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[SOLVED] Cannot grab tabs from other devices

Using Firefox View, I am unable to view my tabs from other devices after setting up Sync. It is saying Check your internet connection. If you’re using a firewall or proxy… (read more)

Using Firefox View, I am unable to view my tabs from other devices after setting up Sync. It is saying Check your internet connection. If you’re using a firewall or proxy, check that Firefox has permission to access the web. as if I don't have a correctly configured connection. However I indeed do and am able to browse the web without any issues. I should mention that I'm running the latest stable flatpak and I'm wondering if this could be related but I have no idea how to manipulate the flatpak to make this work.

Asked by soulfox 4 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

I have to sign into my Firefox account everyday. Password not avialble till sign in.

So I been using Firefox forever until February when I noticed that all my saved passwords were not available and I had to sign on to my account every-time I brought my la… (read more)

So I been using Firefox forever until February when I noticed that all my saved passwords were not available and I had to sign on to my account every-time I brought my laptop up. I tried everything i could think off or read but nothing works. I do shutdown my computer using Glary but I have turn off all cleaning of Firefox. I want to go back to Firefox but can't seem to get past signing on every-time to my account to get full access. Any thoughts on what I need to do?

Asked by h1jk1 3 hours ago

Firefox passwords not syncing across devices

For some reason accounts/passwords are not syncing on Firefox across my iPhone and MacBook. I have both signed into the account and have set up sync but it is not sharing… (read more)

For some reason accounts/passwords are not syncing on Firefox across my iPhone and MacBook. I have both signed into the account and have set up sync but it is not sharing across the devices.

Asked by CERO 2 days ago

Last reply by Infinity__ 10 hours ago

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My passwords are getting removed one by one... Why?

Sadly, I am now forced to leave firefox. My passwords are getting "forgotten" more and more each day. Did i get hacked? Few passwords like proton mail I don't actually ha… (read more)

Sadly, I am now forced to leave firefox. My passwords are getting "forgotten" more and more each day. Did i get hacked? Few passwords like proton mail I don't actually have anywhere else. Auto-Backup of firefox seems to be of the same day as the original??? So it loses the data then saves it twice? who designed this? I'm angry, not at firefox/mozilla. angry at myself for putting my trust in the first place. Chromium doesn't sync so it leaves me with chrome FFS. Does someone has a magic wand to recover the lost data? login.json is same day as original so not an option.

Asked by romanash 22 hours ago

Answered by romanash 17 hours ago

passwords gone

I started with Firefox on android, when i finally got a pc i decided to sync my data. This resulted in the loss of all but 1 of my passwords and Ive spent 5+hours trying … (read more)

I started with Firefox on android, when i finally got a pc i decided to sync my data. This resulted in the loss of all but 1 of my passwords and Ive spent 5+hours trying to get them back. And i idk if i can. But with the help of this extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/about-sync/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search) about-sync i can see the logs of them being deleted(where pics are from). Why cant i just revert this or have instances to revert back to?

Asked by Roger Hanley 20 hours ago

Reconnecting old device pollutes bookmarks with old bookmarks

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to c… (read more)

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to carefully connect two older PC devices back to firefox sync, however on one I managed to enable sync before disconnecting my profile (it seemed as if reconnecting sync temporarily was the only way to disconnect a profile from firefox's UI - I should have been more careful and removed the profile from the filesystem level): at which point I polluted the sync server.

I've noticed that `about:sync` has an option under bookmarks/engine actions 'wipe bookmarks', which sounds exactly what I need, and if I watch what happens once pressed it does the right thing and repopulates the sever with the 'correct' PC's bookmark set (when run from that PC), however it also says 'other devices will act like a reset', which i'm finding NOT to be the case: eventually one of my other device repollutes the server with bad bookmarks which propogate.

I'm thinking the culprits are my phones, If I wipe and do a sync on a phone, my phone's bookmarks stay polluted. If i'm right about that, I think my question is: can I wipe my profile (or preferably only my bookmarks) from my phones' Firefox without having to entirely uninstall/reinstall (or do you have any other advice for not re-polluting the server from some already-polluted device's bookmarks?

thanks in advance

Asked by tonywoode 1 week ago

Last reply by tonywoode 2 days ago

does sync really work?

I am trying to sync to computers to the same firefox, bookmarks, passwords etc. When I ask for a link, I get an e-mail that says click the link below but there is no lin… (read more)

I am trying to sync to computers to the same firefox, bookmarks, passwords etc.

When I ask for a link, I get an e-mail that says click the link below but there is no link

Asked by dsouvorin 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Any hope of backing up bookmarks from an old version of Firefox in Android 4.4?

I have an old Lenovo tablet running Firefox 68.11 in Android Kitkat (4.4) This device has never synced before, and as you know Mozilla, for reasons known only to themsel… (read more)

I have an old Lenovo tablet running Firefox 68.11 in Android Kitkat (4.4)

This device has never synced before, and as you know Mozilla, for reasons known only to themselves, never made a simple bookmark export in the Android app.

My attempts to set up a sync has also failed, access to https://accounts.firefox.com is apparently inaccessible, the page never loads, except for the logo you can see below.

Am I just out of luck?

