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Device is missing from "Send Tab To Device" list

A recently added computer's Firefox is not available on the "Send Tab To Device" list. Both computers are logged into my Firefox account and Firefox is syncing. The ne… (read more)

A recently added computer's Firefox is not available on the "Send Tab To Device" list.

Both computers are logged into my Firefox account and Firefox is syncing. The new computer populated with my extensions and other synced data. The new computer shows the old computer in it's Send Tab list, but the old computer does not have the new computer's Firefox name in the Send Tab list.

On both computers, I can go to the menu / Manage Account and see the list "Connected Services - Everything you are using and signed into." On both computers, I can see the other computer's Firefox name in the list, and it reports "synced a few seconds ago".

But when I use the context menu and try to send a tab under "Send Tab To Device" the new computer is not on the list.

This article does not discuss this situation. For the case of "I don’t see my device listed" it just says "Sign In", but that has already been completed and is working on both systems.

Asked by Tim 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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password recovery

My laptop crashed last night I had to reboot windows. I had a lot of passwords saved on my firefox browser How can i recover these passwords? I need them to run software… (read more)

My laptop crashed last night

I had to reboot windows. I had a lot of passwords saved on my firefox browser How can i recover these passwords? I need them to run software for college

Sincerely Ben Martens

Asked by MartensBen 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Lost access to 2FA device and backups codes

I can prove that I'm using the same e-mail address but with different domain thus making the last statement from [[an article here|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/wh… (read more)

I can prove that I'm using the same e-mail address but with different domain thus making the last statement from [[an article here|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-if-im-locked-out-two-step-authentication]] invalid.

Any idea how I can contact Mozilla to restore access or delete my account to recreate it again? Cannot find an e-mail address to create a ticket :( I don't want to use custom e-mail domain for Firefox account.

Thanks!

Asked by pavlo3 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Just can't get passwords to sync

Hi, not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my logins and passwords simply will not synch between devices. I principally use a desktop Win10 machine, and an iOS version of Fir… (read more)

Hi, not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my logins and passwords simply will not synch between devices. I principally use a desktop Win10 machine, and an iOS version of Firefox. Have double-checked settings on both devices, tried forcing a manual sync from each to the other, all to no avail. Any ideas on what I need to do differently? TIA.

Asked by John Locke 1 year ago

Answered by John Locke 1 year ago

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All of my saved passwords disappeared

I noticed that on my laptop a few days ago I only had 12 passwords dating back to about September 2023 but previously I had had upwards of 80 saved passwords in my Firefo… (read more)

I noticed that on my laptop a few days ago I only had 12 passwords dating back to about September 2023 but previously I had had upwards of 80 saved passwords in my Firefox account. I didn’t think too much of it because all of my passwords were still available on my desktop and my mobile devices. however I checked yesterday and the same thing happened to the rest of my devices. Only 12 recently saved passwords were available. while troubleshooting I may have made the problem worse because now there are no saved passwords. Is there any way I can restore my 80+ passwords so that I don’t have to go through and reset all of them one by one which would be very time-consuming and annoying. Any help would be appreciated please please please thank you.

Asked by Kai Stephenson 6 months ago

Last reply by Kai Stephenson 6 months ago

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Problem withs sync

hello I just lost all my data on account of Firefox , after log in i dont have any passwords/history and all my bookmarks. Please can You help me ? Thank You Re… (read more)

hello

I just lost all my data on account of Firefox , after log in i dont have any passwords/history and all my bookmarks. Please can You help me ?

Thank You

Regards Cezary Salata

Asked by cezary.salata 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't sync on Android, I tap "Sync now" but nothing happens

Hello! I've been using Firefox since forever but never thought about using the sync feature until now. On laptop, when I press "sync now", a little spinning wheel appears… (read more)

Hello! I've been using Firefox since forever but never thought about using the sync feature until now. On laptop, when I press "sync now", a little spinning wheel appears for some seconds, then disappears. I take this means it has synced. On my android phone (Android 10 - phone's a Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite), however, I seem to have encountered a bug. I connected the two devices together using the QR code and following the instructions, and in fact the phone appears in the connected devices on the laptop version of Firefox. However, when I open Firefox on Android and go to my Account Settings, under "Synchronise now" it says "Last synchronised: never", and tapping it prompts absolutely nothing. No animation, no popup, no phone lagging, no sign it has received any command. If I try going in the synced tabs section (near the private tabs one), there is a big Sync button on the bottom right - pressing it causes it to say "Synchronising..." for about 5 minutes or more, but once it's done, nothing happens, and it keeps saying last sync was never. If possible I'd like not to re-install the app as I have a lot of tabs that I don't want to currently lose.

Asked by Ray 1 year ago

Last reply by Ray 1 year ago

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Synced tabs wiped after firefox crash, how to do proper backup?

