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Sync bookmarks between Safari and Firefox on same MacOS?

Is it possible to have same set of merged bookmarks in Safari and Firefox on same local MacOS?
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Solution for removing duplicate Chrome bookmarks

My Chrome bookmarks keep duplicating and old ones previously deleted last year are back. Are there any suggestions on how to stop this from happening?
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Extra safari bookmark bar with only favorites icons

I lost this extra bookmark bar in Safari 13.1.1. It's not the normal favorites bar which you can activate in the view menu, but an extra one with icons. Just below the favorites. Anyone who knows how ...
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In Safari, can a set of bookmarks in a folder be opened programmatically (e.g. using AppleScript)?

I have a set of bookmarks in a folder. Usually, I open them by selecting the folder and then "Open in New Tabs". Is it possible to do this using a script? I imagine AppleScript would be the right ...
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Can you force macOS Safari to always use custom Bookmark images in 'Touch Icons Cache/Images' and NOT update the cache?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understand, a website can have a favicon and also a 'touch icon.' <head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" /> <link rel="apple-...
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“Add to Home Screen” saves wrong URL

I saved a web application to my home screen, but the icon on the home screen opens a different URL. Somehow the URL of the bookmark that was saved to the home screen does not match the URL that was in ...
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Prevent saved home screen icons opening a browser without address bar?

I browse using Safari on my iPad. I find an interesting web page. I save a link to the page via “Add to Home screen”. Nice icon, all seems well. Later, I “click” the icon. The page opens in the ...
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Safari favicons mess

I have been playing with Safari's favicon on my 2014 MacBook Pro (running Catalina) for a couple of days, replacing ugly or non existent icons of my bookmarks (mainly using this). All of a sudden the ...
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How to solve Safari bookmarks syncing via iCloud problems

I have a 2018 MacBook Air running the latest non-beta Catalina (10.15.3 as of this writing). For as long as I can remember, I have used Safari’s bookmark syncing via iCloud, and it has worked very ...
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Mac Chrome bookmarks folders are gray

I was looking for answers and I can't find any. How can I make the bookmarks folders yellow again? A similar question was asked here but is not helpful. They are gray on my mac, however in my ...
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Safari tabs sync on two macs and an iPhone does not work

Syncing using iCloud with 2 macs and an iPhone does not work. I use iCloud to sync safari, and my MacBook is perfectly synchronized with my iPhone. The problem is that my iMac is not synchronized at ...
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Syncing iCloud bookmarks with Opera GX?

I work on a MacBook on the go, an iPhone when on the train and a Mac Mini Server for other stuff - it is actually stuffed in my parent's place. But... I also game on a Windows maschine. Now, since I ...
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How can I correct the wrong icon for a website bookmark?

In Safari, the icon of Reddit is displayed as the icon of StackOverflow. How can I correct it? Things I have already tried are: Deleting the bookmark, and re-adding it Using Command+R to refresh the ...
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Will signing out of a redundant iCloud account delete my iOS bookmarks?

I have several hundred bookmarks on an old iPad Air running iOS 10.0.2 that used to belong to my father. The iPad is signed in to his iCloud account but all sharing options are disabled (no data is ...
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opening a web site via the bookmark bar results in focus not going to web page

When I open a link from my bookmark bar (either by command-option-1, etc) or by clicking on the bookmark bar item, the cursor focus will not be on the web page. This requires that you were on a new ...
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How to change “Favourites” and “Recently Visited” icons in Safari?

My homepage in Safari is the default one, the one that shows Favourite and Recently visited files. However, when I opened Safari today the icons were bigger than they were previously. Is it possible ...
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“Import from Firefox..” option in Safari is not working

I want to import my Bookmarks, History and Passwords to Safari. When I open Safari and try to do it using File -> Import from -> Firefox... I do see this familiar dialog box: However when I click ...
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Mozilla like Dynamic bookmarks in Safari browser

I was using Mozilla previously and Mozilla has a very good bookmark feature, also known as dynamic bookmark. It would allow me to pass a variable to a bookmarked URL and the variable's value will be ...
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Firefox bookmark editor

Safari auto edits bookmarks such that the https:// and .com/... are cut off, so that one can see the book mark name without all the gak. And one can still further edit the left hand (name) column ...
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How to completely reset or remove and restore Safari in Mojave

Safari is bugged in my macbook. It's a macbook air 2019 with mojave 10.14.5 The problem is I can't delete bookmarks nor save new ones on it because it ask to keep or remove firefox bookmarks, which ...
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Why is my ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist “damaged”?

I'm trying to edit my Safari bookmarks programmatically. When I try to open the file ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist, I get an pop-up with the error: “Bookmarks.plist” is damaged and can’t be ...
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Add bookmarks to bookmarks bar via policy

I am capable of adding bookmarks to a "managed bookmarks" folder with the following code and deploy that via a policy. But to make things easier on the younger students, I would like to deploy ...
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I use Chrome as my default browser on Mac, but use Safari exclusively on iPhone - How can I keep bookmarks in sync?

So as per the title, I use Chrome on my mac but Safari on my iOS devices. I'm struggling to find a way to sync the bookmarks I add on my Mac computer to Safari as a whole, previously it seemed as ...
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Remove bookmark on iOS with content restriction on

I have turned on Content Restriction on my son's iPad. However, there is a bookmark for a restricted site on his Favorites. I can't Edit Favorites with Content Restriction turned on. (So this is not ...
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Bookmark all open tabs in mobile safari [duplicate]

I've got an iPhone with ~500 open tabs (500 is the limit). I'd like to bookmark all of the tabs so I can review/read them later on other non Apple devices and potentially in non-apple browsers. Is ...
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Import Chrome bookmarks to Safari under iOS

I just wanted to know if it is possible to import Chrome bookmarks into Safari on iOS? I’m using Safari on my iPhone but I am using Chrome for work. And now I just want to have all my bookmarks ...
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I need a keyboard shortcut for Adding Bookmarks for multiple tabs in Safari

There was an older post about this question (link below) from a few years back but I'm wondering if that process no longer works due to iCloud bookmarks, Safari 12, new MacOS etc. What I would like ...
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How do I export the URLs saved on an iPad homescreen?

