Downloading New Browsers

Exporting & Importing Bookmarks

If your version of Firefox or Chrome is very outdated you may not see the option to check for updates. In this case you will need to download the new version and then delete your old version of the browser. Before you do this you should export your bookmarks if you have many that you frequently use. Follow the steps below to complete these tasks.

Exporting Bookmarks

Firefox
Click on Bookmarks and then Show All Bookmarks.
Click on the star icon that appears in the left corner of the box.
Click Export Bookmarks to HTML.
You can change the name of the file and select the location to save them, usually the desktop if easiest.

Chrome
Click on Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
Click on Organize.
Click Export Bookmarks to HTML.
You can change the name of the file and select the location to save them, usually the desktop if easiest.

Downloading New Browsers

Go to the site and download the newest version. Follow the directions to save the download file to the desktop.

Firefox- https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Chrome- https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

You will then have to quit the browser you are replacing, Firefox or Chrome, and delete the current version. After quitting, go to the Application Folder and click Open in Finder at the bottom of the folder. Drag the browser you are replacing to the trash.

Find the new version you downloaded to your desktop and double click to start the installation process. Follow the directions on your screen to download the browser.

Importing Bookmarks

Once you have downloaded the current browser follow the directions below to add your bookmarks.

Firefox

Click on Bookmarks and then Show All Bookmarks.
Click on the star icon that appears in the left corner of the box.
Click Import Bookmarks to HTML.
Your bookmarks will be added the same way they were organized when you saved them.

Chrome
Click on Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
Click on Organize.
Click Import Bookmarks to HTML.
Your bookmarks will be added the same way they were organized when you saved them.