Asked by davexnet01 4 days ago

Last reply by davexnet02 2 days ago

Sync and Save missing from Android

I am trying to sync my desktop Firefox data to my Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy S21+. In every help topic I read, it says to click the three dots on Android, go to sett… (read more)

I am trying to sync my desktop Firefox data to my Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy S21+. In every help topic I read, it says to click the three dots on Android, go to settings and click "Sync and save data," then click "Ready to scan" and scan the QR code provided from my desktop account. The issue I am running into is that the "Sync and save data" option does not exist on my Firefox Android app. If I click on my profile on the phone, I can click "Sync" but it doesn't do anything. It does not work if I try to scan the QR code through the phone camera instead. I am at a loss for how to sync my Mozilla account on these two devices. My Firefox app is up to date. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Asked by Katelyn 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

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Firefox Sync And Windows System Restore -- Backup Files Saved?

Full scenario: Computer had some issues, so I set up Windows Backup/Restore to a point just before resetting it, saving that data to an external drive. Then, I reset Wind… (read more)

Full scenario: Computer had some issues, so I set up Windows Backup/Restore to a point just before resetting it, saving that data to an external drive. Then, I reset Windows, choosing the option that lets you keep your files (most of them it looks like) while it reinstalls everything else.

I knew it'd wipe Firefox and I'd need to reinstall it, but when I synced my account, it didn't have logs. The logs are archives of various chats on a website I used to talk to friends. I know those used to be accessible through Firefox's directory under Program Files by checking the data saved for that website (something I had to do once before to remove corrupted logs), but that data obviously wouldn't be there now.

I should've considered this beforehand but I had no idea that data for different websites might not be included in a sync. It does have files for Firefox but I decided not to touch them, since I'd already synced and I didn't know if reverting to that Backup might break Firefox somehow. Or worse, cause me to lose MORE data.

Question now is, what's the chance those might be in that backup I saved? More specifically, data stored about websites I visited.

Asked by Always Tired (Jensen Draws) 6 days ago

Answered by Always Tired (Jensen Draws) 6 days ago

Synced tabs gone

Good morning. I recently changed smartphone, activating Firefox Sync between both devices, making sure that the old one didn't have the setting that makes open tabs inact… (read more)

Good morning. I recently changed smartphone, activating Firefox Sync between both devices, making sure that the old one didn't have the setting that makes open tabs inactive. Now after a week I don't see anymore synchronized tabs with the old smartphone. How can I solve it? Thanks, Phil.

Asked by Phil 6 days ago

Last reply by Paul 6 days ago

Had to reinstall windows. I was signed in. I clicked sync to ensure it was synced. Nothing synced?

I made sure everything was synced and my account logged in prior to reinstalling windows. I log into the same account and nothing is there. Help! How can I recover the bo… (read more)

I made sure everything was synced and my account logged in prior to reinstalling windows. I log into the same account and nothing is there. Help! How can I recover the bookmarks and history that are clearly selected in my profile?

Asked by danasilver 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 6 days ago

Firefox Account data lost

I accidentally cleared the Firefox app's data while my account was still logged in and now all of my account data is completely gone. Am I just done for or is there a way… (read more)

I accidentally cleared the Firefox app's data while my account was still logged in and now all of my account data is completely gone. Am I just done for or is there a way to get this back?

Asked by May 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Synced tabs gone

Good morning. I recently changed smartphone, activating Firefox Sync between both devices, making sure that the old one didn't have the setting that makes open tabs inact… (read more)

Good morning. I recently changed smartphone, activating Firefox Sync between both devices, making sure that the old one didn't have the setting that makes open tabs inactive. Now after a week I don't see anymore synchronized tabs with the old smartphone. How can I solve it? Thanks, Phil.

Asked by Phil 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Sync cookies exception list

Hi, This has been brought up before, but not with this exact question (not that I could find, at least). I understand that cookies cannot be synced across devices, but … (read more)

Hi,

This has been brought up before, but not with this exact question (not that I could find, at least).

I understand that cookies cannot be synced across devices, but this is not what I am asking for. Is there a way to make firefox sync the list of exceptions? Meaning, only the specified website URL and its status, not the cookies from these sites.

Asked by pompan2 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Sync to Android phone broken

I've had no issues with Firefox Sync on desktop but frequent issues on Android. I've reported issues previously here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18790… (read more)

I've had no issues with Firefox Sync on desktop but frequent issues on Android.

I've reported issues previously here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1879003

Yesterday, it failed in a different way, announcing that I needed to sign into Sync. I've tried a dozen times yesterday and today using both QR scan and email confirmation. All fail in various ways. For example:

  • After scanning QR code: "500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there"
  • After scanning QR code: "Pairing not successful. Error while creating the pairing channel"
  • After scanning QR code and approving on mobile device and desktop, desktop says success, but phone stays on "Approval now required from your other device" Interestingly this page isn't open in the normal browser. If I click the three dot menu, it says "POWERED BY FIREFOX, Open in Firefox"
  • After going through all the steps and it saying "You're signed into Firefox," yet when I go to share a tab, it asked me to sign in.

Any tips on getting Firefox Sync to work? I don't see any troubleshooting sections in the online help articles.

Asked by DB 1 week ago

Last reply by DB 1 week ago