Ignoring the browser preference issue, I just wanted to chime in and say
that there are apps out there that will let you sync bookmarks/favorites
(and optionally open tab and browser history) across browsers & systems.
I've been a long time user of XMarks. It works on the major browsers & OSes
and is free for basic use. You might consider it or a similar product when
you migrate to the new PC. Works as a plugin on FF & Chrome and has a
standalong installer for IE. Not sure how it integrates on OSX & Linux.

One nice feature is the cloud-stored archive. If you delete a boookmark you
can go to their portal and recover one (or all) of your bookmarks going
back for quite a while. Or just log into the portal from any machine, like
when visiting family you can access your bookmarks to go to that streaming
video site you bookmarked at home.

I'm on the paid version which, IIRC, adds mobile device support among other
things.

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:25 PM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You're right, it is there in FF. It's just not "in your face". When I am
at my coworkers desk helping her and using her browser the search stuff is
much more in your face.


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From: Scott Klement <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "PC Technical Discussion for IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) Users"
<pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 02/15/2017 01:05 PM
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Switched from FF to Chrome
Sent by: "PcTech" <pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Rob,

Your message surprises me, as I've always used FF as my main browser,
but (due to the business I'm in) I also use Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera
and Edge on a regular basis.

I've never once had to clear my cache for something in FF to work.
Could it be that your FF cache database is corrupt? Have you tried
creating a new profile?

With regards to searching in the omnibox... seems to me that all
browsers, including Firefox, work that way. Don't they? Firefox has a
separate search box, but if you type your search in the URL box, it'll
still search on it (unless it recognizes it as a valid URL). Unless
you're using an old version?

Why would you even consider IE? I mean, this is a browser that even
Microsoft says not to use, and has said they are not developing it
further. While there are some nice things about it, it has no future...
I wouldn't consider using it unless you must for compatibility with an
old application.


On 2/15/2017 9:51 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
After the umpteenth time (today) of having to clear my cache to get to
sites in FF I finally had enough and switched to Chrome. Made it my
default browser.

The import bookmarks from FF doesn't work. There is a way to export
your
FF bookmarks to a html file and import that html file which worked for
me.
Not exactly the way I would want it but, kind of ok.

I do not like to search from the "omnibox" I want that to only do URLs.
I
found a February 2017 article on how to go to chrome://flags/. and turn
it
off but I couldn't find the flag they noted. I checked and I am on the
current version of Chrome.
Found another article which talked about an advanced setting but that
also
turns off predictive URL and I'm not ready to turn that off yet. I have
some long urls I use and I can type faster than drilling down through
bookmarks. I have a coworker and I swear if should had a click pad for
every letter of the alphabet should would mouse everything. And she
used
to be one of those "take my 3180 terminal??? from my cold dead hands..."
type of people.

Thought about IE but I'm still on Windows 7 Professional using IE11
(they're spinning me up a new PC as I type). IE doesn't play well with
IBM Navigator for i. Downright hideous. And IBM does not list IE as a
supported browser for Nav.


Rob Berendt

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