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How does one "sync" my PC's open tabs with my Firefox Mobile?! (Android)

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I am running the very latest versions on both desktop and Android device (Firefox 31). [check]

I have a Firefox Sync account, and I am signed into both the desktop and the Android device. [check]

I have even tried going to the desktop and going to Tools and clicking "Sync Now". [check]

What am I possibly missing here? This is the process that I go through to seek out the desktop's open tabs on my Android device, tell me if I'm doing this wrong.

1.) Open a fresh instance of the Firefox app 2.) Open a new tab 3.) Swipe left over to the History section 4.) Tap on the five dots at the bottom next to the clock to open the tab page

The only thing I get is "Your recent tabs show up here."

This is driving me up the wall, so any ideas or a remedy would bring back my sanity. Thank you.

I am running the very latest versions on both desktop and Android device (Firefox 31). [check] I have a Firefox Sync account, and I am signed into both the desktop and the Android device. [check] I have even tried going to the desktop and going to Tools and clicking "Sync Now". [check] What am I possibly missing here? This is the process that I go through to seek out the desktop's open tabs on my Android device, tell me if I'm doing this wrong. 1.) Open a fresh instance of the Firefox app 2.) Open a new tab 3.) Swipe left over to the History section 4.) Tap on the five dots at the bottom next to the clock to open the tab page The only thing I get is "Your recent tabs show up here." This is driving me up the wall, so any ideas or a remedy would bring back my sanity. Thank you.

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HI highbird, There are two places. Tap on the three bar menu and there will be an orange indicator that shows the tabs, a mask icon for private tabs then a sync icon for the synced tabs. Tap on that icon and the tabs from other devices should be there.

On the desktop it should be listed on about:sync-tabs. "Tabs from other devices" will be at the top of the page.

I hope this helps.

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Chosen Solution

HI highbird, There are two places. Tap on the three bar menu and there will be an orange indicator that shows the tabs, a mask icon for private tabs then a sync icon for the synced tabs. Tap on that icon and the tabs from other devices should be there.

On the desktop it should be listed on about:sync-tabs. "Tabs from other devices" will be at the top of the page.

I hope this helps.

HI highbird, There are two places. Tap on the three bar menu and there will be an orange indicator that shows the tabs, a mask icon for private tabs then a sync icon for the synced tabs. Tap on that icon and the tabs from other devices should be there. On the desktop it should be listed on about:sync-tabs. "Tabs from other devices" will be at the top of the page. I hope this helps.

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Did you just fix my problem in one post?

Yes you did, thanks! I can't believe that I didn't see that sync symbol in the tab section.

You are a life saver, my friend.

Did you just fix my problem in one post? Yes you did, thanks! I can't believe that I didn't see that sync symbol in the tab section. You are a life saver, my friend.