Google has developed a tool that allows Firefox browser users to synchronise the settings of their browsers across multiple computers.
The tool is expected to make the open source Firefox browser a more attractive alternative to the still dominant Internet Explorer from Microsoft.
Google Browser Sync can maintain the same bookmarks, website visits logs, saved passwords and cookies in all Firefox installations chosen.
To enable continuous synchronisation to happen, users have to install copies of Google Browser Sync on every Firefox-enabled computer.
Google Browser Sync works with Firefox version 1.5 and above. The tool doesn’t support rival browsers, and further illustrates Google’s continued support for Firefox.
Google includes Firefox in its Google Pack - a free, downloadable software suite that it distributes.
Firefox has around 10% of the browser market and Microsoft has about 85%.