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Export Links Bar

Anyone know how to copy the contents of your links bar (IE) from one PC to another?

George Illes
Friday, May 21, 2004

Copy C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Favorites\Links folder

Brian
Friday, May 21, 2004

Links is just a folder in your favorites.  You can import / export favorites to an html file using the File -> Import and Export menu option.

yet another anon
Friday, May 21, 2004

Interesting thing about EI links: you can replace the URL with javascript, e.g.:

javascript:Qr=document.selection.createRange().text;if(!Qr){void(Qr=prompt(' Query...',''))};if(Qr){void(window.open('http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q='+escape(Qr)+'&btnG=Google+Search'))}

Then just select a word or phrase on your current page, click the link, and bingo--smart Googling (no typing).

Anonynony
Friday, May 21, 2004

A true hacker you are, Anonynony.

Anon-y-mous Cow-ard
Friday, May 21, 2004

Thanks, Cow-ard.  Say, where are the rest of the Anon bunch?

Anonynony
Friday, May 21, 2004

That is pretty cool, thanks.

Christopher Hester
Friday, May 21, 2004

Since that one seems to work for some folks, here's more:

javascript:Qr=document.selection.createRange().text;if(!Qr){void(Qr=prompt(' Query...',''))};if(Qr){void(window.open('http://www.dictionary.com/search?q= '+escape(Qr)))}

javascript:Qr=document.selection.createRange().text;if(!Qr){void(Qr=prompt(' Query...',''))};if(Qr){void(window.open('http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/ '+escape(Qr)))}

javascript:Qr=document.selection.createRange().text;if(!Qr){void(Qr=prompt(' Query...',''))};if(Qr){void(window.open('http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&edition=us&ie=ascii&q='+escape(Qr)+'&btnG=Search+News'))}

Enjoy.

Anonynony
Friday, May 21, 2004

Sorry I didn't give credit for the idea, however; my hack was just expanding the concept to links that I use most.  I ran across the original code at:

http://www.flipcode.com/totd/

in a post by programmer Jeroen Bouwens. He's the man.

Anonynony
Friday, May 21, 2004

on the subject of ways to make the links bar useful:  Ading a link to http://www.tinyurl.com will take the page you are on when you use the link and make it a tiny url, and put it in your clipboard to ctrl+v it elsewhere. 

Christopher Hester
Friday, May 21, 2004

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