Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor

Jan 17 2012   10:01PM GMT

Firefox Sync

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

When I sat down today to write a blog, I did the same thing I always do. I opened my bookmarks menu so that I could quickly navigate to my blog login page. To my horror there were no bookmarks. That’s when I remembered I was on the PC that crashed a few day ago, and I had to rebuild. Hence, all the bookmarks were gone. Fortunately, I had all the bookmarks on my MAC. I am also fortunate that I use FireFox.

Firefox has a very cool feature simply called sync. You can use it to sync your bookmarks, tabs, password, preferences, and history. I mainly use it to sync my bookmarks, but nearly everything can be synced if you like. Using it is very simple. On the PC that has the bookmarks, which we will call the master, navigate to Tools>Setup Sync. Select Create a New Account and enter an email address and password. On the other PC navigate to the same location but select Connect. A 12 character code appears. On the master PC, navigate to Tools>Options>Sync and select Add a Device. Now enter the 12 character code that is on the other PC. Click Next and in a few moments the sync will be complete and you will have all your bookmarks on both systems.

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