Foxmarks: Give us Feedback
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I dont get it
I installed foxmarks on the latest version of Firefox, restarted and it didnt give me a setup wizard at all. I can see the Foxmarks link in the Bookmarks menu but that just asks for my user&pass. It doesnt let me set up a new account. Synchronizing tells me that I am unauthorized. I uninstalled and reinstalled it and got the same thing. Is there no support for this thing? July 26 2007.
I wrote about it in my blog. Go foxmarks! http://idisposable.blogspot.com/2007/06/pick-firefox-plug-that-you-cant-live.html
What a great tool. Thanks!
I just restored a Spamed page. Looks like you need to restrict editing here.
Also, I am recently getting sync.foxmarks.com certificate validation errors. You need to include a notice on moving your server from foxmarks.com (a better name!) to foxcloud.com
Solved my problem of home office computer and my travel/business computer getting out of whack with bookmarks. My schedule has me at either home office or travel. It is very easy to have your favorite bookmark on one computer and not the other. Foxmark took care of the problem so I don't have to copy/paste bookmarks between computers. And since my bookmarks are on the web I can access them from any computer. And I don't have to concern myself with backups for bookmarks. Great service, I will write you up on my blog as well.
You really need to restrict move pages to long registered users. Otherwise you're going to be vandalized. All of User:Ashley's contributions need to be reverted/deleted. notafish 07:01, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
Great plugin, I've shared this with many people. Could it one day also sync the search engines stored in firefox?
Adding the ability to share bookmarks
I might in the future work with a larger team of developers. Its currently just me. It would be great if you could share bookmarks (or portions of your bookmarks with other users). Also, a corporate server version would be great for organizations that want to share/synch bookmarks but would rather have the bookmarks stored on a corporate intranet rather than the internet.
Great tool, many thanks! One request..
Could you help to make the password(lists) also synchronized?
- Also a Seamonkey Add-on would be great since it is mozzila as well. Thanks,
A very useful tool! Thanks!
However, it's got some really nice things it could do with some tweaking.... 1) Save Foxfire program preferences too.
a. Permit different preferences for different machines b. Permit different Bookmark (subsets) on different machines. c. skins?
2) Version for Thunderbird?
a. Email settings b. address books
(again permit (subsets) for different machines)
Basically, anything which is synchronized should be tagable with a code determining which machine(s) use it. Default would be "all" for which machines.
Posted on 8th Feb.'07 from France: This is a great little add-on for FF (i'm on 2.0)& I just updated to the 0.88 version hoping it would have fixed the ONE problem I have with this extension: the bookmarks on-line are never in alphabetical order tho I just realized that when I clic on my Bookmarks Icon in the navigation bar it's exactly the same (very weird considering that when I 'manage' the bookmarks I put them in A-Z order)But when I open them in my AIO sidebar they are (thank goodness)in A-Z order! Can you confirm whether this is a problem w/FF or Foxmarks. I also use a great on-line program for a couple years now called PLPage; very nice & you can import/export your bookmarks & has a button you can use in IE links bar (tho I very rarely use IE of course) Anyway, thank you
126.96.36.199 00:14, 4 February 2007 (EST)
- Would LOVE OpenID support! WTG for web2.0 you guys!!!--188.8.131.52 22:15, 31 January 2007 (EST)
[Yes, go ahead. It's ok to edit the wiki. Don't worry about formatting. --mitch] [Oh, and please sign your entries by adding four ~'s at the end of your post. --Todd 04:53, 7 February 2006 (EST)]
Or send mail to mailto:email@example.com
- A great small tool. I use it without problems with my firefox 2.0 on different machines and also with the portable firefox 2.0. These small things the computer-world needs ;) -- Frank 15. Jan 2007
- Hello, I have been loking for Foxmarks' source code but I didn't find it, I would like to know the license of Foxmarks. Thank you very much //Pablo Caderno 5/12/06
- You can find the source by unzipping the XPI file that you use to install Foxmarks. It's licensed under the Apache License 2.0. --Todd 20:38, 5 December 2006 (EST)
I just added this below to the Foxmarks Suggestions Wiki as well... Sorry to double post it...
- I would love it if you could get Foxmarks to be compatible with SeaMonkey or create a slightly downgraded version of it, if needed for it to be compatible. I love this extention and use it with 3 different computers and now I have just started to use SeaMonkey occassionally (its nice to have the web browser with email and newsgroups and IRC chat all in one that also support Mozilla plugins, extensions and themes) for when I want to use other larger programs at the same time that I want to check a few random things on a website and keep an eye on my mail and not use up too much of my computer's resources doing so (I want them for the other progams/games). That's it. I love the ability to create a new bookmark on one computer, have it auto sync to the server, have my laptop in the other room be turned on and auto sync with it's "new" update and I can then just wander into the other room, decide I want to go to that new website and have it be there already, just waiting for me, in my bookmarks list. Though I also agree, that a program to sync Extensions and Themes would rule too... - Ivy Vine 11/11/06.
I have a great idea..! Why dont we and more options to Foxmakrs such as the ability to edit your "online" Foxmarks page to add delete or format the links. Also more options in the FF Foxmarks interface such as the ability to check or not check certain folders to add etc. Sleepless
- I second the "great idea"! It would be *really* useful to be able to edit Foxmarks online. Inga184.108.40.206 14:32, 20 February 2007 (EST)
- Hi. Ubuntu Linux 6.10 (edgy) with Firefox 2.0 and Foxmarks 0.84 throws a "DNS Unknown host", even when the address given is an IP. I've tried "sync.foxcloud.com", "sync.foxmarks.com", and "220.127.116.11", all of these give the DNS error. I've also tried using FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS, all fail. Downloads and Uploads both fail. The last sync successfully occured in late October. I have a similar setup on a OSX machine which works fine with identical settings. I loaded up wireshark and discovered that Foxmarks was trying to resolve the hostname defined for the computer in /etc/hosts, even though the hostname doesn't actually go anywhere real.
