Importing Bookmarks from Internet Explorer to Chrome / Firebox

With this Internet Explorer bug that is causing quite a stir, the easiest thing to do is to switch web browsers until it is fixed. Our suggestion is to install Google Chrome, which is our personal favorite here at the office. Firefox is another option.

After you install a new browser, you might wish you still had your favorites / bookmarks from Internet Explorer. Here are some simple instructions on how to import them into your new browser.


First, make sure Google Chrome is open. The icon looks like this: 

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select Bookmarks..
  3. Select Import bookmarks and settings.
  4. Select Internet Explorer.
  5. Click Import.

The bookmarks will then appear in the bookmarks bar underneath the address bar. If you already have bookmarks within Chrome, the bookmarks you import will appear in a new folder called “Imported from IE” at the end of the bar. You can also find your bookmarks by clicking the Chrome menu Chrome menu and selecting Bookmarks.


First, make sure Firefox is open. The icon looks like this: 

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Bookmarks button Bookmarks-29 and select Show All Bookmarks to open the Library window.
  2. In the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser
  3. If the Import Wizard window appears, select Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click Next.
  4. Firefox will list the types of settings it can import. Select the items you’d like to import, then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.

Your favorite will then appear in the Bookmarks menu, in a folder called From Internet Explorer.

If you need our help with any of this, give us a buzz at 1 (844) TECHDOG.

Rear-Visibility Technology Required in U.S. Vehicles

On March 3, 2014, the United States safety regulators announced a new rule that auto makers are required to include rear-visibility technology in new vehicles starting in May of 2018. The reason for this? It is in effort to reduce injuries and deaths caused by reverse accidents. On average, backup accidents kill around 210 people a year. There are about 15,000 injuries as well each year. It is also said that about one-third of those deaths are children under age five.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds to come with technology that detects objects or people in a “10-by-20 foot zone” behind it. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that “Safety is our highest priority, and we are committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of back-over accidents: our children and seniors.”

There was hopes to having a rule finalized in 2014 for the installment of the equipment, however Congress asked for more time to finalize the rule. Congress ordered the agency in 2007 to come up with an idea to stop drivers with limited visibility from backing into a child. The rule was once again delayed this year.


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