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I don't find anything in Mozilla support about....

I don't find ANYTHING in Mozilla support about synchronizing two e-mail address lists. For example, I have a long-existing Yahoo e-mail account (over 18 years), and now … (read more)

I don't find ANYTHING in Mozilla support about synchronizing two e-mail address lists.

For example, I have a long-existing Yahoo e-mail account (over 18 years), and now I have the Yahoo e-mail extension for Mozilla Firefox. This extension does not know anything about the address list or address book in my Yahoo e-mail, and I do not see anything about synchronizing the two programs so that they have the same address list. If you don't like the words "synchronize" or "synch" for doing this, then it is up to you to think up some different terminology. In my case, if I have an address list in my PC, and then I copy that by hand onto pieces of paper, I then have two address lists that are synchronized. Synchronizing two address lists by computer should be much easier than this, and if I make a new entry in one address list, then it should be automatically copied onto the other, keeping them "synchronized".

As it stands now, if I click on the word TO:, or click by it, in your Yahoo e-mail extension, it does absolutely nothing but sit there with its tail stuck in its ear.

Dale A. Wood

Asked by Europamoon100 3 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 3 years ago

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User Messages received when Firefox Sync is in progress? / Ability to disable Firefox Sync fully?

Hello I searched and could not find any information about what messages the user receives during Firefox Sync Process / When a sync is taking place. What are user confir… (read more)

Hello

I searched and could not find any information about what messages the user receives during Firefox Sync Process / When a sync is taking place. What are user confirmation messages does Firefox Sync provide?

  1. I would like to be notified when a sync is taking place e.g. started and finished
  2. I would like to be notified a new Firefox Account has been created
  3. I would like to be notified when Sync has been activated

I searched and could not find what Firefox Sync setup looks like when activated. I only know what it looks like when it is not activated. e.g. see my screenshot. Can you please post a screenshot of what it looks like setup. Thankyou


I do not have Firefox Sync activated and am nervous having this feature readily available under Firefox Preferences and requires no passcode to activate on my computer. I could not find anyway to disable this feature completly. Can it be done?

Firefox 47.0.1 Yosemite 10.10.5

Thankyou for your help in advance

Asked by jendrew 3 years ago

Last reply by rfkelly 3 years ago

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Issues with FireFox Sync and saving website passwords

I have Firefox 5.0.1 the latest Firefox Sync add-on and am running it on Windows XP SP3. I have 2 main issues. 1) Sync options do not work. You can access them but they … (read more)

I have Firefox 5.0.1 the latest Firefox Sync add-on and am running it on Windows XP SP3. I have 2 main issues. 1) Sync options do not work. You can access them but they do not allow you to create a new login or use an existing one. The other issue is that I cannot save password for websites even when I select this option. Help is appreciated.

Asked by ser0s 8 years ago

Last reply by Ibai 8 years ago

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It would be useful to explain somewhere how synch works.

I don't understand if I have to synch from both computers to get my Tabs from Other Computers to work, or if just one. If I'm at desktop and synch, does it work if the la… (read more)

I don't understand if I have to synch from both computers to get my Tabs from Other Computers to work, or if just one. If I'm at desktop and synch, does it work if the laptop computer isn't turned on (ie, does it send my data to the cloud to wait for a request from the laptop)?

All the searches on Inet and on Firefox tell one over and over how to set up a Synch account. No one tells you how to use it.

Asked by Gretchen 8 years ago

Last reply by Ibai 8 years ago

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Cant Set up SYNC

Hi I am setting up a new computer and want to SYNC all my Firefox bookmarks and Passwords but it won't let me. I am trying to SYNC my computer with my SNYC data and each … (read more)

Hi

I am setting up a new computer and want to SYNC all my Firefox bookmarks and Passwords but it won't let me.

I am trying to SYNC my computer with my SNYC data and each time I try to SYNC I sign in and then it asks me to PAIR the device.

I not not pairing a device I want to SYNC my computer and there is no where to "PAIR" a computer or enter a 12 digit code.

How do I set up SYNC on my computer and get it to SYNC to my exsisting data?

Thank you

Go

Asked by GFH 7 years ago

Last reply by d4nelli 7 years ago

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Bookmarks not syncing

Windows 7, Pro, 64-bit with the latest FF. I was using FF last night and all of my bookmark toolbar items disappeared. All the bookmarks disappeared out of my bookmarks f… (read more)

Windows 7, Pro, 64-bit with the latest FF. I was using FF last night and all of my bookmark toolbar items disappeared. All the bookmarks disappeared out of my bookmarks folder also. I tried restoring from a backup with no luck. No errors, just no restored bookmarks.

So I tried resetting the Sync and replacing what was local with my Sync data. That did not work as well. Passwords synced, but not bookmarks.

I then tried uninstalling FF and having it remove my personal settings and did a fresh install. Reconnected to Sync. Again passwords synced, but no bookmarks.

Asked by retro77 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox won't sync anything after a fresh OS installation.

Hi, I have a Firefox Sync account. I had it since before the sync update. I was always signed in from my PC. Just now, I did a fresh installation of Windows 7. Went ahead… (read more)

Hi,

I have a Firefox Sync account. I had it since before the sync update. I was always signed in from my PC. Just now, I did a fresh installation of Windows 7.

Went ahead and installed Firefox. Entered my e-mail and password correctly. I signed in and I got the notification that the Sync will start momentarily. So I waited and waited, by old history, tabs, passwords etc weren't updated.

I disconnected and reconnected, same notification, same result. Nothing.