- That doesn't make much sense to us. I'd recommend having a look in your foxmarks.log file (or sending it to us) to understand what's going on. --Todd 17:28, 10 November 2006 (EST)
- It would be great if it was possible to keep local 'bookmarks panel folder' untouched during update. I use FF at different places, home, work etc and the work's quick links on the toolbar very differ from these ones at home (corporate sites VS mail, news & games sites). It would be enough to have a checkbox "update bookmark panel folder" in the settings. How do you like this ? Storing sites' icons would be usefull also. Now running FF on a new computer 1st time I have a dozen of the same icons on the toolbar. Kav 18.104.22.168 06:45, 8 November 2006 (EST)
- Setup Wizard can't handle non-US ASCII chars. - Hi there. I tried two times to register before i gave up to use my real name that includes some German umlaut. In HTML the representation of this characters is ü ö ä and so on. You can find some information on this topic here After registering the synchronisation is working, but logging into the website always gives me an HTTP 500 error. If you need assistance with this I'm willing to contribute some time to help. Can reach me at jexxer AT gmail --jexxer 12:46, 29 October 2006 (EST)
- Problem with retrieving lost username'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x8d in position 1: ordinal not in range(128) after entering my email. -Dan 26 October
- These two problems should both be fixed now. Please see this blog post for more details. --Todd 12:32, 8 November 2006 (EST)
- I stopped using F.M. for a while because initially it would kill my RSS feeds. I'm an RSS hound! I use it to stay up on my favorite news subjects but I digress. I stumbled across it again the other day on one of my 3 pc's when upgrading to FF2.0 and gave it a try. To my surprise it kept my rss's alive! THANK YOU! This is FANTASTIC NEWS! Thank you so much for the hard work you put in on this extension. Let me make this promise. I will happily contribute to the cause when I am able. Anyway, the opensource community is luck to have people like you!, --Bcdelozier 12:31, 28 October 2006 (EDT)
- Great extension indeed - i used to use bookmark synchronizer, but this extension is smaller and smarter - if there would be any favicon support, it would be unbeatable... 22.214.171.124 06:53, 13 October 2006 (EDT)
- A great extension, I just started using it and have found it really useful. Since I use Firefox both at home and at work, being able to have full access to my bookmarks (which are up-to-date) is very helpful. I have a suggestion, but it may have been suggested before, as it seems like an obvious direction for the evolution of this utility. I now have firefox installed on a USB Flash drive (by changing the setting in the about:config, it is possible to turn off, or change cache and profile location) If I was able to setup my bookmark location as a direct link to the foxmarks server, my Firefox bookmarks would always be up-to-date, and I would not have to worry about security issues of having my settings at more than one location. Since I am running Firefox from the USB flash drive, my Foxmark bookmark settings would always be secure, and I would only need to install the Foxmarks extension once. Just a thought =;-)> Thanks for a great extension,--Daniel 16:01, 3 October 2006 (EDT)
- How about support for Firefox 2.0 RC1?
- It's available on the Firefox Add-ons Site as of today. --Todd 21:36, 27 September 2006 (EDT)
- A great extension as written down here. I use it since a half year now without problems but since a month I get an error message in german language: "Fehler beim Parsen der Sync-Datei". This means something like "error while parsing the sync-file". I got this error message on both of my computers. The error appears when I try so start the sync manually. The last good sync is from August, the 19th. Do you have any idea which could be the reason for this? I use the newest official Firefox version and updated the updates for foxmarks as well. Thank you! 126.96.36.199 12:17, 27 September 2006 (EDT)
- It sounds like your sync file has become corrupted on our server. Please see Foxmarks: Error: Failed to parse sync file for more info. --Todd 12:23, 27 September 2006 (EDT)
Thank you for your help! It works now as good as in the past!188.8.131.52 11:59, 29 September 2006 (EDT)
- Is there anyway to add a bookmark when using a public computer and my.foxcloud.com? if not then that would be usefull. Otherwise i have to e-mail myself the bookmark and bookmark it at a home computer. Thanks
- Great extension. There's this one thing, though, that i would like to be added: sync exclusion for selected folders. There are these bookmarks that i only use at work or only use at home, so its an annoyance, having them shared. Otherwise great job, keep it up.
- I am a fan of firefox mozilla and been using this since i got my own laptop about 3 yrs back.I like many extensions/themes and keep searching for new addons every weekend.I stumbled up on this new Foxcloud bookmarks Sync. I installed it and synced my bookmarks online at their server.I without even thinking for a sec entered my master password when the installation prompted. I am now worried because i have stored all my passwords in firefox mozilla. Do you guys at foxcloud have an access to the user's bookmarks.I work for a product company in bayarea, we have passwords that override every other password in the system and i guess you do have like that.I much more worried because now a days its been so common, corporate laptops/desktops being stolen, getting lost, so i ask u guys at FOXCLOUD, how safe is the user's data in ur servers/machines????????????????
What precautions have you taken in regards to this. 14:06, 17 August 2006 (EDT)
- Finally a bookmark sychronizing extension/program that really does what it is supposed to--and it does it perfectly! My two computers, laptop and desktop, are totally in sync now, which is so helpful because I regularly surf the net and bookmark on both computers and it used to be such a drag to export to a flash drive, etc, to get the bookmarks files on the same page (pun intended, ha!). If you work on more than one computer, well, how do I say this...this is an absolutely-fabulous-must-have-extension-you-can't-be-without! It's 5.5 on a scale of 1-5. Kudos to the developer! I bow before thee.
