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What's up with Xmarks on Linux Firefox?

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chzuck
 
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Post Posted January 2nd, 2018, 11:23 am

I really like the speed of the newest Firefox, but it has caused me lots of grief. First with Windows version and Xmarks. I kept losing my settings until I found out where they are kept and had CCleaner save that cookie. Now trying to get Xmarks to work on Linux Firefox is much worse as I cannot even sign in and select which Xmarks list I want to use.
Wondering was this all done with the idea of promoting your own bookmarks program? I need a program that works across most browsers on Windows and Linux!

the-edmeister

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Post Posted January 2nd, 2018, 3:46 pm

Yeah, it's all part of a conspiracy on the part of Mozilla to make your life harder by blocking the user of 3rd party software that screws with Firefox.

1. Keep CCleaner away from Firefox, unless you know what you're doing with it, The default settings in CCleaner have caused many problems for Firefox users; just search this forum to see what other Firefox users have experienced with CCleaner.

2. See Xmarks support for help with their program.

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chzuck
 
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Post Posted January 2nd, 2018, 4:57 pm

I have no problems with Windows and Xmarks. I resolved that. It is Firefox in Linux (Mint 18.1) and Xmarks.

Grumpus

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2018, 7:00 am

There's a dozen or so threads on the Xmarks difficulties in the Linux Mint Forums
Type "Xmarks" in the search. It does not appear to be working at present but some alternatives have been suggested,

therube

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Post Posted January 3rd, 2018, 12:06 pm

(While it is not a conspiracy, almost every extension I have come across is less useful & or harder to use; more clicks or whatever, then the corresponding extension in pre-Quantum.)
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