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where are my bookmarks, etc?

Postby whichonespink? » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:44 pm

i've just installed mint 17, after having 16 for a month or so.[new to linux.]
i read in a pdf prior to installing 17 that i'd be able to import all my bookmarks and other things, but that isn't the case.
is there a way of obtaining these now?
mint 16 is still on my hard drive, if that helps?

also, how do i get rid of this damn spellcheck? i've turned it off in my opera browser but its still here.

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Re: where are my bookmarks, etc?

Postby austin.texas » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:19 pm

[Opera] Export/Import your bookmarks

EDIT: Personally, I use Google Chrome - so I don't have to worry about importing my bookmarks or config.
You can get a newer version of Opera, by the way -
Opera Browser is back on Linux - viewtopic.php?f=61&p=879657
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Re: where are my bookmarks, etc?

Postby Derek_S » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:28 pm

Hello whichonespink? - If you want to export your bookmarks from Firefox in LM16 and import them to your new LM17 installation, first get yourself a USB stick that is formatted FAT32. Plug it in, then boot up LM 16. Open Firefox, then press the key combination "Control + Shift + O" (that's capital letter O, not numeric zero). When the Bookmarks Library opens, select "Import and Backup", then click "Backup". In the new panel that appears, click "USB STICK" on the left side panel, then click "Save" on the bottom. Now you have a .json file stored on the USB stick. Close all open apps and reboot into LM17. Follow the same procedure except select "Import", then "Restore File", and again click "USB STICK" in the left side panel. Click and highlight the .json file, then go down and click "Open". That's it, all your bookmarks are copied from Firefox in LM16 to Firefox in LM17.
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Re: where are my bookmarks, etc?

Postby usbtux » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:54 am

presumably opera has a . folder maybe .opera in the home folder of mint 16

in mint17 back up and rename your copy of this folder in your mint17 home
copy the .opera folder from mint16 - to your mint17 home
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