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Old 04-28-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Question Keeping Web Bookmarks in sync across Browsers


Does anyone no of tools that can keep bookmarks between galeon, konqueror, mozilla, and yes, IE in sync, as opposed to just migrating them all the time?

I guess maybe a browser-independent skin is the best place to start?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:36 PM   #2
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Build a simple HTML page that contains all your bookmarked links, then make it your home page in each of your browsers. If you want to add a new bookmark, just add the link to your HTML code rather than to use the bookmark function. This requires a little more work, but once you do it it's instantly done for all your browsers.

Obviously, if you've got hundreds of pages bookmarked then it can be a little unwieldy, but even then could could just create several homemade HTML pages and link them together. -- J.W.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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I only use Mozilla firefox and Mozilla. However I can tell you that you can share one set of bookmark between these two browers and have them work together. All you need to do is locate you bookmark in a seperate folder and have your two browers point to the one set of bookmarks by editing your userpref.js file to point to it.

Now if the other browsers galeon and konquero are built on mozilla may be you can do the same as above.

I very rarely use IE but it uses different file structure so it not possible to just point to the other browsers. However because the bookmarks are html you can open the file and access the bookmarks from the other browsers you just can not edit them or add to them.

Hope this is of some help.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 10:27 PM   #4
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"This requires a little more work, but once you do it it's instantly done for all your browsers. "

Yeah, but that's the very work I'm trying to avoid. It's software you know, supposed to automate repetitive taks. I guess it's cue to me to learn one of those super-duper scripting languages (Perl, Python, Ruby) that I've been meaning to learn.

It just boils down to IE and Everything else. Managing konqueror and the mozilla-based browerser is trival. It's just something that would be run in Win32 land.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 01:14 AM   #5
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Well, to answer my own question,, IE already has a utility than can import and export bookmarks under the file menu.

Under a windows session, one can just use that to read and write the bookmark.htm on fat32 partition and then under the linux session, configure all the browsers to point to that same file.

Ideally, it would be nice if someone found a way to automate this by having a script that reads the bookmark.htm when you log on to the windows session to pick up any changes from a prior linux session and then write it back out to the bookmark.htm when you log out of the windows session.

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Old 04-29-2004, 02:01 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Burgin
Yeah, but that's the very work I'm trying to avoid. It's software you know, supposed to automate repetitive taks. I guess it's cue to me to learn one of those super-duper scripting languages (Perl, Python, Ruby) that I've been meaning to learn.
Dude - yeah trust me I'm fully acquainted with the purpose of software, thanks for the reminder. What I meant was only that it would be a little more involved than simply clicking "Bookmark this page". Maybe I didn't explain myself very well, so let me try again. Copy and paste the following into a file with a .html extension, save it, then make it your home page in each of your browsers. If you want to bookmark a new page, just clone one of the 3-line "link" sections and modify it to use the appropriate URL and a label of your choosing. Done, regardless of the OS. Assuming you know how to edit a file, we're talking maybe 15 - 20 seconds, tops. I can promise you that it's way, way, Way, WAY faster and easier than learning a new language. Heck, you can even change the colors and labels and links to make it look pretty and use the links of your own choosing. -- J.W.
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