Hello everyone Recently, my Firefox on iPhone crashed (again ...) and after I restarted it, the familiar "restore your last session?" prompt appeared. Acknowledging it h… (read more)

Hello everyone

Recently, my Firefox on iPhone crashed (again ...) and after I restarted it, the familiar "restore your last session?" prompt appeared. Acknowledging it however yielded an empty Firefox, with all previously open tabs lost (about 120). Nothing was displayed in history under "recently closed tabs". Normal history however had been retained.

As this instance is included in my Firefox sync account, I hoped I could recover the tabs from there, to no avail. It seems that, after FF crashed and restarted, it just wiped all its tabs from sync.

Most people with similar problems are advised to restore their tabs from browsing history. This is an excruciating task, as it is most difficult to filter through all several months of visited pages and extract just the last instance of all previously open tabs. The small FF mobile menus make this even more difficult.

As I don't think these reliability issues will be resolved soon and backups are prudent one way or the other -- How can I back up the data in FF sync? I've found the extension About Sync which at least shows all tabs from all devices that are stored in Sync. When using the export data function however, only bookmarks are included. So I'd have to do a monthly clickfest, manually opening all object trees and saving the HTML page, which feels most awkward in the "digital age". Also, if this extension is discontinued, I'm f-ed again.

Is there any better way to back up FF sync data?

Thanks and best regards


Björn

Asked by b.schliessmann 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

Firefox not syncing

Firefox version: Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mint mint-001 - 1.0 (123.0 64-bit). OS: Linux Mint 21.3. I have signed into my account and turned on sync. I have also clicked… (read more)

Firefox version: Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mint mint-001 - 1.0 (123.0 64-bit). OS: Linux Mint 21.3.

I have signed into my account and turned on sync. I have also clicked "Sync now". It does not sync. I have seen numerous support requests like this. The usual responses (make sure you are logged in with the right account, sign out and sign in again, restart Firefox, uninstall and reinstall) do not produce the desired result.

From the other questions I have seen, people are as perplexed about this as I am. Some wait days before, by no apparent trigger, sync starts working. Or perhaps it doesn't.

It is very important to me that this should be syncing. I really do not want to wait days on the off-chance that something might happen.

And yes, I am 100% certain that I am logged into the correct Firefox account.

Grateful for help in resolving this.

Asked by robert.d.hale 4 months ago

Last reply by robert.d.hale 4 months ago

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Passwords Don't sync across devices

Hi I use Firefox on 2 mac and 1 IoS device. The passwords or saved logins don't seem to sync across devices, even though they are all logged in via my account. Kindly adv… (read more)

Hi I use Firefox on 2 mac and 1 IoS device. The passwords or saved logins don't seem to sync across devices, even though they are all logged in via my account. Kindly advise.

Asked by zubair.nizami 1 year ago

Last reply by zubair.nizami 1 year ago

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Secure connection failed firefox sync effects all browsers all sites

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords. … (read more)

I had a hard drive fail and needed to do an entire new install. One of the very first things I do is install firefox and sync so I have all my sites tabs and passwords.

I did this and got the Secure connection failed errors instantly thereafter. no reboot nothing fixed it. Bing chrome opera all fail to work. refusing all secure connections. It will load microsoft but I cannot log in. It will load 1000 other sites as long as they are not the SSL pages. No other browser will load either.

This is instantly after signing in to sync.

I was left with no choice but to assume something got corrupted and wipe and redo windows AGAIN on this new drive.

This time I downloaded everything with bing and edge. Then when I was done after two days. I downloaded FF and tested it.

Worked great.

Signed into sync and BAM, all browsers and all websites refuse connections.

I have signed out of sync. I have deleted firefox. I have cleared SSL and DNS and every other setting I can think of or that chat gpt suggested. from cmd line. hard.

No remaining browsers will load. New firefox with no profile and no sync will load.

Whatever sync DID remains totally systemic and persistent and ONLY a total wipe of the drive fixed it last time.

Why will FF simply DO something like this and WTF did it do?

Asked by CB Air 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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[SOLVED] Firefox account not syncing Gravatar photo

Hi, On September 15, 2022 I created this thread here on Firefox Support Forum and now I finally have an answer to the question, but as we can see my thread was archived … (read more)

Hi,

On September 15, 2022 I created this thread here on Firefox Support Forum and now I finally have an answer to the question, but as we can see my thread was archived and I can't update anything, so I decided to create a new thread just to mark my previous question as solved and bring it an answer.

I contacted Mozilla Firefox developers and got a response: Firefox is no longer integrated with Gravatar. Considering this, I can tranquilly say there is no bug or problem with my account as I thought. It's a pity that Firefox no longer support Gravatar integration, and even if I use an old version I will face the same "issue" because the Gravatar integration was a online feature linked to the Firefox account*, not to the browser itself.

Info source: https://github.com/mozilla/fxa/issues/15665

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Admins can now archive and close this thread, I only ask to keep it online to help who may need this information in the future. Thanks.

  • Actually I made a mistake when I wrote this, the Gravatar integration was an online feature linked to the Mozilla account, not Firefox. James explained the distinction on #4 post of the current thread.