- Great extension. It was working fine at first but now every time I launch my browser my bookmarks are wiped out except for a few recent entries in the toolbar folder. --savgpncl Mcnkldzyn 23:36, 29 July 2006 (EDT)
- I'm getting the same Unknown error 202 as another user mentions on this page. Like them, I'm synchronising with an FTP server - in my case I have no choice, all my internet connections *must* go through the proxy server, or they just time out. I managed to synchronise two computers, but I have no idea how as Foxmarks didn't seem to create any new files on the ftp server... and within a few hours it stopped working. I think the problem may have been caused by me choosing to keep the local version of the bookmark file, hoping this would upload that to the server. Something went wrong anyway. --gavin. 184.108.40.206 04:59, 28 July 2006 (EDT)
- Great extension that works on all of the computers I have it on (though one is fussy). Wanted to try others but they all seemed to have drawbacks. In the next revision, please address 2 things: 1) High CPU usage and freezing browser during the synch that takes 1-2 minutes, and 2) While my bookmarks file is 16K, my bandwidth meter shows significantly more data being uploaded. I don't know the nuts & bolts, but seems odd. 220.127.116.11 23:38, 26 July 2006 (EDT)
- I just wanted to say how awesome of an idea this was. I tend to leave massive amounts of bookmarks on every computer I use, and this just makes life so easy. It's been months since I've installed it, and I completely forgot about it because it just works. 18.104.22.168 01:05, 8 July 2006 (EDT)
- This is surely an issue on my end but I don't really know how to try and fix it. I noticed on my machine at work, Foxmarks (0.72 on FireFox 22.214.171.124) shows my last sync was on June 9, 12:06 PM. If I choose "Synchronize Now", the following steps happen: Downloading Sync File, Performing Synchronization, Writing to Sync File, Connection Reset. I'm concerned about the "Connection Reset." This is not happening on my other computer at home...it synchronizes perfectly. Any ideas? -seether295 126.96.36.199 12:49, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
- I tried at first to get this going and to no avail ( part my fault and part there's) but listened to there advice and now this works like a charm, I am an avid firefox user and am very happy that I now have a way to keep all my computers up to date. Thanks Foxmarks and Todd. ~ssss--188.8.131.52 21:28, 10 June 2006 (EDT)Domenick
- Question: I downloaded Foxmarks to firefox 1.5 on both my windows and Mac tiger. I created my account in windows with the wizard (and updated it) and verified the account on-line. When running the install wizard on my mac, I type in the user and password and a drop down box holding a cancel button and a question mark appears and I cannot use the wizard. I've restarted the fox and my computer and the same thing is happening...any ideas?184.108.40.206 15:31, 9 June 2006 (EDT)
- Unfortunately, no. Contact us by email and we'll try to work it out. --Todd 15:36, 9 June 2006 (EDT)
- QUESTION: This SOUNDS like a good concept. I use BOTH PC (running XP) and Mac (running 10.4). DOES the extension run on both platforms? How about if I need to use a UNIX based OS on other than a Intel or PPC platform? Still run or I am limited? Thanks 220.127.116.11 10:40, 5 June 2006 (EDT) DTJ
- Yes, Foxmarks runs everywhere that Firefox runs. --Todd 11:10, 5 June 2006 (EDT)
- I tried installing it and kept getting a network timeout error when trying to set up an account. 18.104.22.168 16:56, 2 June 2006 (EDT)BJ
- This is amazing! Works flawless with FireFix! Thanks a lot! 22.214.171.124 13:45, 1 June 2006 (EDT)
- Great extension, now make it sync extension's also =)!!!
- Great idea, but not, yet, solid enough for me. Thanks for doing this extension. It's a great step forward for me to manage my numerous bookmarks across 3 different machines. Since I installed it during your server downtime, I chose my own FTP server (I also prefer this for privacy reasons). At first it worked as expected, but after a couple of days it started giving me "Unknown Error 202" messages. I could manually log into my server and rename the old foxmarks.xml and it would work another time. Then it locks up again. I am on broadband and the xml file is about 500 kb. Any ideas? 126.96.36.199 10:36, 16 May 2006 (EDT)Leif Oppermann
- Also may I suggest using ZIP compression on the XML file to reduce network delays while transmitting? 188.8.131.52 10:36, 16 May 2006 (EDT)Leif Oppermann
- Great extension! Just sits there and does exactly what it says on the tin. Installed on 3 machines, including one behind a very picky firewall/proxy server. Works like a charm - thanks. One minor suggestion: could we have a 'Sync now' button for the toolbar. 184.108.40.206 04:31, 15 May 2006 (EDT)Geoff Cusick
- This software is a piece of garbage. If you create an account online, then go to install the junk, it says unauthorized. It will only let you login threw the web. Piece of American Grabage as usual.
- Our impression is that most people are getting good use of this piece of American Grabage. If you're having a problem with which you'd like assistance, we'd be happy to help. --Todd 17:04, 11 May 2006 (EDT)
- I'm getting an error message saying that the install package is invalid. I have the latest version of Firefox which was released yesterday or the day before. --rhs255 4 May 2006 - 10:40 AM
- There is some installation problem lurking in Firefox or the Add-ons site; if you search the web you'll find many people encounter it downloading many different extensions. No one seems to know what causes it. Until the mystery is solved, you can download a version from our Foxmarks: Release Notes page, e.g., Foxmarks 0.67 is the version currently available on the Mozilla Add-ons site. --Todd 11:23, 4 May 2006 (EDT)
- Earlier I wrote that "Am running FireFox 220.127.116.11 here on multiple XP units -- Foxmarks installed fine on one PC last night, but I experience download errors when trying to install on a 2nd system running the same version of FF" (FoxMarks download wasn't completing). A suggestion elsewhere to increase my browser cache size fixed this! THANKS 18.104.22.168 11:09, 30 April 2006 (EDT) jbabe
- Will the Mozilla Browser be supported? And how about Internet Explorer?
