How do I make Firefox Sync synchronize manually?
This is my situation:
I sync my bookmarks, passwords and extensions using Firefox Sync.
When I start up Firefox, it asks me for my master password because Firefox sync wants to sync on startup and I have a master password set up.
So what happens is, I'm typing a website address, the master password dialog pops up, receives focus, and I accidentally type a part of the website address in the password dialog, which I dismiss using escape, and then I have to retype the website address.
A solution for me would be to disable automatic syncing (or at least just after startup).
Is there a way of doing this?
(I'm not scared of the about:config, but couldn't find anything there that would fix this. Alternatively, could I file this as a feature request in Bugzilla, or as a UX issue?)
Note that you can also specify a delay up to 300 seconds via the services.sync.autoconnectDelay pref.Read this answer in context 1
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0
There are extensions that ask for the MP at startup to prevent this issue.
- StartupMaster: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/startupmaster/
- Master Password+: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/master-password/
services.sync.autoconnect - default is true = double-click to toggle to false
Note that you can also specify a delay up to 300 seconds via the services.sync.autoconnectDelay pref.
Thanks for your help, both keys didn't exist yet, I had to create them. Follow-up question: autoconnectDelay is in microseconds?
The services.sync.autoconnectDelay pref would be in seconds AFAICT from the Firefox source code.
166 // delays are in seconds 167 const MAX_DELAY = 300; 168 let delay = 3;
Nothing comes up when searching for services.sync.autoconnect, so I don't think that this pref is supported in the current Firefox release.