Linux life hack: say you have a page open in Firefox on your Linux machine and you want to view it on your phone (and you don’t have some fancy integration between the two)…
Instead of typing in the URL, get the FxQRL extension that shows you a QR code of the current tab’s URL and aim your phone’s camera at it.
I usually need it the other way round. If I searched stuff on my phone, I want to later read it on my desktop PC in detail.
The problem is, I don't have access to a camera there all the time.
Usually I take the route of syncing via notes app or something and delete the link later.
@aral if you are using Firefox sync there is a tab in the new tab drawer on Firefox for Android that shows you tabs open on other devices.
@moftasa Am not. Wouldn’t either :) (I’ll use their browser as long as there isn’t a better one funded from the commons but I won’t be giving Mozilla, Inc., any of my data.)
@moftasa @aral Worth noting that you can run your own Sync server if you'd so like: https://github.com/mozilla-services/syncstorage-rs
@Suiseiseki If you’re running a Mac, you can share URLs natively. I’m running Linux. I don’t have that native functionality. So I’m sharing a tip that works for me and I included the specifics of my use case.
@email@example.com As an addendum: if you have the KDE connect software on your phone and computer and install the browser plugin, you can right click any page and open it on the other device
@aral another option is to use KDE Connect (that works on Gnome or any linux DE. It is not tied to KDE plasma, it is just developed by their community)
One of the features is sending and receiving URLs between your devices.
@aral You can just click the address bar for a QR code button in Chrome-based browsers. Firefox should borrow that idea.
@Kye Ah, would you look at that, you do :) Nice. (I mean, as nice as anything related to Google can be in a greater sense.)
(That’s in Ungoogled Chromium, by the way, so apparently it works there also.)
@aral You can also use your Firefox-Account. Click on your profile-pic, send tab to device, choose the phone. Done.
@kaffeeringe Thanks, Steffen. But I do not have nor do I want an Firefox account. I have no intention of giving Mozilla Inc. any of my data :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org You can also use KDE Connect to share your clipboard between your phone & computer as well!
@aral or how about dictate the keywords in your privacy respecting search engine and find the said article again by yourself. Modern search engines have gotten pretty smart in getting you what exactly you are looking for.
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