- Whenever i try to sync ma laptop with my desktop pc, the sync dialogue hands while desplaying "loading local datastore". The desktop pc is also the proxy for my Laptop, so could it be a port problem? normal http works without problems though
- when i try to sync i get the following error in the console:
Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x804b000a [nsIRDFDataSource.Assert]" nsresult: "0x804b000a (<unknown>)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://foxmarks/content/foxmarks-bookmarkset.js :: anonymous :: line 356" data: no] Source File: chrome://foxmarks/content/foxmarks-bookmarkset.js Line: 356 the bookmarks on my local computer are updated anyways though when waiting long enough, just the rss feeds are broken.22.214.171.124 10:51, 26 April 2006 (EDT)
- The error that you quote above signifies FF claiming that someone is trying to use a "malformed url" -- and it sounds like that malformed url is probably associated with a Livemark. Please contact us via email if you desire further assistance. --Todd 11:00, 26 April 2006 (EDT)
- The shortcut "CTRL-SHIFT-S" conflicts with the same shortcut from the web developer toolbar, which is a pretty popular extension. Can you make the shortcut customizable?
- This is our list of enhancements. As a work-around, you can re-order your extensions in the Extension Manager (right-click on an extension in the EM window to move it); the last extension in the list seems to have priority in case of keyboard shortcut conflicts. --Todd 12:03, 25 April 2006 (EDT)
- I would love to see a feature where you could specify exceptions to the sync. I have some content that would be found objectionable at work and would love to set it up so the rest of the bookmarks sync but just a couple of folders wouldn't. I would be totally happy with this extension if it would do that. (madj42) I second this. It would be great if I could sync only a subset of my bookmarks, or exclude a subset. 05JUN2006 (djg) Full ACK. This feature would help Foxmarks evolve from good to great. I have some bookmarks which I don't really like to sync on any PC due to security issues. If those could be excluded, I could use Foxmarks anywhere. 18MAR2007 (bell)
- Great! Smooth setup - it synched quickly and merged 2 seperate sets of bookmarks very well. Bookmark Duplicate Detector https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1553/ assisted in the final cleanup. I am very excited and will spread the word. Thanks! MWG 126.96.36.199 21:29, 18 April 2006 (EDT)
- Awesome! I set it up on my own servers (although it took a few tried until I realized that I wasn't supposed to name the xbel file in the path, as is done in BMS). Works great. Works quietly in the background without popping over my browser. Works much quicker than BMS too. I ain't going back to Bookmarks Synchronizer. Great job. Thanks!
- Follow up: I'd prefer some kind of status feedback so I know when it's working. On startup I think it's not working for 15 seconds until the new bookmarks pop up, and on close I don't know when its safe to terminate my pathetic dial-up.
- In the setup wizard, during "merging", I pressed the "Help"-button. The installer then seemed to have lost track of the progress of the merging process... -- Kit
- Installing Foxmarks on second and third windows PC (each XP SP2 Firefox 188.8.131.52) but when I try I get the following error
- This is almost certainly due to something unusual in your Firefox environment for these machines -- not something that we can affect from our end. Try this for a potential solution. --Todd 11:44, 1 March 2006 (EST)
- I have had this problem with other extentions. It occurs randomly for me. My solution is to right click the link, and select, save as, and save it somewhere on the computer, and then "drag" it to Firefox, and it will ask you to install it from the local copy. After that, all updates for the extention will download like normal if you choose to update.
- I am new to firefox and have been hunting for exactly for this. I have an XP instance and a version on MACos - plan to test that next. I look forward to developments.
- FoxMarks works very vell here with one XP and two Debian workstations. I am running my own DAV server and wonder if the python script used for My Foxcloud is freely availble of if its proprietary. (Stefan) 184.108.40.206 07:00, 20 February 2006 (EST)
- Can I suggest to allow next to numbers also to allow @#$%&*() and so on as an allowed character in the password to increase the security? -- Gert-Jan 16:51, 18 February 2006 (CET)
- Can I suggest someone adds something to the "Editing help" page? --Dan
- Been using FoxMarks on one PC OK for about a week (latest version of all software). Just installed on a 2nd PC and did a sync, supposedly to merge the bookmarks, and it completely overwrote the bookmarks on the 2nd PC. Very disappointing - especially since I didn't back them up first (what a fool I am). I'm wondering if it's because firefox was open on the 1st PC at the same time? Can I suggest a pop-up window that shows changes before they are made and allows the user to accept or cancel the merge?? This software is a great idea but it needs to work! --Dan
- Dan, sorry to hear this. You can check the FAQ for information about how to restore your bookmarks from backup. And it would be really helpful if you could send us your log file so we can diagnose the problem. --Todd 19:44, 17 February 2006 (EST)
- Am running FireFox 220.127.116.11 here on multiple XP units -- Foxmarks installed fine on one PC last night, but I experience download errors when trying to install on a 2nd system running the same version of FF. ----jbabe
- It's working wonderfully for me so far. I love the simplicity of the account setup and complete integration with Firefox's native bookmarks that does not add features that I don't need. I *really* hope the foxcloud server stays around and I would be happy to donate by paypal as the "donations" wiki page author also asked for. Thanks for Foxmarks! Scott
- Hi there. I'd like to say this is a great add to Firefox. Works without a glitch so far. Thanks very much. By the way may I ask why this extension is not listed at addons.mozilla.org? I've been searching for an add on like this for long. Bookmarks Synchronizer wouldn't work for me as I don't have FTP access, and I coulnd't make it work with a free web hosting. I would have found Foxmarks much earlier before messing with lots of extensions if it was on mozilla site. --some_anon-- 13:04, 9 February 2006 (EST)
- We hope to make Foxmarks available as a 1.0 release on the Mozilla site once Foxmarks & Foxcloud are both sufficiently stable. We're getting close, but a few bugs still remain to be worked out. Thanks for your support. --Todd 13:59, 9 February 2006 (EST)
- --Munk 13:50, 5 February 2006 (EST) What advantage is there to using DAV instead of FTP? I've tried both methods locally and in testing there seems to be neglibible speed increase for synch updates of a 1Mb bookmark file. Just curious what advantages DAV has over FTP and whether I should stick to using DAV given your efforts are focussed on it (according to the last changelog iirc). Thanks for a great extension btw!
