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New Firefox for Android, former quick send to device feature

Got the latest version of Firefox for Android on the last Google Play App update. The Share / send to device (using sync) feature has changed, especially when using it fr… (read more)

Got the latest version of Firefox for Android on the last Google Play App update.

The Share / send to device (using sync) feature has changed, especially when using it from a Share to 'out of Firefox'.

Before it was possible to send an URL directly to a Firefox on my desktop without opening the page on the Android platform and it was extremely useful.

Since the new update, it opens the page first loading the full Firefox and then you can send to a Firefox on a desktop computer... Which is long and annoying.

How can I restore the former behavior Share>Firefox send to device?

Asked by Ice Walker 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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Firefox 80 and own sync server

Hi, after upgrading to FF 80 (on Linux Mint Ulyana and Windows 10), syncing bookmarks via my own sync server doesn't work any more. It seems that FF doesn't store my logi… (read more)

Hi, after upgrading to FF 80 (on Linux Mint Ulyana and Windows 10), syncing bookmarks via my own sync server doesn't work any more. It seems that FF doesn't store my login into my ff account. After entering my credentials (and usually entering the six-digit code mailed to me), i get a short success information, but immediately afterwards, in the menu symbol, there's a yellow warning sign again, telling me to login again into my ff account. I think it's not a matter with my sync server since on my corporate pc (with FF < 80), syncing still works. Additionally, i didn't change anything regarding the sync server, i've just upgraded FF to version 80.

See also this reddit thread this reddit thread (workaround proposed there works only for android version of FF, i think...)

See additionally bugzilla #1663249.

So, what to do except downgrading FF to a lower version where syncing still works?

Asked by fschmitt 3 weeks ago

Answered by fschmitt 3 weeks ago

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Less intuitive sharing after updating

Hi. Nowhere can I find a place to comment on the update. I am writing this in the hope that Technical Support will read this and will implement improvements in the futur… (read more)

Hi. Nowhere can I find a place to comment on the update. I am writing this in the hope that Technical Support will read this and will implement improvements in the future.

I update Firefox to version 79.0.5 on Android. The question is whether it is possible to restore this sharing in some options or do I just have to install an earlier version for it to work?

Before the update, when I shared any page from any browser, I had the option to "share to device" without having to launch the page on Firefox. It helped a lot, flipping the pages to the computer for reading later. Now, this option is unavailable.

Now, in the share menu I only have a "Firefox" icon and the page opens in my browser where I need to find the share icon and then find my device. It takes much more time and is less intuitive. The second thing, previously, the choice of the device was easier to read because the entire name was displayed. Now there is only the beginning part of the name.

I made a screen of what it looked like before (white theme) and now (black theme). Best regards.

Asked by KompGl 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Start page on local drive does not work across different devices

I have a Firefox account, so my settings are shred across devices. But there is one thing that is a pain in the neck. I use a local start page, i.e. one stored on the loc… (read more)

I have a Firefox account, so my settings are shred across devices. But there is one thing that is a pain in the neck. I use a local start page, i.e. one stored on the local disk of each device I use. But this page is stored in a different location on each device. When I set the start page on one device, the setting doesn't work on my other devices. Suggestion: Don't sync the start page if it is a local html file. Or offer a setting to disable syncing of just this one setting.

Asked by uelismailbox 1 month ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

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sync issues with Samsung Galaxy S10e

I upgraded my phone from the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the S10e. I have my desktop and laptop set up to sync Firefox and both are running the most current versions. My s7 also… (read more)

I upgraded my phone from the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the S10e.

I have my desktop and laptop set up to sync Firefox and both are running the most current versions.

My s7 also was set to sync and was working just fine.

I downloaded the most version of Firefox for Android on to the S10e. I've been successful at connecting the device to my account (it shows in the list of devices).

However, it is unwilling to actually synchronize. When I go to accounts, it says "sync: never" and the categories to be synced are grayed out (bookmarks, history, etc).

I've uninstalled/reinstalled, I've restarted the device, I've clicked sync in the laptop version.

I don't know what else I am missing?

Firefox Browser 68.8.1 on the S10e Firefox 76.0.1 on the Apple MacBook Pro (I don't know the version on my PC desktop, but pretty sure it's up to date)

Asked by pers1stence 4 months ago

Answered by Seburo 4 months ago

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FireFoxSync - FF Nightly

Hi, Can anyone tel me how I can edit the about:config from FireFox Nightly on my Andoid, so that it connects to my server? Yesterday my "old" firefox updated to the newes… (read more)

Hi, Can anyone tel me how I can edit the about:config from FireFox Nightly on my Andoid, so that it connects to my server?

Yesterday my "old" firefox updated to the newest 79, I believe and with it override the setting to connect to my sync server. The new FF do not support inputs into the config, so I have to switch to nightly. If I follow this setup, I don't finde any entries to change https://mozilla-services.readthedocs.io/en/latest/howtos/run-sync-1.5.html

Would be nice to get some advices

Asked by nicolas15 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Lost logins and passwords after a refresh

I've recently refreshed Firefox V80.0 on my PC and in the process lost my stored logins and passwords. However they are still available in my iPad and Android phone in bo… (read more)

I've recently refreshed Firefox V80.0 on my PC and in the process lost my stored logins and passwords. However they are still available in my iPad and Android phone in both Firefox browser and Lockwise. I've tried syncing to get them back to the PC with no success. If I go to "Logins and Passwords" in the browser menu it opens the Lockwise page and asks me to log in to that. I just get a page saying "no synced logins found" even after syncing both the PC and the mobiles.

