list, Ctrl + Enter to select a keyword to search for)

* Consolidated import options

* Browser paths in settings and links to local files in the database support now environment variables

* Improved keyword search typing in keyword list window for handicapped users

* Added 'Show all duplicates' function to Tools menu

* All reported bugs have been fixes


* Now you can create a diary with Linkman (Tools | Create diary). The structure of the diary (years, months, weeks, days) can be configured. Diary is available only in Linkman Pro.

* When adding multiple bookmarks at once from a browser the parent folder properties will be displayed so the name of the folder can be edited (configurable in Tools | Settings | Receive Bookmarks)

* Added "Show in Treeview" button to the Bookmark/Folder properties dialog. It can be useful if the main window is hidden.

* Restructured the view menu with separation between left and right sides, so it's more intuitive to new users

* Escape key will hide Linkman to tray if pressed in the main window

* New function in Edit | New to create child folder as the first item of the parent folder (Hotkey Shift + Ctrl + .)

* Support for Firefox 34+, Opera 26+, Chrome 40+, IE 11+


* Support for Firefox 29+, Opera 22+, Chrome 36+

* Keyword List search: multiselect is now possible (search for more than one keyword)

* Clear launch history function

* Bookmark addition tray icon notification: option to turn off in settings

* Multi bookmark addition: folder name is now a combination of first bookmark and current date

* Added more options to Settings | Drop Basket

* Faster database load on Windows 7 and 8|8.1

Bug fixes:

* Firefox 27+ German Umlaut did not import correctly

* Chrome 33+: folder names with the length of 1-2 chars were not imported correctly

* Main window maximize did not stick if the start hidden option was active


* Linkman displays now a notification when a new bookmark is added from browser

* Fixed existing bookmark detection (was not working in some uncommon cases)

* Improved UI responsiveness during bookmark validation


* Support for Firefox 26, Opera 19, Chrome 32

* Path sort will now also sort folders by name

* Improved compatibility with Windows 8.1. The Linkman IE Toolbar can now also be used with IE 11 on Windows 8.1, but you must disable the enhanced protected mode first:

1. click the settings icon in the right top corner of IE 11 to display the menu
2. select Internet Options
3. go to Advanced tab
4. scroll down to Security section
5. Make sure Enable enhanced protected mode* is NOT checked
6. Restart IE, the Linkman toolbar will be available again 

Bug fixes:

* adding a large numbers of bookmarks from the Opera addon at the same time
* send to Linkman Explorer function will now accept folders
* fixed URL launch with latest Seamonkey
* improved compatibility with Thunderbird
* fixed handling of some user defined browsers


* Support for Firefox 24 and Chrome 30+

* Configurable right-click menus

* Significantly faster communication between Linkman and web browsers

* Improved Safari detection

* Firefox import: added support for separators

* Keyword list window: keyword is now added to all selected bookmarks

* Better handling of screen densities above 96 DPI

* Bug fixes


* New Linkman tutorial video (Bookmark to Youtube will be placed on Desktop after installation)

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* Added Path to Sort methods

* "Add Bookmark from browser" hotkey looks now also for URLs/Links in Clipboard, so Bookmarks from unsupported browsers can be added

* Added Modification Date search to Link Collector

* All reported bugs fixed

New or improved web browser support:

* Initial Safari support

* Initial Opera Webkit (15+) support (including Addon)

* Google Chrome 29+ support

* Firefox 23+ support

* Initial Avant Ultimate Support

* Initial Maxthon Cloud Browser Support

* Keyword list will display now also keywords with only 2 letters (old limit was 3 letters)

* Stay on Top option of Desktop Toolbar is available again

* Improved description retrieval for Add and Edit bookmark function

* Internal Bookmark Validation improvements

* Local files from Explorer can be drag & dropped now also to the search window and Desktop Toolbar (worked before only with the main window and Drop Basket)

* Fixed a time zone bug in Link Collector add/visit date search

* Properties dialog: when the user is editing keywords while a keyword update/retrieval process is present in the background, the web keywords and the user input will be merged using a comma now

