What is the purpose of the blue REFRESH STATUS button under devices & apps in accounts.firefox.com/settings?
Does REFRESH STATUS do the same thing as REFRESH FIREFOX? Amongst mozilla support pages I can find explanations for the latter's purpose but I find no links to anything addressing this blue REFRESH button under devices & apps in accounts.firefox.com/settings?
See attached screenshots of part of the page where I find this REFRESH STATUS option. I bifurcated the image so as to protect personal info. I have no idea whether to click REFRESH or not. Please elucidate and advise. Thanks, HalloLuna
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No, that is for refreshing the display of Devices & apps on that page after Disconnect.. for a device, for situations such as a "duplicate" entry (like after an OS re-installation), or a device you aren't using any longer, etc.
See my screenshot of the dialog that appears when using Disconnect.
That is a new feature that I am not familiar with so there's probably other reasons for that feature that hasn't come to mind yet. But I can think of a few instances over the last 5 or 6 years where that feature would have been helpful to clean up the list as I was swapping out devices; would have saved me the time I spent creating a new Firefox Account to start from scratch.
Like posted above, this is for refreshing the list of connected devices to update for possible changes if you keep the page open for a longer time, just like you do for refreshing an email list to get new emails showing.