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why does this (chrome://FirefoxAccounts (Firefox Accounts credentials)) have "Chrome" at the beginning. What does Firefox Sync have to do with Chrome?

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Why does this (chrome://FirefoxAccounts (Firefox Accounts credentials) - which is in my Saved Logins) have "Chrome" at the beginning? I understand that this has something to do with firefox sync, but i don't know why Chrome is involved.

Why does this (chrome://FirefoxAccounts (Firefox Accounts credentials) - which is in my Saved Logins) have "Chrome" at the beginning? I understand that this has something to do with firefox sync, but i don't know why Chrome is involved.

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Hello snyderjl,

Firefox uses the "chrome://" protocol to access its internal files and also uses chrome in other cases, like e.g. : userChrome.css - it is in no way related to Google's browser Chrome. Firefox used the word "chrome" long before Google named its browser "Chrome".....

Also see :

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome

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McCoy
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Hello snyderjl,

Firefox uses the "chrome://" protocol to access its internal files and also uses chrome in other cases, like e.g. : userChrome.css - it is in no way related to Google's browser Chrome. Firefox used the word "chrome" long before Google named its browser "Chrome".....

Also see :

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome

Hello snyderjl, Firefox uses the "chrome://" protocol to access its internal files and also uses chrome in other cases, like e.g. : userChrome.css - it is in no way related to Google's browser Chrome. Firefox used the word "chrome" long before Google named its browser "Chrome"..... Also see : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome

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McCoy said

Hello snyderjl, Firefox uses the "chrome://" protocol to access its internal files and also uses chrome in other cases, like e.g. : userChrome.css - it is in no way related to Google's browser Chrome. Firefox used the word "chrome" long before Google named its browser "Chrome"..... Also see : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome

Thank you for the explanation! You are correct, I thought it was tied to Google Chrome & I do not use any Google products.

''McCoy [[#answer-1191211|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello snyderjl, Firefox uses the "chrome://" protocol to access its internal files and also uses chrome in other cases, like e.g. : userChrome.css - it is in no way related to Google's browser Chrome. Firefox used the word "chrome" long before Google named its browser "Chrome"..... Also see : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/Chrome </blockquote> Thank you for the explanation! You are correct, I thought it was tied to Google Chrome & I do not use any Google products.
McCoy
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snyderjl said

Thank you for the explanation!

My pleasure  !

You are correct, I thought it was tied to Google Chrome

Quite understandable (many people think those two are related .... )

''snyderjl [[#answer-1191231|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you for the explanation! </blockquote> My pleasure ! <blockquote> You are correct, I thought it was tied to Google Chrome </blockquote> Quite understandable (many people think those two are related .... )
clustersixtwo 0 solutions 4 answers

I just posted a question on this. I too have been told Chrome reference is Google Chrome, I also do not use Google products, and I too do not want Google tracking me. Has anyone gone through the entire "about:config" screen and confirmed ALL the references to "chrome" are not Google related?

I just posted a question on this. I too have been told Chrome reference is Google Chrome, I also do not use Google products, and I too do not want Google tracking me. Has anyone gone through the entire "about:config" screen and confirmed ALL the references to "chrome" are not Google related?
James
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clustersixtwo said

I just posted a question on this. I too have been told Chrome reference is Google Chrome, I also do not use Google products, and I too do not want Google tracking me. Has anyone gone through the entire "about:config" screen and confirmed ALL the references to "chrome" are not Google related?

Whomever told you the chrome in Firefox is Google Chrome is incorrect or you misunderstood.

You have your answers in your thread at /questions/1248747

''clustersixtwo [[#answer-1193328|said]]'' <blockquote> I just posted a question on this. I too have been told Chrome reference is Google Chrome, I also do not use Google products, and I too do not want Google tracking me. Has anyone gone through the entire "about:config" screen and confirmed ALL the references to "chrome" are not Google related? </blockquote> Whomever told you the chrome in Firefox is Google Chrome is incorrect or you misunderstood. You have your answers in your thread at [/questions/1248747]

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Note that the chrome://FirefoxAccounts entry in the password manager stores the Firefox Sync account authentication data (kA and kB) in JSON format.

Note that the <b>chrome://FirefoxAccounts</b> entry in the password manager stores the Firefox Sync account authentication data (kA and kB) in JSON format.