- DAV provides support for etags, which Foxmarks uses eliminate downloads of an unchanged sync file. FTP doesn't support etags. --Todd 04:48, 7 February 2006 (EST)
- --Munk 13:50, 5 February 2006 (EST) Had some minor confusion connecting via FTP - I was using the absolute path to the synch file instead of relative path. The configuration dialog could make this clearer I think - it's not obvious that a relative path should be used, especially since the 'default' setting says '/home/<user>/' which makes the user think an absolute path is required. Could be resolved by changing the label for the 'path' form field in the Advanced Server Settings from just 'Path' to 'Relative path'.
- Thanks for the suggestion. We'll probably revamp the UI for setup at point in the medium future, and will add this to list of things that are potentially confusing in the current design. --Todd 04:48, 7 February 2006 (EST)
- Learnt about this extension from digg - really looks very good so far. Tried on WinXP and MacOSX. Only had minor problems with script-timeout (Firefox asked if I wanted to stop the script) and different namings (it seems) between German Firefox 1.5 on Win and same version on Mac (different naming of the "Toolbar Folder", same language version). I use Simpy a lot, but for the Toolbar-folder, I still have good old static bookmarks;-) Thanks for a great extension! — Gregor, 03 Feb 2006
- Foxmarks just blew away all the changes I had made today. Does it keep a backup of the previous version of the bookmarks? Sequence of events: 1) add and edit bookmarks while at work, at end of day, update from .5 to .51 2) at home open firefox, browse, update from .5 to .51 3) realize my home bookmarks are missing my new ones, hit control-shift-s 4) hmmm, still missing my new marks, so vpn&remote desktop to my work box, open firefox, hit control-shift-s 5) realize that my new bookmarks have been blown away, cry a single tear, and leave a note on the wiki. firstname.lastname@example.org
- It kinda messed up my bookmarks. I was hoping it would match folder for folder, but instead it looks like it just appends everything onto the existing bookmarks making a mess, and leaves a ton of seperators around.
- This was probably caused by a bug that we fixed in version .51. Sorry for the inconvenience. --Todd 05:02, 7 February 2006 (EST)
- Brilliant work - thanks. One thing: the https connection seems to work fine for me so far, but it would be nice to have the certificates configured properly to avoid the big warning messages about mismatched domains in Firefox. Andy.
- It'd be very nice to have a preference whether you'd always like to keep the ordering and conflicts as in the local or as in the remote version. In that way synching would really be automatic, instead of popping up a dialog every time.
- Gernot 19. Januar 2006 - This is one of the coolest extensions ever. Installation was easy on a Win XP machine. I will install on a Linux box later this evening. Thank you! Good work! Will the service remain free? How can I set up my own Cosmo based server? Gernot
- user theshovel - installation was a piece of cake. Pretty cool. Thanks. Jim
- Arteekay 20:11, 6 January 2006 (CST) - During the recent outage, I considered switching (temporarily) back to using my ftp, but I didn't want to lose my current configuration. It would be great if each server type had it's own user/pass/address/path so that a backup can be done easily. Possibly allowing for export of the configurations would also be great. Otherwise, I've been happy to dump bookmarks synchronizer and not look back. With Mr Tech's Local Install conflicting with it, I'd taken to adding toolbar buttons and trying to remember to manually force detection if I touched my bookmarks. I've lost far too many changes with BMS to even try to count.
- --Anthony522 11:47, 5 January 2006 (EST) Even after updating my extension, while I successfully created a new account I cannot get the system to work with my own FTP site that requires a username and password. I would rather use my own FTP because I'm not sure what you plan on doing with everyone's bookmarks. Is this feature working? Would I pass the username and password in typical fashion (username:email@example.com)? Any help would be appreciated.
- Creating a new account using the Setup Wizard creates an account on the Foxcloud server, irrelevant if you're planning to use your own FTP server. Foxmarks constructs a URL just as you've described above from the protocol, username, password, server name, and path fields that you can find in the Foxmarks Settings Dialog. Some configuration of these inputs fields should get you what you wanted, but as we've observed elsewhere, we can't provide much support for people using their own server as the complexity is too high. --Todd 12:43, 5 January 2006 (EST)
- fletch - Why doesn't foxmarks use XBEL for storage? There's already a lot of support for XBEL, and existing code to do things like automatically populate your PHP-based web site's "links" page with links from a XBEL file. -- 02 Jan 2006
- The literal answer to your question is that we didn't use XBEL because it was easier for our purposes to use Firefox's native RDF/XML format. That being said, if there's substantial end-user desire to have bookmarks available in other formats like XBEL, we'd certainly consider it. You could add something to Foxmarks: Suggestions for Improvements and see what kind of traction it gets there. --Todd 12:49, 5 January 2006 (EST)
- User: offmdan gauthier at bluebottle.com - : installation OK. Foreign accents are not okay. Thanks!
- firstname.lastname@example.org 23:13 29 December Installed OK on primary machine. However, when trying to get bookmarks into a secondary machine they only appear as webpage. Can I get them to appear in bar as on my primary machine
- Did you install Foxmarks on the secondary machine, too? Go to Foxmarks: Getting Started and follow the directions there to set up Foxmarks on your secondary machine. When the Setup Wizard launches and asks you whether you already have an account, select "Yes, I already have an account" and then supply the same username and password you used when you set up your primary machine. --Todd 19:51, 29 December 2005 (EST)
- ChristopherA 13:33, 15 December 2005 (EST) I installed Foxmarks 0.36 into Firefox 1.5 on Windows XP SP2. After installation restarted Firefox and the Foxmarks setup dialogue started. I selected create a new account, and entered my email address as Christophera@AlacrityManagement.com but it repeatedly reported that I must enter a valid email address. I then tried email@example.com with the same error.I then cancelled, but now there is no signup box in the Foxcloud extensions options box, so I am unable to try further.
