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Firefox issue
« on: August 10, 2022, 11:43:49 am »
After much growling and profanity, it dawned on me to try Chrome.  Chrome works.  I think something happened to Firefox when it updated yesterday.  Possibly a re install would fix it?  I would really rather not lose my bookmarks and saved passwords though.  Even though it's not loading pages, I can still see those.  Is there any way to preserve them and do a re install?  Or is there a way to transport them to Chrome? 

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 12:37:36 pm »
The following link will show you how to get an html file containing your bookmarks.  Once you have that, you can import them into another browser--or just open the file in a browser, which will give you a list of your bookmarks as clickable links.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer

In chrome, in the bookmark manager, there is an option to import from html file under the organize menu.

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 12:46:14 pm »
Just affirming it works. After my laptop borked last year I try to save everything to an external drive, including my 'export bookmarks'. I just loaded them all to chrome.

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2022, 01:07:57 pm »
Awesome.  So that takes care of bookmarks.  Any way other then pen and paper for saved passwords? 

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2022, 01:25:03 pm »
Surprisingly enough, yes.

https://www.keepsolid.com/passwarden/help/manuals/how-to-import-from-browsers/firefox

And it seems there's a function in chrome to import them too.  whodathunk?

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 02:29:44 pm »
I'm probably not the first person to have this issue.  The menus look a little different, but fingers crossed it works.

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 02:51:03 pm »
Thank you, cincinnatus.  Firefox has decided to function again of all things, but I found out I could create a firefox account, and sync everything to my laptop which is cool.  It's so weird.  Sometimes when my desktop is acting up I'll just go fine, I'll use my laptop instead, and then this thing magically starts working right again.  It's weird.  But now I have chrome as a good back up. 

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 03:20:49 pm »
Good to hear everything's working for you.  As much as people may be paranoid about cloud services, having your bookmarks (and settings, and logins, and themes, and plugins, and...) backed up somewhere else and just magically appear and align on all your different machines is a great benefit.

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2022, 04:17:51 pm »
Microsoft has that One Drive thing that from what I understand you can access that from any device that you log into with your Microsoft account.  I have yet to really be able to figure that out. 

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Re: Firefox issue
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2022, 04:23:58 pm »
One drive is more or less built into Windows 10 and 11.  If you have the Home version of Windows, you're forced to create a microsoft account when you log in first.  After that, just give One-drive the same username/password and it should just work.

Plus most Chromium based browsers (read everything except Safari and Firefox, including Opera and Edge) have a cloud storage system using either google's servers or some other server.  And there's DropBox, Box, GoogleDrive, iCloud, and other cloud hosting services for files and photos. Even Amazon is in on the gig now.

If you're using Windows, using One-Drive is no brainer, since it's very well integrated into the OS and Office products.