locked Re: Exporting bookmarks to a file?

Dale Leavens


You just can’t let it go can you?

There are two or three names which generate most of the traffic on this list which might be fine except that so often the noise does nothing to advance the topics or contribute understanding.

I understand why it can be difficult not to take things personally but sometimes it is much better to take the high road and just let it go.

I will risk flaming by further suggesting to the list at large that it is not necessary to shoot off several messages on the same subject for every subject.  Why for example do so many people care just which voice one uses.

I had home made meat pie for supper.

So what?It does not contribute to the use of or understanding of the functions of NVDA.

If Microsoft doesn’t want you to use Internet Explorer then don’t use it or continue at your own risk.  How many messages do we need.

Yes and I do know how to use the delete function but I am not sure I want to become tangled up in NVDA if this is the standard of assistance...
Good night.

Dale Leavens

On Feb 10, 2019, at 11:58 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

And for the record, here is an excerpt of my second message.  Those who read it can determine if there is anything objectionable.  Those who wish to comment or discuss the matter further may write to me at
gsasner@... or at the owner's address in every message footer.
Here is the brief excerpt:
I'm sorry you misinterpreted my comment.  I'm saying that you assumed you couldn't manage book marks.  Instead of assuming, if you ask here or use some sort of documentation or instructional material, you will save yourself time and trouble, perhaps a lot. 
----- Original Message -----

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Exporting bookmarks to a file?

Mature?  You attack me vitriolically on list, you don't even bother to write with your vitriol off list to the owner's address, then you say you won't read my response.  Mature?  Any sense of fairness?  I think not.  If you can be civil and read my response and reply, fine.  But it appears that you did exactly what you accuse me of doing.  Not even being willing to consider what I have to say.  You made up your mind and that's it.  If you attack me on list, I'll respond because I want to answer what you say because who knows how many others read your vicious attack.  But I won't respond for you since you won't read my responses anyway. 
Its clear that you only want to attack, not have any discussion.  If you change your mind, I'll discuss the matter with you.  I don't hold grudges and if someone attacks me and then wants to discuss it, I'll do so.  I try to address misunderstandings and complaints. 
Gene ----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Exporting bookmarks to a file?

I'm sorry, but do you remember the previous correspondence?  I didn't admonish in the first two messages.  I said that if you ask and don't assume that something can't be done, you may save yourself a lot of problems. I said this twice because the first time I did so, Max misunderstood my intent and said something about my tone and I explained what I said in my second message and the intent.  I wasn't the least bit critical.  I said it because Max made many statements about what Firefox can't do and I was making the point that people shouldn't assume that something can't be done if they can't figure out how to do it.
This message, the third, stated a fact.  I didn't admonish in the first or second message.  I again explained what I said and why it wasn't an admonishment.  
If you disagree, you may discuss your disagreement further.  if you want to suggest how I might have written it, I'll consider your example.
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Exporting bookmarks to a file?


To admonish means to warn or to reprimand firmly. This most recent message definitely sounds like a reprimand to me and it's not the first message you've written where you have displayed a patronizing, condescending tone. When people tell you this you insist that you are right and that they are wrong and not seeing things clearly or that, in this case, they're not defining terms based on your own dictionary definition. No doubt you will be tempted to spend the next five or ten minutes firing off a response indicating why I, in fact, am wrong and why you are totally justified in your behavior. Please don't bother because I won't read it. Mailing lists should be a safe haven for people to ask any question they might have and know that they will receive a charitable response. At times you give mailing lists like this a bad name and I'm frankly sick of it. When someone asks a question it doesn't matter what they may or may not assume. If they knew everything they wouldn't be asking questions on this list. Why not use your knowledge to just provide a charitable response rather than reprimanding and chastising them.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 2/10/2019 8:43 PM, Gene wrote:
I'll answer your question below.  But first, I'll make this comment:
I didn't admonish you.  You are referring to my messages in which I said that if you ask before assuming something can't be done, you may save yourself a good deal of time and trouble.  You may also find that you can use programs you didn't think you could.  Admonish means to warn, as in there will be punishment if you don't do something.  I didn't do that. 
As for the answer to your question, do the following:
In Firefox, use the command control shift b to open the all bookmarks window.  You will hear that you are in the library.
Open the menus with alt.  They are different menus than in the main part of the program. 
Right arrow to import and backup.
Down arrow until you get to export bookmarks as html.  Press enter and follow the wizard.  It is similar to exporting book marks in Internet Explorer. 
After you finish exporting, if you want to return to the main program, close the window with alt f4.  You opened a second window when you used control shift b.  Ask if you have problems.
----- Original Message -----
From: MAX
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:46 PM
Subject: [nvda] Exporting bookmarks to a file?

I have been admonished to ask before complaining.  So here goes.  Is there
any way to export bookmarks to an html file in Firefox?  This is possible
in internet explorer and I have gotten in the habit of using it.  I have
the latest versions of windows 10 and Firefox.

73 (Regards).

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