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Firefox 3 Bookmark support

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:21 am
by Sieges
Even though Firefox 3 is still in beta, it seems like Firefox has a new system for bookmark storage. I can't get Launch Bar to read the Firefox 3 bookmarks, as they are no longer stored in a HTML file. You can export you bookmaks to an HTML file, so that Launch Bar can read it, but exporting your bookmarks every time you make a change is a pain. Anyone know of some other workaround and if Firefox 3 support will implemented in a future release of Launch Bar?

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:48 pm
by ahelix
yeah, i'm having the same issue. as firefox 3 is really one of the best browsers on os x now, it'd be great to have it supported even though it's in beta.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:17 am
by rhywun
Same here - I thought I was going nuts. Well Firefox is at RC1 now - hopefully LaunchBar support will come soon.

Any news on Firefox 3 support

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:53 am
by SteveJam
Anyone have any news or timelines on support for FF3? Would be wonderful.

Steve J

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:23 pm
by shopgirl
Same thing here. All I get are the default bookmarks provided by Mozilla. I emailed support but haven't received an answer. Perhaps that's the best way to get the developers' attentions.

http://www.obdev.at/contact/

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:10 pm
by kastorff
It's definitely time for a minor update to support FF 3. :)

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:59 pm
by ludwigschubert
It's definitely time for a major update with tons of new features :wink:

Totally agree with you, though. 8)

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:31 pm
by korpios
Firefox 3's history is also stored in the new binary format (sqlite databases). Since sqlite itself is in the public domain, there should hopefully be no obstacle in incorporating support into LaunchBar. It's definitely been hard having to split my "bar" usage between LaunchBar and the FF3 "awesome bar". :-/

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:50 pm
by ecormany
yeah it's definitely not "awesome." FF3 has been out for almost a month now. i'm seriously disappointed if this isn't being worked on.

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:31 am
by FredSmith
ecormany wrote:yeah it's definitely not "awesome." FF3 has been out for almost a month now. i'm seriously disappointed if this isn't being worked on.


I'm sure that they're working on it ... quietly ... :)

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:45 am
by ludwigschubert
You all know that for the time being you can export your bookmarks to a HTML file and have LaunchBar index that, right?

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:57 pm
by ecormany
yes, that's a good workaround for bookmarks, but it's not practical for history.

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:50 am
by JC
Could someone explain how to index your firefox 3 bookmarks?

I put it under custom lists and have it clicked for index, rescanned, but after wards I still can't access any of the bookmarks

Cheers

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:17 pm
by ludwigschubert
JC, you don't put the exported HTML file in a custom list (that would index the file only), but as a custom HTML bookmarks file:
New > Web Browser Bookmarks > Custom HTML Bookmarks Fileā€¦

See the screenshot for reference:

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Fullsize here.

I hope that solved you problem. If you need to "refresh" your bookmarks file, just overwrite the old one when exporting and LaunchBar will index the new one.

regards, L

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:43 pm
by JC
Perfect! Thanks L!