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    I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.

    What's the new method?

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  2. Re: Minefield

    On 29.03.2008 10:44, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Man-wai Chang
    ToDie to generate the following:? :
    > I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    > set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.
    >
    > What's the new method?
    >
    >


    is it still called "bookmarks.html ?? haven't "bookmarks" been re-named
    to "places" or some such rubbish??

    reg

  3. Re: Minefield

    Man-wai Chang ToDie wrote:
    > I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    > set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.
    >
    > What's the new method?
    >


    BTW, I am using 64-bit Vi$ta Ultimate.

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  4. Re: Minefield

    On 29-03-2008 11:36 CET, squaredancer composed this enchanting statement:
    > On 29.03.2008 10:44, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Man-wai Chang
    > ToDie to generate the following:? :
    > > I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    > > set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.
    > >
    > > What's the new method?
    > >

    >
    > is it still called "bookmarks.html ?? haven't "bookmarks" been re-named
    > to "places" or some such rubbish??
    >
    > reg
    >


    I believe, it is now placed in a sort of sql (lite) data base.

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    Melchert

    (MacOS 10.3.9 / Firefox 2.0, Thunderbird 2.0)

  5. Re: Minefield

    Man-wai Chang ToDie wrote:
    > Man-wai Chang ToDie wrote:
    >> I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    >> set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.
    >>
    >> What's the new method?
    >>

    >
    > BTW, I am using 64-bit Vi$ta Ultimate.
    >


    Well, I'm on XP, and using FF2.0.0.13, but the path notation, for me, is
    like this:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All
    Users\Documents\SharedData\Firefox\bookmarks.html

    I note that in the path you indicated above, it is using double \'s.

    --
    Alex K.

  6. Re: Minefield

    "Man-wai Chang ToDie" ...
    >
    > I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    > set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.
    >
    > What's the new method?


    "new method" is your hint of what version you are on, please don't
    make the title mandatory reading to be able to read a question. Also
    try to make the subject summarize the question. If the title is not
    unique then you probably didn't research your question before posting.

    You are using a test version (Minefield) and anything could change,
    though not likely to change much now. The default is to use
    bookmarks.html once as input, create an SQLITE file, and not to
    touch bookmarks.html again, and to dump the bookmarks upon
    exit to bookmarks.postplaces.html by creating the configuration
    variable you can dump bookmarks to the bookmarks.html file instead.
    I figure they've got to make things work for everyone, so best watch
    those files (timestamps) as being on a beta could throw you at the end.

    This is what I placed on my homepage (firefox.htm) and places (places.htm) pages
    2-3 months ago.

    Places, new SQLITE bookmarks, seems to be very lacking in documentation, here are a few links: Browser.bookmarks.overwrite -
    MozillaZine Knowledge Base http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.bookmarks.overwrite ,
    may cause problems for those that use relocate bookmarks.html by
    setting browser.bookmarks.file (bug: 381216 [-- https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=381216 --]), and
    http://blog.mozilla.com/ted/2007/10/26/i-love-places/ -- bookmarks.postplaces.html gets written to if setting is false (default).

    So it comes down to what is your real reason for asking the question,
    if you are attempting modify your bookmarks.html file, you are on
    unstable turf, and would probably have to delete files including SQLITE file
    and start over again with a new original bookmarks.html file, You would
    want to keep an eye on any bugs.

    --
    HTH,
    David McRitchie, extensions I use are briefly documented on my site
    Firefox Custom: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm



  7. Re: Minefield

    On 29.03.2008 12:32, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Melchert
    Fruitema to generate the following:? :
    > On 29-03-2008 11:36 CET, squaredancer composed this enchanting statement:
    >
    >> On 29.03.2008 10:44, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused Man-wai Chang
    >> ToDie to generate the following:? :
    >>
    >>> I went to about:config, then add string "browser.bookmarks.file", and
    >>> set it to "f:\\path\\to\\bookmarks.html". It didn't work.
    >>>
    >>> What's the new method?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> is it still called "bookmarks.html ?? haven't "bookmarks" been re-named
    >> to "places" or some such rubbish??
    >>
    >> reg
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I believe, it is now placed in a sort of sql (lite) data base.
    >
    >


    yepp - looks that way! see David McR's interesting post!

    reg

  8. Re: Minefield

    > if you are attempting modify your bookmarks.html file, you are on
    > unstable turf, and would probably have to delete files including SQLITE


    In short, Minefield doesn't use "browser.bookmarks.file" like 2.0.0.13?

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