Move from Chrome to other browsers like Firefox, Safari, Brave, Opera, etc.
In spite of some new upgrades to user security and privacy, Google’s mainstream Chrome software as a browser has as of late been thrashed in certain quarters as problematical with regards to security and privacy issues. These equivalent articles recommend that in case you’re worried about the security of your information, you should attempt an elective program, for example, Firefox, Safari, or Brave.
Obviously, any individual who has utilized a software like chrome for any time span will have developed an extensive library of bookmarks, preferences, and saved passwords. In the event that you do move to another program, you won’t need to forfeit your bookmarks; you can without much of a stretch import them from Chrome into your new program.
Here’s the means by which to do it.
In case YOU’RE MOVING TO FIREFOX:
- After you’ve introduced Firefox, click on the “Library” symbol to one side of the location bar, and after that snap on “Bookmarks” on the drop-down menu.
- Click on “Show All Bookmarks” on the base of the drop-down menu.
- Click on “Import Data from Another Browser… ” (If you are moving from a program other than Safari or Chrome, you would first be able to trade your information as an HTML document and after that import it to Firefox by choosing “Import Bookmarks from HTML… ”
- In the crate “Import Settings and Data,” select “Chrome” (except if, obviously, you’re moving from Safari… ). You’ll be reminded to close the other program.
- On the off chance that you have more than one Google profile built up with Chrome, you’ll be asked which one you need to move.
- You can move your treats, your perusing history and/or your bookmarks. Uncheck any information you need to abandon and tap on “Next.”
- On the off chance that everything has gone well, you’ll get a crate letting you know “Import Complete.”
For my situation, every one of my bookmarks and bookmark documents imported effectively, and all were put in a solitary organizer called “From Google Chrome” on the bookmarks bar.
In case YOU’RE MOVING TO SAFARI
Safari doesn’t hang tight to ask you whether you need your bookmarks; the first occasion when you control it up, it naturally imports your bookmarks and history from either Chrome or Firefox. Your bookmarks and bookmark organizers show up on the “Top picks” page; on the off chance that you go to “Bookmarks” in the menu bar, they show up in an envelope marked “Imported.”
Try not to need your old bookmarks? That is simple. At the base of the Favorites or Top Sites page, you’ll see a note inquiring as to whether you need to keep the imported bookmarks; pick “Keep” or “Don’t Keep.” And it works. When I tapped on “Don’t Keep,” all my old bookmarks vanished from the Favorites page.
On the off chance that you alter your perspective at a future date, it’s simple enough to physically import your bookmarks:
- Go to the menu bar and snap on “File” > “Import From” > “Google Chrome.” You can likewise tap on “Bookmarks HTML File” in case you’re moving from an alternate program.
- Import your bookmarks, your history, or both. At that point click on “Import.”
Also, that is it! The Favorites page afresh had my imported bookmarks alongside their organizers, and the “Bookmarks” drop-down menu demonstrated the equivalent “Imported” envelope as in the past.
Shouldn’t something be said about MY PASSWORDS?
In the event that you’ve utilized Chrome’s secret word supervisor, at that point you’ve likely gathered the same number of, or more, passwords as you have bookmarks. Lamentably, things get a little precarious with regards to moving your passwords to another browser.
Of the two browsers referenced here, Firefox is equipped for bringing in your passwords alongside your bookmarks. Firefox completed a pleasant activity of moving my passwords; I had the option to quickly sign in to an irregular choice of locales. Bold, for reasons unknown, just imported about a fourth of my passwords.
- Go to Settings (by tapping on the three specks in the upper right corner)
- Click on “Passwords”
- Snap on the three specks to one side of “Saved Passwords.” You’ll see a catch titled “Export Passwords.” Click on that.
- You’ll get a notice that your passwords will be totally obvious in that document. Click on “Export passwords…“
The outcome will be a CSV document with the site name, URL, your username, and secret key spread out all decent and slick. You won’t almost certainly utilize that record to move those passwords to another program since most programs will just import from HTML documents. In any case, in any event, you’ll have a duplicate of your spared passwords, which you would then be able to store someplace safe.
Or then again you can move them to a secret word director like LastPass or 1Password that can work with whatever program you use.