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How can I prevent Firefox Sync from syncing home page?

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I use different home pages at work and at home and I would like to prevent the home page from syncing.

I use different home pages at work and at home and I would like to prevent the home page from syncing.

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There are services.sync.prefs.sync prefs related to which prefs to sync and you can set the corresponding services.sync pref to false to prevent syncing that pref.

You can set the pref services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.startup.homepage to false on the about:config page.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.
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There are services.sync.prefs.sync prefs related to which prefs to sync and you can set the corresponding services.sync pref to false to prevent syncing that pref.

You can set the pref services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.startup.homepage to false on the about:config page.

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.
There are services.sync.prefs.sync prefs related to which prefs to sync and you can set the corresponding services.sync pref to false to prevent syncing that pref. You can set the pref <b>services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.startup.homepage</b> to <i>false</i> on the <b>about:config</b> page. To open the <i>about:config</i> page, type <b>about:config</b> in the location (address) bar and press the "<i>Enter</i>" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.<br /> If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.<br /> *Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily. *Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set). *Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.