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  1. Allow backup of my mix.

    I would love to have a local backup of my mix.

    I am worried that you may have a server crash and erase my mix, or, heaven forbid, if you go out of business, I would lose all of my links.

    I'd feel much more secure in using your service.

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      under review  ·  38 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow much wider range of colors for tiles

      Whenever I create a new tile, I find myself frustrated with the limited range of colors, especially as the one shade you offer for each color often will either clash painfully with a site-specific icon or make it difficult to see.

      It would thus be a huge improvement if you'd either offer a regular color-picker (with at least the 256-color web/gif palette, preferably more) and/or -- better yet -- let us just plug in a hex value directly.

      Shading (like existing tiles) could be accomplished either by having the user plug in a second value, or by a semi-transparent shaded png…

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        4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I love Symbaloo. Thanks for making our lives easier.

        Since I'm so dependant on Symbaloo, I'd love it if there was a backup somewhere in case God forbid something happens.

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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • More flexibility when sizing our webmix.

          Hello,
          I'm having some trouble with the dimensions of my webmixes. Indeed, if I want to delete / add a column for example, I'm forced to add it at a predefine side of my webmix (left or right). It could be nice to choose our selves in witch side of the webmix the column/line is added / deleted. :)

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          • Move Multiplre Tiles at Once

            For users with larger webmixes moving tiles one by one can be pain staking. The ability to select and move a group of square of tiles would make editing less time consuming

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              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let people "donate" uploaded site icons

              It would be great if we could offer the site icons (or even the entire tiles) we create into a Symbaloo database for the next person that wishes a tile linking to that site. Even if multiple users submitted their tiles, that would simply let us choose which one we prefer.

              To prevent spammers, the tile could be set to only show up if they typed in the site's name or URL.

              To avoid the problem of tiles deliberately made with icons that would be inappropriate for minors or point to the wrong site entirely, you could take a few…

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              • 49 votes
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                • Search my own Symbaloo tiles.

                  I have a lot of tiles and categories. I'd like to be able to search my own tiles rather than just those already created and on file with Symbaloo.

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                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 45 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please add a feature to allow quick transfer of pre-existing bookmarksfrom other browser into Symbaloo :)

                      I have many bookmarked websites on my current browser Chrome and it is taking me forever to add them all to my new webmixes. A feature in symbaloo allowing transfers of selected bookmarks from my current browser or any other would be a huge time and headache saver!

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                      • Don't have the Google center box create a custom search.

                        As it is I never use the center box for Google search because it returns a 'custom' Google search, which is quite different from a regular Google search page. I wish the box would just send the query to a regular Google search page instead of a custom one.

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                        • I would love to be able to rearrange the order of my webmixes or at least have them alphabetically listed so I can find them easily.

                          I would like to be able to move the order of my webmixes for ease of use. Or at least have them alphabetical so that I can find them easily. This would be great in the drop down menu and also in the tabs across the top.

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                          • 37 votes
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                            • Please fix the wallpaper upload glitch.

                              When I change the background it says "new background active then it refreshes and its still the same. :(

                              33 votes
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                              • allow for small, normal, and large size size tiles

                                The current general desktop tiles are larger than I like. Space can be conserved by bundling multiple tiles into a group tile, but that can get tedious.

                                With the high resolution of current computers and tablets, the options of small, medium, and large size tiles needs to be available, so that I can see more of my tiles on the screen.

                                The sizes could be (with 1 equaling the current tile size):
                                .5 x .5, 1 x 1, and 2 x 2. (You might even add .5 x 1 and 1 x 2.)

                                29 votes
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                                • I would like to see more icon options for labeling the tiles and make them larger. I have a difficult time seeing the icons.

                                  I would like to see more icon options for labeling the tiles and make them larger. I have a difficult time seeing the icons.

                                  24 votes
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                                  • I would like to be able to rearrange the Webmix tabs at the top of the page.

                                    I am unable to move the webmix tabs and rearrange their order. It would be nice if webmixes could be created in random order then drag them to a new location on the tab bar.

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                                    • Way to change icon size

                                      Maake icons larger

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                                      • Arranging Tiles

                                        I would like to be able to rearrange completed tiles without having to delete them and start over.

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                                        • Reuse existing tile image

                                          When I have used an image for a tile, I would like the image to be available for future tiles.

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