If you’re thinking of moving to Firefox Quantum – or at least trying to switch – Firefox makes it rather easy. Firefox can import your import bookmarks, saved passwords, browsing history, and cookies directly from Google Chrome.
It can also import this data from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, if you use them instead.
Migrate your import bookmarks, passwords, history and cookies
Firefox normally prompts you to import data the first time you install it. However, if you have already installed Firefox and now want to import data, you have to launch the tool manually. The Import Browser Data tool is a bit hidden: it is under the Favorites Manager window.
To access Bookmarks Manager, click the Library icon on the toolbar, then Favorites> Show All Bookmarks, or press Ctrl + Shift + B.
Click the “Import and Save” button on the toolbar and select “Import data from another browser”. (If you just want to import bookmarks that you have exported from Chrome or another browser as an HTML file you can also click “Import HTML Bookmarks” and then select the HTML file.)
Select “Chrome” in the Import Wizard and click “Next” to import the data from Google Chrome. Make sure all Google Chrome browser windows are closed before continuing the process.
You will be prompted to choose the data you want to import. If you have configured multiple Chrome browser profiles you must first specify which profile you want to import the data.
By default, Firefox will import Chrome cookies, browsing history, saved passwords, and bookmarks. You can uncheck one of these options to import only certain types of data.
Firefox will import the data and say that it has been imported successfully. Google Chrome bookmarks will be placed in the “Chrome” folders of your Favorites menu and toolbar, but you can rearrange them as you wish.
Download your modules
Firefox can not import other data that you consider crucial, such as your add-ons. You will need to search for equivalent extensions yourself in the Firefox Add-ons Gallery .
If you are using a popular add-on from a large company, there is a good chance that there is a version of the extension for Chrome made by the same developer. Smaller, independent extensions may not be available for both browsers, but you will probably find an add-on capable of doing something similar.
Synchronize your Firefox browser data between computers
Firefox has its own browser synchronization feature that allows you to sync your data to multiple PCs, phones, and tablets. You can check your Firefox Sync settings by clicking menu> Options> Firefox Account. If you have not signed in yet with a Firefox account, you can create one right here to start synchronizing your data.
Sign in with the same Firefox account on all your devices and your data will be synced to each other just like with Chrome. Firefox synchronizes open tabs, history,import bookmarks, connections, add-ons and preferences. So once you’ve set up Firefox once, it will sync your preferences to all your other PCs.
You can also get the same data on your phone or tablet. Firefox offers applications for Apple iPhone and iPad as well as Google Android . They also allow you to access your bookmarks, open tabs, saved passwords, and Firefox history on your mobile devices.
Fortunately, with Firefox Quantum, Firefox is using Google again as the default search engine. Yahoo! No longer is the default, so you do not have to worry about changing that.