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looking for a way to have an active syncing of opened tabs across devices.

Hello all, I have three devices, two laptops, and android phone. I have all three synced and running that way no problem other than one thing I have had an open que… (read more)

Hello all, I have three devices, two laptops, and android phone. I have all three synced and running that way no problem other than one thing I have had an open question for since oct 2nd about mass opening synced tabs into active tabs...

Question here is, is there an active sync? like, I want it when I open a new tab on my android, it automatically opens same tab on both laptops, or i open something on a laptop, and the other laptop and android open it as well. same for closing and all that

Im not looking for it to auto complete forms or anything like that, just keep the same tabs opened across all devices

Asked by Katerpie 1 day ago

Last reply by Katerpie 10 hours ago

I'm trying to setup Firefox on my new tablet. It's installed but when I try to login to my Firefox account, I discovered that I have forgotten my Firefox password.

I'm trying to setup Firefox on my new tablet. It's installed but when I try to login to my Firefox account, I discovered that I have forgotten my Firefox password. When I… (read more)

I'm trying to setup Firefox on my new tablet. It's installed but when I try to login to my Firefox account, I discovered that I have forgotten my Firefox password. When I access my Firefox account on one of my older PCs, I can see that the password was changed on 2021. What do I need to do in order to sign in on the new tablet without losing all my synced data? I THINK all I need to do is to sign on to my Firefox profile on one of my older PC's and say that I forgot the password which will result in a password reset. But I thinks that's OK because a new sync account will be created and then I just have to signon from all my other devices using the new password. Is that correct?

Asked by Tom Gordon 1 month ago

Last reply by Tom Gordon 1 month ago

Account disconnect several times daily

I'm having an issue that has been going on for some time now and it finally has me at wits end. My Account sync keeps disconnecting where I have to go through the sign in… (read more)

I'm having an issue that has been going on for some time now and it finally has me at wits end. My Account sync keeps disconnecting where I have to go through the sign in process again and again. I have searched multiple times for this issue and have seen that others have suffered from the same issue with no clear solution to the problem. I have now tried with several Firefox desktop versions including my preferred browser being Firefox Unbranded, and every single one disconnects me several times daily.

Does anyone have a solution to this issue?

Asked by Paul Sybrandy 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul Sybrandy 5 days ago

Dangerous Sync Language and Help with Fixing Sync Profile

There are 2 processes involved in Firefox Sync, and 0 differentiation between them in the language used to describe what Firefox Sync does in any of the documentation, th… (read more)

There are 2 processes involved in Firefox Sync, and 0 differentiation between them in the language used to describe what Firefox Sync does in any of the documentation, this makes nearly every discussion on the topic highly confusing to borderline misleading.

When you press Sync, you are pushing settings to Firefox servers. When you sign in to Sync, you are pulling settings from Firefox servers.

Both of these steps are referred to interchangeably as "syncing" and there is next to no documentation of what causes each to occur nor what they actually do.

Why is this dangerous you might ask? Well, let's say I buy a new computer, I want to set it up the same way I use all my devices, so I sign in to sync to synchronize my settings, makes perfect sense. Nothing tells me anything is happening when I sign in, so I click the sync button because I want to synchronize my settings with my other devices. Big mistake. I've just overwritten the server-side sync profile with a default Firefox profile. You know how you fix that? You sign in and press the sync button to overwrite the sync profile again. But you know what happens when you sign in? You become synced with the now blank sync profile and lose all the settings that you want to be pushing to the sync profile. This just happened to me. Thankfully I was only choosing to sync add-ons and options AT THE TIME and I have backups that are about 6 months old and I rarely change settings, but some things like my homepage URLs are something that I do change fairly often, and I'm sure some additional sites were whitelisted since by default I just reject all cookies. I also thankfully use policies.json to block updates so I didn't immediately get assaulted by that too.

SO! I HIGHLY suggest that when merely signing in to Sync, the default should be for syncing to be off to start off with, so that you can choose what to "sync" BEFORE it occurs. However, because of the language, the question arises, what am I choosing to sync for? Am I choosing what to PULL from servers? Or am I choosing what gets PUSHED to the servers? When syncing is turned on, does that mean I an pulling the settings that I have chosen? Or am I am pulling ALL settings while only pushing what I have chosen IF I click the Sync button? Or do I push EVERYTHING?

It's incredibly unclear how the Sync feature works and both of the "main" articles on it are completely useless for understanding it because the term "sync" is used interchangeably for pushing or pulling settings.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-information-sync-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences

What are the correct steps to rectify this horrid situation? Sign-in, set-up sync, choose "Options" and "Add-Ons" again, THEN copy over the backup settings, THEN Sync them to the "cloud"? If I have 2 different devices setup with sync, and 1 chooses to sync options and the other chooses to sync bookmarks, then I click sync on BOTH devices repeatedly, what occurs?

Asked by neijyry 1 week ago

Last reply by neijyry 6 days ago

Synced Tabs from other devices - some devices missing

Hi, I find the new(?) "Firefox View" quite helpful but...: I have two firefox desktop installs and one on my phone. My foxes are all set up to open with the tabs from t… (read more)

Hi,

I find the new(?) "Firefox View" quite helpful but...:

I have two firefox desktop installs and one on my phone. My foxes are all set up to open with the tabs from the last session.

Expected behaviour: "Tabs from other devices" shows all recent tabs from all 3 devices (minus the current one of course).

Actual behaviour:

  • On the desktop firefoxes, under "Tabs from other devices" I only see the FF-instance from my phone. Missing the other desktop install (see attached screenshot).
  • On the phone, I only see the most recent desktop instance.

It seems like as if it either can handle only one mobile and one desktop install or it hides devices not currently active?

Thanks for clarifying and/or fixing ;-) Sören

Asked by firefox2603 5 days ago

Problem with some web pages

Up to four or so days ago I was able to fire up my Linux and Firefox and had immediate access to both Gmail and Calendar. Now I am requested to sign in every time, are of… (read more)

Up to four or so days ago I was able to fire up my Linux and Firefox and had immediate access to both Gmail and Calendar. Now I am requested to sign in every time, are offered a Shareable Calendar (for which I have no use) and get a notification in my cell phone reporting a new login. Also, WhatsApp Web is requiring to link with my phone every time I want to use it in my laptop.

I'm using Firefox 120.0 and this behavior appears to have started after the upgrade. I have also Vivaldi installed and its operation with the above pages is normal.

This is most annoying. Have security rules been changed? Am I doing something wrong? Will appreciate any help you can provide.

Asked by topocalc 4 days ago

Sync mozila

Hello dear supports i created a firefox account with my pc and i just have that on my pc not mobile and i just sync all of my info(sync now) and i would change my window… (read more)

Hello dear supports i created a firefox account with my pc and i just have that on my pc not mobile and i just sync all of my info(sync now) and i would change my windows for viruses,now i reinstall firefox and singin in my acc and i dont see my pass,history,bookmarks and etc.pls help me i really need those

Asked by sadegh08593 2 months ago

Last reply by sadegh08593 2 months ago