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Author Topic: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks  (Read 4858 times)

jnulu

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FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« on: May 12, 2010, 08:38:31 PM »
Hello!

Am using the latest FARR v 2.87.03
Running Windows XP Pro + SP3
Browsers - Opera v10.53, Firefox v 3.63 and IE 7
Problem - FARRFox plugin searches and shows results of IE bookmarks only
and not the other two browser bookmarks.

Is there any setting to be done in the preferences?
Grateful for any help!

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 08:58:14 PM »
for Firefox 3 and above, there is an extra step to make the plugin work. check out the reference below.

In firefox 3 -- the new default method of storing bookmarks is incompatible with the way FarrFox searches bookmarks.
If you still want to use FarrFox you can do so by following the short instructions here on telling Firefox 3 to keep the bookmarks html file updated regularly:
http://www.lytebyte....ks-to-bookmarkshtml/

After making the change on that page i had to exit firefox and give it a minute to update the bookmarks file -- after that all worked fine.

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 11:03:03 PM »
Thanks, Lanux128!
The plugin now fetches Firefox bookmarks.

How about Opera bookmarks? Is there a work around for this too?

Also, how do I configure FARR to fetch bookmarks from different browsers that is installed on my PC?
Lets' say I have bookmarks 1 thru 10 on Firefox, 11 thru 20 on Opera and 21 thru 30 on Internet Explorer.
Will FARR fetch bookmark no. 18 from Opera if I type Bookmark no. 18 in the search field?

Thanks

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 12:06:59 PM »
How about Opera bookmarks? Is there a work around for this too?
you're welcome.. i'm not sure about Opera, have you checked all the boxes in the 'advanced options' section?

FarrFox advanced option
ws-farrfox-adv-1.png

Also, how do I configure FARR to fetch bookmarks from different browsers that is installed on my PC?
Lets' say I have bookmarks 1 thru 10 on Firefox, 11 thru 20 on Opera and 21 thru 30 on Internet Explorer.
Will FARR fetch bookmark no. 18 from Opera if I type Bookmark no. 18 in the search field?

yes, it would. check out the this image where FarrFox shows results from Opera and IE.

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 10:27:07 PM »
Hi!

All the three check boxes in advanced options section of FARRFox have been checked, but am still having issues
bringing up search results from Opera's bookmarks.
As mentioned , I have no problems now with Firefox and IE bookmarks.
Thanks again, Lanux128

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 10:35:48 PM »
maybe opera has changed their bookmark format?

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 04:30:18 AM »
All the three check boxes in advanced options section of FARRFox have been checked, but am still having issues
bringing up search results from Opera's bookmarks.

it looks like Opera's bookmarks location has been changed in version 10. the link below lists the new location. you can check in your PC and add the new location in the "custom bookmark file locations" section of FarrFox. worth a try..

http://www.sheepsyst...where_did_my_bo.html


Edit: the link is for Mac OS not Windows
« Last Edit: May 15, 2010, 12:53:55 AM by lanux128 »

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010, 11:43:48 PM »
I'm lost and have no idea how to proceed!

The instructions in the link provided by you is not clear.
It says to look for the bookmarks here:

Opera 10 RC (Release Candidate) bookmarks:

  ~/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences/bookmarks.adr

Opera 10 beta bookmarks:

  ~/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences 10/bookmarks.adr

Opera 9 bookmarks:

  ~/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences/Bookmarks

Sorry for being dense, but how do I do that?
Do I copy the link somewhere and find the location/path and then copy and paste it in the "custom bookmark file locations" section of FARRFox?
Would appreciate if someone could guide me, step by step, as I am still a newbie
Thanks

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 12:51:16 AM »
sorry, i inadvertently linked the locations for Opera on the mac! :-[

Do I copy the link somewhere and find the location/path and then copy and paste it in the "custom bookmark file locations" section of FARRFox?

try this, open the following folder: %APPDATA%\Opera. (you can copy and paste the path in the 'Run' dialog). look for a file called "bookmarks.adr" (it might have a different name but the file extension will be .adr) then copy the location of that file and paste in the "custom bookmark file locations" section of FARRFox.

You can also find out where Opera stores your settings by going to the Help > About Opera menu.

Source: http://www.opera.com/support/kb/search/

P.S. i wonder if there are any other Opera users with this problem? :-\

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 12:03:42 PM »
FARRFox works fine. FFBookmarkUnpacker is an alternative that unpacks the bookmarks. Then Everything and other search tools can find them in addition to FARR.
http://nod5.dcmember...ookmarkunpacker.html
http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=22750

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks - SOLVED!
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 01:46:07 PM »
Problem solved, Lanux128 !!

Many, many thanks for your help.

Nod5 - Thanks for your reply as well. Will make a note of this for future reference.

This forum rocks!!   :-*

Best wishes

Jay

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 01:57:50 PM »
@jnulu: glad to be of help. :) so what was the bookmarks file's name?

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2010, 05:57:48 PM »
Here's the path of the bookmarks in my PC:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Opera\Opera\bookmarks.adr

Hope this helps someone with the same kind of problem I had.

Thanks again!

Jay

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Re: FARRFox plugin problem with Opera and Firefox Bookmarks
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2010, 08:45:53 PM »
thanks for the report jnulu and thanks to lanux and nod5 for all of the useful info and help  :up: :up:
i'll try to update the farrfox plugin soon to automatically look in these new locations.