Is it possible to disable the "most visited / recent history" tab in the Google Chrome browser? I can set Chrome so that it loads a blank page on startup, but when opening a tab it displays all my most visited sites. This inspired one very embarrassing moment when a friend unconsciously CTRL-Tabbed and saw a glaring menu of my darkest internet meanderings. Several sites claim to be able to solve this but no instructions I have yet followed have made any difference.
posted by skylar
on Feb 5, 2009 -
Does anyone know if Google Browser Sync has finally been 'retired'? I know that the add-on hasn't been available for download since mid-2008. Google indicated that they'd continue to make the facility available throughout 2008. When connecting this morning, I got a '502: Bad Gateway' alert, indicating that an error had occurred and suggesting 'try again later'. I'm aware of alternative solutions, thanks; I just want to know if there's any official word to indicate that Google has withdrawn the service, in which case I'll migrate to Foxmarks or Mozilla Weave. So far I haven't been able to confirm my suspicions, so I thought I'd wave to the MeFite community for assistance.
posted by davemack
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Firefox 3. Do you use the bookmark bar? Do you drag and drop bookmarks within it? If so, this Q is for YOU: How do we delay the menu DURING drag+drop operations
?? [more inside]
posted by Ryaske
on Jan 6, 2009 -
How are people organizing their information (professional and personal) in this day and age? What kind of system is flexible enough to cope with multiple data types (PDFs, DOCs, short text notes, hyperlinks, ...), efficient during collection (when browsing the Web, when reading documents, ...) and won't get in my way when I try to use it? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro
on Dec 28, 2008 -
Firefox 3.0.5 on MacOSX 10.5.5: How do I make the Bookmarks Pulldown Menu Wider? I cant read half of my bookmarks because the dropdown is too narrow. [more inside]
posted by Fiat124
on Dec 24, 2008 -
A few times I have heard about offshore (usually India-based) personal assistants who can handle specific tasks for you at a low rate. What is the best way to hire one, and how can I hire one to categorize my bookmarks across all my computers? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Sep 27, 2008 -
How do I move the "other bookmarks" folder link from the right side to the left side of my bookmarks toolbar when using the Google Chrome browser?
posted by JohnnyGunn
on Sep 24, 2008 -
data.kluge.filter -- I have many, many Firefox bookmarks. I'd really like to switch my bookmarking system to Zotero, which seems much more powerful. Have you already solved this? Can you figure out a chain of format conversions that will get me from point FF to point Z? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin
on Sep 6, 2008 -
What programming language should a neophyte start with to organize his life? Yes, another one of those
questions. But I have two specific tasks that I'd like to accomplish and this makes choosing a language really hard for me. Especially since i'm a complete n00bler. [more inside]
posted by monkishies
on Aug 11, 2008 -
Is there a way to back up Firefox bookmarks as a regular "folder" of shortcut (url) files? I know this is possible in IE - it stores the favorites as shortcut files (or at least it used to, I haven't used it in ages), so it was a simple copy and paste job. In Firefox, the only thing I can figure out how to do is export an HTML file with links to all my bookmarks. This is annoying and useless to me.
posted by TSGlenn
on Jul 24, 2008 -
I am trying to import bookmarks to Google Bookmarks from 4 browsers -- Opera, Safari, Explorer, and Firefox. I cannot figure out how to do this. I have an IMac running OS 10.3 --- Thanks in advance for any guidance!
posted by snap_dragon
on Jan 29, 2008 -
My Firefox updated recently and now a dialog box pops up occasionally titled, "Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer." It says, "Please enter your username and password to continue." I have no username or password for Firefox. My computer is not on a network. I cancel out of this and continue, only to have it pop up again a short time later. As far as I can see, synchronization of bookmarks isn't in the help files. How do I disable this?
posted by partner
on Dec 20, 2007 -
How do I keep the contents of the My Documents folder from showing up in Internet Explorer favorites? [more inside]
posted by bluishorange
on Dec 5, 2007 -
Is there an XP tweak to have the "special" Favorites folder recognize my Firefox favorites instead of the (empty) IE favorites? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid
on Nov 11, 2007 -
Anyone have any advice on getting an Ipod Touch to import my firefox bookmarks and passwords?
posted by Keith Talent
on Sep 25, 2007 -
Is there a way to open multiple favorites in Firefox from the Windows XP file Explorer window?
posted by bbranden1
on Sep 12, 2007 -
Is there such thing as a stand-alone editor for browser bookmarks files? Mine are large and unwieldy with many sub- and sub-sub-folders, they're on several different machines, and it's becoming painful keeping them synced up. [more inside]
posted by jfuller
on Aug 2, 2007 -
In Firefox 22.214.171.124, I want my Bookmarks Toolbar in a very
specific place in my window, displayed in a very
specific way. Is there a way to move the toolbar to the lower right corner, have the favicons stack up in columns, and have it share/truncate the space of my tab column? [more inside]
posted by peacecorn
on Jun 11, 2007 -
I just bought a MacBook Pro after my dead Toshiba. Interesting. Different. I installed Firefox and moved my bookmarks from my XP computer. But now they're all screwed up on the Mac! They had been ordered alphabetically with the folders full of links on top, but now the folders are on the bottom (having ordered them alphabetically on the Mac). XP keeps folders together and Mac doesn't, it seems (this seems also to be the case in the "Finder"). Let me know if I'm missing something.... Please float my folders....
posted by rumbles
on Mar 26, 2007 -
I'm setting up a new iMac and am seeking a way to transfer my Firefox bookmarks from my Macbook laptop to my new iMac. Any tips? I'm new to Apple, if that matters.
posted by docpops
on Jan 17, 2007 -
How can I synchronise bookmarks between my work PC (admin-locked, no installations possible) and home MacBook - is portable Firefox the answer? [more inside]
posted by spiff101
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Why won't the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox 2.0 remain hidden across multiple sessions? [more inside]
posted by padjet1
on Dec 10, 2006 -
How can I automate the exporting of Keep New
blog posts from Bloglines to del.icio.us? [more inside]
posted by choragus
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Anyone know of a good alternative to www.NetVibes.com? I need to be able to create tabs and put a list of bookmarks and maybe RSS feeds underneath each tab. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Nov 9, 2006 -
I am a del.icio.us power use
, and I am trying to use the new Firefox 2.0 which integrates with del.icio.us. I'm having some trouble. First, all of the bookmarks I had stored locally that were in folders seem to have disappeared. Where did they go? Second, because I have soooo many bookmarks on del.icio.us, I have the "Bookmaek synching in progress" bar loading constantly, and it REALLY slows down my Firefox speed.
Can anyone help me find my missing bookmarks? Does anyone have tips on how to use Firefox 2.0 with bookmarks without the molasses speed?
posted by abbyladybug
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I have been using Firefox for forever. I keep folders with my most used bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar (View -> Toolbars -> Bookmarks Toolbar). I also tweak my Firefox browser to oblivious and back again on a regular basis. Recently, I think something I did make the bookmarks toolbar disappear, and I can't figure out what it was. [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug
on Sep 4, 2006 -
Help me keep certain, um, *embarrassing* bookmarks private in Firefox. I'm looking for something that will password-protect or hide some but not all of my browser bookmarks -- in Firefox, NOT in a web-based solution (delicious, Bookmarks Synchronizer, FoxMarks, etc). Sharing or synchronization is not the issue, just privacy on my PC.
posted by jgt246
on Sep 1, 2006 -
Is there anything remotely similar in Opera 9 to Firefox's Bookmarks Toolbar? Opera seems so much faster, but unless I can get quick access to my bookmarks without having to use their annoying "start toolbar" or the Bookmarks menu at teh top, I doubt I'll be able to make the switch.
posted by Ekim Neems
on Jun 6, 2006 -
Firefox seems to have spontaneously switched back to an older set of bookmarks and settings... [more inside]
posted by docpops
on May 8, 2006 -
I'm looking for a Firefox extension/behavior that will light up my bookmarks in the bookmark toolbar when the pages they represent change. [more inside]
posted by cacophony
on Feb 27, 2006 -
What keystroke do I use to open the selected bookmark in Safari's Bookmarks screen? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 17, 2006 -
How do I load my bookmarks and passwords to Portable Firefox from Firefox 1.5 [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Feb 7, 2006 -
What's the best online bookmark managing tool?
Importance placed on being able to access them from any computer and an interface/usability similar to bookmarks native in firefox? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus
on Jan 17, 2006 -
Is there a marketplace on the web for bookmarks? I would love to buy experts in various fields bookmarks... I can imagine some more well known individuals (sean penn, yoko ono, ted turner for example) bookmarks might be worth some dough?
posted by specialk420
on Jan 11, 2006 -
I want to take my bookmarks.html file generated by firefox and run it through a script that checks for rss feeds for the pages and returns the list of rss feeds in a file. Is anyone familiar with a script that can do this? I've been googling for it for a day or two and can't find what I'm looking for.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jan 7, 2006 -