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Old 03-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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QUESTION: FIREFOX 4
Please help: If I download the newly released FIREFOX 4, will I lose all of my bookmarks, settings and specific toolbar bookmarks? I've had Firefox browser for several years, and I'm very attached to my set-up.

If my bookmarks are whooshed over, will the entire setup be whooshed, too? I can't find any language that speaks to this question. I'd rather stick with the usable FIREFOX 3 than have to spend hours tweaking FIREFOX 4.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Funny to find this post! I just updated and saw that FF 4 was out, too. It looks interesting, but I don't know about the bookmarks.

I saw they have a FF4 mobile for Android. Not yet for iPhone. :( I mean they have it, but it's not rated highly.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:07 PM   #3
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You can always save your FF 3 bookmarks into a file on your computer, then if they don't change you can import them into 4. But I think they do automatically import when you upgrade, I used to use FF 2 and don't recall a problem porting over the bookmarks.

Go to the Bookmark tab at the top of the window and choose Organize Bookmarks, then there's another menu and choose Backup.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #4
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Hubby upgraded and didn't have any loss of bookmarks,but there are changes in the format, so you may want to change the set-up to be similar to FF3. The tabs are in a different location and there are more options for your bookmarks..

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Did you upgrade, Dollyce?
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I just upgraded to FF4 yesterday day & didn't lose a thing. They have changed the placement of some things but so far for the better.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Did you upgrade, Dollyce?
No...too chicken. But the more I read...the less likely I am to upgrade.

But, jury's still out.

My version of FF runs fine 'n dandy. The new FF touts more speed. Meh.
My version is fast enough. The new FF touts 'better bookmark organization', etc. That interests me, but not enough...yet.

I want read all about the PROS 'n CONS that are just around the corner, from those who downloaded FF4.

I got bit in the butt TWICE when I upgraded from a perfectly good 'version' of WINDOWS LIVE (for email) and iTunes.

The new version of WINDOWS LIVE was horrible on many levels, and despite hours of online tech support, it never functioned correctly, nor quickly. I had to take it up the tailpipe until they scrapped that version and released another in its place!

The new version of iTunes erased all of my music! What a royal pain, restoring it! Hours and hours of work.

So....you can color me GUNSHY!
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Yeah, sometimes the 'new, improved' updates aren't.
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