I would like to switch from Firefox to Chromium (it seems to be faster for my system) and I have a large number of bookmarks I would like to import into Chromium. I looked at this question: Can I sync bookmarks between Firefox and Chromium? but that seemed to be specific to Firefox Sync, which I don't have. I just want to import my bookmarks from Firefox into Chromium.

However, when I go to the Customize and Control button and then choose the option Import Bookmarks and Settings under the Bookmarks menu item, it gives me this:

No supported browser found

I have Firefox and Chromium as up to date as the official repositories (I believe), so I really have no clue what is going on.

I have attempted to import directly from HTML, but it only imports the first set of bookmarks, nothing beyond that (where all of the bookmarks I really want are.)

Can I import the JSON Firefox backup file into Chromium, or am I stuck manually entering all of these bookmarks into Chromium?


EDIT: 10/30/2013 I'm going to attempt sudo apt-get upgrade to see if this does anything.

EDIT: Later in 10/30/2013 Nope. It only upgrade LightDM:

The following packages will be upgraded:
lightdm 2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded

EDIT: 10/31/2013 Turns out I mis-read the Ubuntu PPA. 13.04, Raring Ringtail, only has 28.0. Apparently I am to be forced to upgrade if I want software upgrades. Botheration.

I guess I will do so when I can, but does anyone know if I can force an upgrade of only certain software (Chromium for example.)

  • Not a direct answer, but you can use xmarks :). A note : don't enable xmarks & chrome bookmarks sync to google. – Web-E Oct 29 '13 at 15:45
  • @Web-E I looked at that in the post I linked to. I don't really want to sign up for another online account/service I have to keep track of. I'm looking for within my own computer fixes, though thanks anyways! – RPiAwesomeness Oct 29 '13 at 15:48
  • Looks like this could be a recurrence of an old bug bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/918371 Seems to happen if the version of Firefox is to new for Chromium. There seems to be suggestions at the time that downgrading Firefox may solve the issue. Is ok for me with version 25 of Firefox and version Version 29.0.1547.65 Ubuntu 13.10 for Chromium in 13.10 – Chris Carter Oct 30 '13 at 18:47
  • @ChrisCarter Hrm. I have Chromium Ubuntu 13.04. I believe all of my software is up to date, is Chromium 29.0 installed from elsewhere than the default repositories? – RPiAwesomeness Oct 31 '13 at 2:10
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    Looks like it is easier to downgrade firefox liberiangeek.net/2012/04/… than it is to upgrade Chromium askubuntu.com/questions/89058/… – Chris Carter Oct 31 '13 at 19:01

I just updated Ubuntu (not upgraded, I still have 13.04) and Chromium updated to 30.0.1599.114 (Developer Build 30.0.1599.114-0ubuntu0.13.04.2) Ubuntu 13.04 and I can now import from Firefox!

Thanks to @ChrisCarter for attempting to help me solve my issue, update did it!

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