Is there some way to export the URLs for all of the bookmarks added to my iPad's Home Screen (i.e. saved as icons on the home screen)? I want to export them as HTML/XML/CSV/text, not sync them to ...
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How do I recover bookmarks on chrome for Mac? [duplicate]

Alright so today, my chrome decided to just simply not load anything. No matter what url you visited, it just wouldn't load. However, when I browsed as a guest, chrome worked perfectly fine. So from ...
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Stop my Apple devices and PC desktop syncing Mozilla bookmarks

I have a MacBook Air and iPhone 7. I have a Dell desktop at work, and for some reason my Firefox bookmarks from my work PC are showing up on my Apple devices and I would like to remove them. At work I ...
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Applescript - bookmark all tabs in ALL WINDOWS in Safari

Safari, have the Bookmark all tabs, function in the menu Bookmarks -> Add Bookmarks for these N tabs. I looking for a way how to do this automatically with applescript in all opened Safari windows. ...
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Bookmarks not being synced from macOS to iOS

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.6 on a MBP 13" 2015 and iOS 11.4.1 on an iPhone 7. I have been using iCloud for several years and have never had any trouble with it. However a few days ago, I noticed the ...
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Moving websites saved to the iPad Home screen to Safari bookmarks on Mac

Context: My dad (not the best with tech) saved a lot of websites to the home screen of his iPad 2 (running iOS 9.3.5). He now has a MacBook Pro (new, running macOS 10.13 High Sierra), and I was tasked ...
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PDF reader for iPad with both bookmarks and continuous scrolling, without long save and load times

I'm having trouble finding a good PDF reader for my iPad. Apple's own iBooks app allows adding bookmarks, but doesn't allow continuous scrolling for PDFs, only for EPUBs. This is annoying because most ...
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Where are Google Chrome bookmarks stored in macOS for multiple profiles?

I can find bookmarks for one profile at ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks. However I don't know where I can find the bookmarks for the other profile. Where should I look?
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Cannot convert m4a files to m4b with AppleScript

I use Make Bookmarkable to convert some audio files to the m4b bookmarkable format. However, since macOS High Sierra, there is a problem when running the script with a batch of files. tell (add loc) ...
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iCloud Synching Scrambles Safari Bookmarks

I have a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air, as well as an iPhone SE. I use iCloud to synch Safari bookmarks. Both computers run macOS 10.12.6 and Safari 11.0.3; the iPhone runs iOS 11.2.6. All this ...
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Delete all Bookmarks / Favorites from Safari

I use Chrome as my primary browser (Work and Home) but have to fall-back to Safari for side-businesses during work, such as music streaming sites. For consistency, I like to keep my browsers in sync. ...
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Could my Mac have loaded a web page without my knowledge?

I did a web project years ago where if you hit a particular URL on the site an admin action is triggered. I have a bookmark in Safari even to this day for the url of that action. Yesterday that ...
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Left third of iPad screen is blocked with bookmarks column

⅓ of my screen is blocked on the left by a Bookmarks column. Is there a way to remove it?
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Alphabetically Sorting Safari Bookmarks

How can I get my Safari bookmarks automatically sorted alphanumerically within Bookmarks manager? I want to accomplish this without installing a bookmark management tool, nor by going through the ...
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Share books and bookmarks between all devices

I have lots of books bought or downloaded not from Apple's store. I would like to simply put a book on my mac, then see it on my iPhone and iPad. I also like to read it on my iPad, set a bookmark, ...
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Open Favourites Page in Safari with search bar text

There is a question where someone answered topsites://: Open Favourites Page in Safari with Javascript Is there any text which navigates to favourite bookmarks? Like favourites://? I don't use Top ...
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iOS: Firefox - How can I delete a desktop bookmark

I installed Firefox on my iOS device and logged into my Firefox (Sync) account. In the Bookmarks screen I have a "Desktop Bookmarks" folder with my normal bookmarks. Nice! On of them is my reading ...
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Safari reloads bookmark icons upon every restart

I'm on macOS 10.13 High Sierra with Safari 11. I noticed that whenever I close an re-open Safari, it keeps reloading all of the favicons for every bookmark as if I freshly set it up. When I made the ...
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How do I manually add a URL as a bookmark in Safari?

When I visit the URL it redirects to a different site even though I want the bookmark to initiate at the original URL. I don't see a way to manually add a bookmark with the URL that I specify, I only ...
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How to merge two or more Safari Bookmarks.plist files together?

I do not use iCloud to sync my Mac and I have several Safari Bookmarks.plist files that were manually backed up at different times. Thus each contain some of the same items while some contain items ...
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Create list of Safari bookmarks

I want to create a list of my Safari bookmarks (folder, webpage title, and URL) to put into Numbers or a database app. This will help me find duplicates, tell me where a certain bookmark is, and keep ...
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Delete favourites and history

I have an iPad using Safari as a browser. As you can see I have a very long list of History and/Favorites in the left hand column. There are hundreds of duplicates. I can get rid of the 1 at a time ...
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How to get icons in Safari favorites (aka favicons) to display correctly?

I am using Safari on macOS Sierra. I have added several commonly-used sites to my favorites section, like so: (there are 10 icons, and all but 2 of them are displayed as the proper, correct icon from ...