April 07, 2014

There's a new moon arising

So with Mozilla's latest decision to force out Eich for the crime of double plus ungood groupthink, I've decided to move on from Firefox to Pale Moon. However, the handy dandy migration tool doesn't work if you're currently using the portable version of Firefox, as I am. Here's how to go about manually migrating everything:

If you just want a one-shot copy, you can do it manually:

  1. On your desktop install, go to help > troubleshooting information
  2. Click the "Open folder" button under profile. This opens an explorer window in your profile.
  3. Close Pale Moon. !!IMPORTANT!!
  4. Select all files and folders (Ctrl+A) and copy (Ctrl+C)
  5. Browse your explorer to the user profile folder of Pale Moon Portable. {portable install folder}\User\Palemoon\Profiles\Default\
  6. Paste everything there (Ctrl+V)

It worked like a charm for me, moving all of my bookmarks, cookies and add-ons. Have fun stormin' the castle.

Posted by Physics Geek at April 7, 2014 07:32 AM | TrackBack StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

I've been trying out Comodo's Icedragon, another FF-based browser. But even after customizing it, I still want to go back to FF. Something about the underlying aesthetic is off (and despite what people say, it's not faster for me). And I refuse to use Chrome as my default.

How are you liking Palemoon?

Posted by: Stan at April 9, 2014 10:54 PM

Pretty well so far. No real problems and everything seems to work exactly like it did for FF. Haven't tried Comodo yet, but I hear good things about Iron, if you like Chrome minus the Gogle spyware.

Posted by: Physics Geek at April 18, 2014 11:08 PM