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Old 04-26-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
Ajit Gunge
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Question Can all the browsers have same bookmarks/favourites


Hi All,
Although this questions is not directly related to Linux and is more browser specific.I am sure some one here will be of help over here.I want to know is there any way that all my browsers have same set of bookmarks/favorites.I currently have 3 browsers that I use (chrome, Mozilla,and IE8) if I add a bookmark to one of my favorites is it possible to access the same bookmark list is some different browser.Is this possible?Please let me know.My apologies if I have posted this question in the wrong forum.

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:12 AM   #2
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Hey Ajit...

Short answer: no. Reason: storage format. Though I'm convinced the newer browsers usr XML to store persistent stuff, the layout of their data is way too different to have them merge...and I strongly doubt one of these in the list will even want to open up, they're allergic to the work "open" ...

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:22 AM   #3
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You can use the online bookmark managers.

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:28 AM   #4
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IE uses separate url files for each bookmark. Mozilla/Firefox use an sqlite database. Apparently Chrome uses a json-formatted file that it then presents as a virtual file-tree.

The problem then, is that you need to convert and propagate changes between these three formats every time you update your bookmarks.

I know there are Firefox extensions that allow you to use/convert IE favorites, but I'm not sure about the others. I suggest searching through the available extensions/add-ons for each browser.

Or as repo mentioned, try an external online bookmark manager.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 04:30 AM   #5
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I used xmarks, to sync bookmarks, and it did but, it's better to have all bookmarks on 1 main computer to distribute.
I did it with 3 computers and it kind of got messy. Ended up with multiple entries of the same bookmark.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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Hi,

If the browsers in question support import/export and the format is transparent then yes. Most popular browsers do support exchange of bookmarks. It's the potential bastard format that one needs to be aware of. Universally, you could just have a list of URLs' but without some form of inter-related labeling then what good would that be.

Hopefully the exchange of Bookmarks will be supported for the chosen browsers. If not then manually may be the only method of exchange. HTML bookmarks should be supported for most popular browsers. Syncing is another issue for a unified bookmark set.
 
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Bookmarks everywhere

I use XMARKS and like it a lot. If you use it, make sure you disable any other bookmark sync in your browser. Firefox-4 and chrome, for example, have their own solutions for bookmark sync which only works with their engine. If you have two sync solutions running at the same time, you get cascading duplicates of both folders of links and the links themselves (for which you need to use an add-on to de-dup your bookmarks, whata pain!).
 
Old 04-26-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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Often, you can use a browser's import and export function to move bookmarks around in compatible file formats. I have done this to import my Opera bookmarks into Firefox, because I occasionally use Firefox.

I haven't heard of a way to automate this among different browsers, though, without using some third-party thing that I don't want to use. (The less I rely on other persons' servers to store my data the happier I am. I'm old and cranky that way.)
 
Old 04-27-2011, 02:20 AM   #9
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You could create a html page with your bookmarks, and set this page as your homepage on every browser.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by repo View Post
You could create a html page with your bookmarks, and set this page as your homepage on every browser.{...}
Wow! I forgot about this..i did this few years ago and maybe will do again. Thanks for reminding. +1 Its easy, just use old style..type for example this basic code in any text editor(if you use linux i suggest Bluefish) and save as .html then add more with time and you'll get basic page with favourites just do File-Open in web browsers you need this and select this file then add as start page or bookmark.
Quote:
<html>
<title>Name for your bookmark page</title>
<body>
<a href="http://www.anyaddress.com">Name for address</a><br>
(<br> if need more space)
(copy+paste previous line + edit)
(repeat)
....
</body>
</html>
If you want more stuff in your page(decorations for example) then check out this website for info how.

Last edited by Arcane; 04-27-2011 at 05:11 AM. Reason: typo + added something
 
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BookmarkBridge
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BookmarkBridge is a small, easy to use, multi-platform, GUI-based utility that allows the user to share bookmarks between all their browsers. The user runs it periodically to synchronize between the browsers.
 
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Thanks every one for your valuable suggestions.
 
  


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