* After successful synchronization Linkman Pro tray icon hint will display the filename and date

* Added copy to clipboard button to options tab | old path of bookmark properties dialog

* Fixed several issues with the Opera browser

* Keyword list will display now also keywords with only 3 letters (old limit was 4 letters)

* If the Linkman web icons data-file (.licons) is damaged, Linkman will create a new one now; the web icons can be recreated by doing a complete bookmark validation in the tools menu

* When the user changes the web path of a bookmark, the validation status icon is reset

* Bookmark validation resume was not always working when a server send bad URL data

* Implemented bookmark validation work-around for bookmarks with incorrectly set path anchors

* Hotkey changes:

main window:
changed swap databases hotkey from ctrl + u to ctrl + j
changed expand treeview from ctrl + j to ctrl + +key
added ctrl + enter to show keyword list window (pro only)

search edit (main window and search window):
added ctrl + space to show keyword list window (pro only)

properties window keyword field:
added ctrl + enter to show keyword list window (pro only)
added ctrl + space to show keyword list window (pro only)

Functionality Changes:

* The Linkman tray icon will change its color to indicate a status change:

Red Icon: normal (default) operation mode

Purple Icon: Linkman is loading or saving a bookmark database file

Green Icon: Linkman has just synchronized a bookmark file using an external synchronization service like Dropbox or Google Drive. The Icon will stay green until a new bookmark is added, or an existing deleted.

* The last bookmark/folder selection is now stored in the lmd database instead of registry/ini file

* Added Firefox 22 and Google Chrome 26 compatibility

* When adding bookmark paths (for example from Clipboard Linkman will retrieve the bookmark name

* Improved Powermarks import

* Added "Start Linkman with Windows" option to Linkman Pro installer

* Separated installer Start Menu and Desktop shortcuts into two sections

Bug fixes:

* Layout problems on low resolution monitors

* Internet Explorer 9 detection on some systems

* Fixed a potential crash if an addon is blocking the Firefox communication queue

* Implemented a bookmark validation work around for Jetty web servers

* Autosave after receiving bookmark option works now also with adding via drag & drop

* Work around for OLE error dialogs on systems with OLE registry errors

* Some other minor fixes


* Improved Bookmark Validation (Linkman Pro only):

- Authentication support: if user and password are set in the bookmark properties Linkman will log-in to the website during Bookmark Validation in order to check the status; if no username and password is specified a new "key" symbol will be displayed after validation

- Improved SSL/TLS support: Linkman can now connect to all https:// servers 

- Linkman can now successfully check servers that do not adhere to the HTTP 1.0/1.1 specifications

- Added text explanation of validation status codes to the status bar

- Faster validation on databases with many bad (non existing) website paths

* Better Web Icons support (Linkman Pro only):

- PNG, JPG and GIF images are now also supported

- if the web icon of a website is placed on another website with a shortcut referral to it Linkman will find the icon anyway

* Improved synchronization (Linkman Pro only):

- A warning dialog will be displayed on synchronization collision (when the database has been synchronized externally, for example by Dropbox, while you were making changes to the local database)

- On successful synchronization a notification is displayed in the Tray Icon area

* Major internal changes to the optional Internet Explorer Linkman toolbar:

- protocol changed from Named Pipes to TCP/IP resulting in better stability with large databases

- improved Internet Explorer 10 support

- improved Windows 8.1 support

- Linkman search window can now be optionally shown by using one of the toolbar buttons

* Faster and more accessible Keyword List window (Linkman Pro only)

- Keyword caching optimized for multi-core processors; shows up instantly on large databases

- Keyword button added to the left side of the search edit (both in the main and search window) to access the Keyword List quickly

- Ctrl + Enter shortcut added to the search edit to show the keyword list

* Specific browser can be now also configured in the properties of a folder. All bookmarks inside this folder will be launched using the configured browser.

