The Google Browser Sync that wouldn't work

The Google Browser Sync that wouldn’t work

The first time I read about this, I got a bit excited. Since I’m using 2 PCs and a laptop at home, I may be able to synch all of the Firefox browsers whichever workstation I work with (or so I thought).

Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions.

Naturally, I installed it on my laptop first so I could copy it over to the other two desktop PCs. But then, all I get is a very very long load time with Firefox and some errors with other conflicting Firefox extensions (i.e. Session Manager).


So, after a day of trying with no luck, I removed it. Better wait next week until they fix this:

Please note: Google Browser Sync must update your browser settings whenever you start Firefox. This will increase the start-up time of Firefox (the time between clicking on the Firefox icon and loading your start page) – please bear with us as we work to decrease this delay.

Or until the other more important Firefox extensions post an update to resolve the conflicts.

[tags]Firefox, Mozilla, Plugins, FOSS[/tags]

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. Jhay says:

    They should also work on the bugs with their latest security upgrade to 1.5.4 My Firefox has been acting wierd and crashing more often since I upgraded. Plus, the Google toolbar disappeared!

  2. Bob says:

    I tried the plug in and it worked fine for me! Thanks for letting me know about it. I’ve been looking for something like this, and none of the options I’ve tried in the past worked for me.

  3. I will suggest this utility
    -> Yoono

    Been using it hmm I think almost a year already and so far, it’s the best I’ve found on the net, at least personally, it meets my needs.

    Not counting that the developers are friendly and takes time to talk to people (via email mostly).

  4. Dave Starr says:

    I found the usefulness meager, at best. It did move my bookmarks from one FF to the FF on another machine. Didn’t sync or attaermpt to sync my exstensions. What is _should_ do (in fairness, it doesn’t claim to do) is to allow me to have two instances of FF open in the same network .. the way I normally work. I can’t be the only geek wannabe who works on two machines at once.

    What’s really needed is a plugin that will sync while copies are open. The present plugin is, sad to say the same as anumber of recent Google projects, not quite ready for prime time. I would expect a much more polished product from them.

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