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I already have a sign on for firefox help - is there any difference between that and a firefox account? If so - what is the difference?

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I get a lot of notices 'get a firefox account' but I already have a sign on for firefox help and want to know if this is the same thing or in some way different. I tried to ask this question recently but I see no record of it or a response. thanks.

I get a lot of notices 'get a firefox account' but I already have a sign on for firefox help and want to know if this is the same thing or in some way different. I tried to ask this question recently but I see no record of it or a response. thanks.

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Seburo said

Hi Yes, they are two different things. The sign in for Firefox support allows you to do what you are doing now, asking a support question that a volunteer like me will try to answer. A Firefox Account allows you to sync you details between (for example) Firefox on the desktop and Firefox on a mobile device so that your bookmarks and log in details can be available on both. I hope this helps.

This answered the question however, since I only use a desktop or laptop computer on the internet, I don't see a need to have a Firefox account to sinc to a mobile device. Perhaps I am too old-school but I just don't see a need to have music, streaming video, news, etc on my phone. I don't need to be THAT connected to the digital world. Thanks all the same.

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Seburo
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Hi

Yes, they are two different things.

The sign in for Firefox support allows you to do what you are doing now, asking a support question that a volunteer like me will try to answer.

A Firefox Account allows you to sync you details between (for example) Firefox on the desktop and Firefox on a mobile device so that your bookmarks and log in details can be available on both.

I hope this helps.

Hi Yes, they are two different things. The sign in for Firefox support allows you to do what you are doing now, asking a support question that a volunteer like me will try to answer. A Firefox Account allows you to sync you details between (for example) Firefox on the desktop and Firefox on a mobile device so that your bookmarks and log in details can be available on both. I hope this helps.
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What a "Firefox Account" is used for https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/access-mozilla-services-firefox-account

An account on the support.mozilla.org site is only used on the support.mozilla.org site

What a "Firefox Account" is used for https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/access-mozilla-services-firefox-account An account on the support.mozilla.org site is only used on the support.mozilla.org site
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Seburo said

Hi Yes, they are two different things. The sign in for Firefox support allows you to do what you are doing now, asking a support question that a volunteer like me will try to answer. A Firefox Account allows you to sync you details between (for example) Firefox on the desktop and Firefox on a mobile device so that your bookmarks and log in details can be available on both. I hope this helps.

This answered the question however, since I only use a desktop or laptop computer on the internet, I don't see a need to have a Firefox account to sinc to a mobile device. Perhaps I am too old-school but I just don't see a need to have music, streaming video, news, etc on my phone. I don't need to be THAT connected to the digital world. Thanks all the same.

''Seburo [[#answer-1218766|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi Yes, they are two different things. The sign in for Firefox support allows you to do what you are doing now, asking a support question that a volunteer like me will try to answer. A Firefox Account allows you to sync you details between (for example) Firefox on the desktop and Firefox on a mobile device so that your bookmarks and log in details can be available on both. I hope this helps. </blockquote> This answered the question however, since I only use a desktop or laptop computer on the internet, I don't see a need to have a Firefox account to sinc to a mobile device. Perhaps I am too old-school but I just don't see a need to have music, streaming video, news, etc on my phone. I don't need to be THAT connected to the digital world. Thanks all the same.
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I too do not want m Firefox account on my phone.

I just want to use Firefox on my laptop. I have a laptop email account which is listed in my Firefox account, which I apparently cannot get to by signing in ( to it ) ?!!!

I have a phone. Yes. I do not want all my emails on it. I have a different account on my phone than my laptop, as said above. I do not want all linked up.

I keep my web searches and business-type as well as pages sent in the laptop's email account ---- on the laptop.

Simple searches as well as separte emails on my phone.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM, FIREFOX ? One of Control ? I thought this was the earmark of Google .

I too do not want m Firefox account on my phone. I just want to use Firefox on my laptop. I have a laptop email account which is listed in my Firefox account, which I apparently cannot get to by signing in ( to it ) ?!!! I have a phone. Yes. I do not want all my emails on it. I have a different account on my phone than my laptop, as said above. I do not want all linked up. I keep my web searches and business-type as well as pages sent in the laptop's email account ---- on the laptop. Simple searches as well as separte emails on my phone. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM, FIREFOX ? One of Control ? I thought this was the earmark of Google .
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