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Seeting of Firefox are not synced when you login across devices

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Hello Support,

I use Firefox across my devices (after 5 years of Google Chrome and other Google services). I found one missing piece on the Firefox product in general. It doesn't sync my settings when I log into the new device. The settings I'm talking about are Search Engine and Notification, although I think this can be applied to any other settings that I'm not using or aware of. Long story short, since I quit using Google Chrome (although I can't quit using Android, I still disable Google services and provide with least of permissions to any services on the mobile device) I switched back to Mozilla Firefox browser and using in on all my devices (Windows, couple of Linux Desktops as well as Android) and I found that when I login to my Firefox account I still have to change Search Engine from Google to DuckDuckGo and I wonder why Extensions are being installed and synced while search engines are not. Also same thing for Notifications. I don't like being notified and disable all kind of notifications for all Web Sites (no exclusions). Can you please include these pieces to sync when login to the account or have a checkbox in case if some users want to keep different settings on different devices etc...?

Thank you,

Hello Support, I use Firefox across my devices (after 5 years of Google Chrome and other Google services). I found one missing piece on the Firefox product in general. It doesn't sync my settings when I log into the new device. The settings I'm talking about are Search Engine and Notification, although I think this can be applied to any other settings that I'm not using or aware of. Long story short, since I quit using Google Chrome (although I can't quit using Android, I still disable Google services and provide with least of permissions to any services on the mobile device) I switched back to Mozilla Firefox browser and using in on all my devices (Windows, couple of Linux Desktops as well as Android) and I found that when I login to my Firefox account I still have to change Search Engine from Google to DuckDuckGo and I wonder why Extensions are being installed and synced while search engines are not. Also same thing for Notifications. I don't like being notified and disable all kind of notifications for all Web Sites (no exclusions). Can you please include these pieces to sync when login to the account or have a checkbox in case if some users want to keep different settings on different devices etc...? Thank you,
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Dinushi Dhananjani
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If you've run into a problem with Firefox Sync, this article will walk you ... https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips

If you've run into a problem with Firefox Sync, this article will walk you ... https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips
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It doesn't solve particular Settings Sync problems that I mentioned.

  1. 1 Search Engine selections
  2. 2 Notifications preferences.

I hope I explained the problem deep enough.

It doesn't solve particular Settings Sync problems that I mentioned. #1 Search Engine selections #2 Notifications preferences. I hope I explained the problem deep enough.
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cor-el
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The search engine setting isn't synced to other connected devices. Only a few setting are part of Sync and the search engine isn't included. Only these "services.sync.prefs.sync*search" prefs that you can find on the about:config page are part of syncing prefs.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

The search engine setting isn't synced to other connected devices. Only a few setting are part of Sync and the search engine isn't included. Only these "services.sync.prefs.sync*search" prefs that you can find on the <b>about:config</b> page are part of syncing prefs. You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox
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