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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm

Sincerely hope this is never necessary; however...

If it becomes necessary to switch from SeaMonkey to FireFox, where might there be found some instructions on how to make a complete migration including with bookmarks, etc.?

Likewise on a complete migration to ThunderBird including with email addresses, etc.?

Thanks.
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Post Posted September 23rd, 2019, 12:58 am

You can always install a second browser for websites which behave badly. The new Edge beta looks promising and doesn't have the ideological issues of Firefox. So far it doesn't seem to phone home too but there it is would be not much different form Firefox. Only manifest V3 would be a bummer.

Peter Creasey

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2019, 7:32 am

Yes, I already use IE when websites don't cooperate with SeaMonkey. Hopefully, using a second browser as a backup will work for a long time.
. . . . . . . . . . Pete

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2019, 10:22 am

I am already using Pale Moon much of the time for a browser. Its interface is more like that of SeaMonkey than that of any other that I have encountered lately. I also have Slimjet and Opera, and Safari is my last resort if nothing else works.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 11:49 am

Sometimes i use Firefox for some website badly "snifing" the browser used: i copy all the files of seamonkey's profile to firefox's profile... all all is here :) bookmarks, passwords....

Peter Creasey

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 1:49 pm

Bac_a_sable wrote: i copy all the files of seamonkey's profile to firefox's profile... all all is here bookmarks, passwords....


Are you saying you do a <Select All> <Copy> of the SM profile and paste it into the FF profile? And then all is good to go?
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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm

Good to go, no telling.
But in general, things should work out.

Extensions certainly will not.

Sessions, you'd have to rename SeaMonkey's sessionstore.json to sessionstore.js (as FF will find & use the latter, after which it would save it as a .jsonlz4).
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Post Posted September 28th, 2019, 2:55 am

Peter Creasey wrote:
Bac_a_sable wrote: i copy all the files of seamonkey's profile to firefox's profile... all all is here bookmarks, passwords....


Are you saying you do a <Select All> <Copy> of the SM profile and paste it into the FF profile? And then all is good to go?


Exactly: this is what i do.
No less, no more

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