Moving profiles from TenFourFox to FireFox — does this work?

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Fire Angel

16 Dec, 2020 11:50 AM


At long last I am about to buy a refurbished 12-core Mac Pro to replace my G5. I will be using FireFox as my main browser and would like to transfer the profiles from TenFourFox. Can I simply drop the profiles from the profile folder into the appropriate place on my new system? Are the profiles compatible?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Dec, 2020 10:21 PM

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    Congratulations on the upgrade and I'm glad your G5 served you as long as it did.

    I would not use a TenFourFox profile with Firefox. Although it will probably work, there are some important differences (especially add-ons). Instead, I would export your bookmarks from TenFourFox and reimport them into mainline Firefox on the Mac Pro, and then restore your add-ons manually using the newer Web Extensions versions.

  2. 2 Posted by Fire Angel on 16 Dec, 2020 10:49 PM

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    Thanks for that answer. It looks simple enough to move my web environment over, just slightly harder than I hoped. I do want the new setup to be reliable so I'll do it the way you're suggesting.

    My original G5 was a Quad G5 shipped in 2006, some time after Apple stopped making them. Although it was not advertised you could still order a Quad G5 if requested (the other models were dropped properly though) nearly a year after it vanished from their web site. Sadly my Quad G5 died a few months ago and I pulled my spare, a dual 2.3GHz machine, out of the cupboard. I put the hard disks from the Quad into it and within minutes I was back at work. I might try and revive the Quad G5 so I can continue using PhotoShop CS3 on it, though it's a lot of work to service the cooling system which is what failed.

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