bookmarks.html bloated with binary favicon data

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Post Posted September 26th, 2008, 9:23 pm

zep wrote:I consider it a bug and it makes using the browser more difficult.

I am curious why a new database would make using Firefox more difficult?

I can think of a few reasons why the move away from the HTML format would make it more difficult to "play with" Firefox, but as far as "using" Firefox ....

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Mine has wandered off and I'm out looking for it.


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Post Posted September 27th, 2008, 9:56 am

You have to open the bookmarks.html file in Firefox (File > Open File), run the bookmarklet and use "Save Page as" to save the page as "Web page, complete". If you want to remove icon data then you have to delete places.sqlite to get rid of the table that stores the icons. You probably also need to remove the JSON backups (I'm not using favicons, so can't check that).
See Bookmarks_not_Saved (MozillaZine KB)

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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 1:33 pm

dickvl wrote:A bookmarklet to decode the dates:
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javascript:(function(){var n='ADD_DATE,LAST_MODIFIED'.split(','),D=new Date(),N,V,i,j,k=0,l=document.links,L,M;for(i=0;L=l[i];i++){M=0;for(j=0;N=n[j];j++){if(V=L.getAttribute(N))D.setTime(parseInt(V+'000'));L.setAttribute(N,D.toLocaleString());M=1}if(M)k++}if(k){alert(k)}})();

Anyone know how to modify the code for date and time in ISO 8601 +1 (CET)?


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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Holy Old Thread Batman!

Please do pay attention to the date of when this thread was started and last active.

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