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The background of the problem

As a background, I use multiple systems (two desktops at work and home as well as two laptops) and had an add-on called "Xmarks" set up to synchronize my bookmarks (which number about 450 total) among Firefox and Chrome using the respective add-ons for each.

I had the Google Chrome bookmark sync turned off at this point (I'll explain where to turn this on or off below) so as to not make things too confusing; the goal was to let Xmarks handle synchronization on its own.

I found Xmarks worked fine with just Firefox in the recipe, but unfortunately once I added Chrome into the mix I found a seemingly never-ending parade of duplicate bookmarks piling up on all my systems. Figure A shows what I would generally see every time the problem exploded.

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By Scott Matteson

Scott Matteson is a senior systems administrator and freelance technical writer who also performs consulting work for small organizations. He resides in the Greater Boston area with his wife and three children.