On Sun, 2011-11-27 at 22:20 -0500, Paul M Foster wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 06:47:36PM -0500, David McGlone wrote:
> > Hi all, I am wondering if it's possible to find the bookmarks file in
> > firefox and output the contents on a page with PHP.. I'm wanting to do
> > this so I can use it as my home page.
> The answer to this is not in PHP; it can be done in Firefox by itself.
> It's been a long time since I set this up, but if I'm not mistaken, the
> procedure goes like this:
> 1. In Firefox, enter about:config in the URL bar. (Ignore warnings.)
> 2. You are now in the raw configs. Search for a key called
> browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML. Set this to 2. This should cause
> Firefox to dump the contents of it places.sqlite file to a file called
> bookmarks.html when Firefox is closed.
> 3. Find another key called browser.startup.homepage. Set this to the
> absolute path of a file called bookmarks.html in your Firefox file tree.
> The path will be something like (in Linux):
> /home/<username>/.mozilla/firefox/<random string>.default/bookmarks.html.
> (Obviously, you'll have to locate this file ahead of time.)
> If this isn't the exact procedure, it's close. You can dig into the
> Firefox docs to get the exact values or keys if these aren't right. (For
> example, I don't know why the first key I mentioned is 2 instead of 1.)
> Anyway, I have my Firefox set up this way.

Hi Paul. The drawback I have found so far with this setup is that the
page will not update until firefox is restarted. do you have a
workaround for this?

David M.

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