v1a - Unsorted Bookmarks exposed in the menu

Here the top unsorted bookmarks are displayed in the menu by frecency and the "Unsorted Bookmarks" item becomes "More Unsorted Bookmarks".

Bookmarks menu mockup v2a

v2a - Recently Bookmarked exposed in the menu

An advantage of this solution is that everything else about bookmarks work just as they do today.

Bookmarks menu mockup v2a

v2b - Recently Bookmarked exposed in the menu

This is a refinement that makes recently bookmarked look like an expanded folder. This is very similar to how they look in the expanded state in the Bookmarks Sidebar. An advantage of this solution is that everything else about bookmarks work just as they do today.

Bookmarks menu mockup v2b

v2c - Recently Bookmarked exposed in the menu

This is the same as 2b with the addition of a "More Recently Bookmarked" item. An advantage of this solution is that everything else about bookmarks work just as they do today.

Bookmarks menu mockup v2c

v2d - Recently Bookmarked exposed in the menu

This is the same as 2a with the addition of a "More Recently Bookmarked" item. An advantage of this solution is that everything else about bookmarks work just as they do today.

Bookmarks menu mockup v2d

v2e - Recently Bookmarked exposed in the menu

This is the same as 2d but instead of only showing six bookmarks we show all ten recent bookmarks - no overflow necessary. An advantage of this solution is that everything else about bookmarks work just as they do today.

Bookmarks menu mockup v2e

v3a - New Bookmarks go into the Bookmarks Menu folder

The displayed list is truncated to keep the menu from becoming unmanageable. The disadvantage here is that bookmarks added after the list is full, disappear.

Bookmarks menu mockup v3a

v3b - New Bookmarks go into the Bookmarks Menu folder

This is a refinement that adds a "More Bookmarks" item to expose the menu overflow. Technically this may be strange because it's a slightly different view of the same folder (minus the already displayed items).

Bookmarks menu mockup v3b

v3c - New Bookmarks go into the Bookmarks Menu folder

In this version, I've removed Unsorted Bookmarks. If bookmarks go into the Bookmarks Menu by default then Unsorted is no longer needed. Then "Show All Bookmarks" naturally becomes the way to expose the bookmarks menu overflow.

Bookmarks menu mockup v3c

v3d - New Bookmarks go into the Bookmarks Menu folder

This is an attempt to make the Bookmarks Menu items flow better into "Show All Bookmarks." Yes that's a button in a menu. I'm sorry.

Bookmarks menu mockup v3d

v4a - New Bookmarks go into the Bookmarks Menu folder + Recent Bookmarks expanded

What if new bookmarks went into the Bookmarks Menu and we expanded the Recently Bookmarked search? It looks dumb.

Bookmarks menu mockup v4a