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Old 05-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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missing button in Firefox Bookmarks


I want to run my bookmarks from Fedora to Ubuntu.
In Firefox I open Bookmarks-Show all bookmarks. There should be a button, 'Backup and restore bookmarks'

It ain't there!! I uninstalled Firefox, then reinstalled. Still missing.

Where can I put my .json file, so that Firefox finds it??
 
Old 05-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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is this what you are looking for?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_bookmarks
 
Old 05-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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I am running FF12 on Ubuntu 10.04. The button in question is now labeled "Import and Backup." I used that to "Export to HTML" and "Import from HTML" when I was trying to debug some other "enhancements" made in FF 12.

Ken
 
Old 05-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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The button, which I can see in Firefox when using Fedora is not there in Ubuntu. There is no button labelled 'import and backup' or 'backup and restore'

Something is wrong with the Ubuntu version of Firefox which I have.

So I thought I could .put the .json file somewhere manually.

Any tips??
 
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there is a menu: show all bookmarks. it will open a window and you can find the 'import and backup' button










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Old 05-30-2012, 06:25 AM   #6
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Maybe I am not expressing myself clearly enough:

The button you mention IS NOT THERE. I know it should be there. It is there when I use Fedora. I used it to back up my bookmarks in Fedora. I also know how to use it to restore my bookmarks.

But in Ubuntu, it is SIMPLY NOT THERE, where it should be. There is a fault in the Ubuntu version of Firefox. So I am asking, if I can manually put the .json file somewhere to achieve the same effect.
 
Old 05-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #7
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Quote:
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In Firefox I open Bookmarks-Show all bookmarks. There should be a button, 'Backup and restore bookmarks' It ain't there!!
Presenting here a screenshot of whatever "is" in 'Bookmarks-Show all bookmarks' might help others to help you.
Also, installing the latest Firefox tar manually (without using apt-get) might solve the problem immediately.
 
Old 05-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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Ignoring the AWOL button, yes you can copy your Firefox profile from one distribution to another, one machine to another even one century to another. I have been doing this by brute force since running Netscape on Win NT ca. 1994. Here is how I would do it.

1 - Locate your FF profile on Fedora - look in /home/username/.mozilla/firefox for the file profiles.ini and examine the file with your favorite editor or cat or more/less My profile.ini looks like this
Quote:
[General]StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=1xhp9o4f.default
The files related to my profile (including bookmarks, saved passwords, etc. etc.) are stored in /user/ken/.mozilla/firefox/1xhp9o4f.default

2 - Copy all of the files associated with your FF profile onto a USB memory stick or some other convenient location.

3 - On Ubuntu locate the profile.ini file and verify the location of the FF profile. It will again be some random generated directory name. Delete all files from the profile directory.

4 - Copy the files which you copied from Fedora into the profile director on Ubuntu.

5 - Load Firefox and it should look and feel just like it did on Fedora.

Please let me know if this works for you or if you need any additional help. As to the missing button

Ken
 
  


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