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How do I import my bookmarks into Firefox. I saved the bookmarks.html file from Slackware 12.1 and put it into
.mozilla/default/il3l38nh.slt/ replacing the other one.
I also tried putting it in .mozilla/firefox/cyvc08f9.default/
This is how I did it when I transferred my bookmarks from Slackware 12
to Slackware 12.1, but I not getting them in Firefox now.
Copy your bookmarks file to your new profile location. From the Firefox File menu, select Import.
If that fails:
1. Close Firefox.
2. With a text editor, open ~/.mozilla/firefox/cyvc08f9.default/prefs.js.
3. Search for the preference entry browser.bookmarks.file. Modify the file path to your new profile location. Be sure to use double slashes and not to delete the quotation marks, semi-colon, parentheses, etc.
foxmarks is a piece of junk.
I personally don't trust any entity that wants to keep a file of every url I have accessed.
I wouldn't call it junk, although you have a good point about a third party seeing your bookmarks. I got rid of my free porn links before using them They don't see every url you access, only the ones you bookmark.
For me, I work from about 10 different computers, spread all over the place, so foxmarks is absolutely GOLDEN in my book. Over the years, I've collected hundreds of bookmarks, all organized. Makes research super easy.
And no, the add-on doesn't track every url that one accesses. It's certainly far less intrusive than any of the webmail apps, or *cloud* apps, etc., none of which I have an issue with. After all, I'm still the one who's in control.
I'll probably get "Slack-Slapped" for saying this and it's probably the wrong way to do it but what I do quit a bit is just copy the hidden:
frome the old distro home directory,
and paste into the new distro home directory and select "overwite all".
When you copy make sure thunderbird, firefox and whatever else is "closed" before you copy.
Do not past into the new distro as root or you'll have to sort out a bunch of permissions afterwords.
I just blundered across this and it seems to work for me, but it probably aint the wright way to do it.
Would like the "guru's" input on this. .. :-)
Last edited by slackass; 01-16-2009 at 12:52 PM.
Distribution: Slackware 14 (Server),Suse 13.1 (Desktop),, Mepis on the wifes lappy
I shouldn't worry. This is the technique I use as well. particularly with FF3 as it seems to have a habit of losing everything periodically anyway. ( by everything I mean bookmarks and history. Periodically means every 10 days or so. Bug filed at with mozilla, but no response yet)
I tried FF3 briefly with 12.1 but had a few crashes, especially with flash player. I did not want to take time to troubleshoot it so just reverted to FF2 - which I was very happy with anyway...
After reading this thread I think I'll just stick with FF2 for the foreseeable future! The Sqlite thing for browser bookmarks I was not aware of, and it seems an unreasonable approach for most users as noted above.
I was a little miffed at Mozilla for what I perceived as forcing the FF3 change too quickly, ala KDE4, but this is even more upsetting.