Migrating Favorites/Bookmarks From Windows to Apple Mac

If you’re a user of Internet Explorer on Windows and moving to Apple, follow these instructions to get your Favorites/Bookmarks moved over.

Google Cloud Solution

It’s possible to use Google Chrome to transfer your bookmarks by following these steps:

  1. Using Google Chrome, you can sign-in using your Google/Gmail login. Usually Chrome will ask you to sign-in, or you can find it on the menu (three lines found at top right).
  2. Once you’re signed in, the Bookmarks will automatically synchronize with your Google account to any Chrome browser.
  3. So, using the Import Bookmarks and Settings (found under Bookmarks in the Chrome menu) import bookmarks from Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  4. Then these will be synchronized and accessible on any computer or device where you are logged in with Chrome.

Manual Transfer

To manually transfer your Bookmarks follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Chrome, and from the menu choose Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  2. Select Internet Explorer and/or Firefox as needed for importing.
  3. Then, once all bookmarks are imported, go to Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager > Organize > Export Bookmarks to HTML file.
  4. Put that file on a USB flash drive and put it on your Apple computer.
  5. In Google Chrome, from the Menu, choose Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  6. On the From dropdown selection menu, select Bookmarks HTML File, then click Choose File.
  7. Select the file you exported in step 3 and 4.
  8. The Bookmarks will be imported and put in a folder called Imported from IE or Imported from Firefox.

How to Force Quit a Program on an Apple Mac Computer

The chart below shows how to force quit a program on an Apple Mac computer. There are two primary ways to do this. You can choose Force Quit from the Apple Menu found in the upper left corner. Or, you can press the alt/option + command + esc keys on the keyboard to bring up the Force Quit menu. Click the image for a larger view.


Apple Mac Force Quit Menu

The Force Quit menu is shown below.