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After opening Firefox, a xmarks log in window appears & Firefox will freeze if I try to log into xmarks, but can continue on Firefox if just "X" out the log in

Each time I open Firefox, a xmarks log in window appears. Firefox will freeze if I try to log into xmarks. If I just "X" out the log in window, I can continue on Firefox.… (read more)

Each time I open Firefox, a xmarks log in window appears. Firefox will freeze if I try to log into xmarks. If I just "X" out the log in window, I can continue on Firefox. However, I am unable to use Sync as it will freeze when I try to log in, so I can't use xmarks to synchronize my bookmarks between my two computers. This all started after installing Firefox version 14.0.1. I use Windows Vista.

Asked by raggmopp 8 years ago

Answered by ichepurnoy 8 years ago

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how do I stop firefox from asking me to log in to sync

I like using sync but I only want to use it WHEN I want to use it. I don't like having Firefox ask me each time I open it, to log in to sync (Sync encountered an error wh… (read more)

I like using sync but I only want to use it WHEN I want to use it. I don't like having Firefox ask me each time I open it, to log in to sync (Sync encountered an error while syncing... will automatically retry..." every time I open Firefox.

Is there a way to stop this annoying warning and go back to just signing in when I feel like it? This is getting too much like Chrome/Google - where they force you to do things their way instead of letting you do things as you please. Using latest Firefox.

Asked by pdsnickles 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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New Firefox Sync is not working correctly. Bookmark can't be deleted. Tabs aren't showing up on Desktop.

I have two problems with the new sync. The First issue is that none of my Bookmarks or Tabs from my desktop are showing up on my Android phone nor are they working vice-v… (read more)

I have two problems with the new sync. The First issue is that none of my Bookmarks or Tabs from my desktop are showing up on my Android phone nor are they working vice-versa meaning phone to desktop. The second problem is I am trying to sync my bookmarks from the Beta version of Android FF to the non-Beta Android FF which worked fine until I trued to delete several bookmarks that i don't need anymore. I'd like to delete them, but I can only delete them on the beta version and then when I go to the regular version none of the changes have been synced. If i try to delete them from the regular version nothing happens at all.

Asked by Kelcy R. Lemme 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox Sync Lost Bookmarks

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my sav… (read more)

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my saved bookmarks are showing.

Asked by coolprash 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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New firefox sync won't sync bookmarks to new computer

I just bought a new laptop and was trying to sync the bookmarks from my old one to my new. They both are running the same version of firefox and have been using the new s… (read more)

I just bought a new laptop and was trying to sync the bookmarks from my old one to my new. They both are running the same version of firefox and have been using the new sync. However, when I logged in nothing happened. All my info doesn't transfer.

Asked by derangedkymera 6 years ago

Answered by bablushaw23 6 years ago

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unexpected error when trying to reset Firefox sync

Hello, I am trying to reset my password for Firefox sync with no success. When i enter my email address and hit "next" i get "Unexpected error". I don't want to create a … (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to reset my password for Firefox sync with no success. When i enter my email address and hit "next" i get "Unexpected error". I don't want to create a new account with a different email address.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by jc_denton 6 years ago

Answered by PieCrafted 6 years ago

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How do I get my sync data on my computer without using another device?

Hi, I had to completely back up my computer and reset it to factory settings. Before I did so, I used Firefox Sync and made an account so that I would not have to reinsta… (read more)

Hi,

I had to completely back up my computer and reset it to factory settings. Before I did so, I used Firefox Sync and made an account so that I would not have to reinstall everything manually. Now I do not know how to get the information back on to my computer.

I do not have any other devices that I have synced the information to. I just want to download the information back on to my very same computer. How can I do this?

Asked by Thames 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error???

I have done all the procedures outlined to make sync work. I am still getting this error message. Like another user, mine started after the last upgrade. Does anyone h… (read more)

I have done all the procedures outlined to make sync work. I am still getting this error message. Like another user, mine started after the last upgrade. Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks all for reading and any helpful advice. (Disable sync is NOT helpful.)

Asked by Lifesaver 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error.

Bookmarks vanished on multiple computers. Error message on all platforms: Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error. Android device seems unaffected. Attemp… (read more)

Bookmarks vanished on multiple computers.

Error message on all platforms: Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error.

Android device seems unaffected. Attempts to re-sync good data from android device have no effect. I filed a bug report but after over 15 days it was marked as a duplicate and rolled into another bug report. The solutions there are way (WAY) beyond my technical level of expertise, and look to be for the unix OS. Something about a corrupt root.

I've been very reluctant to clear my sync data, because the impression I get is that I'll lose all my bookmarks. The entire reason I started using Sync was to back them up!

Computer1: Win7 enterprise sp1, 64bit. Firefox 17.0.1 Computer2: Win7 enterprise sp1, 64bit. Firefox 17.0.1 Android device: Dell Streak7 Android 3.2 Firefox 17.0

Asked by merana33 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Sync won't synchronize my bookmarks.

In July, I first installed Sync on my PC (Windows 7), my smartphone and my tablet (both Android 4.2.2). It worked perfectly, with all bookmarks, history and tabs synchro… (read more)

In July, I first installed Sync on my PC (Windows 7), my smartphone and my tablet (both Android 4.2.2). It worked perfectly, with all bookmarks, history and tabs synchronized, and proved useful during holidays as I was only left with my Android devices.

