Re: Adding Favorites In Firefox


Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi again, Adrian. PlainOldFavorites is an unsigned AdOn. For this reason, you must change your about:config file in Firefox to make it work. It only works in Firefox. To install the Adon, you must download it from the following link:
 
 
After this, do the following:
 
1.  Open Firefox 43 and in the address bar, type the below line as seen
with no spaces:
about:config
2.  You will get a Firefox warning saying: 'This may void your
warranty.' Click on  the button that says: 'I'll be
careful, I promise.'
3.  tab once to the list of 700 or so items and press the letter X. You
are looking for the below item:
xpinstall.signatures.required
4.  When this item is highlighted, press the context key or right click
and choose toggel or press T (same thing.)
5.  The highlighted value should change to false as in:
xpinstall.signatures.required;false
6.  Press Control-W to close the Firefox window and then relaunch it.
PlainOldFavorites should now work.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: Adding Favorites In Firefox

Bill,

 

I’ve been trying to install Plain Old Favorites today, but I just can’t get it to work. I have the .exe in my downloads folder, but MS doesn’t recognize the file type. I was taken to a recommendation to install Free Viewer, which handles various file types that apparently include Firefox add-ons and extension, but I can’t get Free Viewer even to download, never mind install.

 

The Free viewer webpage is here:

http://www.freeviewer.com/

 

Any better ideas? Also, When I open Firefox add-ons, all I get is a list of recommended add-ons. I can’t get beyond that point.

 

For the record, I have Firefox 43.0.4, Win7 and JAWS 17.

 

From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 3:52 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Adding Favorites In Firefox

 

Hi, Tom. I also use PlainOldFavorites in Firefox. Adding favorites in Firefox works the same way it does for Internet Explorer. All you need to do is to go to the page you want to make a favorite for in Firefox. Once you are there, Press Alt plus the letter A. Then press the Enter key, and the favorite is automatically added. The thing which may be confusing is that the favorite will appear at the bottom of the favorites list in Firefox instead of being in alphabetical order. If you want the list to be in alphabetical order again, you must go to the PlainOldFavorites AdOn in the AdOns manager in Firefox, Click on the PlainOldFavorites Adon. It will then say Read Only. Tab to the options for that option. Select the option "Sort By Name". If the option says it is checked, press the space Bar to uncheck this option, then press the Space Bar to re-check the option. Tab to the OK button, and press Enter. Then Press Alt plus W to close Firefox. When you open Firefox again, the favorites will appear in alphabetical order.

Bill White billwhite92701@...

----- Original Message -----

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:09 AM

Subject: Adding Favorites In Firefox

 

Hello, everyone.

 

A while back, I imported internet favorites from Internet Explorer to Firefox using the add-on tool called plain old favorites.

 

 

http://www.iosart.com/firefox/plainoldfavorites/

 

 

Since I now am using Firefox as my main internet browser, I’m interested in adding some additional favorites to my favorites list.

 

I can find the tab that says “add favorites”, but when I attempt to do this, nothing happens.  Jaws says nothing, and I appear to get a blank screen.

 

Am I missing a step here, or is there a different way to add new favorites to my favorites list in Firefox?

 

Thank you!

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 

 



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