* Settings | Program Exit has now a privacy section, where you can configure if launch and search history should be saved

* Improved handling of the case where the user tries to load the same database to the left and the right panel at the same time

* Added URL.USER and URL.PASSWORD tags to export templates

* Search function will display completion time also on non successful searches

* Phrase search (using quotations) was sometimes not working (fixed)

* Improved Chromium support

* Added save date, username, and computername to status section of File | Properties (you need to save at least once with 8.80 to see any data here)

* Many small interface improvements


* Bug Fix Release


* Support for web icons (Linkman Pro only).

This feature was often requested, but not implemented until now
for performance reasons. Finally we have found a way to implement
it with acceptable performance. The feature can be disabled in
Tools | Settings | Data (recommended for large databases with more
than 20.000 links). The web icon cache is saved into a separate file with
the same base filename as your database, but a different extension (.licons).
Icons are automatically added to new bookmarks. To add icons to your existing
bookmarks, use the 'Bookmark | Update web icons' function.

* Improved support for local files.

Shortcuts to local files can be created more easily. Select the files in
Explorer, right click and use the Send to -> Linkman function.
Alternatively multiple files can be drag & dropped from Explorer
to a Linkman window or the 'Bookmark | Add shortcuts to local files'
menu function can be used.

* Time edit fields have been added to Properties dialog status tab.

* Improved Google Chrome import (creation date is imported now).

* Compatibility update with the latest browsers.


* General Addon overhaul to support the latrials of the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers.

* Windows 8.1 RTM support.


* Firefox 11 support

* Faster URL launching in Firefox 6-11

* New search options:

Besides #n (for example #3) to find bookmarks/folders with a specific rating, you can now use also >n  (for example >1) and 3 will show all bookmarks/folders with the keywords news and a rating greater than 3.

* Search and Properties dialogs can be configured to display at mouse cursor:

Button in Properties dialog.
Menu option in Search dialog.

* Improved privacy settings: saving of search and launch history can be disabled in the Search dialog launch menu.

* Added more shortcuts (see Hotkeys and Shortcuts section of the tutorial)

* Fixed drag & drop issues with some left-handed oem mouses

* When adding new bookmarks, Linkman will not overwrite user entered descriptions anymore

* Improved support for systems with more than two monitors


* Firefox 9 and 10 (Beta) compatibility including Firefox 9 and 10 Addon (works also with 3-8)

* Internet Explorer 9.0.4 support


* Added folder history to Bookmark properties dialog

* Improved Firefox 8 compatibility

* Fixed problems with IE9 integration


* Firefox 7 and 8 (Beta) compatibility including Firefox 7 and 8 Addon (works also with 3-6)

* Initial Windows 8.1 support

* Browser command line parameters can be set in Settings | Browser

* After unhiding from tray area Linkman will restore the cursor to the last focused position


* Firefox 6 compatibility including Firefox 6 Addon (works also with 3-5)

* Added password generator to Bookmark properties dialog

* Added a button to search dialog to quickly switch the Stay On Top status


* Updated Linkman Firefox Addon to 5.0.1 (no functionality changes)


* Firefox 5 compatibility including Firefox 5 Addon (works also with 3.6 and 4.0)

* Chrome 13 compatibility including Google Chrome 13 Addon (works also with 10-12)

* You can limit search to specific bookmark ratings using #rating, e.g. a search for manager #3 will display all bookmarks that contain the keyword manager and have a rating of 3

* Search & replace can be performed also on selected items only

* Linkman will display a confirmation dialog if you try to launch more than 30 links at once

* Several user interface tweaks and 2 bug fixes


* Firefox 4 Addon (works also with 3.6)

* Improved Internet Explorer Addon: works with UAC enabled, added compatibility for Internet Explorer 9

* Google Chrome Addon (all versions)

* Opera 11 Addon

* Bookmark properties dialog can be resized

* The initial focus of Bookmark properties dialog can be configured (Options Tab) 

* Alternate combobox display for numeric user defined data fields

* Query Favorites can be created in search window (Linkman Pro)

