Wednesday, December 12, 2007

From Firefox to Safari

So I've finally had it with Firefox for Mac: one crash too many and it's time to go back to Safari and see what the Leopard version is like.

The easy part of the shift is transferring the bookmarks. First export them in Firefox:

  • Bookmarks, Organize Bookmarks… opens the Bookmarks Manager
  • File, Export… dumps the bookmarks to file
and then File, Import Bookmarks… in Safari allows the bookmarks to be dragged into place.

More problematic are the Firefox add-ons. I can live without Leet Key, and I can always reload Firefox if I need to debug things with DOM Inspector or Firebug, but I really can't do without Flashblock.

Fortunately, Pith Helmet seems to do the similar sorts of things for Safari.