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  1. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #21

    See if this tutorial saves your sites and 'login' passwords...Please read all of it.
    How to Delete Browsing History in Firefox: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

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  2. Posts : 11,327
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #22

    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.
    I agree with you. Easy management of Favourites is the one remaining reason for me to stick with IE as long as I can as well.

    I am trying to transition to Firefox.
    1 I can save FF bookmarks into my existing Favourites folder. I have my Favourites folder set as a 'Taskbar Toolbar'. I drag the padlock icon from any Firefox webpage down onto the >> in my Taskbar at the edge of my Taskbar toolbar. This creates it in my Favourites folder as a .url file just like IE does. I can then use File explorer as normal to edit them, move them as I see fit. This takes a bit of getting used to as it seems not to have worked but then you look again and it has.
    Browser recommendations-favs-tt-taskbar.png

    2 I could not change the Firefox Bookmarks bar [=IE Favourites bar] folder icons from their default grey ones but @z3r010 suggested a solution that is pretty good. Right-click on a Firefox Bookmarks bar folder icon, slect Properties, put your cursor before the folder name, press WinKey ; then insert an icon [well, emoji actually] before the name of the folder.
    IE Browser recommendations-new-ie-favorites-bar-posted.png
    FF Browser recommendations-new-ff-bookmarks-bar-posted.png

    3 After I have done some additions, edits, deletions IE uses the revisions & they appear in the Favourites bar & its subfolders straightaway but I have not found any convenient method for importing IE Favourites bar contents directly into the Firefox Bookmarks bar. That will be a subject for investigation this winter.

    Denis
    My notes are also in Site Bugs and Suggestions [3] & its later pages but not as concisely.
    Last edited by Try3; 14 Nov 2019 at 07:27.
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  3. Posts : 2,120
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
       #23

    Vivaldi default with Opera in background. Never used Edge, I dont like it, not user friendly. If I have a problem with a particular site like gmail (copy and paste info from email) - it copies background as well in Vivaldi and Opera and Chrome) then I made a link to gmail via IE and made an icon on desktop alongside my 'normal' gmail icon. I do like my menu bar in browsers but had to make sacrifices to get a friendly fast browser.
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  4. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
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       #24

    I'm now playing w/Vivaldi, seems o.k. so far.
    Clean, fast, very customizable, seems light on resources & I can manage my Bookmarks the way I'd like.
    I do have questions though: when I use the side panel to go through my History, is there a way to clean it all at once? All I can do is right-click each entry & clean it that way, I see no full cleaning. Also, I've checked Vivaldi's own website, they've eliminated the Ctrl+Enter command. Does anyone here know if there is a work around?
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  5. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #25

    CJW said:
    I'm now playing w/Vivaldi, seems o.k. so far.
    Clean, fast, very customizable, seems light on resources & I can manage my Bookmarks the way I'd like.
    I do have questions though: when I use the side panel to go through my History, is there a way to clean it all at once? All I can do is right-click each entry & clean it that way, I see no full cleaning. Also, I've checked Vivaldi's own website, they've eliminated the Ctrl+Enter command. Does anyone here know if there is a work around?
    Select history on the side-bar.

    Click on first item, scroll to end and holding shift key, select last item. Right-click, delete. Presto. How's that?

    Browser recommendations-1114-vivaldi-delete-history.jpg
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  6. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #26

    CJW said:
    I'm now playing w/Vivaldi, seems o.k. so far.
    Clean, fast, very customizable, seems light on resources & I can manage my Bookmarks the way I'd like.
    I do have questions though: when I use the side panel to go through my History, is there a way to clean it all at once? All I can do is right-click each entry & clean it that way, I see no full cleaning. Also, I've checked Vivaldi's own website, they've eliminated the Ctrl+Enter command. Does anyone here know if there is a work around?

    Boomark a page: [Ctrl+D]

    Show/ Hide Bookmarks Toolbar via [Ctrl+SHIFT+B]

    Clear history: [Ctrl+Shift+DEL]

    Manage history: Type into address bar: vivaldi://history


    Or enable menu bar then Tools> History

    Browser recommendations-vivaldi.jpg

    Personally I use this:

    Click&Clean - Chrome Web Store

    Backup profile: Vivaldi Speed dial

    If you want to disable speed Dial: Vivaldi
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  7. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #27

    RE: Ctrl+Enter - in Chrome it adds www to the address bar? No need for that in vivaldi. Just type the address without www and it should work.
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  8. Posts : 2,120
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
       #28

    In Vivaldi I have on the left hand column a small brush. I click on first item on list then brush, all is wiped

    Box has 'pause' 'restart' 'Remove' and 'remove all finished' (brush)
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  9. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #29

    elbmek said:
    In Vivaldi I have on the left hand column a small brush. I click on first item on list then brush, all is wiped
    Box has 'pause' 'restart' 'Remove' and 'remove all finished' (brush)

    That is for downloads - correct? Not for History.

    Downloads:

    Browser recommendations-downloads.jpg
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  10. Posts : 2,120
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
       #30

    erm, possibly. I decided to give Firefox another look as its been 2-3 years since I threw it out. I wish I hadn't. got it installed and running, well as far as a failed opening home page is running. Even tried manually changing url to a common uk site, still no go, even nasa and space.com would not open, so bye bye FF, for the last time.

    to delete history all or part, I opened the history tab then highlighted all - and clicked delete - all gone
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