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Is it possible (or planned in future?) to have different Firefox Sync settings specific per device?
Somehow related to this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273708 and this question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268361
I'm using Firefox Sync for longer to sync bookmarks and logins between Firefoxes on my private Linux box and Firefox on a private Android Smartphone.
As I wanted to have my logins (esp. their usually nowadays pretty complex passwords :-)) also available on my company's laptop's Firefox, but ONLY the logins, NOT the (many) bookmarks, don't want to mix business bookmarks with private ones, I've enbled Firefox Sync for the first time on the company#s laptop.
Unfortunately Firefox Sync took ALL information possible, bookmarks, logins and even history, and synced it to my Android also. Bidirectional! Some work to wipe this. There has been no option in the phase of connecting my company's laptop to Firefox sync to select the sync scope itself, unfortunately.
- Is this "working as designed"? Or did I miss something?
Before wiping both my company's laptop and my Android, I've set the sync options to "Logins only" on the company's laptop. To be sure NOT to get any wiped bookmarks deleted at their origins/source Firefoxes.
Having done this. my Android Sync settings have been also set (automatically?) to "Logins only", no Bookmarks sync anymore.
- I this correct? Only one sync options set valid for ALL devices "belonging" to a Firefox Sync account? Docs are somewhat vague about this, at least what I've found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-types-information-sync-firefox#w_manage-sync-information-on-a-computer
I'm not 100% sure about "automatically set", but because of the work to get things sorted out after the unwanted sync I do not want to test again :-S
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P.S.: As I remembered Firefox PROFILES (even on MSWIN :-)) I've created an empty new profile on my company's laptop, and connected with this profile to Firefox sync.
NOW, after connected, Firefox Sync shows the LATEST options set, "Logins only" in this case.
To test further, I've created a single new bookmark on the company's laptop, enabled additionally "sync bookmarks". And synced, both on company's laptop AND private Android.
After sync completed, "sync bookmarks" was now ALSO set to ENABLED on my private Android.
As this behaviour is NOT want I wanted and expected, but maybe is what others want and expect, my question repeated from above:
- Is this "only one sync options set for all devices" "working as designed"? Or maybe a bug? Or maybe planned to be changed (IMHO improved if not a bug) in future?