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Syncing destroys my homepage every time

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On my main laptop I built a nice homepage with shortcuts that I use regularly. I would like this exact homepage on all the devices where I sign in with my Firefox account. Instead, every time I sign into a new device and sync, my homepage is completely destroyed and scrambled on all devices, including my main laptop and I have to painstakingly recreate the homepage I want. What is going wrong here? How can I set up one homepage on one device that will be synced to all other devices?

On my main laptop I built a nice homepage with shortcuts that I use regularly. I would like this exact homepage on all the devices where I sign in with my Firefox account. Instead, every time I sign into a new device and sync, my homepage is completely destroyed and scrambled on all devices, including my main laptop and I have to painstakingly recreate the homepage I want. What is going wrong here? How can I set up one homepage on one device that will be synced to all other devices?

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Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

What OS? What Desktop? X11 or Wayland?

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Hi there, thanks for your answer. This problem happens across devices with different operating systems (Mac OS, Ubuntu 22.04.1 Xorg and Wayland, other windows devices).

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On my Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS device (Xorg) I tried your suggestion with downloading and running Firefox from firefox-bin and same problem.

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Your sites are all pinned right?

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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Yes, all of them are pinned and have a meaningful name tag that I have given. Which adds to my frustration. On new logins, all sites are unpinned, renamed to the original (usually a short handle of the webpage address) and a mix of sites I want there + sites from my browser history I visit but don't need on the homepage + sponsored sites like Amazon and Adidas although the tick box for sponsored site suggestions is unticked in the settings.

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