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Exporting bookmarks

Post by elmer » 2020-10-26, 17:58

How can I export my Palemoon bookmarks to Firefox, or even Opera?

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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by Pentium4User » 2020-10-26, 18:31

You may try out to export as HTML and then import it in the other browser.
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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-10-26, 19:50

Wow, that didn't take long. Four posts and you're out huh? Well, hope you have fun!
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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by elmer » 2020-10-30, 13:52

Pentium4User wrote:
2020-10-26, 18:31
You may try out to export as HTML and then import it in the other browser.
Do I need an extension to do the export as HTML? I don't see it in the menu of LM 19.3.

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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by elmer » 2020-10-30, 14:11

Off-topic:
New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2020-10-26, 19:50
Wow, that didn't take long. Four posts and you're out huh? Well, hope you have fun!
I've been using Palemoon for several years and I like it. However, for the past few months it has been randomly consuming cpu usage and as a result it slows to a crawl. I have noticed that it initially did this on a couple of websites (ebay.com, kijiji.ca, craigslist) but lately it has 'turtled out' right after hibernation. Here is a screen shot of a typical turtle out:
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I've tried to duplicate this slow down in Firefox at those same websites, and others, but there is no problem there. Hence the reason for checking out other options.
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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by Night Wing » 2020-10-30, 15:32

elmer wrote:
2020-10-30, 13:52

Do I need an extension to do the export as HTML? I don't see it in the menu of LM 19.3.
If you been using linux Pale Moon for a few years like you stated, you should already know how to turn your bookmarks into a json or HTML file for exporting and importing into another browser.

So I find your comments of not knowing how, to be a little "hard to swallow". But I'll play along.

To create a HTML file for your bookmarks for export, it is done in the Pale Moon browser itself. Not in Linux Mint (19.3). No extensions needed. I use the Menu Bar in Pale Moon (if you know what that is) so follow along. Click on:

Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Export Bookmarks to HTML

And then tell Pale Moon to put them where you want to. In my case, I tell Pale Moon to put my files on the Desktop. Then I use a flash/thumb drive to add those files from my Desktop to the flash/thumb drive.
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Exporting bookmarks[SOLVED]

Post by elmer » 2020-10-30, 18:27

Night Wing wrote:
2020-10-30, 15:32

If you been using linux Pale Moon for a few years like you stated, you should already know how to turn your bookmarks into a json or HTML file for exporting and importing into another browser.

So I find your comments of not knowing how, to be a little "hard to swallow". But I'll play along.
I guess that I have been over using the tab features in Palemoon, and so when I lost over 100 tabs a month ago I finally decided to try bookmarks. I know, I'm slow and certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Thank you for your explanations.

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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by tommy » 2020-12-08, 01:32

I have been trying to export bookmarks, history and saved passwords...

Checked the entries above, but all that ends up in the HTML file is the directory names. Not one bookmark.

Tried using the SQLCipher progream mentioned in the EXPORTING HISTORY post series.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25424&sid=1a08b2e2 ... 976c758117

Same thing. Just a few fields of the history.

Tried exporting bookmarks as a JSON file. Again, just the header/directory information.

TRied copying using FEBE, again to no avail.

Where is bookmarks.html that used to have all this stuff?

I lost the ability to type an address into the URLBAR and have it acted upon with one version upgrade. Finally got it to work, but lost all history, bookmarks, and passwords.

I wouldn't bother asking, but having several machines, it is difficult to keep up with who/what/when/where, and these things help a lot.
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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by adesh » 2020-12-09, 08:33

tommy wrote:
2020-12-08, 01:32
I wouldn't bother asking, but having several machines, it is difficult to keep up with who/what/when/where, and these things help a lot.
Consider using sync if you want same data to be available on multiple machines.

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Re: Exporting bookmarks

Post by Moonchild » 2020-12-09, 11:40

adesh wrote:
2020-12-09, 08:33
tommy wrote:
2020-12-08, 01:32
I wouldn't bother asking, but having several machines, it is difficult to keep up with who/what/when/where, and these things help a lot.
Consider using sync if you want same data to be available on multiple machines.
^this.

Pale Moon Sync is offered for exactly this reason. It will take the who/what/where out of the equation, and only leaves the "when" which in general is "all the time" ;-)
The only thing you may not find immediately is tabs on other devices because you have to specifically select which tab(s) opened on another device you want to open from Sync. Some people expect it to make it "as if it's the same browser instance" but that's not how it works. history/bookmarks/passwords/settings will be automatically synchronized though.
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