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How long would it take changes made to bookmarks on one device to sync and be reflected on another device? (same Mozilla account signed in on both devices)
I changed a couple names of my bookmarked pages so that it would shorten the pop-up menus and sub-pop-up menus that appear whenever I hover over different folders of "Bookmarks" I've saved. I'm seeing those changes reflected on the device on which I made them but not on my other computer where I'm also signed in to the same Mozilla account.
Any idea why those changes aren't syncing and being reflected across all my devices? Or... how long do such changes typically take to sync?
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I called for more help with your problem.
Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac
Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).
Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.
Flash Player Version: Version 188.8.131.52
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
How many bookmarks do you have?
Did you check the time the last Sync happened?
You should see this date in a tooltip if you hover the email address in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button drop-down list.
You can leave both device idle for some time to see if that makes the Sync happen.
You can open about:sync-log via the location bar to see if there is a recent log available. You can upload a recent log if the log is too big to put in a reply.
@FredMcD -- Thanks for calling for more help with the problem and pointing out the security issue with Flash. If you hear back from Mozilla or learn anything further, do respond to this thread. I'd be curious to know what might be going on.
@cor-el -- I have a sh*t ton of bookmarks, all of which are well-organized within folders, subfolders, and sub-subfolders. I did as you suggested and checked the last time a sync occurred, which was about 44 seconds ago, and well after I made the bookmark link renaming changes that have yet to sync or be reflected on my other devices. So clearly, something else is going on there.
As for checking the about:sync-log, on which device would I need to check that? The one where I made the bookmark link renaming changes or the device where I'm not yet seeing those changes? Also...where is the Location Bar?
on which device would I need to check that? The one where I made the bookmark link renaming changes or the device where I'm not yet seeing those changes?
Both. And be sure to label each one.
Also...where is the Location Bar?
That's also called the address bar. It's where you enter the web address you want the browser to go to.