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Firefox seemed to "sync" the DisableAppUpdate policy from a Windows public comp to my Linux personal comp. I don't want that.

I normally use Firefox desktop on my Linux computer. Last week, I started using it on a public computer running Windows. I installed Firefox Portable and then logged/syn… (read more)

I normally use Firefox desktop on my Linux computer.

Last week, I started using it on a public computer running Windows. I installed Firefox Portable and then logged/synced into my Firefox account on this Win computer. I noticed that in the Firefox Portable Windows “about:preferences” page, it says “Your browser is being managed by your organization”, which links to about:policies. In that “about:policies” page, it shows this https://i.imgur.com/JmD8nXg.png Policy Name: DisableAppUpdate Policy Value: true. Now I’m back on my Linux desktop computer and it also has this “managed by your organization” message in “about:preferences” and the same “about:policies” stuff. In other words, it appears that this policy was copied from the Windows public computer to my personal Linux computer. I don’t want that.

How can I undo this? And how can I block this sort of policy syncing?

Asked by Mozilla cheese 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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sync calenders on two android smartphones

hi there, any way to enable a calendar sync between two android smartphones using FF sync? I prefer not using a google account to do this. I know that FF has nothing to d… (read more)

hi there, any way to enable a calendar sync between two android smartphones using FF sync? I prefer not using a google account to do this. I know that FF has nothing to do with this topic but i was just wondering.

Asked by ZORRO 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Netfflix no longer works on Firefox

Netflix no longer works on Firefox. After chatting with their help, I tried it on Google Chrome and it works just fine there. But I want to use Firefox. Can you help. … (read more)

Netflix no longer works on Firefox. After chatting with their help, I tried it on Google Chrome and it works just fine there. But I want to use Firefox. Can you help.

Asked by tonizap 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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transfering bookmarks from one computer to another

I have two Macs with Firefox, A and B. I don't understand the sync. I have different bookmarks on firefox in computer A and computer B. I want to transfer the bookmarks f… (read more)

I have two Macs with Firefox, A and B. I don't understand the sync. I have different bookmarks on firefox in computer A and computer B. I want to transfer the bookmarks from A to B, not vice versa. What is the process and sequence of signing in/syncing so that the bookmarks go from A to B and not from B to A? Thank you for your help.

Asked by jorge46 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Everything gone

Firefox updated and now all my tabs, passwords, everything is gone. I logged in but nothing is saved in my account either. I fully have no idea what my passwords are, ple… (read more)

Firefox updated and now all my tabs, passwords, everything is gone. I logged in but nothing is saved in my account either. I fully have no idea what my passwords are, please help!

Asked by antonia.hergeth 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I need help figuring out why sync between PC's is not working correctly

I have a desktop and laptop both with FF installed and synced and they ALWAYS load identical. Yesterday I set up my my new desktop in my office and I installed FF and whe… (read more)

I have a desktop and laptop both with FF installed and synced and they ALWAYS load identical. Yesterday I set up my my new desktop in my office and I installed FF and when I logged onto my account my FF stayed the default color. This never happened before, and as I turned and looked at my old desktop I saw that it too now had the wrong theme. So I went into my kitchen were I have my laptop set up (it just upgraded itself to win 11 and I am using it as a training tool) the FF on it was no longer appearing correctly.

I have since spent 30 some hours uninstalling/reinstalling FF/ deleting my profile, remaking my profile, re-deleting my profile and making another new profile using a different email and when I install FF on ANY OTHER pc it will not load correctly, especially themes and add ons.

What the hell is causing this and how do I fix it??

On every PC I used my Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall FF including file remnants and then meticulously scrubbed repeatedly each PC for any leftover registry and file remnants, and then I used my file eraser program to wipe all the file slack.

If this is going to be an issue why have FF ? I spend enough time now keeping Edge disabled and dont want my fav primary browser to become a "High Maintenance" browser having to spend time EVERY TIME I TURN ON MY PC fixing this, repeatedly. Its like having to add water to your cooling system every time you start up your car before you can use it.

Any help would be enormously appreciated.

The trouble shooting information below is for the first install tonight after getting home and making the newest profile and it is seemingly staying correct, the next install on my laptop is incorrect, it has one deleted theme installed yet is "using" the default theme and the correct theme I picked is not even showing.

Asked by rbrtmac 1 year ago

Answered by rbrtmac 1 year ago

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Is it possible to change my email for my Firefox account?

My school email is going to be disabled in a couple of months and I was wondering if there's a way to just change the email associated with my Firefox account, or if I'll… (read more)

My school email is going to be disabled in a couple of months and I was wondering if there's a way to just change the email associated with my Firefox account, or if I'll have to make a new one and carry over my bookmarks/settings/addons etc. manually.

Asked by April Vega 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Desktop passwords do not sync with Android.

I've searched and read several "fixes" for this problem, but they either don't make sense, are old, or don't work. I have enabled sync on both devices. I have selected l… (read more)

I've searched and read several "fixes" for this problem, but they either don't make sense, are old, or don't work.

I have enabled sync on both devices. I have selected logins to be synced on both devices. I am not using primary password on either device. Still, I cannot get my passwords to show up in my android device.

Please help and keep it simple, because some of the answers elsewhere made no sense to me. I apparently need very small words to understand.

Asked by C. Michael 1 year ago

Answered by C. Michael 1 year ago

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account recovery

I lost my device along with Google login password. Please assist me to recover my account which is attached with my phone number. [telephone number]. [email address] [e… (read more)

I lost my device along with Google login password. Please assist me to recover my account which is attached with my phone number. [telephone number]. [email address] [email address]

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Asked by mongol6012 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Sign In on a new device

I'm curretnly trying to sign into a new device, but the new device keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. However, it's literally the account that I'm signed in… (read more)

I'm curretnly trying to sign into a new device, but the new device keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. However, it's literally the account that I'm signed into right now, whose credentials I am able to see and verify.

Asked by gilder1993 1 year ago

Answered by Infinity__ 1 year ago

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Firefox passwords

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i n… (read more)

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i need them. Any help would be great

Asked by Dudman 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Update removed my settings and addons because of "Old" profile

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working pe… (read more)

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working perfectly until this update. If I try to change my profile to my old one, it forces me to create a new one which does not include my saved addons and settings. I am able to usually manually move my bookmarks to the new profile via the files stored locally. I really need access to the settings and extensions, so it would be great if someone can help me to recover them. I tried to troubleshoot by finding my extensions local folder from my old profile, and I copied it to a new profile, but it didn't work. I am also wondering, if I do copy the extensions successfully, how can I also copy the settings preferences? Any solution is appreciated, thank you!

I tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-user-data-missing-after-firefox-update And I tried this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile

Asked by reimoon 1 year ago

Answered by caspy7 1 year ago

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Restoring all firefox data after password reset. will it work?

I need to reset my password and I have all my firefox files from "appdata/roaming//monzilla/firefox" but will I be able to restore all my data from it after the reset or … (read more)

I need to reset my password and I have all my firefox files from "appdata/roaming//monzilla/firefox" but will I be able to restore all my data from it after the reset or will the reset prevent anything? Will it work?

I want to be able to sync my data and know my password for this account.

I am aware that there is a guide for restoring profile data, but I dont know what happens after I reset the password and still try to restore the profile.

Asked by slashslash 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago