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06 Jun 12 Favorites lists also can be shared with Firefox, Chrome, other browsers


Some weeks ago, a reader asked how he could share his Favorites list between three computers, so that changes made to the list in the browser on one system would be conveyed to the other two automatically.In that column, I suggested he implement the “Windows Live Favorites” feature, an add-on to newer versions of Internet Explorer that has been designed for this very scenario.

To set this up, I suggested he visit this URL: http://bit.ly/J5FGaq

Since that column, several people have written in, asking for similar solutions to other browsers, such as Firefox and Chrome. Thankfully, as with IE, this also is easily accomplished.

In Firefox, you can share your Bookmarks (i.e. Favorites) between browsers, as well as browser tabs, add-ons and more, by enabling Firefox Sync. For more information, including instructions for setup, please visit this URL: http://bit.ly/M6Sj72

For Chrome, this can be accomplished by launching the Chrome browser on your computer of choice and then logging into your Google account. More information on how to set this up can be found at this URL: http://bit.ly/RShIB

As you can imagine, these are not the only browsers offering such capabilities. Richard Speroni of Palm City, for example, wrote in, touting similar offerings for the option-filled Opera browser.

“This browser has a feature called Opera Link that allows you to access your bookmarks, passwords and other items on any computer anywhere,” wrote Speroni. “You can even access these using a different browser.”

For more information on the Opera Browser, or to download it (it’s free), visit www.opera.com.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/jun/06/favorites-lists-also-can-be-shared-with-firefox/

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06 Jun 12 Favorites lists also can be shared with Firefox, Chrome, other browsers


Some weeks ago, a reader asked how he could share his Favorites list between three computers, so that changes made to the list in the browser on one system would be conveyed to the other two automatically.In that column, I suggested he implement the “Windows Live Favorites” feature, an add-on to newer versions of Internet Explorer that has been designed for this very scenario.

To set this up, I suggested he visit this URL: http://bit.ly/J5FGaq

Since that column, several people have written in, asking for similar solutions to other browsers, such as Firefox and Chrome. Thankfully, as with IE, this also is easily accomplished.

In Firefox, you can share your Bookmarks (i.e. Favorites) between browsers, as well as browser tabs, add-ons and more, by enabling Firefox Sync. For more information, including instructions for setup, please visit this URL: http://bit.ly/M6Sj72

For Chrome, this can be accomplished by launching the Chrome browser on your computer of choice and then logging into your Google account. More information on how to set this up can be found at this URL: http://bit.ly/RShIB

As you can imagine, these are not the only browsers offering such capabilities. Richard Speroni of Palm City, for example, wrote in, touting similar offerings for the option-filled Opera browser.

“This browser has a feature called Opera Link that allows you to access your bookmarks, passwords and other items on any computer anywhere,” wrote Speroni. “You can even access these using a different browser.”

For more information on the Opera Browser, or to download it (it’s free), visit www.opera.com.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/jun/06/favorites-lists-also-can-be-shared-with-firefox/

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04 Feb 12 Firefox 11 to get add-on sync


See this? Not for much longer, Firefox users on Windows.

(Credit:
Mozilla)

Following the update to
Firefox stable earlier this week, Mozilla released today updates to its Aurora and Beta versions that introduce some pretty hefty changes for the Firefox on PCs.

Firefox 11 beta (download for Windows | Mac | Linux) presages some hefty changes for the browser. The biggest one, which wasn’t present in the Firefox 11 Aurora release, is add-on sync. You will now be able to mirror the same add-on installations and settings across multiple desktops. Although Google Chrome has been able to sync add-ons for some time, its implementation has been notably uneven, so it’ll be interested to see how well Firefox handles it.

A more silent update process is coming to Firefox on Windows, also mimicking Chrome’s updates. Windows’ User Account Control will only require user input for updates once; thereafter, updates will occur seamlessly when the browser is restarted. The benefit of this is that security updates generally won’t require any unusual user action. This is first available in the new Firefox 12 Aurora (download for Windows, Mac, and Linux).

Accompanying it will be a change in Mozilla add-on policy, so that the majority of add-ons–about 80 percent–will be marked as compatible by default. This is now in Firefox 11 beta.

(Credit:
Mozilla)

Once an update has been pushed from Mozilla’s servers, it will wait up to 12 hours for the user to restart the browser. After half a day, it will open a notification window asking the user to restart, but there is an option to ignore it. In the blog post announcing Firefox 11 beta, Mozilla said that around only 1 percent of users will ever see it.

The new beta also includes support for Google’s SPDY protocol for faster and safer site loading, a 3D view for the Page Inspector developer’s tool, a live update option for changing CSS code on the fly, and support for importing data from Chrome. It’s a bit strange to think that this hasn’t been offered before, given how Chrome’s market share has grown.

There was no release today of a new Firefox for
Android beta or Aurora, because Mozilla is focusing its Android team on the new native interface. It landed in Firefox 11 Aurora, and is notable for being significantly faster and supporting Flash video. Originally, it didn’t work with Firefox Sync, although that was recently fixed. Firefox 11 for all platforms is due in March.

Article source: http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57371548-12/firefox-11-to-get-add-on-sync/

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