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Author Topic: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?  (Read 405 times)

asrjcb

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Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« on: August 12, 2016, 12:58:16 PM »
From my search of the question, it appears FARR cannot search Chrome bookmarks.

If I want to bookmark a site while I'm in Chrome I currently;
- copy the bookmark in Chrome
- open IE and paste the link
- make the same bookmark in IE - - then FARR can search for it

Are there any easier ways or plugins for FARR to do this?

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Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 02:43:17 PM »
i wonder if there is an addon for chrome that will tell it to regularly export its bookmarks to a text file -- in that case farr would be able to search it..

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Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 04:12:20 PM »
Well, we know where they're saved.  So someone could write an extension to copy it elsewhere.  Or can you add that directory to the farr search directory?

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Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 04:32:14 PM »
well you could ask farr to search that directory, but i guess what i meant was to save them in a format that was text friendly for searching...
but if its standard json, i could update my farrfox addon to search them.

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Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 06:13:53 PM »
Right, even if I point farr to that directory it doesn't read them.  I don't know anything about json but if you can update farrfox to do chrome as well that would be great. 

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Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 06:14:32 PM »
I'll have a look.

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Re: Can FARR search Chrome bookmarks?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2016, 03:52:11 AM »
Another strategy is to have a background script that unpacks the Chrome Bookmark to temporary individual .url files at each reboot (or at some interval). They are then searchable by FARR, Everything and other tools.

My FFBookmarksUnpacker does that for Firefox bookmarks, http://nod5.dcmember...ookmarkunpacker.html   The method would be similar with Chrome but use jxon.ahk library https://github.com/c...gica/AutoHotkey-JSON to get the json data. I can give that a shot if someone will use it.