- There is a 32-character limit in email addresses that Foxmarks has inherited from its server. Your email address weighs in at 36 characters, thus the refusal. I'll file a bug report to try to get that limit increased (128 characters seems reasonably safe to me). As a temporary work-around, perhaps you could use an alternative email address from one of the free email providers.
- Apologies for the inconvenience. --Todd 17:10, 15 December 2005 (EST)
- User TrueSatan...I hope you will consider porting this to Flock where it might sit rather better that in Firefox. Currently Flock uses del_icio_us as part of its standard behaviour and that service provides a function service to what you have in mind.
What's the point of using this if you can just use one of the del.icio.us bookmarks synchronisers to achieve the same result?
- User barnaclebarnes: All works OK for me. I would love it if you could also syncronise other FF data with this. It would be gngreat to be able to sync extensions between browsers. If I install an extension at work I would also like that extension on my home machine but I never remember all the extensions I have.
- Thanks for the support and suggestion. Several others have also suggested that syncing extensions (as well as additional items maintained in your Firefox profile, e.g., stored username/passwords), but we haven't had a chance to look into feasability yet. We'll post news here on the Wiki as new features are rolled out. --Todd 16:01, 19 December 2005 (EST)
- User amarok: All I can say is a BIG ThankU! This is the extension I'd been waiting for eversince FF was released. Works perfectly. No need to play with that darn delicious bulls***.
- Glad to hear that we're meeting a need.
- To be clear about del.icio.us, as other folks have commented on it: we think del.icio.us is great; we use it, too. But we don't think del.icio.us provides a complete replacement for in-browser bookmarks, and we think that claims of browser bookmark's imminent demise have been greatly exaggerated. --Todd 16:01, 19 December 2005 (EST)
- User Greg: installed on two Mac OS X machines. Changes synched to the server immediately. Excellent. But when I switch machines, even a quit & restart of Firefox doesn't sync -from- the server, as one would expect. Had to sync explicitly from the Foxmarks... menu. It seems that once one bothers to combine, install, and register two machines, it should fetch automatically, at some point, by default. (Maybe on restart; maybe when the browser is next used; maybe when it's idle for a minute ... ) Until then, it's probably good to tell users that this doesn't happen on-the-fly. Still -- wonderful job!
- Greg, thanks for your comments. Because we didn't explain it better, you've misunderstood how automatic synchronization works. I've added a description at the bottom of the Foxmarks: Frequently Asked Questions page. I hope this makes things more clear. --Todd 13:40, 23 December 2005 (EST)
- Brian: I am using Firefox 1.5 on the Mac, and each time I try to install I get the error message: "Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 0.39 could not be installed because it is not compatible with Firefox 1.5. (Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 0.39 will only work with Firefox versions from 1.5 to 1.6)". I downloaded Firefox again, and reinstalled just to make sure I had the very latest, but I still get the error.
- Cris: Please review the information here to learn how to re-enable software installation on Firefox 1.5. --Todd 20:30, 5 January 2006 (EST)
- John: I just tried to download the extension, but Firefox gave me a "could not install" because of "download failure" or something of the like. Subsequent attempts to download have been met with no actions taking place.
- Just what I needed, i hated having to search for something at home, I knew I had saved at work. It did take some cleaning up after the first big merge. But after that all is great. THANKS.
- Scott: Great stuff. It would be even better if you could save the bookmark icons along with the bookmarks.
- ChristopherA 12:26, 25 February 2006 (EST): I am still unable to use foxmarks extension (just downloaded the latest today). I can view bookmarks that uploaded a long time ago at my.foxcloud.com, but whenever I try to sync account ChristopherA, I just get a "Status: Searching for sync file..." dialogue forever. I am using Firefox 18.104.22.168 and Foxmarks .55 on Windows XP SP2, but the same problem happens when I use 22.214.171.124 and a previous version of Foxmarks on OSX 1.4. One suggestion -- could you clear my previously uploaded bookmarks, and make my account ChristopherA start from scratch? Maybe there is some bad data on the upload from a much earlier beta version that is causing this lockup.
- I use Firefox on my Windows and Linux boxes, but on Mac I much prefer Camino. Are there any plans for a Foxmarks plugin for Camino? It would be really nice to be able to sync my bookmarks between all three of my machines. --danbee 126.96.36.199 05:05, 9 March 2006 (EST)
- Very cool extension. I've made a Netvibes (http://www.netvibes.com/) plugin to display the foxmarks bookmarks directly in netvibes. Just use http://<login>:<password>@sync.foxcloud.com/home/<login>/foxmarks.xml as url. --redbug 03:12, 10 March 2006 (EST)
- Where is this plugin?, I can't seem to find it.
- Nice, here's hoping foxy can cope with merging 2 different sets of bookmarks.
- hmmm, not too good:
- installed foxmarks at work, sync'd work bookmarks to server fine
- installed foxmarks at home (different bookmarks) sync'd and combined
- went back to work, foxmarks only loaded the bookmarks on my toolbar folder
- (the only ones the same on both computers).
