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I work in a place that provides laptops for use while on the clock. We grab the laptop daily, and we may not get the same one any two days. They aren't assigned to people on an ongoing basis. Each time I sign in it puts a new device in my "devices" but that means eventually I will have up to 20 devices. Is this okay? If not, how do I keep each of them from showing up? Do I remove the devices daily? Will that have any effect on using the same laptop later?

I work in a place that provides laptops for use while on the clock. We grab the laptop daily, and we may not get the same one any two days. They aren't assigned to people on an ongoing basis. Each time I sign in it puts a new device in my "devices" but that means eventually I will have up to 20 devices. Is this okay? If not, how do I keep each of them from showing up? Do I remove the devices daily? Will that have any effect on using the same laptop later?
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jscher2000
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Hi amduke1, I suggest you disconnect Firefox from your Firefox Account before turning in the laptop. Otherwise, there is some risk that the activities of others could affect the data in your account. If you forget, then, as it sounds like you already know, you can disconnect the other Firefoxes using the control panel on the web:

https://accounts.firefox.com/settings/clients

Do I remove the devices daily? Will that have any effect on using the same laptop later?

The effect on your next use would be: you either need to re-setup Sync on that laptop, or you need to log in instead of being automatically logged in.

Hi amduke1, I suggest you disconnect Firefox from your Firefox Account before turning in the laptop. Otherwise, there is some risk that the activities of others could affect the data in your account. If you forget, then, as it sounds like you already know, you can disconnect the other Firefoxes using the control panel on the web: https://accounts.firefox.com/settings/clients <blockquote> Do I remove the devices daily? Will that have any effect on using the same laptop later? </blockquote> The effect on your next use would be: you either need to re-setup Sync on that laptop, or you need to log in instead of being automatically logged in.
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FredMcD
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You and others might be better off using; Mozilla Firefox :Portable Edition http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition

https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr Mozilla Firefox ESR, 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.

You and others might be better off using; Mozilla Firefox :Portable Edition http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable '''Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition''' https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr '''Mozilla Firefox ESR, 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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FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; Uninstall Flash Player | Windows {web link} Uninstall Flash Player | Mac {web link}

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 32.0.0.255

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

'''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] {web link} [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac] {web link} '''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 32.0.0.255 ''' 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
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jscher2000 said

Hi amduke1, I suggest you disconnect Firefox from your Firefox Account before turning in the laptop. Otherwise, there is some risk that the activities of others could affect the data in your account. If you forget, then, as it sounds like you already know, you can disconnect the other Firefoxes using the control panel on the web: This isn't a risk. We have to sign in to the computer. Unless I leave the whole computer and don't sign out, no one can access my info. When I open the computer I have to sign in as me or as a lab user. I don't use lab user. I just worry that I will have too many devices.
''jscher2000 [[#answer-1257294|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi amduke1, I suggest you disconnect Firefox from your Firefox Account before turning in the laptop. Otherwise, there is some risk that the activities of others could affect the data in your account. If you forget, then, as it sounds like you already know, you can disconnect the other Firefoxes using the control panel on the web: This isn't a risk. We have to sign in to the computer. Unless I leave the whole computer and don't sign out, no one can access my info. When I open the computer I have to sign in as me or as a lab user. I don't use lab user. I just worry that I will have too many devices.

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I have to sign in and out of a computer. We each have our own login. I can't really download anything because I don't have an administrator account. Thank you all for your help.

I have to sign in and out of a computer. We each have our own login. I can't really download anything because I don't have an administrator account. Thank you all for your help.
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