If you get involved with the Flickr photography groups that have awards, you will notice that there is no really good way to track what you have, until flickr Award Counter (fAC) by Andy Felton (PhazeShift).
But beware, once done, there does not appear to be a direct way to back up all your filter/counter work.
C:Documents and Settings%profilename%Application Data ¬ MozillaFirefoxProfilesdm24ria8.defaultsprefs.js
is the current user, and
could be “any-name.defaults” within this path, and includes “prefs.js”, and all the more fun if there are multiple users! A-)
The simplest backup, is to copy/duplicate the “prefs.js” file within the same directory and adding the “.bak” extension (“prefs.js.bak”) or copy the file to another location, and leave yourself a reminder of where!
To restore, just replace the damages file with the backup from above.
Many times, all you want to do, is to transfer your filter/counter information from one machine to another.
If you use the Restore method mentioned above, one of the immediate down sides is that the destination machine, will inherit the “prefs.js” settings from the source machine.
In some cases, this might be sufficient, but what if you ONLY want the filter/counter information.
On the machine that has the Main/Source of filter/counters, launch Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar.
You will get a warning screen, and just agree.
[Technically, you are on your own now, so...]
Scroll down to the following filter:
Double click on the entry, and a new window will open up.
In the “Enter string value” window, copy the string value.
Move to the destination machine, and find the similar entry, and paste in the source filter information.
Quit your browser, and re-launch Firefox, and check your work.
This has been done transferring an existing series of Firefox 4.0 XPro filters to Firefox 4.0 Win7Pro (destination):
C:Users%profilename%AppDataRoaming ¬ MozillaFirefoxProfilesx5lnhhwl.defaultpref.js
with out issue (“x5lnhhwl” will change).
Your mileage may very.
- Ability to Export/Import filter/counters
- These could be “traded” via Flickr
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