- Foxmarks file on server included all home & work bookmarks
- reinstalled foxmarks at work, went through the wizard again & it overwrote the
- large server bookmarks file with the small work one
188.8.131.52 12:13, 13 March 2006 (EST)patter
- I had trouble trying to install. I have 184.108.40.206 working fine. I got the software installation prohibited message, then I chose Edit Options and added www.foxcloud.com to the list of sites allowed to install extensions. Then reloaded, still got same error bar. Closed, reopened Firefox, same deal. Unclicked the "warn ... install" button entirely, "OK." Again clicked on the install link, again same error. I'm stumped. firstname.lastname@example.org 220.127.116.11 23:49, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
- WAIT -- Always helps to actually read the page. My problem was fixed by following the instructions in the link you included in your answer to "User Cris:" above. Thank you
18.104.22.168 23:55, 5 April 2006 (EDT)
- Installation went fine on one machine, this one fails with Incompatible Extension::
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 0.61 could not be installed because it is not compatible with firefox 22.214.171.124. (Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 0.61 will only work with Firefox versions from 1.5 to 1.5.0.*)
126.96.36.199 09:41, 7 April 2006 (EDT) Kent
- Doh, sorry. I got hooked on Bookmarks Synchronizer3, storing at cosmo-demo.osafoundation.org. Foxmarks looks quite a bit nicer.
188.8.131.52 14:10, 7 April 2006 (EDT) Kent
No Luck on Windows XP 64 bit edition- the latest 64 bit firefox is Deer Park Alpha 2 and Foxmarks won't install on this version. 184.108.40.206 14:07, 14 April 2006 (EDT)xbill
- It would be great if I can define some exceptions on specific bookmarks (folders). Because although most of my bookmarks at home and at work are common, some of them are relevant for work only. It is most annoying when I have my most favorite bookmarks on my 'Bookmarks Toolbar Folder' at work, and they take a lot of place at home and I don't even need them.
- BUG REPORT: Installed on two OS X 220.127.116.11 installs without any trouble. Merged beautifully. Then installed on Fedora Core 5 (also 18.104.22.168) and merge does not produce the same Bookmark Toolbar. Apparently FC5 calls the toolbar "Personal Toolbar Folder" while OS X calls it "Bookmarks Toolbar Folder" so all the bookmarks show up, they just don't show up MERGED on the toolbar like I wanted for all machines. Admittedly, if Mozilla is using different naming conventions across operating systems, then it's their fault and not Foxmarks' fault, but nonetheless the behavior produced is not what a Foxmarks user would want. If anyone can think of a work-around to fix this, I'd appreciate it. 22.214.171.124 19:56, 29 April 2006 (EDT)
- Did you know that you can designate any folder you want to be the bookmark toolbar folder? In the Bookmark Manager view (Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks...) select a folder and then Edit -> Set As Toolbar Folder. Foxmarks should (but doesn't) pay special attention to the Bookmark Toolbar Folder when performing the merge, but in the meantime, you should be able to use Set As Toolbar Folder to get past your problem. --Todd 20:08, 29 April 2006 (EDT)
- I am very, very confused. Initially I assumed that I'd need one synchronisation account for multiple PCs. The setup was successful on the first PC (Windows XP), although very slow, but on the second PC (Windows 98SE), after I said I had an existing account, the setup wizard spent an hour and a half searching for a non-existent sync file - so I ended up having to terminate the wizard. I then thought that perhaps I'm meant to create a new account on every machine I want to synchronize, and that the accounts would be then synchronized by the server(?). So I created a new account on the second PC, and now I can't see how I'm supposed to synchronize the two accounts. Please explain exactly how to use this extension. Cheers. --Steph 20:19, 30 May, 2006 (GMT)
- Your initial assumption is correct -- you need only one synchronization account. The fact that setup was very slow for the first account and then took > 90 minutes for the second account suggests that you have network problems. Contact us via email if you need specific guidance. --Todd 17:50, 30 May 2006 (EDT)
I second Steph's concerns. I too get endless 'searching for sync file' from almost any computer I use, almost anywhere. I originally accepted Todd's view, but I've become more sceptical. If 'searching for sync file' is caused by network problems, then a lot of networks have got this problem. - Matthew Pollock.
- Very nice extension. In fact, it's the most useful one I have yet, Great job! The other night I lost all of my bookmarks, though I was able to restore them from the backup. I beleive that was my machines fault though. One thing that I was wondering is if it works on the linux version of Firefox. I have been thinking about switching over to Ubuntu and want to make sure I won't miss anything. -- Sir_Lewk
- Thanks for your comments. In general, Foxmarks runs anywhere that Firefox runs. People are running it on various flavors of Linux, including Ubuntu, so you should be okay. --Todd 10:58, 4 June 2006 (EDT)
- I am running it on Fedora Core 5, so it should run on Ubuntu too. -- Otto 11:39, 10 June 2006
- Foxmarks Installation SLOWS Firefox Performance Significantly **
GREAT TOOL! LOVE IT! BUT....Since I have installed Foxmarks my Firefox (v 126.96.36.199 on a Windows XP Pro machine and Windows XP Home) performance is awful, very, very slow. I also receive non-responsive script error pop-up boxes every few minutes. I've had to uninstall Foxmarks because i couldn't stand the lag anymore, I hate to admit it, but everything is running better now. 188.8.131.52 14:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)bryan184.108.40.206 14:04, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
Great extension. Thank you very much for the work.
- Always have problems when I add bookmarks to the "tool bar folder". Always. When I go to my next machine it will maybe have 2 of the same bookmark on there, and then when you press one of them the duplicate gets deleted and the existent one goes blank (in terms of name and web address). Always have this problem if i add stuff to the tool bar folder, but not to any of the other bookmarks. it can be quite frustrating. eventually if you keep correcting it, it fixes but it happens every time. --220.127.116.11 16:20, 5 July 2006 (EDT)
- Support for Firefox 2 ??
I cannot live without this extension... In firefox 2 there is Possible to add keywords. That is microsummery. Anything to do with Foxmark??
The extension generally works great. I did have a problem once -- it seemed to delete all my bookmarks rather than update them. I see your note about restoring from backup on your machine. However, this may be a useful option in the extension. Restore backup could either restore from your machine, or it could restore a previous version of the bookmarks from the server.
- Great extension, though it kinda s*cks that I'm losing all my favicons after every sync. I looked through the xml-file on the sync-server and it seems like you're not storing the icon from the bookmarks-file. It would be cool if you could store the icon with the rest of the data in the xml-file in a future version. Apart from that your extension works great. stefan 18.104.22.168 05:57, 3 August 2006 (EDT)
- Installation was simple, painless, easy!!!!!
