Can Mint FireFox Read Internet Explorer Favorites?

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Can Mint FireFox Read Internet Explorer Favorites?

Postby george on Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:10 pm

Hi,

I am looking for a way to save my Internet Explorer Favorites, and use them in MINT LINUX with the Firefox browser. Any ideas?
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:34 pm

Bookmark Converter. That's the name of the program I used the last time I converted someone to Linux. I don't know the URL by heart but I am sure Google would find it instantly. Bookmark Converter will read your favorites and create a bookmarks.html file which you could then copy over to your Linux installation and place inside the folder ~/.mozilla/firefox/default.rku/ (or something like this?? Not sure) .. Firefox should automatically use it.
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Postby Lokanna on Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:54 pm

I use a KVM switch between a windows PC and a Linux box. A great add on that I found for FireFox (and I believe there is an add-on for IE) is ChipMark. You might want to consider using something like that. It integrates flawlessly (for me) with Firefox and has made switching between the two OS' much easier.
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Postby mschilling on Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:51 am

It's easy to load them from IE to Firefox if that's all you need. You just export them from IE and then with Bookmarks manager in Firefox, you can import the file.
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Postby 900i on Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:45 am

I thought this was so basic an operation, that it didn't warrant a posting, let alone a reply!

But then I was obviously wrong, :shock:

There thats my controversial post for this week.
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Postby mschilling on Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:25 pm

lol, that's what noobs ask! I'd be happier if I could get my links to show up on the desktop somewhere ala WinXP taskbar location. Saves having to go first to the browser.
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Postby nick on Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:34 pm

I'd be happier if I could get my links to show up on the desktop somewhere ala WinXP taskbar location. Saves having to go first to the browser.


Right Click on desktop/Create New Link to location(url) cut and past link.

Not sure if its the same as Windows-have never used windows :) (Really)

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Postby mschilling on Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:24 pm

The WinXP taskbar link list is a shortcut to the same link list that the browser has. The advantage is that you don't have to manually add links that are shortcuts to the browser.
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Postby NiksaVel on Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:40 pm

there is also the foxmarks bookmark sync addon for firefox... I use it all over my computers ... it works great... besicaly it saves your firefox bookmarks to a free online account and syncs all other firefoxes which have foxmarks installed and registered with your account...

so you could easily install firefox with foxmarks on your windows (it asks to import IE favourites automatically)...

than add foxmarks to your mint firefox and voila :)
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Postby newW2 on Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:43 pm

I use foxmarks now as well. I got tired of exporting storing to usb drive, or whatever, whenever I installed another machine. If you're off site foxmarks makes it a snap.
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Postby 900i on Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:47 am

Foxmarks for me too.
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