Last edit: On January 31, 2023 I created this thread on r/firefox but no one answered precisely. This current thread here on Firefox Support Forum also solves what was asked on reddit. The thread created on January 31, 2023 and posted on r/firefox was archived as well, like what happened to my thread with the same theme here on Firefox Support Forum, then I also created a new thread on r/firefox to mark my question as solved.

Asked by Janderson James 11 months ago

Answered by Janderson James 11 months ago

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Sync Data Missing

Hi I am a web dev, and need FF help on this. All of my sync data is gone, I sign out and back in twice, I checked the profiles there's only one, all of my bookmarks, plu… (read more)

Hi

I am a web dev, and need FF help on this. All of my sync data is gone, I sign out and back in twice, I checked the profiles there's only one, all of my bookmarks, plugins & extensions everything is gone. Please I need those bookmarks some of them were very important to me I can't lose those.

Back-story: I recently want to try two distro that I had been on my list from quite a while now, VanillaOS & BlendOS, I worked on those for 3 or 4 days, before switching back to Arch, on both of them everything was working fine, I had all of my data. On Arch I had to reset my password because I forgot. Then the issue started, at first I thought maybe my internet was slow or something but now on the 2nd my data is still not synced.

I even signed out and back in, I checked the profiles(screenshot below). What should I do?

Asked by Z3R0 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Passwords on desktop have been wiped and replaced by passwords saved on iOS

Hello, I have not had any problems with Firefox sync and passwords until recently. I used to use Firefox on desktop, on an iPad, and on an android, with no issues acces… (read more)

Hello,

I have not had any problems with Firefox sync and passwords until recently. I used to use Firefox on desktop, on an iPad, and on an android, with no issues accessing my passwords. Recently I replaced my android phone with an iPhone, and after signing onto Firefox sync on said iPhone, the list of my passwords was accessible on the iPhone, but when i used it for auto-fill, it would only load the username, but not the password. This caused no issue with Firefox sync on desktop or iPad however, so I just let it be. However, after 3 months of no issue, when I open both my iPad and desktop today, all my old passwords are gone, and replaced with the few passwords I directly saved with Firefox on my iPhone.

i have tried restoring my old Firefox profile using backup software to access older files, but I am unable to regain my passwords this way. I have tried using profile data from several date ranges and that has not helped either. The issue seems to lie with Firefox sync with iOS, but I am at an absolute loss on how to resolve this, so any help at all would be much appreciated.

Asked by asdfjkl; 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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sync firefox

yesterday my main computer died - I am trying to work with 2 others (newer actually) - I can get firefox to sync on one of them but not on the other I tried to delete fi… (read more)

yesterday my main computer died - I am trying to work with 2 others (newer actually) - I can get firefox to sync on one of them but not on the other

I tried to delete firefox and put it back on and it still didn't sync

help

Asked by susan_nett 1 year ago

Last reply by susan_nett 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync Login NOT Working Since v112.0.2

Good morning! Since v112.0.2 my Firefox logged itself out of Sync and will not allow me log back in. When I click the "Sync and Save Data" in the pulldown menu, the page… (read more)

Good morning!

Since v112.0.2 my Firefox logged itself out of Sync and will not allow me log back in. When I click the "Sync and Save Data" in the pulldown menu, the page spinner just spins and spins. The login page never loads.

Oddly, I couldn't even login to my Mozilla account here to post this. I had to use "Ungoogled" Chromium to load the page. I've never had any Sync issues with FF, that I can remember. This just "appeared" with v112.0.2 and continues with v113.0.

I did try to access the Sync login page while in Safe (Troubleshooting) Mode... no difference, though; same spinning spinner.

I'm running Slackware Linux on a desktop computer. No other changes have been made on this system other than upgrading from FF v112.0.1. to v112.0.2. This is when the Sync issue started.

Any ideas? Any assitance would be very much appreciated. I could just go to Chromium full-time, but I would not want to do that. I've been a Mozilla browser user for 23 years. The Chromium is only on my system as a backup browser, along with SeaMonkey. Yeah... I have a Seamonkey. :)

Anyway, thanks in advance for any help/ideas to allow me to troubleshoot/resolve this.

Regards,

~Eric

Asked by V. T. Eric Layton 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to sync firefox Android with Desktop due to missing Sync Menu Item

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-set-firefox-sync-firefox-android, there should be a Sync and Save Date option in Firefox Android Menu, but it's nowe… (read more)

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-set-firefox-sync-firefox-android, there should be a Sync and Save Date option in Firefox Android Menu, but it's nowehere to be found.

Am currently using the latest version of Firefox

See attached screenshot.

Asked by myxsys 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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can't sync 2nd laptop to firefox

I have a 2nd laptop that I need to sync for my passwords and bookmarks, everytime I try to sync it says incorrect password, when I know it's correct. then locks me out a… (read more)

I have a 2nd laptop that I need to sync for my passwords and bookmarks, everytime I try to sync it says incorrect password, when I know it's correct. then locks me out after a few attempts but it works fine on the main laptop! Please, I need help! thank you

Asked by Girls With Guitars 1 year ago

Last reply by paul.martzen 1 year ago