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I've tried many things to sync my bookmarks for Firefox between my iMac and the Macbook.
None of them work right. Many times I've had double bookmarks and had to clean them out manually (fun...NOT).
Yes I know Firefox has this built-in. Doesn't work correctly. Am currently using Xmarks.
Even tried a trick with about:config that used Dropbox. No joy.
So I was wondering...

Drag my bookmarks file to Dropbox.
Create a soft link in my Firefox profile folder to it.
Same thing on the laptop, soft link.
Granted it wouldn't work if Dropbox couldn't connect but, if that's the case then that means no internet, so no Firefox anyway.

Any ideas? Good idea? Bad idea?

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Firefox's built in syncing functionality is, to be blunt, terrible. It's slow and only now is it not convoluted (the old system of generating keys was ridiculous).

The Dropbox idea is an interesting one. I wouldn't worry about connections though since, regardless of what syncing option you use, you'd need a connection anyway. In fact, Dropbox is a lot quicker than some syncing solutions so it might be nice.

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Think I'll backup my bookmarks file and try it.

Edit: Seems it's not called bookmarks anymore. Evidently they're using an sqlite database now.
It's called places.sqlite in the profile folder.
So far so good. Will see when I get home and setup the iMac.

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