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Computers not Synching - and how will it know which Computer to synch to when it does?

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Sync symbol shows up to date on my laptop and my desktop.. But the items I have chosen to synch -- for now only "Open Tabs" are not identical. Furthermore I am fundamentally confused as to how FF will decide which computer is "primary." In other words if I have Bookmarks in Computer A and B and I want A to prevail -- how do I set that up? What am I missing here?

Sync symbol shows up to date on my laptop and my desktop.. But the items I have chosen to synch -- for now only "Open Tabs" are not identical. Furthermore I am fundamentally confused as to how FF will decide which computer is "primary." In other words if I have Bookmarks in Computer A and B and I want A to prevail -- how do I set that up? What am I missing here?
FredMcD
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RichCPA said

. . . how FF will decide which computer is "primary."

With sync, there is no master or primary. Any changes on one member of the sync is sent to all others.

Type about:accounts<enter> in the address bar. [57+] https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

Make sure what you want to sync is selected.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer Sync your bookmarks, history, passwords, add-ons and open tabs with another copy of Firefox. Learn how to set up Sync.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-types-information-sync-firefox We'll show you how to choose which types of information (bookmarks, history, add-ons, and passwords) to share across all your devices through Firefox Sync.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-firefox-bookmarks-and-browsing-history-iOS Sync your passwords, history, tabs and other browsing information across your iOS, Android and desktop computers with Firefox Accounts.

''RichCPA [[#question-1244629|said]]'' <blockquote> . . . how FF will decide which computer is "primary." </blockquote> With sync, there is no master or primary. Any changes on one member of the sync is sent to all others. Type '''about:accounts'''<enter> in the address bar. [57+] '''https://accounts.firefox.com/settings''' Make sure what you want to sync is selected. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer Sync your bookmarks, history, passwords, add-ons and open tabs with another copy of Firefox. Learn how to set up Sync. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-types-information-sync-firefox We'll show you how to choose which types of information (bookmarks, history, add-ons, and passwords) to share across all your devices through Firefox Sync. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-firefox-bookmarks-and-browsing-history-iOS Sync your passwords, history, tabs and other browsing information across your iOS, Android and desktop computers with Firefox Accounts.

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Thank you Fred.

It now seems to be synching bookmarks and history, but not open tabs

Thank you Fred. It now seems to be synching bookmarks and history, but not open tabs
FredMcD
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I called for more help.

We need to look at the sync logs. On the profile that is not syncing properly, type about:sync-log<enter> in the address bar.

Open the last file created and Copy its contents Now Paste it into this forum.

If the file is too large;


Open a text / word program and load the file. Left-click once. Now <Control> A to highlight everything, then <Control> C to copy it.

Next, have your web browser go to; https://pastebin.com/

Paste <Control> P the content of the file in the window. Note: On the bottom, fill out the boxes as best you can.

Now press Create A New Paste. The page will reload. Copy the new web address, and post it here.

I called for more help. We need to look at the sync logs. On the profile that is not syncing properly, type ''' about:sync-log'''<enter> in the address bar. Open the last file created and '''Copy''' its contents Now '''Paste''' it into this forum. If the file is too large; Open a text / word program and load the file. Left-click once. Now '''<Control> A''' to highlight everything, then '''<Control> C''' to copy it. Next, have your web browser go to; https://pastebin.com/ Paste '''<Control> P''' the content of the file in the window. '''Note: ''' On the bottom, fill out the boxes as best you can. Now press '''Create A New Paste. ''' The page will reload. Copy the new web address, and post it here.