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Why did you remove the "unlink this device" option?

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Whenever I sign into Sync on a public device (like school computers), it syncs in my bookmarks, passwords, and history, which is good. That's what I want. But when I'm done using the device, I have to sign out of that device, and I can't find an option to do that. When I sign out of sync, it doesn't remove my bookmarks, passwords, or anything. I have to go and delete the bookmarks manually and clear search history. Which is VERY inconvenient. I do have a master password, but that only held with passwords, not with history or bookmarks. This is very troubling. I should be able to sign out of that device and have all my information removed. That's what Google Chrome offers and you don't! Where's the unlink device option?

Whenever I sign into Sync on a public device (like school computers), it syncs in my bookmarks, passwords, and history, which is good. That's what I want. But when I'm done using the device, I have to sign out of that device, and I can't find an option to do that. When I sign out of sync, it doesn't remove my bookmarks, passwords, or anything. I have to go and delete the bookmarks manually and clear search history. Which is VERY inconvenient. I do have a master password, but that only held with passwords, not with history or bookmarks. This is very troubling. I should be able to sign out of that device and have all my information removed. That's what Google Chrome offers and you don't! Where's the unlink device option?

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

It is possible to disconnect the sync account from the setting:

  • Firefox Menu > Options > Sync > Disconnect

However there is currently not way to unlink a device remotely on the new version of sync but to change the password for all of the devices.

It is possible to disconnect the sync account from the setting: *Firefox Menu > Options > Sync > Disconnect However there is currently not way to unlink a device remotely on the new version of sync but to change the password for all of the devices.
cor-el
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The OP wants to remove synced data that has been downloaded to the computer automatically when disconnecting from Sync. Firefox Sync isn't designed to work like that and you should never use Sync on a public computer to Sync an item like your passwords.

The OP wants to remove synced data that has been downloaded to the computer automatically when disconnecting from Sync. Firefox Sync isn't designed to work like that and you should never use Sync on a public computer to Sync an item like your passwords.

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cor-el said

The OP wants to remove synced data that has been downloaded to the computer automatically when disconnecting from Sync. Firefox Sync isn't designed to work like that and you should never use Sync on a public computer to Sync an item like your passwords.

Well, that doesn't' help, does it? Are you going to bring the "unlink device" option back? Chrome seems a lot more useful when it comes to this manner.

''cor-el [[#answer-680122|said]]'' <blockquote> The OP wants to remove synced data that has been downloaded to the computer automatically when disconnecting from Sync. Firefox Sync isn't designed to work like that and you should never use Sync on a public computer to Sync an item like your passwords. </blockquote> Well, that doesn't' help, does it? Are you going to bring the "unlink device" option back? Chrome seems a lot more useful when it comes to this manner.

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guigs2 said

It is possible to disconnect the sync account from the setting:
  • Firefox Menu > Options > Sync > Disconnect
However there is currently not way to unlink a device remotely on the new version of sync but to change the password for all of the devices.

Are you going to have this option available anytime soon? Why did you remove it? It doesn't make sense. Changing the password for all the devices is not convenient, is it?

''guigs2 [[#answer-680113|said]]'' <blockquote> It is possible to disconnect the sync account from the setting: *Firefox Menu > Options > Sync > Disconnect However there is currently not way to unlink a device remotely on the new version of sync but to change the password for all of the devices. </blockquote> Are you going to have this option available anytime soon? Why did you remove it? It doesn't make sense. Changing the password for all the devices is not convenient, is it?
cor-el
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cor-el said

You can try to uninstall and reinstall Flash You can uninstall the current Flash player version and (re)install the latest Flash version. See this about uninstalling Flash players: Note that this will remove all installed Flash players. You can find the latest Flash player versions for Firefox and IE on this page:

Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

What's the reason for all this?

''cor-el [[#answer-680735|said]]'' <blockquote> You can try to uninstall and reinstall Flash You can uninstall the current Flash player version and (re)install the latest Flash version. See this about uninstalling Flash players: *http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Note that this will remove all installed Flash players. You can find the latest Flash player versions for Firefox and IE on this page: *http://www.adobe.com/special/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html ---- Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions. Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan. *Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:<br>http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php *AdwCleaner:<br>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/<br>http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml *SuperAntispyware:<br>http://www.superantispyware.com/ *Microsoft Safety Scanner:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx *Windows Defender:<br>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-defender *Spybot Search & Destroy:<br>http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html *Kasperky Free Security Scan:<br>http://www.kaspersky.com/security-scan You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller. *Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller:<br>http://support.kaspersky.com/5350?el=88446 See also: *"Spyware on Windows": http://kb.mozillazine.org/Popups_not_blocked *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware </blockquote> What's the reason for all this?
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Yes there are plans to address the remove wipe and unlink of devices, however it is not clear what it will look like. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=823387

Yes there are plans to address the remove wipe and unlink of devices, however it is not clear what it will look like. [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=823387]