today, the 5th of june, i was forced to move from firefox to chrome. yesterday i installed firefox 4 - and a lot of
my passwords and login information wouldn't automatically appear in the fields. so i uninstalled it, the login info
still was not there. i restored the system from an image i had taken, still no luck, so i downloaded chrome and started
playing around with that. chrome doesn't have a way to change where the user profiles are stored, i couldn't find a
way, so first i made the link to start chrome first copy the user profile from another drive - and i used my robotask
program to monitor when chrome was closed so that it could copy the user profile to the other drive. this way, any changes
i made to the browser would never be lost - if i add a bookmark during a session then when i close the browser it got
copied to the other drive. and next time i opened the browser, it copied the profile from the other drive to the windows
drive. that is a way to preserve the browser settings if the browser settings can only be taken from the windows
drive - if you are always restoring the windows drive with an image program.
i guess that was too involved, so i went online looking for a way to store the user profile on a different drive. soon,
i read about a portable version of chrome that is meant to go on usb drives, so i tried that. now, there is no browser
installed on my windows partition, save for ie, and the chrome shortcut points to the portable installation that i have
saved on another drive. whoopie.
the reason i switched from ie to firefox was because firefox
allowed for drop-down folders on the "favorites" bar, this
was in 2007 or 2008, and i grouped all my favorites into 8
or 9 folders on the bar. chrome is like that, and best
of all, chrome saves most of my login info whereas firefox
did before i messed it up trying firefox 4.
doing everything took about six hours, as it's 1:08 now and i got done about an hour ago. i was up early this morning.
the portable chrome took too long to open a webpage, too long
"sending request" and another message i can't remember, so i
downloaded the portable version of firefox. and it works a
lot better than the normal version did...regarding passwords
and remembering them.
check out my site, www.jaggedlittledyl.com
, unless you're there now