How can I get my old history, passwords etc back now? I'd like to add that before installing Firefox again I checked if everything was selected on the old installation and was synced.

Thanks, Andrei

Asked by AndreiP 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Why do I get cookies from blocked sites?

I have assumed that if I block cookies from a site, then no cookies from that site should ever appear, right? Yet just five minutes ago, when recovering the credentials f… (read more)

I have assumed that if I block cookies from a site, then no cookies from that site should ever appear, right?

Yet just five minutes ago, when recovering the credentials for this account, I had somehow gotten cookies from google.com and google.fi even though both sites are blocked.

As I didn't know which cookies I need to allow to login here I had temporarily switched my default to "allow cookies" + "never allow 3rd party cookies". I thought that the list of blocked sites would still trump the default setting. Which brings me to my questions:

A) Will the "Exceptions" list in Options-> Privacy & Security overrule the default setting (allow/disallow). I have assumed it does, but something must have gone wrong.

B) Why would retrieving my credentials to this site cause a cookie from Google to be downloaded? When i) Google is blocked, ii) 3rd party cookies are blocked?

Asked by Jyrki 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't delete devices from "Send Tab to Device" menu

I tried Fennec F-Droid, a Firefox version built from source without proprietary code, signed into Firefox Sync, but after renaming the device, the device manager kept sho… (read more)

I tried Fennec F-Droid, a Firefox version built from source without proprietary code, signed into Firefox Sync, but after renaming the device, the device manager kept showing it as the default name. Changed two or three names, then gave up and installed regular Firefox. Now when I click on "Send Tab to Device" the menu shows the names I entered for the device which were not working, but the device manager shows only the actually connected devices, so those names are saved somewhere. This error is persistent with all the devices I synced. How do I remove them?

Asked by ffth 1 year ago

Last reply by Ooker 1 year ago

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I can't see anything to confirm that I'm not a robot! The box is empty.

I'm using FF 3.6.8 on a Mac with OS 10.6.4. I can't see any words in the box where I'm supposed to confirm that I'm not a robot, so I can't start Firefox Sync. What setti… (read more)

I'm using FF 3.6.8 on a Mac with OS 10.6.4. I can't see any words in the box where I'm supposed to confirm that I'm not a robot, so I can't start Firefox Sync. What settings may be wrong?

Asked by Elmerot 9 years ago

Last reply by John99 9 years ago

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How to fix "Sync encountered an error while syncing:Unknown error."

In mid July, after the firefox update, I had decided to close firefox like I usually do before I open the client for my MMORPG Aion, so I did. I end up not turning on fir… (read more)

In mid July, after the firefox update, I had decided to close firefox like I usually do before I open the client for my MMORPG Aion, so I did. I end up not turning on firefox for a few days and when I did my bookmarks were gone as well as my toolbar bookmarks and my history. I start to wonder what happened and then I realised that there was a grey bar at the bottom of my browser stating, "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action.." I had no idea why this would happen as I never had this problem before so I look at the firefox support database but since I'm quite the greenhorn when it comes to programming there was only so much I could understand. I did try looking for corrupt or locked profiles but I saw none. Now as of today it's going on 2 months since the problem began and just today I recieved the firefox 32.0 update but still have this problem so I'm at my wits end and I not sure if I'll ever get it working again. Also my sync account is the one under the new system I had updated a few days before the problem began it also seems to be working on my other devices. Im lost without my bookmarks please help.

Asked by Amarynthia 5 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 5 years ago

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Synch not working after new FF install

I set up sync before having my laptop replaced only to find that apparently my new install on the new laptop can't sync because the version on my old PC wasn't the latest… (read more)

I set up sync before having my laptop replaced only to find that apparently my new install on the new laptop can't sync because the version on my old PC wasn't the latest version: http://mzl.la/1BsOrV8

Is this the case? Is there anything I can do to sync my new install with what I synched before my old laptop was wiped?

Asked by smash100 5 years ago

Last reply by philipp 5 years ago

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My Synced Items are gone, where did they go?

I upgraded to windows 10. I removed everything then deleted the hard drive, then installed Windows 10. After it got it's updates I installed Firefox signed in to my accou… (read more)

I upgraded to windows 10. I removed everything then deleted the hard drive, then installed Windows 10. After it got it's updates I installed Firefox signed in to my account and nothing happened it didn't download my 1000's of book marks or, plug-ins, extensions or, themes. I thought, maybe I signed in to the wrong account (I have two) so I signed out of the first one, then signed in with the second one, and still nothing. So, I signed out of the second one and, signed back in to the first, the one I know I was using for syncing, and still nothing.

So, what happened to my synced items, how can I get them back?

Thanks

Asked by Bobcat 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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I have a person who is able to see what I am doing in my browser.

This is more of a stalking situation. The person did have access to my laptop when we were dating but now has none but is still able to tell me what I am looking at in t… (read more)

This is more of a stalking situation. The person did have access to my laptop when we were dating but now has none but is still able to tell me what I am looking at in the browser. I have disabled sync as far as I can tell but this is getting out of hand and as I am pursuing legal action against the person I would greatly like to know how to keep the browser and secure it completely.

Asked by srphil01 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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How do I get a confirmation email to another email address?

Tried updating email, which was successful, but still do not get an email to new address concerning account being locked of sync, but I am logged in with cell phone, so t… (read more)

Tried updating email, which was successful, but still do not get an email to new address concerning account being locked of sync, but I am logged in with cell phone, so the account can't be locked.

Asked by trucker256 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 2 years ago