X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

What is sync?

Posted

You are talking about sync. What is it? What is it for?

You are talking about sync. What is it? What is it for?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Content Blocker Extension
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • GEPlugin
  • Online Banking Extension
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • Virtual Keyboard

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0

More Information

christ1
  • Top 25 Contributor
2200 solutions 16086 answers

Chosen Solution

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-up-firefox-sync
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Tip. If you happen to use Firefox Sync, and opt to use it for bookmarks i recommend you backup your Firefox profile or at least your bookmarks manaully prior to using Sync for the first time, and then on a regular basis. Maybe every two weeks.

Do NOT become over reliant on Sync. Sync occasionally has problems, especially if you have a slow connection or if you change a lot of bookmarks. It is capable of very badly messing-up your bookmarks listings.

Also remember if used with an Android phone it will put all of your computer bookmarks on to the phone. There is no choice to just sync unidirectionally from the phone to the PC. The only action is to Merge bookmarks.

Tip. If you happen to use Firefox Sync, and opt to use it for bookmarks i recommend you backup your Firefox profile or at least your bookmarks manaully prior to using Sync for the first time, and then on a regular basis. Maybe every two weeks. Do NOT become over reliant on Sync. Sync occasionally has problems, especially if you have a slow connection or if you change a lot of bookmarks. It is capable of very badly messing-up your bookmarks listings. Also remember if used with an Android phone it will put all of your computer bookmarks on to the phone. There is no choice to just sync unidirectionally from the phone to the PC. The only action is to Merge bookmarks.
seyorni 0 solutions 1 answers

I don't care about bookmarks. I'm just asking what this sync thing is What is Sync?

I don't care about bookmarks. I'm just asking what this sync thing'' is'' What is Sync?
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Helpful Reply

Sync synchronises Firefox between devices.

Sync synchronises Firefox between devices. * [[How do I set up Firefox Sync?]] <blockquote>Firefox Sync lets you share all of your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) across all your devices. This article shows you how to set up Firefox Sync. </blockquote> * Please also see '''https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/sync/'''