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Hi all,

I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10.

So, I will have to use either IE, Edge or Chrome. Ideally I would like an extension which I can use to connect one of these browsers (probably Chrome) to Firefox, but since that doesn't exist the next best thing is to be able to manually "sync" things.

First, how do I view the synced content for my Firefox Account in a web page? Is there a way to access it from https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

Second, how to I add things to this?

Mainly I am interested in syncing tabs. Browser history would also be useful but I can see how this could be very difficult. Bookmarks would be an alternative method of syncing history.

Thanks :)

Hi all, I will unfortunately soon lose the ability to use Firefox at work because my company's IT department don't want to support it anymore as we upgrade to Windows 10. So, I will have to use either IE, Edge or Chrome. Ideally I would like an extension which I can use to connect one of these browsers (probably Chrome) to Firefox, but since that doesn't exist the next best thing is to be able to manually "sync" things. First, how do I view the synced content for my Firefox Account in a web page? Is there a way to access it from https://accounts.firefox.com/settings Second, how to I add things to this? Mainly I am interested in syncing tabs. Browser history would also be useful but I can see how this could be very difficult. Bookmarks would be an alternative method of syncing history. Thanks :)

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Why does your IT think that? Hundreds use Firefox w/Win 10.

As to sync, to use accounts.firefox.com the systems need to be compatible.

Much data can be exported to be imported to other units.


http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition

A fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

Firefox Portable is a 3rd-party build. Support is available here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable

You can use sync to share data between profiles. But some data cannot be shared between different versions.

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Why does your IT think that? Hundreds use Firefox w/Win 10.

As to sync, to use accounts.firefox.com the systems need to be compatible.

Much data can be exported to be imported to other units.


http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition

A fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

Firefox Portable is a 3rd-party build. Support is available here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable

You can use sync to share data between profiles. But some data cannot be shared between different versions.

Why does your IT think that? Hundreds use Firefox w/Win 10. As to sync, to use accounts.firefox.com the systems need to be compatible. Much data can be exported to be imported to other units. http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable '''Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition''' A fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch computers. Firefox Portable is a 3rd-party build. Support is available here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable You can use sync to share data between profiles. But some data cannot be shared between different versions.
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Great suggestion @FredMD! I have got this on a USB stick and it works fine, so it's a better solution than what I was asking for, perfect!

I think our IT department just want to limit the number of browsers which they need to test our internal apps with. Unfortunately Firefox has fallen victim because IE and Edge are already included in Wni10 and the "other" browser is always Chrome.

The portable app also helps me keep work and personal web-stuff separate, so it's a great solution.

Thanks :)

Great suggestion @FredMD! I have got this on a USB stick and it works fine, so it's a better solution than what I was asking for, perfect! I think our IT department just want to limit the number of browsers which they need to test our internal apps with. Unfortunately Firefox has fallen victim because IE and Edge are already included in Wni10 and the "other" browser is always Chrome. The portable app also helps me keep work and personal web-stuff separate, so it's a great solution. Thanks :)
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FredMcD
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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.
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