I haven't been using Firefox much with my Android devices lately, but yesterday, when I checked their bookmarks, I realized they were out of sync with my PC's bookmarks.

I have been through all the tips offered on this site (unlinking, updating, re-linking...), with limited success : the history of the various devices in synchronized, but NOT the bookmarks.

I tried to create a new account with a new email address, but I am still waiting to receive the email for verification (although the email address works fine). Therefore I have deleted my 'old' account and re-created a new one, with the same email address.

Any clue as to how to synchronize the bookmarks?

Asked by xpd64 6 years ago

Answered by xpd64 6 years ago

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Firefox won't sync to my new laptop

Hi, I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. I'm trying to sync it with the old one that runs Windows 8.1. I start sync but nothing happens (no history, no bookmarks, no… (read more)

Hi, I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. I'm trying to sync it with the old one that runs Windows 8.1. I start sync but nothing happens (no history, no bookmarks, no anything). They both have the newest Firefox installed. I have tried everything I've found on this forum, including e.g. from here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090681 but nothing seems to work. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox on this new laptop, changed passwords and basically tried it all. What to do now?

Asked by annikar 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Why can't I login to Firefox Accounts to set up Sync? FF30+ keeps telling me to Please enable cookies; cookies ARE enabled, already tried Safe Mode.

Exactly what it says on the tin. Why can't I log-in to Firefox Accounts to set up Sync from my laptop PC? FF30+ keeps telling me to Please enable cookies; cookies ARE en… (read more)

Exactly what it says on the tin.

Why can't I log-in to Firefox Accounts to set up Sync from my laptop PC? FF30+ keeps telling me to Please enable cookies; cookies ARE enabled, and I already tried Safe Mode. This has been happening ever since the new Sync was implemented, so I'm guessing around FF 30. I am now up to FF version 34 and it still isn't working. I have not been able to sync since the "update."

Problem #1: Going to about:accounts and clicking on the blue Get Started button opens a blank screen. There isn't even a prompt about cookies. It's just blank. Screen shot attached. This is before add-ons are disabled. If they're disabled in Safe Mode, we go to Problem #2.

Problem #2: I skimmed a thread (https://github.com/mozilla/fxa-content-server/issues/1017) and tried logging in to Sync through accounts.mozilla.com instead, but though the screen doesn't turn blank while add-ons are still enabled, the "Enable cookies" warning is as far as I can get. Going to about:accounts in Safe Mode has the same result. I have cleared all my cookies and my cache, restarted FF multiple times with and without add-ons enabled, and still nothing. I have browsed this support forum for similar questions, and while other people are having the same issue, none of the other threads have been resolved yet. Several FF versions later, this is way too long for this issue to still be unresolved.... Screen shot attached.

I know where Firefox's cookie manager is located, and I have toggled all the settings. I even allowed third-party cookies (though I really shouldn't since they're pointless). No difference. Screen shot attached.

I looked in about:config and searched for the word "cookie" in the names, but even doing that is pointless for me since I'm not a programmer and hence ignorant in what all these settings actually mean. Screen shot attached.

I'm at the end of my rope here, guys. It's been months. A year. Maybe more than a year; I don't even know anymore. I just got a new device and I don't want to add all my Firefox information to it one-by-one. There doesn't seem to be any way to contact Mozilla directly, so.... Someone help, please....

Asked by seraphicgate 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I save my bookmarks on Mozilla so if I do a clean wipe of my computer, the bookmarks will be there when I reinstall mozilla

I have no other devices other than my desktop computer. I plan to do a clean install and I want to know how to save my bookmarks on Mozilla, so when I reinstall it on th… (read more)

I have no other devices other than my desktop computer. I plan to do a clean install and I want to know how to save my bookmarks on Mozilla, so when I reinstall it on the clean computer, my bookmarks are still there.

Asked by susanjock 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox not syncing

My firefox is NOT syncing at all. I disconnected and reconnected already. I have signed in and out just fine I assume since it says firefox will begin to sync in a moment… (read more)

My firefox is NOT syncing at all. I disconnected and reconnected already. I have signed in and out just fine I assume since it says firefox will begin to sync in a moment. however none of my bookmarks have resynced, none of my passwords, my address, nothing has seemed to transfered over. I recently got a ssd and installed windows on it.

I even went to about:sync-log and there is literally nothing there..

Index of file:///C:/Users/****/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/62f7oxpz.default/weave/logs/

Up to higher level directory Name Size Last Modified

Asked by SteWieH 3 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Is there a way to prompt syncing (sync now) on Android Firefox?

I have logged into Firefox Sync on my desktop and two mobile devices and everything seems ok, except that syncing on the mobile devices is happening at pretty long interv… (read more)

I have logged into Firefox Sync on my desktop and two mobile devices and everything seems ok, except that syncing on the mobile devices is happening at pretty long intervals. I have the "sync now" button on the toolbar of my desktop; is there something similar for mobiles in the current version? I don't see any way to force or prompt a sync, and it seems unwieldy to have to wait up to an hour (that's the longest sync interval I witnessed) to be able to access an updated list of tabs I have open on my desktop.

Asked by ladykalana 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago