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From the Actrix Online Informer August 2007

by Rob Zorn

readers' Forum August 2007

If you'd like to ask a question or request some help on any Actrix or Internet-related matter. Simply send us an e-mail with the word "Forum" in the subject line. I'll try and get an answer to you by return e-mail, and will also post the answer here for the benefit of others who may have a similar question or problem. By the same token, if you read something here and think you may have something to suggest, please feel more than free. Please also note that questions and answers may also turn up under the Helpful Tips section on the Actrix home page (www.actrix.co.nz).

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Pat writes: I have recently downloaded Firefox to my computer and would like to know how to transfer Favourites from Internet Explorer to Bookmarks in Firefox. I thought was automatic.

Hi Pat, It's not an automatic process to import your bookmarks from Internet Explorer into Firefox, but it is pretty easy.

  1. With Firefox open, click on File and then Import to invoke the Import wizard.
  2. Make sure the dot is in the 'Microsoft Internet Explorer' radio button, and click Next.
  3. In the next screen you'll see you can bring over a few other settings, besides Favourites, if you want. You may want to include Browsing History and Saved passwords. I wouldn't bother with Cookies. The other options are up to you. Just un-tick the ones you don't need to bring over.
  4. Click Next, and you’re done.

Internet Explorer Favourites will now appear in the Firefox dropdown Bookmarks menu in a folder called 'From Internet Explorer'. You can use your left mouse button to drag them out and drop them straight into the Firefox dropdown if you want.

I hope that helps.

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Peter writes: Hi Rob, My partner Denise and I have been Globe customers for the past 10 years and it is through Globe that we have been able to discover the world of the internet. Now that Globe has become part of Actrix, Actrix has become part of the connection for us. Together we run a genealogy site, which has received more than almost 200,000 visitors over the past eight years, and is at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/.  We also do a site which publishes the stories I write about Wellington (run out of Hamburg in Germany by a friend - http://www.hillac.de/zeit_b.htm).  The stories may be found in Zeitblick issues Nr 8 through Nr 23.

Just though I would point these out as being something that we have been able to accomplish through our Actrix connection. It would be interesting to have people write in and say "what my internet connection has allowed me to do". Just a thought. Perhaps through the internet ("through my Actrix connection") everyone can achieve what Andy Warhol called their "15 minutes of fame"?

All the best. Peter

Thanks Peter, and yes, the possibilities through just a simple Internet connection are amazing! Well done on the sites. I would be delighted if there were others who wanted to have a crack at 15 minutes of fame by sending in something similar! -Ed.

 

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