* In searches AND NOT can be substituted with a - sign
  for example:
  a search for: foo -bar
  is the same as: foo and not bar

* Replace dialog: use * to delete fields (Linkman Pro)
  for example:
  enter * as new text, do not enter anything as new text
  Enable Keywords Checkbox
  Click Replace All and all Keywords content will be deleted

* Added Time to Date display in search results

* Added "Page changed" Date/Time column to Search results

* Rearranged some Hotkeys due to user suggestions (see Hotkey list for details)

* Improved search experience on very large databases (100.000 links and more)

* Many tweaks and some bug fixes


* Firefox has now optional Linkman buttons in the main toolbar. Rightclick the Firefox toolbar and select customize.

* Firefox can now be configured to launch links into existing tabs. Tools | Settings | Launch Bookmarks.

* Chrome 4.x-5.x support (including import)

* Toolbar buttons available in two different sizes

* Improved support for sharing Linkman links between two computers.
Linkman Pro will detect if Dropbox or Syncplicity (or any other such sync service) changes the Bookmark Database (*.lmd) while Linkman is running. If the user has not any pending changes to save, Linkman will reload its database.

See the Synchronize tutorial for a screenshot based guide.


You are at your work computer and add some links to Linkman. You go home and turn on your computer. Linkman will load, but the database will not have the links you have added at work at this moment. Dropbox will download (without any need of user interaction) the database changed at work. After Dropbox is done, Linkman will automatically reload the database and the new added links will become instantly available in your browser. This works of course also if you add links to your home computer. They will become available on your work computer.

The feature can be turned off in Tools | Settings | Data.

* Keyword List window (Linkman Pro only)

The Keywords labels in the main window and the Bookmark add window have been replaced by Keywords buttons. Clicking on one of these button will display a list of all keywords in your current database. When you start typing a keyword Linkman will search for it in the list. Clicking Add or pressing the Enter key will add this keyword to the current Bookmark.

* Add Keywords to selected items (Edit, Shortcut and Query menu, Linkman Pro only)

This function can add a specific keyword(s) to all selected Bookmarks and folders.

* Add all Bookmarks on this webpage (Bookmark, Shortcut and Query menu, Linkman Pro only)

Linkman will load the html page from the Bookmark, parse it for links and add all links to a new folder.

* Firefox 3|4 Import converts tags to Linkman keywords (this was not trivial to implement, as Firefox stores tags in a weird and inefficient way)

* Firefox integration will now load Linkman on demand (if not already loaded)

* Added Modified and Page changed (Dates) columns to Query areas in main window, search window and Desktop Toolbar

* You can add tabulators to comment text by pressing shift + tab

* Several bug fixes, speed and user interface improvements (Linkman Lite and Linkman Pro)


Extended Database History Feature (Tools | Settings | Data | Backup old Linkman Data files). By default Linkman will keep 2 + 1 (two older and one current version) Database files. The history can be configured to save up to 10 older databases.

Added  to  tags to export templates.

Additionally this update fixes several bugs.


Added more Buttons to Firefox integration
Improved Printing: QueryPrint, Userdef fields, configurable margins
Query option to search for whole words only (default off)
Query option to autocomplete search terms (default off)
Added date support to Powermarks import (Pro only)
Increased the size of keywords edit area in Bookmark properties window
When adding Bookmarks you get the option to edit a Bookmark if it already exists
Query results can be exported using Templates (File | Export, Pro version only)
Added  and  Tags to Export Templates (Pro version only)
Ascending/Descending option in Autosort
Query Results font is now configurable (Tools | Settings | Interface)
Added more Bookmark Launch options to context menus
If Linkman is hidden "Add and Edit to Linkman" will restore focus back to browser
New option to add browser links to the top of the database (Tools | Settings | Receive Bookmarks)
Tools | Settings | Interface | Show Treeview lines turns also Query Results lines on/off
Bug Fixes


