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 Post subject: Is it possible for IE and Firefox to share bookmarks?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:30 am 
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I'm trying to figure a way to do this -- Bookmarks Synchronizer only works with Firefox, and although for now I've resorted to having a link to the bookmarks.htm of Firefox within my IE favorites, it's a clumsy patch at best and I'm trying to figure a better way to do it. The best way would be so that each browser's bookmarks would be automatically synchronized so I wouldn't have to Import the IE favorites into Firefox every now and then, as it gets messy.

Anyone have an idea? THanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible for IE and Firefox to share bookmarks?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:48 am 
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regalia wrote:
I'm trying to figure a way to do this -- Bookmarks Synchronizer only works with Firefox, and although for now I've resorted to having a link to the bookmarks.htm of Firefox within my IE favorites, it's a clumsy patch at best and I'm trying to figure a better way to do it. The best way would be so that each browser's bookmarks would be automatically synchronized so I wouldn't have to Import the IE favorites into Firefox every now and then, as it gets messy.

Anyone have an idea? THanks.


i don't see how it can be possible since Firefox uses one file to contain all its Favorites while IE uses one per Favorite.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:55 am 
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firefox can import the IE favorites when you first install it...

firefox uses one file to store all bookmarks, while IE uses a file for each


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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible for IE and Firefox to share bookmarks?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:20 am 
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regalia wrote:
I'm trying to figure a way to do this -- Bookmarks Synchronizer only works with Firefox, and although for now I've resorted to having a link to the bookmarks.htm of Firefox within my IE favorites, it's a clumsy patch at best and I'm trying to figure a better way to do it. The best way would be so that each browser's bookmarks would be automatically synchronized so I wouldn't have to Import the IE favorites into Firefox every now and then, as it gets messy.

Anyone have an idea? THanks.


post this at the mozilla forums, they might like the suggestion.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:16 pm 
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well if you make Mozilla the default browser, those URL shortcuts should open in whatever the default is.

Of coarse you may want to put a shortcut somewhere to your IE favorites file.

You can also export them from IE through File -> import/export. And of coarse if you wanted to be handy about it, you could save it directly to where you Mozilla bookmarks and be done with it, but that would overwrite anything that's there.

If you want to keep what you have, but just put something new in, you can import through Mozilla through Bookmarks -> Manage bookmarks -> Tools -> Import to import the file you just exported from IE.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:26 am 
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Firefox/File/Import/Import from IE


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TeeJay1952 wrote:
Firefox/File/Import/Import from IE


how come I never thought to look there?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:44 am 
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TeeJay1952 wrote:
Firefox/File/Import/Import from IE


he said he didn't want to do that...

I think this dude is talking about active synchronization of bookmarks

ie add it to one, the other gets it, vice versa.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:57 pm 
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Yeah, I do this right now, but it is clunky... and I know I can have a Favorite in IE of the Mozilla Bookmarks file as HTML, but it's still clunky :( Not totally satisfactory, but such an obvious idea.

Thanks for the help guys. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Is it possible for IE and Firefox to share bookmarks?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:45 pm 
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regalia wrote:
I'm trying to figure a way to do this -- Bookmarks Synchronizer only works with Firefox, and although for now I've resorted to having a link to the bookmarks.htm of Firefox within my IE favorites, it's a clumsy patch at best and I'm trying to figure a better way to do it. The best way would be so that each browser's bookmarks would be automatically synchronized so I wouldn't have to Import the IE favorites into Firefox every now and then, as it gets messy.

Anyone have an idea? THanks.

It's a sucky situation. Here is my solution (not that I use IE, but I often need to get to my bookmarks from a lab computer). Create a small website and keep your bookmarks there!

Yeah, I know... what a pita, right? Wrong! Here is a pretty neat freebie program to help you keep things organzied.... b.
http://www.n-gon.com/freshmeat/b./

It works well and I can't complain, but if you somehow find a hosting company running a java application server, there is a j2ee program that is better. Let me know if you want the link; you'll have to tell me the hosting company first though. ;)


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