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Old 01-08-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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Firefox 1.0 Bookmarks & Icon


A few months ago i was still using Windows & IE to view web pages. I am very dependant on my bookmarks to navigate to webpages that i go to. I upgraded to Opera while still using Windows and Imported all my IE bookmarks and everything was cool. Then i installed SuSE 9.2 and used Opera but had some problems. SuSE comes with Firefox 1.0 Pre Release in a package, so i used that for a while. I again imported my bookmarks and everything was cool. Then i made the switch to Mandrake 10.0 and had to download Firefox 1.0 Final Release which is working nicely. Except for the fact that its not letting me import my bookmarks. It seems that it will only accept .HTML, .HTM, .SHTML & .XHTML files. All my bookmarks look like they are in .URL format. Is there any way that i can get them into Firefox without having to re-enter them all?

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Another question i had regarding Firefox. I downloaded a Firefox icon that i want to use rather than the default one. Is there a way i can convert it from .ICO to a icon format that Linux will recognise? The image wont open in Gimp for me to re-save it.

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Old 01-09-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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What does the firefox help file have to say about importing bookmarks?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:22 AM   #3
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go to /home/your_login/.mozilla/firefox and just click the folder with the .default ending and bookmarks.html should be there

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Old 01-09-2005, 08:42 AM   #4
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I believe that you should be able to save the url file as html and I will probably work. Or can't you simply tell firefox to import the url file as it is. The should be some compatibility.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:04 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Mannix7
go to /home/your_login/.mozilla/firefox and just click the folder with the .default ending and bookmarks.html should be there
yeah, i can get there but it wont let me put those files in.

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I believe that you should be able to save the url file as html and I will probably work. Or can't you simply tell firefox to import the url file as it is. The should be some compatibility.
it seems like this version of firefox isnt compatable at all with .url files. when i try to open them in there it acts as if they are a text file. it brings up a white page that says something like this on it.

[DEFAULT]
BASEURL=http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=splash&Mytoken=20040705235816

[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=splash&Mytoken=20040705235816
Modified=00E8F14E2663C40175

Konqueror wont open them either. I dont think they were always in URL format so im thinkin Opera or some other program might have changed them all or something. When i opened my folder with them all in there, there was a bunch of url files that i didnt want that looked like some kind of spyware put them there when i was still using windows.

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What does the firefox help file have to say about importing bookmarks?
this is all Firefox Help says about it.
"Firefox has a new feature that imports your existing settings from Internet Explorer. It will run when you first install Firefox (and is also available later through File > Import), and it attempts to import your IE Favorites, cookies, stored passwords, and a variety of other data. This saves you time customizing Firefox to fit your needs."

I have a feeling i may be spendin a while today re-entering my 119 bookmarks.

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Old 01-09-2005, 02:46 PM   #6
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Check this site http://www.linuxlinks.com/Web/Utilit...kmark_Manager/
It looks like it may solve your problem
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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There is a program that usually comes with Mandrake called KIconEdit.

It recognises both windows icons and the X Pixmap icons often used, as well as other formats.

I haven't tried this myself, but I imagine you could just open the ico file and then save it as a pixmap and then use that as your firefox icon.

I too switched from IE on windows to Firefox on Mandrake, but without the stuff in the middle that you had. I just exported my IE bookmarks to html and then imported them to Firefox. I'm assuming you don't still have your old IE setup though?
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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There is a program that usually comes with Mandrake called KIconEdit.

It recognises both windows icons and the X Pixmap icons often used, as well as other formats.

I haven't tried this myself, but I imagine you could just open the ico file and then save it as a pixmap and then use that as your firefox icon.

I too switched from IE on windows to Firefox on Mandrake, but without the stuff in the middle that you had. I just exported my IE bookmarks to html and then imported them to Firefox. I'm assuming you don't still have your old IE setup though?
ill look for that icon program.

i already re-entered all my bookmarks. it didnt take as long as i thought. gave me a chance to get rid of broken links and sites i didnt use any more.

thanks for all ur help people.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:53 PM   #9
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well, i just found that icon edit program & installed it. it didnt put it in my KDE menu though. it seems my Find File app is locking up when i start a search. that kinda sucks. got the program. just cant get to it.

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