28th March 2008

How many add-ons, toolbars, bookmarks, plugins, and other tweaks have you made to your default Firefox installation? If you’re a specialty user, you may have several dozen add ons, and in my own case, I’ve got 27 separate Firefox extensions alone, (which I now know because I just counted them).

With all of those, and with the the custom toolbar and bookmark options I’ve managed to tweak, recreating what I’ve “created” over time with my Firefox is just not something that could be done without a monumental effort. Just like Windows, in order to to do my job, I must have certain plug ins, just as surely as I need Outlook, Word, and Excel.

After my monumental computer problems Wednesday night, and reinstalling Windows on Thursday, adding Firefox was one of the first things I did. Well I’m here to tell ya about one Firefox add on that I would have been lost without, called FEBE.

FEBE
Each night for the past year, FEBE has been backing up all of of my Firefox bookmarks, all of my plugins, extensions, add-ons, and web browsing preferences, my cookies, muy usernames, my passwords, and anything else at all that has been “personalized”.

Therefore, using FEBE, in under three minutes, I was able to download the FEBE plugin, and restore my previous profile, saving me literally hours of tweaking and fine tuning.

To be honest, from simply looking up website user names and passwords, to setting up a custom toolbar with my desired buttons & folders for webhosting accounts and other logins, it could be over a dozen hours to re-do, and I STILL likely wouldn’t likely have gotten it complete.

Another great thing about FEBE is that I can export my user profile, and then install the FEBE add on to another Firefox installation on my laptop, or any other pc, then importing “My” Firefox preferences.

FEBE saved me SO MUCH TIME just now, that I was able to write this post, and even make a donation to their cause.

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