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    Favorites from Firefox

    I am now using Firefox because I find it mush faster and not filled with a lot of IE's bunk.
    The one problem I have is how do I put something in my favorites list?
    With Firefox I can bookmark a page but would rather open my favorites list.
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    Have you looked at IE9? It is much faster than FF 4 and slightly faster than Chrome. FF is supposed to import IE favorites although the last time I installed FF (Very quickly uninstalled it as well) it did not do the job as advertised. FF does not use Favorites, they use Bookmarks. You Favorites are an IE item. They would have to be imported into FF and turned into bookmarks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    I am now using Firefox because I find it mush faster and not filled with a lot of IE's bunk.
    The one problem I have is how do I put something in my favorites list?
    With Firefox I can bookmark a page but would rather open my favorites list.
    Is this what your trying to do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    The one problem I have is how do I put something in my favorites list?
    With Firefox I can bookmark a page but would rather open my favorites list.
    Do you mean the Favorites list on the Start Menu? As you have noticed, Firefox bookmarks are stored completely separately.

    To copy them to the Favorites menu en masse is a two step process: (1) export them from Firefox's bookmarks organizer to an HTML file, and (2) import the HTML file into IE.

    For individual bookmarks/favorites, you might create a shortcut to the Favorites folder on your desktop and then drag the site favicon from the Firefox address bar to the shortcut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    I am now using Firefox because I find it mush faster and not filled with a lot of IE's bunk.
    The one problem I have is how do I put something in my favorites list?
    With Firefox I can bookmark a page but would rather open my favorites list.
    (I'm not sure if this is what you are after, but) If you want to have our Fx bookmarks synced with your IE favorites, get Xmarks, a free bookmarks (and more, if you are interested) syncing service. You will install the Xmarks extension in Fx and the Xmarks for IE on your computer. Then, when you add/change/delete a bookmark in Fx, Xmarks will sync it to your Favorites if you have Xmarks for IE also running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Have you looked at IE9?
    Not everybody is running Win7 Ted

    Regardless, I'd still use FF even if it was half as fast as IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Have you looked at IE9? It is much faster than FF 4 and slightly faster than Chrome. FF is supposed to import IE favorites although the last time I installed FF (Very quickly uninstalled it as well) it did not do the job as advertised. FF does not use Favorites, they use Bookmarks. You Favorites are an IE item. They would have to be imported into FF and turned into bookmarks.
    IE9 is not fast enough to justify the security compromise vs. Chrome or Firefox. Chrome especially has a lot better process isolation (sandboxing) than IE9.
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    Very unsurprisingly, there is a Firefox extension which allows FF users to use the Windows favorites in the same manner
    they did in Internet Explorer. With that extension, there is no need to use the FF bookmarks system at all. The extension
    is called PlainOldFavorites and it can be obtained from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreemoweet View Post
    Very unsurprisingly, there is a Firefox extension which allows FF users to use the Windows favorites in the same manner
    they did in Internet Explorer. With that extension, there is no need to use the FF bookmarks system at all. The extension
    is called PlainOldFavorites and it can be obtained from http://<a href="https://addons.mozil...S/firefox/</a>.
    Direct link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...noldfavorites/

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