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How do i remove devices from Firefox Sync?

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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?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I switched to Ubuntu.

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? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I switched to Ubuntu.

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Hello? I would like some help here.

Hello? I would like some help here.

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Kranix 0 solutions 1 answers

HELP ME!

HELP ME!
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.

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

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.

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

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...)

...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.

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