How can I sync my Firefox bookmarks to my Android phone?

Wayne December 20, 2011
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I’m running Firefox 8.0 under Windows 7 and have an Android Gingerbread phone. I want to sync the bookmarks. I cannot find a way to move Firefox bookmarks to Google bookmarks, so I can sync with Android. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  1. Jay
    December 21, 2011 at 3:11 am

    firebox desktop to google bookmarks : (As Fidelis also said)
    http://support.google.com/bookmarks/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178166

    Firefox desktop to firefox mobile :

    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/sync-firefox-between-desktop-and-mobile

    I think there should be a feature that sync chrome and Google bookmarks, so you just have to import bookmarks to chrome.
    but it is not available,

    you can use this bookmarklet on this link to add a google bookmark, like you add a normal bookmark in your browser.
    if you keep doing this, you will not not need syncing.

    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100215

    • Wjort
      December 22, 2011 at 9:07 am

      I will try the Firefox Mobile app, thanks. But I was really trying to integrate the bookmarks into the Android browser so I don't have to install a second browser on the phone.

    • Jay
      December 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

      You are welcome.

      Firefox 5 and later versions will not support google toolbar but...

      you can temporarily, use old firefox version on your pc, or may be on another pc in order to get make the first option work.

      3.6 : http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

    • Wjort
      December 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      I installed Firefox mobile on the android but something is wrong with the font or language - it just looks like hieroglyphics.

    • Jay
      December 24, 2011 at 1:24 am

      Well, try reinstalling, restarting cell etc.

      https://market.android.com/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox

      and

      Did you install an old version of firefox on pc  to make google toolbar option work ?

      http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

    • Jay
      December 24, 2011 at 1:50 am

      ok, found the answer here: use IE not firefox.
      http://support.google.com/toolbar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=15364&answer=43305

      so you will not have to disturb your firefox.

      Just tested almost the whole process successfully on my pc,

      1. Import firefox bookmarks to IE on your pc.
       file> import -export >click next >check firefox and import

      2. download google toolbar and sign in to your google account.

      3. bookmark button > import ie favorites

      Rest is simple.

      I imported ie bookmarks to my google bookmarks successfully.

    • Wjort
      December 24, 2011 at 8:17 am

      This looked like the answer I needed, but execution of the plan failed. I have all the bookmarks in IE (ver 9) and I installed the google toolbar. But when I click Bookmarks button and import Favorites, all I see is a white page with google search at the top, some google links on the left side and 2 little check boxes in the middle of the page and 2 boxes on the right for Cancel or Import. But it looks like something is blocked and I don't see any instructions or details on the page. I've closed popup blocker and all the add-ons with no change. If I click Import button on right, it says no bookmarks imported. Any ideas??

    • Jay
      December 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Did you import f.fox bookmarks to ie ?
      those two checkboxes are for "select all"
      but there should be a list of bookmarks between those checkboxes.

      either it is not reading ie bookmarks or it is not loading them properly on the page.

      I will suggest to check one those checkboxes and click import, if it can read ie bookmarks, it will import them.

    • Jay
      December 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

      This is how it should appear:
      http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3255/ieimport.jpg

      you have the option of using an old firefox version.

  2. FIDELIS
    December 21, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Hello, you could move your bookmarks in firefox to google bookmarks, by  installing the Google Toolbar in Firefox:

    http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/toolbar/ff/index.html

    Once Google toolbar is installed in Firefox, you could use the Import Bookmarks option.  The import bookmarks option is located in the drop down menu next to the Bookmarks icon. 

    • Wjort
      December 22, 2011 at 8:59 am

      Google Toolbar is not available for Firefox 8

    • FIDELIS
      December 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Hello, I guess that option will not work for you.   How about adding an extension to firefox like the following:

      https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-shortcuts-all-google-se/?src=search

      Maybe once that extension is installed, you could somehow export your bookmarks to google+ by drag and drop.  I haven't tried but maybe you want to.  How about exporting your bookmarks as html to your computer.  Then try to use the import function in google bookmarks if any to import the html file.

    • Wjort
      December 23, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      I tried to use GBookmarks but every time it starts to run I get a pop up error saying "a script on this page has stopped responding." It identifies the script but I don't know what to do about it.

    • FIDELIS
      December 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Hello, can you post the exact error?

    • Wjort
      December 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Yrs this is the eror I'm getting. I tried to add the exact error here earlier but I got a message that the reply required administrator approval, so I don't know what is about.

    • FIDELIS
      December 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Hello, to try and solve this problem the first thing I would do would be to make sure you have the latest update for Java.  Also follow the instructions in the link that describes the error about what to do.  If it is the extension causing this, you can troubleshoot the extensions by following steps in the next link:

      http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting%20extensions%20and%20themes

      By the way, I update it my firefox browser to version 9.0.1 and the extension is still working.  I did not have the problem you are getting.  You can also try and go to following link and scan your system for vulnerabilities and if it finds any, it will give you links for updating your system.  Use the online version and update anything that shows as vulnerable, especially Java and Flash:

      http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/

    • FIDELIS
      December 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Hello, to try and solve this problem the first thing I would do would be
      to make sure you have the latest update for Java.  Also follow the
      instructions in the link that describes the error about what to do.  If
      it is the extension causing this, you can troubleshoot the extensions by
      following steps in the next link:

      http://support.mozilla.com/en-...

      By
      the way, I update it my firefox browser to version 9.0.1 and the
      extension is still working.  I did not have the problem you are
      getting.  You can also try and go to following link and scan your system
      for vulnerabilities and if it finds any, it will give you links for
      updating your system.  Use the online version and update anything that
      shows as vulnerable, especially Java and Flash:

      http://secunia.com/vulnerabili...

      If
      you try everything described here and it doesn't work, you can try
      uninstalling Firefox. Make sure to keep your personal setting intact,
      just get rid of the current firefox installation. Once that is done,
      download a new version of firefox and install it. The new version
      should keep the same settings and extension you had before. This should
      solve your problem.

  3. Anonymous
    December 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    XMARKS
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/xmarks-sync/

    Xmarks will optionally sync your open tabs too across Firefox, Chrome, and IE. Simply open your Xmarks Settings to enable this feature.

    XMARKS for google
    http://download.xmarks.com/download/chrome

    XMARKS firefox
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/xmarks-sync/

    GBookmarks-Google Bookmarks Button
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/gbookmarks-google-bookmarks-fo/

    GMArks
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/gmarks/
    GMarks allows for easy migration to and from Google Bookmarks. You can import your Firefox bookmarks to Google or export your Google Bookmarks to a bookmarks.htm file. GMarks is completely separate from your Firefox bookmarks and does not remove or hide them

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