Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Google Browser Sync for Firefox

Google recently released a new Firefox extension called 'Browser Sync'. This extension continuously synchronizes your browser settings (bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords) across multiple computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions.

If you only want to install the Browser Sync extension on a single computer, you can use this program to backup your browser settings and to restore your open tabs and windows across browser sessions.

Note: a Google Account is required to complete the setup process; if you don't already have one, you can create one here.

To install and configure the extension, follow the instructions below:

  • Download and install the extension in Firefox, then restart the browser.
  • When the browser restarts a setup wizard will display, this where you can configure the extension settings.
  • In the wizard you can choose which browser components you will want to make available to other computers. You will also be required to choose a PIN to protect your sensitive information.

For more info, please visit Google's Browser Sync for Firefox FAQ.

Note: Google Browser Sync must update your browser settings whenever you start Firefox. This will increase the start-up time of the browser. Google is working to decrease this delay.

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