Improved Powermarks import (Pro only)
Added Shortnames to Separated Value File import
Internet Explorer Toolbar allows to disable Linkman entries in IE's context menu
Improved launching of multiple Bookmarks at once
Fixed a graphical glitch when batch assigning ratings
When changing font size (Tools | Settings | Interface | GUI Font) the text size of comments and descriptions will also change
Many other smaller tweaks and fixes


Firefox 3.1 compatibility and integration enhancements
Added feature to Internet Explorer to add all Tabs at once to Linkman
Over 20 new mouse and keyboard Shortcuts
Improved USB Stick installation: Linkman will find his link databases even if you move them between different USB Sticks and Computers
User Interface tweaks and speedups
More Screenshots added to CHM and PDF tutorials
Query search improvements: and search is now active by default (instead of phrase search)


Before you had to type: hardware and news and not 3d
Now it's enough to type: hardware news not 3d

if you want to search for the phrase hardware news type "hardware news" instead


Firefox 3 integration
Improved Internet Explorer integration
Several minor tweaks and improvements


Bookmark Validation can retrieve missing Bookmark names
Links can be added to Linkman using Internet Explorer Right-Click menu


Google Chrome support
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 support
K-Meleon support
Maxthon support
Firefox 3 Bookmarks Import
Powermarks Import (Pro only)
User Interface Improvements (for example Bookmark ratings can be changed for multiple Bookmarks at once)
Separated automatic retrieval of Bookmark Keywords and Description (Tools | Settings | Receive Bookmarks)
Query History
Query "and search" improvements:

When searching for multiple terms, name and keywords of the parent folder will be taken into consideration for every link inside.


You have a folder called music with several links inside. Some of these links have the keyword software. If you search for music software all of these links will be found, even if they don't possess the music keyword.


Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 support
USB stickInstaller option to install Linkman on a removable drive (e.g. USB stick)
Firefox import/export preserves RSS feed and Icon information
Bookmark Validation can retrieve custom metatags
Resizable Bookmark Edit area in the main window
File locations of Export Templates, Daily and Fast Links can be changed in the GUI
Move to dialog (Main menu, Shortcut menu, Bookmark properties dialog)
Several smaller improvements and bug fixes


Fuzzy Duplicate search, both as status query and link by link display
Status Query can display Bookmarks belonging to a specific Subdomain or Domain in groups
Content of selected folder can be displayed as a Query on click
Optional alternate Bookmark Validation Icons for colorblind users (Settings | Interface)
Mozilla SeaMonkey support
Improved Bookmark detection for Internet Explorer windows with modified title
Several user interface and performance improvements
New global hotkey to quickly show/hide the Desktop Toolbar  (Settings | Global Hotkeys)
IF CHMPDF Manual (separate download)
ENDBug fixes


Search and Replace (Edit menu)
Almost instant queries on very large databases (100.000+ links)
Optimizations for Dual and Quad Core processors
All types of local files and folders can be added to and launched from Linkman Databases
Option to make Query background colors brighter (Treeview | Properties)
Several minor bugs fixed


Added a feature to change folders directly within the properties dialog
IE Toolbar version 1.1: fixed compatibility, added new options
New global hotkeys: Search for text in clipboard, Query for text in clipboard, Activate Desktop Toolbar
New setting: Collapse folders after load (Settings | Data)
Added description & userdef edit fields to main window
Fixed compatibility problems with comodo firewall
Several bugs fixed (see changelog.txt for complete list)


Desktop Toolbar
Windows Vista support
Internet Explorer 7 support (Settings | Browser)
Firefox 2 support (Settings | Browser)
Launch new links into tabs or new windows (Settings | Launch Bookmarks)
Launch complete folders contents in Browser tabs (Settings | Launch Bookmarks)
Open Daily Links into tabs or new windows (Daily Links Menu | Settings)
Drag & Drop improvements
Automatically updates moved web pages during Bookmark Validation
Significantly faster Bookmark Validation
Numerous smaller functionality improvements
Several bug fixes

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