Social Bookmarks Manager Right-Click Context Menu

Last night I hacked together a bit of JavaScript to add a right-click context menu posting option to Joshua Schachter’s Social Bookmarks Manager.

It works in a similar fashion to the bookmarklet, but is accessible via the right-click context menu in IE. It also adds the feature of pulling in any text selected on the page into the “extended” description field and remembers your del.icio.us/user path after the first invocation by storing it in a cookie.

Installation should be easy…

I’ve created a windows registry script to add the necessary registry key as well as a removal script to delete the key if you would like to remove the context menu option.

  • Simply click on the following link: post-to-del-icio-us.reg
  • When prompted, click save to download it to your local system (desktop is fine)
  • Close your browser (important step)
  • Double-click on the post-to-del-icio-us.reg registry script and then click ‘Ok’ on the two message boxes
  • Start-up your browser, select some text on a page, right-click the text and select “Post to del.icio.us”
  • When first run, you will be prompted for your del.icio.us/user path, which is in the format: http://del.icio.us/[your-user-name] (e.g. mine is http://del.icio.us/hatch)

Some other notes:

As for as I know, this only works in IE (or derivatives like MyIE2) and it’s definitely specific to Windows.

There is a way to delete the cookie that contains your del.icio.us/user path. You can do so by using this link

As I mentioned above I also have a removal registry script, which you can use to delete the context menu from IE.

If you would like to run the script locally from your system, I have provided a zip archive containing all the necessary files.

To customize the script for your local system, drop the post-to-del-icio-us.html into your Windows directory and edit the post-to-del-icio-us.reg file to point to the local path instead of my server.

That’s it.

Enjoy.

Update: 2004/09/17
Dan Grigsby has created a Windows Installer for this script. Do check it out!

Thanks Dan!