not share del.icio.us bookmarks
January 31, 2008 9:00 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to make the del.icio.us bookmarking default to not shared? I'm using Firefox with the del.icio.us buttons add-on and find it really annoying to always have to check the "do not share" box when tagging a page.

Per this question I know when importing from a file the bookmarks are not shared and that question addresses a workaround. But I've not been able to find a way to make the standard bookmarking default to not shared. I do have "allow private saving" checked in my privacy settings.

Yes, it's minor in the grand scheme of things and I know my use of del.icio.us is anti-social. Still, it'd be nice to have the option.
posted by 6550 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can do it using GreaseMonkey and a snippet of code, as per this page here.
posted by ReiToei at 9:12 AM on January 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


or just add this to your bookmarks: [all one line]

javascript:e=%22%22+(window.getSelection ? window.getSelection() : document.getSelection ? document.getSelection() : document.selection.createRange().text);void(delicious = open('https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/add?description='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)+'&extended='+escape(e).replace(/ /g, %22+%22)+'&tags=%s'+'&url='+escape(window.location.href)+'&shared=no','delicious','toolbar=no,width=500,height=150'), setTimeout('delicious.close()',5000))

add a 'keyword' to it under properites in firefox- i used 'tag' (without quotes). then when you want to bookmark a page to to delicious just type your keyword in the browser address field. any text you type after the keyword will added as tags to the bookmark.

e.g., tag metafilter blog

also any text you highlight on the page will be added to the bookmark as a comment.
posted by sero_venientibus_ossa at 10:17 AM on January 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


I had the same problem, and went with Netvouz instead.
posted by Solomon at 10:34 AM on January 31, 2008


Wow, sero_venientibus_ossa, that's pretty cool! It works just as advertised and I've already used it three times. The only downside to the method I can see is the inability to edit the description.

So, as a follow-up, the Greasemonkey method may be preferred if editing the description at the time of tagging is important, which really depends on how useful of a title the page has.
posted by 6550 at 12:30 PM on January 31, 2008


oops.. should have said that any text you highlight on the page will be added to the bookmark as a description, not comment. but yeah, aside from highlighting text on a page you can't do much with it.

here's the bookmark for shared if you want it. they work well together. just give it a different keyword:

javascript:e=%22%22+(window.getSelection ? window.getSelection() : document.getSelection ? document.getSelection() : document.selection.createRange().text);void(delicious = open('https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/add?description='+encodeURIComponent(document.title)+'&extended='+escape(e).replace(/ /g, %22+%22)+'&tags=%s'+'&url='+escape(window.location.href),'delicious','toolbar=no,width=500,height=150'), setTimeout('delicious.close()',5000))

credits to whoever posted these at lifehacker
posted by sero_venientibus_ossa at 1:42 PM on January 31, 2008


The "do not share" functionality has been in delicious for some time.
posted by gen at 8:37 PM on February 26, 2008


Sorry I now see the poster was asking about default private.
posted by gen at 8:42 PM on February 26, 2008


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