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Not smart the way sync is designed as I used xmark and decided to use FF sync so I created an account on PC at work and now I am at home wanting to sync my home laptop. How on earth do I do that???

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Ok good people here goes. I have been using foxmarks/xmarks for over 3 years. Today after FF updated to 6.0 at work, I thought it might be a good diea to start using FF sync. So I created an FF account at work and synchronised with a FF server somewhere and I was given a sync key.

So when I came home, I though I will add my laptop and my iMac to FF sync, but to my surprise, teh instructions are that I have to add a device on FF where I created my account, which is at work!

Therefore is there a way around this, or I have to call my wife from work and do it on the phone???

Thank you in advance. Cheers

Ok good people here goes. I have been using foxmarks/xmarks for over 3 years. Today after FF updated to 6.0 at work, I thought it might be a good diea to start using FF sync. So I created an FF account at work and synchronised with a FF server somewhere and I was given a sync key. So when I came home, I though I will add my laptop and my iMac to FF sync, but to my surprise, teh instructions are that I have to add a device on FF where I created my account, which is at work! Therefore is there a way around this, or I have to call my wife from work and do it on the phone??? Thank you in advance. Cheers

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On your home laptop, follow these steps:

  1. Open the "Sync" section of the Options window.
  2. Press the "Set Up Firefox Sync" button.
  3. Press the "Connect" button to connect to your existing account.
  4. At the bottom of the "Add a device" window, click on the link that says "I don't have the device with me"
  5. Enter your email address, password, and sync key.

For more details, see How do I add a device to Firefox Sync?

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On your home laptop, follow these steps:

  1. Open the "Sync" section of the Options window.
  2. Press the "Set Up Firefox Sync" button.
  3. Press the "Connect" button to connect to your existing account.
  4. At the bottom of the "Add a device" window, click on the link that says "I don't have the device with me"
  5. Enter your email address, password, and sync key.

For more details, see How do I add a device to Firefox Sync?

On your home laptop, follow these steps: # Open the "Sync" section of the Options window. # Press the "Set Up Firefox Sync" button. # Press the "Connect" button to connect to your existing account. # At the bottom of the "Add a device" window, click on the link that says "I don't have the device with me" # Enter your email address, password, and [[Where can I find my Firefox Sync Key?|sync key]]. For more details, see [[How do I add a device to Firefox Sync?]]

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mbrubeck you are a champ! Thank you! Cheers GG

mbrubeck you are a champ! Thank you! Cheers GG
Ibai
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In your situation, and complementing mbrubeck steps, you could send your Sync Key via e-mail from your Work computer to your Home computer.

In your situation, and complementing mbrubeck steps, you could send your Sync Key via e-mail from your Work computer to your Home computer.