Yes, that's right. 5 minutes after my wife told me about this great Foxmarks service, I have an account and two of my computers are using the service. You foxmark guys rock! Thank you! 22.214.171.124 16:24, 27 August 2006 (EDT)F Weller (Philadelphia, PA, USA)126.96.36.199 11:34, 6 October 2006 (EDT)
Great idea, except every time I try to sync I get an "Internal Server" error message. So what does that mean? John 188.8.131.52 13:14, 29 August 2006 (EDT)
- Thanks, it looks great. My Ubuntu install hangs when syncing, but from OSX it appears to work fine. I tried a variety of things but it seems the Ubuntu box won't ever accept a sync ... Is there a way I can debug this? I'd love for it to behave. Syncing between OSX and Linux btw. Current FFox on both. Xurizaemon 02:42, 18 September 2006 (EDT)
- Excellent idea. But what if I have no FTP access at work and I am behind a very restrictive firewall? I should be able to export the xml file and import it at home.
- I like this extension to Firefox. Great concept. Solid delivery. Kudos! -Tom, from San Leandro, CA 184.108.40.206 11:38, 6 October 2006 (EDT)
- I just downloaded this over the weekend. I synced my work bookmarks to home just fine. Now that I'm back at work all it did was DOUBLE every bookmark--now I am wasting time deleting all the duplicates. NOT at all helpful. I thought it would be syncing the way my PDA does, not just adding one to the other in a huge mess. I don't want to over write--I want an intelligent combine. How do I uninstall? --Miss Bert 220.127.116.11 09:07, 9 October 2006 (EDT)
- The intelligent combine is that you describe is ordinarily exactly what happens, so something must have gone awry in your case. If you want to uninstall, instructions are available here. --18.104.22.168 14:41, 10 October 2006 (EDT)
- Installation didn’t work on my brand new 2.0 RC2 FF installation - or is it just me? 22.214.171.124 16:57, 9 October 2006 (EDT)
- I think it's just you. What specific problem did you encounter? --126.96.36.199 14:41, 10 October 2006 (EDT)
- I love the product guys, I have been looking for something like this for yrs. The one issue I have found is with deleting bookmarks. I use foxmarks to keep my desktop and laptop in sync. So now what happens when I delete a book mark from one and then I go to the second machine and sync it puts the book mark back. So i was thinking there needs to be like a master machine setting. Meaning if i want my desktop to be the master machine, when book marks are deleted using that machine they are deleted on the second machine, or 3rd, 4th however many. So that when the other machines are re-synced they do not put back the book marks you have just deleted. Make sense?? i hope so..if not let me know and i will try to make it clearer. Other than that great job!!! Keep up the good work!!
- Great! I already had Google Browser Sync, but that lacks the ability to view your bookmarks from anywhere! I only miss some sort of search function. And I'd rather see them in a start-page layout in stead of the default bookmark layout. Keep it up! -- Walter from Belgium
Sigh, seems I lost my bookmark collection now, thanks to Foxmark. It uploaded the few default bookmarks from my other computer (where I had just installed firefox and foxmarks), instead of downloading all of my bookmarks from the server to the other computer. :(
If I remember correctly I specified on the other computer to 'download bookmarks from server and discard local ones', but there might have been some browser crash or such, and apparently the automatic syncronization went ahead and silently replaced all of my bookmarks on the server when firefox was restarted. :(
I'd very much appreciate versioning support for foxmark (storing the bookmark files in subversion should not increase their size very much) - or even just one bi-weekly or so rotating backup for each user, that could allow recovering from these kind of unfortunate losses.
As it is now, I'll have to look into some kind of local regular subversion backup of the bookmarks on my main machine - it's just going to be a pain to set up and configure. And that is, assuming that I find any backup of my bookmarks (I had one, but it was on a laptop that had a harddrive crash recently). I'll now retire to work through my sorrow and loss.. :~(
UPDATE: Fortunately, Firefox itself already includes something like this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lost_bookmarks So I was able to recover my bookmarks :)
Still, a versioning supporting backend could be an interesting feature to ponder anyway for Foxmarks.
Was able to install and upload on one machine with Firefox 2. when I try to download on another with same, it starts to sync and hangs for up to 2-3 hours.. I have tried download and sync with same result.I can log in and see my bookmarks are on site.. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Foxmarks. same error ````Ed
I like it. It's simple and just works. But it's too simple so I have two suggestions:
Syncing "file:///" urls isn't doing me any good and they aren't necessarily cross platform. My Mac doesn't have a C: folder, so even if I wanted to, I couldn't create parallel local documents. Stop doing that or make it optional.
I would like to have bookmarks organized into named groups. For example, I could set up 3 groups for me: Global, WorkInternal, and Personal. I could then set up machine with what groups to pull down/keep synced. I don't want my personal bookmarks at work, likewise I don't want machine local or internal work links at home. But I do want to share my external links that I use at work and at home.
Foxmarks saved me!
This happened 20 Minutes ago.
I restarted my computer. After logging in, i double cliked on Firefox (2.0).
BOOM! I saw pop-ups everywhere... I began to worry... Then i noticed that My Firefox window is different. Its like its Fresh, never been used. Like i just installed it just now. (read the rest of this entry on my blog migs.wordpress.com)
You forgot the four tilde's dude. 188.8.131.52 21:20, 5 December 2006 (EST)
I like foxmarks, but I have a lot of bookmarks and I hesitate whenever I want to add or change them. I wish that there was some way to clone the bookmark list and start a thread for the synchronization and allow firefox to continue browsing while foxmarks does its work. I know that's tricky, but I'm gettin' gray hair here. (smile)
184.108.40.206 21:20, 5 December 2006 (EST)