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Old 06-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #881
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I was able to copy my Favorites file to the bookmarks. It's awkward, but usable.

It just think it was really irresponsible to offer an upgrade that didn't fix what was wrong with the previous version.

I'm sorry to hear of your problems. That's a new one. I just upgraded to FF 5 on my SO's PC and my MAC with no problems. There may have been an underlying issue that caused your losing your bookmarks.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:28 AM   #882
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I'm sorry to hear of your problems. That's a new one. I just upgraded to FF 5 on my SO's PC and my MAC with no problems. There may have been an underlying issue that caused your losing your bookmarks.
Favorites aren't bookmarks. It works similarly, but it much easier to use and organize. I had an add on "sameoldfavorites" that allowed me to keep using it.

Bookmarks doesn't sort things the way I want them, has a ton of junk that automatically comes up so that I have to wade through it all to find a favorite link, like DC Power User.

Adding a new Favorite adds it to my Favorites wherever I use it, FF, IE, etc. The order I put them in stays the way I set it up too.

I almost didn't go with Firefox because of that flaw.

To solve it, I copied my Favorites file, and bookmarked it. It shows up at the bottom of the Bookmark files list of junk. When I click on it I get a whole listing of the files, and they link just fine.

I'm really burnt about the tabs. When they upgraded to 4.0 it turned my unused tabs a darkish gray. It's almost impossible to read.

I had that solved with the "colorful tabs" add on, that is now not supported by 5.0.
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I don't know why it's different for you, but "favorites" and "Bookmarks" are identical on my computer (Windows XP3) are are quite editable and manageable. Whenever I change one, the other is changed also. I've deleted all of the pre-loaded "garbage" links, and created folders for my personal form of organization (Art, Photography, Food & Drink, etc.) plus sub-folders. The problem you're having is one reason I don't use add-ons that aren't completely supported by the primary program. It's too easy to lose important information.

My "colorful tabs" works just fine. I only had one out of eight add-ons that no longer works, and it wasn't important.

I suggest you go into your control panel, delete Mozilla Firefox 5, and then, using Internet Explorer, download a clean copy of the Mozilla Firefox 5 installation program and run it. Your "favorites" shouldn't be affected.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:20 AM   #884
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My techie life "ended" about 10 years ago now, but this is basically what I know. Bookmarks (Firefox) and Favourites (IE) have the same function; however, they belong to different browsers/companies and so have different programming. I use them both separately in their browsers. However, I was aware that there are applications which will allow you to access the same links on both but don't know anything about these. Z, you seem to do your homework on stuff like that so would know more than me.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:32 AM   #885
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My techie life "ended" about 10 years ago now, but this is basically what I know. Bookmarks (Firefox) and Favourites (IE) have the same function; however, they belong to different browsers/companies and so have different programming. I use them both separately in their browsers. However, I was aware that there are applications which will allow you to access the same links on both but don't know anything about these. Z, you seem to do your homework on stuff like that so would know more than me.
LP, "favorites" isn't a function of Internet Explorer nor Firefox. Its a function of Windows, and all browsers draw information from this same file, so that whenever you change its information, such as adding a new bookmark, it is reflected by all programs that draw "favorites" information.

(My computer support information began in 1970 - with government mainframes; I worked for American Freightways Trucking Co. as a Computer Tech Support Operator during the 1990s, and I passed the Microsoft Technical Support Course in 1996 - not that I remember anything these days... I swear I'm going senile! - so take my advice with a grain of salt.)
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #886
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I don't know why it's different for you, but "favorites" and "Bookmarks" are identical on my computer (Windows XP3) are are quite editable and manageable. Whenever I change one, the other is changed also. I've deleted all of the pre-loaded "garbage" links, and created folders for my personal form of organization (Art, Photography, Food & Drink, etc.) plus sub-folders. The problem you're having is one reason I don't use add-ons that aren't completely supported by the primary program. It's too easy to lose important information.

My "colorful tabs" works just fine. I only had one out of eight add-ons that no longer works, and it wasn't important.

I suggest you go into your control panel, delete Mozilla Firefox 5, and then, using Internet Explorer, download a clean copy of the Mozilla Firefox 5 installation program and run it. Your "favorites" shouldn't be affected.
It must be because I have Windows 7. Don't upgrade. I haven't had one that was any improvement, and mostly they take away things I do like.

When FF 5.0 installed, it notified me that 3 of my add ons were no longer supported including "same old favorites" and "colorful tabs" I didn't catch the name of the other one because I was already livid by that time.
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Thanks, Selkie for the correction. My hubby or "know-it-all-computer-geek" as I lovingly referred to when I first met him peaked over my shoulder as he was kissing me goodbye and corrected me as well. Didn't have time to correct myself here. And I do remember that he has connected the file for me to my browsers when I have changed them or when I got my new netbook.
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...When FF 5.0 installed, it notified me that 3 of my add ons were no longer supported including "same old favorites" and "colorful tabs" I didn't catch the name of the other one because I was already livid by that time.

I lost the reader add-on when I installed FF5.
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I will have to go read it too. I get so remiss about that! I am starting mine back up soon so at least I will be in the neighbourhood.

My wimpy vent - I am loosing the nail off my thumb. I have no idea why, what I did or even when it started. But nothing we have tried will stop it. There is an area that looks like there might be a sliver in it, but there isn't - or maybe it is infected. Now, the cuticle which is still far from the problem is starting to discolour and hurt, and there are tiny scratches on the skin beneath the cuticle which are red and sore.

DH keeps saying I should see about it but between ER trips for my asthma, going to visit my Dad and dealing with his doctors, I don't have the time or inclination to add any more to the mix. But I don't want to lose my nail. And you don't realize how much you use your thumb until you can't.

Told you it was wimpy, but I feel better for getting it out.
That's not wimpy! You really should have it checked out, especially since there is pain and redness.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:57 PM   #890
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That's not wimpy! You really should have it checked out, especially since there is pain and redness.
I agree...you need to get it checked LP!!!
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