sync - Synchronize bookmarks between firefox and opera among many computers

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2014-04
  • Nicolás

    Right now I'm using Xmarks to sync my firefox bookmarks among some computers I use (namely home and office).

    Is there a way to sync these bookmarks between opera and firefox, so that I can use opera at home and firefox at the office, for example?

  • Answers
  • Jorge Castro

    Since you have already set up Xmarks, then actually the easiest way for constant syncing would be using the same Xmarks plugins on each browser and for Opera witch takes care of showing Xmarks.

    And if you take into consideration LastPass, then you can see that it works for all browsers (LastPass addon for Opera).

    Alternatives

    Delicious plugins or google bookmarks plugins on Opera and some other browser that has Xmarks so they sync from one to the other.

    Delicious can be imported also in Google Bookmarks website.

    Another way would be manually exporting bookmarks from Opera and forgetting about Opera.

    If you have Firefox 7, then export bookmarks from Opera bookmarks manager, in Firefox 7 import to bookmarks manager and set up Sync in Edit->Preferences and register and save registration code in gmail draft or some other save place.
    Now if other computers have Windows then preferences will be in Tools and there set up using Fireox 7 Sync on registration code received to apply.

  • Michael

    You can also just keep your bookmarks in the cloud using something like Favsync so it's easier to access on any device.


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    sync - Synchronizing Contacts and Bookmarks in Ubuntu One Failure
  • Questioner

    I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with all upgrades. Ubuntu One will sync files very good but it will not sync the contacts or bookmarks. I have done the troubleshooting steps of removing all mention of couchdb from the passwords list, installed the bindwood add-on in Firefox, and even reinstalled couchdb. It still will only sync the files. Anybody know what should be done? I am not a seasoned veteran of Linux but am learning, so am looking to those that know how this works for your input.

    This is what happens when I try this answer.

    dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ killall beam.smp beam
    beam.smp: no process found
    dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ 
    dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ rm ~/.config/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.ini
    dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ 
    dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ dbus-send --session --dest=org.desktopcouch.CouchDB --print-reply --type=method_call / org.desktopcouch.CouchDB.getPort
    Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
    

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  • Roman

    In order reset desktopcouch/couchdb to a known state please verify the following:

    1. There are no DesktopCouch entries in gnome-keyring (seahorse frontend)
    2. There are no desktopcouch-service processes running:

      /usr/lib/desktopcouch/desktopcouch-stop

      killall desktopcouch-service

    3. There is no config file for couchdb - ~/.config/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.ini

    4. There is no bookmark file in ~/.local/share/desktop-couch/couchdb.html LP:668409

    After this please try running desktop-couch directly:

    /usr/lib/desktopcouch/desktopcouch-service

    This should print out a lot of messages but in the end it should start replicating the databases. In case the startup fails completely (i.e. with python stack trace or something that looks like error) then something else may be broken and a deeper investigation will be required.

  • karthick87

    Syncing Contacts:

    If you are on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) or higher,please make sure you have the latest updates. If you have the latest updates installed and contacts still aren't syncing, then you can try these steps.

    1. Open System->Preferences->Passwords and Encryption Keys
    2. Right-click on any "Desktopcouch" entries and select "Delete"
    3. Open Applications->Accessories->Terminal and run:

      killall beam.smp beam

      rm ~/.config/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.ini

      dbus-send --session --dest=org.desktopcouch.CouchDB --print-reply --type=method_call / org.desktopcouch.CouchDB.getPort

    You'll need to wait about ten minutes for syncing to complete.

    Source

    Note:

    • In your browser and mail tools export your bookmarks and contacts to a file under the ubuntu-one folder.
  • Seasoned Advice (cooking)

    This is what happens when I run what you have posted:

    dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ killall beam.smp beam beam.smp: no process found dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ rm ~/.config/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.ini dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ dendox@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ dbus-send --session --dest=org.desktopcouch.CouchDB --print-reply --type=method_call / org.desktopcouch.CouchDB.getPort Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.