Can't import Safari bookmarks

bug
macos

#1

Description of the issue:
Trying to import bookmarks from Safari (Mac) but they don’t show up
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Click Bookmarks Bar/ Import bookmarks now…
  2. “Import bookmarks and settings: Safari” Check box Favorites/Bookmarks.
  3. Click Import
  4. “Your bookmarks and settings are ready” … “Show Bookmarks bar” is on
    Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
    No bookmarks are found in Bookmarks Bar or Other Bookmarks folder in Bookmarks Manager.
    No bookmarks show in Bookmarks Bar
    Expected result:
    Imported bookmarks
    Reproduces how often:
    Every time I try, on 2 different Macs
    Brave Version(about:brave):
    Version 0.58.18 Chromium: 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):
    Yes
    Additional Information:

#2

@martyl,
Thanks for reaching out to us!
We’ve had some issues with our importer and have definitely seen this before. If you’re just trying to import your bookmarks/favorites into Brave, do the following:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click File --> Export Bookmarks... and save the bms somewhere accessible
  3. Launch Brave and open the main menu, navigate to Bookmarks --> Bookmarks Manager
  4. Click the menu button on the top-right --> Import Bookmarks
  5. Find and select the bookmarks you just exported from Safari

Let me know if this resolves your issue.


#3

Thanks! That did it, though I needed to drag a few of them around to organize them. I wish you could select more than one bookmark/folder at a time so organizing large numbers of bookmarks was easier…

Also, one thing I notice is that on some websites (ie,
nytimes.com
), hitting the spacebar to scroll down a page goes about 1 line too far, making it necessary to press the up-arrow to read the line that is now hidden. Can this be adjusted or fixed? Otherwise, I love this browser! Much faster than Safari…


#4

My pleasure!

Does Chrome scroll down the same length when you hit spacebar?


#5

Yes it does, Chrome scrolls the same as Brave


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