April 22, 2005
So I used Apple’s Software Update to install OSX Update 10.3.9 and security updates 2005-003 and 2005-004…but I had a problem. Safari is extremely unstable now and always crashing.
So I decided to use the firefox browser I already had installed. I noticed it was an older release so I went and downloaded the latest one…version 1.0.3.
One interesting thing of note that I saw after installed 1.0.3 was that the default homepage had changed drastically (if you read this blog you might already know about google’s ties to firefox). The homepage used to be something like this. I also noticed that a lot of the default links seem to favor google.
Next, I had to figure out how to get my bookmarks and passwords into firefox. Well, I found Safari Bookmark Extractor on versiontracker. It allowed me to export my bookmarks from Safari to an HTML page. I then found the Bookmarks Synchronizer extension for firefox…but it was for versions 0.8-.09…so I dug around and found this…well, after monkeying around with that extension, I just went to Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks, then when the new window opens, File -> Import -> From File (then browsed to the HTML file). It imported them but then I had to move things around (which didn’t allow me to simply drag things around for some reason…I had to highlight, then click move, then browse to the bookmark folder to drop them in).
Well, my bookmarks are now in firefox…now I have to either figure out how to get all my passwords into firefox or type them all in as I go. Anybody have any ideas?