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How to import/export bookmarks and browser settings
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You can import your bookmarks and browser settings from a supported browser anytime in Shift! Supported browsers include Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi. If you're using a different browser, importing browser bookmarks and settings is not possible at this time. If you're looking for instructions on how to import your bookmarks, this article is for you!


Not sure what your default browser is or want to change it? Learn how: For MacFor Windows.


How to import bookmarks from a supported browser

  1. Fully close down the default browser that you want to import from (i.e. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave, or Vivaldi)
  2. Go to Options (lower left) > Settings > You and Shift
  3. At the top, next to Import bookmarks and settings, click "Import"


How to import bookmarks from a file

You can also import bookmarks directly from an HTML file. Here's how:

  1. Type chrome://bookmarks in the top search bar in Shift
  2. Click the 3 vertical dots on the right-hand side of the page
  3. Click Import Bookmarks from the drop-down menu
  4. Select your HTML file


How to rearrange imported bookmarks

After importing bookmarks in Shift, you can rearrange those directly from the bookmark bar. Please note that you won't be able to manage it from the "Bookmark Manager" (chrome://bookmarks). Here's how to rearrange imported bookmarks in Shift:

  1. Go to the bookmarks bar in Shift
  2. Select the bookmark you want to relocate and drag it to the location

 If you want to move any bookmark between two folders, it'll lag for a few seconds. Then a blue line will appear and you'll be able to place the bookmark between two folders


How to export bookmarks

You can export bookmarks from Shift through the "Bookmark Manager". Here's how to access it:


  1. Right-click on a saved bookmark or folder in your bar and click Bookmark Manager (or type chrome://bookmarks in the search bar)
  2. Click on the three dots on the right-hand side to add a new bookmark and do other actions
  3. Select Export Bookmarks and your bookmark data will be exported to an HTML file, that you can then import on another computer you're using Shift on, or into another browser

Note: this bookmarks page is still under construction! We recommend ignoring the Trash folder. The Other bookmarks folder acts as a hidden folder that can be used to save bookmarks that won't appear in your bookmarks bar.



What's next?

Learn how to add and manage bookmarks here.

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