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Old 02-08-08, 10:06 PM
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2 PC's -- 2 web bookmarks into 1??

I've got a Laptop & desktop I use about 50-50.
Is there an easy way to sink bookmarks?
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Old 02-09-08, 11:25 AM
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If you use firefox, you can share profiles. Here's one way:

http://lifehacker.com/software/hack-...ers-272113.php
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Old 02-09-08, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ds6161
I've got a Laptop & desktop I use about 50-50.
Is there an easy way to sink bookmarks?
thankz
well yes...

i export my bookmarks from firefox regularly as i have literally thousands now... i export to an html file and email it to myself... on an AOL email for that purpose... as gmail has a ways to go on html attachments, it auto parses... i leave them on the email server as backups or to quickly import my bookmaks onto any system i'm using if i want them...

anyway just export the bookmarks from one system - bookmarks>organize bookmarks>file>export - and then import that file into the other system - bookmarks>organize bookmarks>file>import ... do likewise for the other system... they are now the same...

there are firefox add-ons that are handy for this too... i just don't use them... i like to do things the basic way... like this one Link... or this one... Link... there are more of course...
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Old 02-09-08, 12:09 PM
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Since I'm so used to it, I still use the IE method of bookmarks (where they're individual files) in a folder I keep away from C: so it survives a reinstall. I open a link in IE to save a new bookmark so that Firefox doesn't do it its own way. If I wanted to sync them with another PC, I'd just copy that folder over to the other one. Sometimes I put the folder on a USB flash drive to access them on another PC.

On the other hand, if I wanted to sink them, I'd just delete that folder.
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This Google Firefox plugin works nicely - I'm using it to just back up one computer, but it should sync between computers.

http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/
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Originally Posted by Blake
This Google Firefox plugin works nicely - I'm using it to just back up one computer, but it should sync between computers.

http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/
yeah that's why i posted a link to it above...

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If you just want to sync Firefox bookmarks (not settings, profiles, etc), http://www.foxmarks.com/ is simple, effective, and mostly transparent. There's also a web interface if you're using another browser or a public computer.

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GoogleBrowsersync is poorly supported and is crazy with the popups.

Your computers are on the home network right?

Drag your desktops entire profile folder into the folder with your laptops firefox profile...open the profile.ini file in notepad and change the folder name to the name of the folder you just dragged in.

Now both of your computers are looking for the same firefox profile name.

then, every time you finish a particularly heavy bookmarking session on the desktop, drag the folder to the laptop and it will overwrite.

Its not just bookmarks...all your add-ons, themes, passwords, and histories will transfer too


Or just use delicious
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...Or just use delicious
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Old 02-10-08, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ds6161
I've got a Laptop & desktop I use about 50-50.
Is there an easy way to sink bookmarks?
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Sink:



Sync:

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Old 02-11-08, 01:35 AM
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I use foxmarks and 2 social bookmarking sites (del.icio.us and blinklist.com)
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
If you just want to sync Firefox bookmarks (not settings, profiles, etc), http://www.foxmarks.com/ is simple, effective, and mostly transparent. There's also a web interface if you're using another browser or a public computer.

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This is what I use. Great Add-on.
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Old 02-11-08, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
If you just want to sync Firefox bookmarks (not settings, profiles, etc), http://www.foxmarks.com/ is simple, effective, and mostly transparent. There's also a web interface if you're using another browser or a public computer.

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Yup, this is what I use too. It's incredibly simple to set up and works flawlessly. The program had a bit of a problem when the developer transitioned from Version 1 to Version 2, but it was quickly resolved and now everything works perfectly again. Highly recommended.
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