Foxmarks to XMarks

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Joeythedude, Apr 11, 2009.

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  1. Joeythedude

    Joeythedude Registered Member

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    Anybody using foxmarks ?

    Very Annoying change IMO , hopefully they will continue to support the old foxmarks.

    http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=738

    Best Way around it :

    FULL CREDIT to BRUCE MOMJIAN for this .
    http://momjian.us/
    To prevent Firefox from bugging you to upgrade from Foxmarks 2.7.2. Open “about:config”, right-click to create a new
    boolean variable, extensions.foxmarks@kei.com.update.enabled, and set it to ‘false’; you will then no longer be prompted to upgrade
    Foxmarks. Download 2.7.2 by clicking on “See All Versions” from
    addons.mozilla.org.

    Thanks again bruce !
     
  2. N2thuWild

    N2thuWild Registered Member

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    Wish I had seen this earlier.:(
     
  3. Joeythedude

    Joeythedude Registered Member

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    To go back to old version do the following.
    1. Note your Xmarks username and password.
    2. Uninstall Xmarks.
    3. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire....7.2
    4. Install Foxmarks.
    5. Login with your username and password.
     
  4. Tommy

    Tommy Registered Member

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    What's the problem with Xmarks? I updated, disabled the new features, everything works fine as always. No problems at all.
     
  5. L815

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    What is up with software these days where it has to add a bunch of uneeded functionality. I like that foxmarks did 1 thing and did that thing well.

    Yes, you can turn them off but why add it in the first place? I'm sure there are a handful of other plugins which specialize in those specific features, and more so in a better way.

    I guess for me, when something handles very well already, why change it?


    Doesn't really bother me anymore though, since Opera has this feature built in :D
     
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