Asked by info3218 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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sync problem

i just downloaded the new version onto my macbook pro, and have lost all my bookmarks and other settings which is very annoying. It wants me to sync with another device b… (read more)

i just downloaded the new version onto my macbook pro, and have lost all my bookmarks and other settings which is very annoying. It wants me to sync with another device but I DON'T WANT to do that !! how can I avoid this and restore my settings/bookmarks etc or barring that, dump the new version and go back to the old one which worked fine which hopefully still has all my settings ?

Asked by paubry 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Help syncing logins&passwords on 2 different devices

Hello, I just joined Firefox Sync today because I got a new computer. I am in the process of moving all my info to the new machine. I set up an account on Firefox Sync fo… (read more)

Hello, I just joined Firefox Sync today because I got a new computer. I am in the process of moving all my info to the new machine. I set up an account on Firefox Sync for both computers and checked all the boxes. It appears that my history, bookmarks, etc all synced properly but when I go to the Firefox Lockwise page on my new computer it only has 2 saved logins, whereas my current computer has over 200 saved. I did a manual sync and refresh but no more logins have populated that page. Is there another way to transfer those logins? I really really don't want to have to manually log in again to all those websites. Is there something I'm missing? Thanks in advance!

Asked by willfred121 1 month ago

Answered by willfred121 1 month ago

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Firefox on Android smartphone

I want to have Firefox on my new Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone. The sign up process stops at the Sync function. The problem: I do Not have another device to Sync. Ho… (read more)

I want to have Firefox on my new Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone. The sign up process stops at the Sync function. The problem: I do Not have another device to Sync. How can I get past this feature and get Firefox on my phone??

Asked by joeannben2 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Is there Open tabs Sync in the current Firefox Preview?

If there is, there's an issue on my device as in the selection of things to have synchronized I don't see "Tabs". The only workaround I can use is to Send (Share menu) a … (read more)

If there is, there's an issue on my device as in the selection of things to have synchronized I don't see "Tabs". The only workaround I can use is to Send (Share menu) a tab collection to a device. Which actually works well. It's much slower and requires the pages to be loaded but still...

Asked by effgo 5 months ago

Answered by Seburo 5 months ago

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Sync hack?

I set up Firefox sync two days ago. Opened my Iphone today & it went to sync screen and asked to sync with my Mac laptop computer. I proceeded, assuming it was part … (read more)

I set up Firefox sync two days ago. Opened my Iphone today & it went to sync screen and asked to sync with my Mac laptop computer. I proceeded, assuming it was part of set up, although I had done that step two day ago. After my phone read the QR code, my computer screen refreshed and said, essentially, "you are now syncing with Oxnard, Kalifornia" etc. I am located in the Oxnard area, but was alarmed at the misspelling of California with a "K". Is this a hack and should I remove sync? Typo? Anyone else have this issue? Would greatly appreciate any advice you have - thanks!

Asked by Elizabeth Ulmer 1 month ago

Answered by Meskó Balázs 1 month ago

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Firefox sync does not sync bookmarks anymore

Hi everyone, Since today, I cannot get Firefox to synchronize my bookmarks on one of my computers. I still can send a tab from this computer to others and vice versa thou… (read more)

Hi everyone,

Since today, I cannot get Firefox to synchronize my bookmarks on one of my computers. I still can send a tab from this computer to others and vice versa though.

Here is an exemple of sync log:

1598260143111 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1598260143122 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1597396143122 1598260143132 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1598260144429 FirefoxAccounts INFO Polling device commands. 1598260144429 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/79.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.81.0.20200720193547.desktop 1598260144429 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2020-08-24 11:09:04 in browser session 8pd4DSAYP9NP 1598260144429 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1598260144430 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1598260144430 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1598260144431 Sync.BrowserIDManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1598260144431 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance => success.status_ok 1598260144431 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144431 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1598260144431 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1598260144437 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/device/commands?index=15967270 1598260144611 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET fail 503 https://sync-600-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/92612799/info/collections 1598260144611 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-600-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/92612799/info/collections failed with status 503 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.server 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144611 Sync.ErrorHandler DEBUG Got Retry-After: 3600 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.server => error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance 1598260144611 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1598260144611 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Got backoff notification: 3600000ms 1598260144611 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Fuzzed minimum next sync: 1598263744611 1598260144612 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1598260144612 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1598260144613 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 4413803.3495770125 ms. (why=schedule) 1598260144614 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.sync.reason.serverMaintenance(resource://services-sync/service.js:1043:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1043:15 1598260144614 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1598260144614 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Many thanks in advance for your help. Any advice most welcome.

Regards, Renaud

Asked by renaud.morinson 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago