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  1. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
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       #11

    I've been playing w/both Chrome & Firefox. Both seem pretty good, though I haven't delved deep into the settings & not sure which browser is better at privacy.
    1 thing that irks me though, is that neither browser lets me organize my Bookmarks as easily as IE did w/my Favorites. In IE, I could travel to: C:\Users\'Me'\Favorites & be able to review, edit, delete or move any/all Favorites I needed to, 1-by-1.

    But in Chrome & Firefox, it's not that easy:
    Chrome: C:\Users\'Me'\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks - just a file I can open w/a word editor to read.
    Firefox: C:\Users\'Me'\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(A random-named folder) - w/files that are not easy to read.
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  2. Posts : 24,631
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    CJW said:
    ...neither browser lets me organize my Bookmarks as easily as IE did w/my Favorites. In IE, I could travel to: C:\Users\'Me'\Favorites & be able to review, edit, delete or move any/all Favorites I needed to, 1-by-1.

    But in Chrome & Firefox, it's not that easy:
    Chrome: C:\Users\'Me'\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks - just a file I can open w/a word editor to read.
    Firefox: C:\Users\'Me'\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(A random-named folder) - w/files that are not easy to read.
    In Firefox, select Bookmarks > Show all bookmarks. You can also use Ctrl+Shift+B from the keyboard. This opens the bookmark Library allowing you to rearrange, rename, edit and delete your bookmarks.

    In Chrome it is Bookmarks > Bookmark manager (Ctrl+Shift+O).
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  3. Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #13

    CJW said:
    I've been playing w/both Chrome & Firefox. Both seem pretty good, though I haven't delved deep into the settings & not sure which browser is better at privacy.
    1 thing that irks me though, is that neither browser lets me organize my Bookmarks as easily as IE did w/my Favorites. In IE, I could travel to: C:\Users\'Me'\Favorites & be able to review, edit, delete or move any/all Favorites I needed to, 1-by-1.
    But in Chrome & Firefox, it's not that easy:
    Chrome: C:\Users\'Me'\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks - just a file I can open w/a word editor to read.
    Firefox: C:\Users\'Me'\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(A random-named folder) - w/files that are not easy to read.
    For Firefox use 'Show All Bookmarks' under 'Bookmarks' to help organize your favorites, (check the organize and view menu's in the show all bookmarks window for other choices) The 'Show All Bookmarks' window works for me and should work for what you need, that's where you can move, edit, delete, duplicate the same URL in multiple folders, etc...

    edit: Took too long to write my reply and post it, Bree beat me to it
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  4. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #14

    I used Firefox for years until it disabled one too many extensions then I moved on to Chrome. That lasted nearly a year before Chrome wanted to protect me from myself one time too many.

    Then I discovered Vivaldi. Finally, a browser with endless features to customize my experience and without the need to compromise anything.

    Vivaldi has never disabled anything or manipulated my activities in the least. It also accepts all Chrome browser extensions which any Chrome user knows are endless. Browsers are a personal preference, and this is my choice. Happy Browser testing.
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  5. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Thank you everyone for your input, advice & help. On the topic of Bookmarks, neither Chrome or Firefox do a good & easy job. To copy a Bookmark to a Flash Drive/other place:

    Chrome: Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager; R-Click a Bookmark & select Copy. But then I have to create a new shortcut using the URL I just copied. When I click Copy, I should be able to just Paste the URL, not have to actually create the shortcut; & Chrome has to be open to do all this.

    Firefox: Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks; R-Click a Bookmark & select Copy, then I can just Paste the URL wherever I need to. This is better & faster then how Chrome handles this task, but Firefox also has to be open to do all this.

    At least w/both browsers I can have multiple tabs open & have each one 'snap' side by side.
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  6. Posts : 5,087
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #16

    Using Vivaldi (Chromium) I can just drag any bookmark from bookmark manager to a folder on a flash drive and the shorcut works without issues. As for tabs:

    Tab Management Features | Vivaldi Browser - see stacking and tiling options.
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  7. Posts : 3,991
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #17

    IMHO -

    Use Firefox but be aware that the Enhanced Tracking Protection might not render some websites properly.
    No worries, though. You can switch it off.

    See here -

    Enhanced tracking protection in Firefox Preview | Firefox Preview Help

    Hope this helps!

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  8. Posts : 10,525
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #18

    CJW said:
    Thank you everyone for your input, advice & help. On the topic of Bookmarks, neither Chrome or Firefox do a good & easy job. To copy a Bookmark to a Flash Drive/other place:

    Chrome: Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager; R-Click a Bookmark & select Copy. But then I have to create a new shortcut using the URL I just copied. When I click Copy, I should be able to just Paste the URL, not have to actually create the shortcut; & Chrome has to be open to do all this.

    Firefox: Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks; R-Click a Bookmark & select Copy, then I can just Paste the URL wherever I need to. This is better & faster then how Chrome handles this task, but Firefox also has to be open to do all this.

    At least w/both browsers I can have multiple tabs open & have each one 'snap' side by side.
    With Chrome and Firefox copying your bookmarks is a little pointless, if you sign in to either browser then they will backup and sync between all your devices, if you reinstall you just sign back in and they are there.
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  9. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #19

    Its much easier than it used to be.
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  10. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Found out that neither Chrome nor Firefox are saving my log-in Browser settings.

    On my Gmail & Facebook accounts, I have 2-step authentication turned on. When I log into either account, I am asked for a verification code from the Google Authenticator app. Once I type in the code & press Enter (making sure I have "Don't ask again on this computer" checked), I am asked if I want to save the Browser & I choose Yes. But my Browser is never saved & I am asked for a
    verification code again.

    IE11 did the same thing, but only AFTER I cleaned my history. And even then, not all the time because IE let me choose NOT to clean my Gmail & Facebook
    verification code & Browser setting. So is there a similar exception when cleaning my Chrome & Firefox histories?
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