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How do I easily copy my Firefox settings and bookmarks to Chrome? I know that there is a tool for Safari, but not Firefox. Any ideas?

asked Jul 26 '10 at 08:07

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If my answer was correct, please mark it as a right answer and close the question.

(Jul 26 '10 at 08:57) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

Under Chrome preferences there is an option to import bookmarks and settings, but again only Safari appears in the drop-down menu. there is also a setting for Chrome sync, that allows me to sync my Google bookmarks and settings. I have the newest version of Chrome 5.0.375.99 running on Mac OS 10.6.4. Chrome does not recognize my Firefox browser at all! I wonder if it's because it's the beta version of Firefox 4?

(Jul 26 '10 at 09:17) jhagedon jhagedon's gravatar image

Press the wrench button (see below) in Chrome at the upper right corner, right below the X button. Then choose 'Options', 'Personal Stuff' tab (see below). Then click import data from another browser. Choose Mozilla Firefox from the dropdown menu and continue (see below). Good luck! You could also download this: http://www.gettransmute.com/download/

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answered Jul 26 '10 at 08:52

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edited Jul 28 '10 at 17:45

There is no wrench button on the upper right (or left). Under Chrome preferences there is an option to import bookmarks and settings, but again only Safari appears in the drop-down menu. there is also a setting for Chrome sync, that allows me to sync my Google bookmarks and settings. I have the newest version of Chrome 5.0.375.99 running on Mac OS 10.6.4. Chrome does not recognize my Firefox browser at all! I wonder if it's because it's the beta version of Firefox 4?

(Jul 26 '10 at 09:13) jhagedon jhagedon's gravatar image

There should be. The "Customize and control Google Chrome" button. I had no problem with importing my settings. I don't know why your dropdown menu don't show Mozilla FireFox, it should be. I'll update my answer for a more detailed answer.

(Jul 28 '10 at 17:33) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

You must be using a windows version of Chrome. Mine looks very different than your screenshots. I think that the problem is caused by my copy of Firefox is still in Beta (version 4.0b2). It will not show up under the drop-down menu. I had to enable the tool bar in Chrome under preferences in order to show the missing wrench. Thanks for your help.

(Jul 29 '10 at 08:33) jhagedon jhagedon's gravatar image

Oh ok. But I think it wouldn't be too hard to re-create the bookmarks and change the settings on Chrome.

(Jul 29 '10 at 11:12) Mihkel Mihkel's gravatar image

If you want to sync your bookmarks you can use a great extension called XMarks. I love that extension (Just Google it). It works on Chrome Firefox, IE, and Safari. It stores your bookmarks in an online database and automatically syncs them.

answered Jul 28 '10 at 18:37

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Yeah i also use Xmarks for this purpose, that way when you add a book mark on firefox or safari it will also appear in chrome and all the other browsers :D

answered Jul 28 '10 at 20:21

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I don't know about Chrome, but Firefox has the selection to Export Bookmarks to HTML. This saves them in an HTML format, and most browsers that I've tried are able to import HTML into their Bookmark or Favorite files.

Used to be, you could export bookmarks to a .csv (comma separated values) file, too, but I no longer see that option.

answered Oct 29 '10 at 21:46

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Doesn't Chrome do an import of Firefox & IE settings & bookmarks during the installation?

answered Jul 26 '10 at 08:48

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No, it only identified Safari as an option during installation. I was surprised.

(Jul 26 '10 at 08:54) jhagedon jhagedon's gravatar image

Look in the options. Menu

answered Oct 29 '10 at 22:02

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