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How do i remove devices from Firefox Sync?


I recently switched from Windows Vista to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) so i would like to remove the old Windows Vista device from my Sync account. How do i do this?

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Every time Firefox opened

== I switched to Ubuntu.

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Hello? I would like some help here.

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Kranix 0 solutions 1 answers


shgysk8zer0 0 solutions 2 answers

Under sync options, go to manage account, and then reset sync. This works if you want to remove something like an open tabs list for a device you no longer have, but doesn't actually remove it from the list of devices. I'm still looking for how to do that.

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Click Manage Account and click "Stop Using This Account" on the computer that you want to remove.

Xtremefaith 0 solutions 2 answers

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Unfortunately that only works if you still have the device.

alexevers 0 solutions 1 answers

remove syncing on all devices.

on your primary device: goto options > sync then on the manage account drop down, click reset sync then choose "replace all other devices with this computer's data" after reconnect all devices

digiguy 0 solutions 2 answers

...and if you have your computer stolen, and want to remove it as a device so it no longer can sync ? I don't want them to get in and have it sync when they open firefox, as Alexevers suggests would happen if you reset it. Also, it appears you cannot remove a device when you not accessing the sync options locally. There should simply be a list of devices, and you can add or remove them from syncing. Better yet, would be able to erase all data on a device as well (sync with nothing, or a specific set of data, say personal or work presets...)

digiguy 0 solutions 2 answers

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.. the only option seams to be to change the password. tools>options>sync tab> Manage account > change password Then the other devices cannot connect.