Google's Firefox Browser Sync

Jun 8, 2006 • 7:41 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Spotted over at WebmasterWorld, Google has released Google Browser Sync. What does it do?

Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions.

My first question was, does this send my data up to Google based on my Google Account. Yes it does! The FAqs are here by the way. Let me now take you through the initial set up.(1) Install & Restart Firefox

(2) Prompted with this screen:

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(3) Click Continue and then asked to log into my Google Account:

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(4) Now do I want to see what the settings are or just let Google pick them for me?

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(5) I'll take a peek...

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(6) Set up an additional password.

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(7) It begins to send all my data to Google's servers...

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(8) Google confirms they know me inside and out...

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(9) One more little reminder...

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(10) Editing the settings once installed:

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So that is the process. I personally do not use Firefox much, so I am not bugged out installing it on my browser. I do use Saft for Safari which has similar features - actually many more features, but does not share the data from browser to browser (which I am very happy about).

Brett Tabke:

Is it time for the spyware list makers to finally put Google at the top of their lists and quit giving Google a wink-n-a-nod old boy club pass?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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