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Sync issues

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the … (read more)

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the loading icon just spins and spins and spins and spins and spins for.ev.er. Please help. I just want my browser to sync on different devices.

Asked by april.ross 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 hours ago

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I don't know how private my Sync information is. Who can access it?

I cannot find any mention of how private the information is that sync saves on the Mozilla computers. These data would seem to be gold to a data miner. You should publis… (read more)

I cannot find any mention of how private the information is that sync saves on the Mozilla computers. These data would seem to be gold to a data miner.

You should publish a Privacy statement regarding off-site Sync data and under what conditions it would be released to anyone for any purpose. How soon will it be "shared" with third-party "partners" in order to enhance my "online experience"?

Your current Sync information is totally silent on this question.

Dick Flanagan

Asked by dickflanagan 11 years ago

Answered by TonyE 11 years ago

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Switching from X-Marks to Firefox Sync

So X-Marks announced it is shutting down. If I want to switch to Firefox Sync, is there something special I need to do, or can just remove the X-marks add-on and simply … (read more)

So X-Marks announced it is shutting down. If I want to switch to Firefox Sync, is there something special I need to do, or can just remove the X-marks add-on and simply start using Firefox Sync?

Asked by Zoandar 11 years ago

Answered by Tannn3r 11 years ago

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Can't download Sync: popup says I am using Firefox 3.0.7, whereas I clearly have 3.6.1

At the bottom of the About Firefox version 3.6.1 box is the following: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Ant.com Toolbar 2.0 Fir… (read more)

At the bottom of the About Firefox version 3.6.1 box is the following:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Ant.com Toolbar 2.0 Firefox/3.0.7,

Asked by LloydTx 11 years ago

Answered by Shawn 11 years ago

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How to import bookmarks from www.xmarks.com 'add on' of firefox which is going to close shortly?

Today I got a message from www.xmarks.com that it is going to stop it's bookmarks synchronization service "XMARKS" add-on firefox from 10th Jan 2011. How should I import … (read more)

Today I got a message from www.xmarks.com that it is going to stop it's bookmarks synchronization service "XMARKS" add-on firefox from 10th Jan 2011. How should I import my stored bookmarks on www.xmarks.com to "FIREFOX SYNC" add-on? I could not find any option to import it in TOOLS -> SYNC -> PREFERENCES. Neither it's mentioned on xmarks.

Or probably it gets synchronized automatically?

Asked by nikunj21129 11 years ago

Answered by TonyE 11 years ago

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Firefox Sync doesn't recognize my version of Firefox, won't install

Whenever I try to install Firefox Sync, it tells me "You are currently using Firefox 3.0.13," won't install, and suggests that I upgrade. However, I'm using Firefox 3.6.1… (read more)

Whenever I try to install Firefox Sync, it tells me "You are currently using Firefox 3.0.13," won't install, and suggests that I upgrade. However, I'm using Firefox 3.6.10, so I don't know how to resolve this. (Yes I tried downloading and installing the upgrade... this is still the result.) Any ideas?

Asked by crazedartist 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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How to choose what syncs on your different computers

Hi, I just transferred over from xmarks at their suggestion. I have a few questions about how the sync works. I have two computers and an iphone that I'd like on my netwo… (read more)

Hi, I just transferred over from xmarks at their suggestion. I have a few questions about how the sync works. I have two computers and an iphone that I'd like on my network. As far as I can understand, I set up three device names under one username. However, does this mean that when I merge my files from home with my files from work, the next time I sync my work computer it will have all my bookmarks from home as well? And will both my work and home bookmarks bog down my iphone? What about sharing bookmarks across computers? If I find a bookmark while at work that I'd like to move to the home computer, can I do that? Alternatively, are all the bookmarks kept seperate from each other, each sync registered under the device name, and the bookmarks never see each other? How would I move SOME of my bookmarks onto the iphone or another device? In otherwords, is there a way that I can control which bookmarks, passwords, etc are passed and merged on seperate computers? How would I do that? Thank you very much for taking the time to read my query. Hope to hear from you soon and learn more about how this program works!

Asked by Janell 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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The article mentions a "secret phrase" but I got a "Firefox Sync Key" instead. Is this the same thing?

Well, I got the impression from your original instructions that I would be able to set my own "secret phrase", but the screen pictured in the instructions page never appe… (read more)

Well, I got the impression from your original instructions that I would be able to set my own "secret phrase", but the screen pictured in the instructions page never appeared. I got instead another screen with a "Firefox Sync Key" which I was required to print or save.

Is this key the same as the secret phrase you mentioned? If so, can I change it? If not, how do I get to create a secret phrase?

Asked by zeluiz.f3@gmail.com 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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Forgot the Sync Key of an account

Hi, I have set up a Firefox Sync account lately. Yesterday, I backed up my laptop but forgot to back up the sync. Now, I can't set up the Firefox Sync service anymore, as… (read more)

Hi,

I have set up a Firefox Sync account lately. Yesterday, I backed up my laptop but forgot to back up the sync. Now, I can't set up the Firefox Sync service anymore, as my email address has already registered but don't have a sync key to access.

I would like to know how to reset the sync key.

Thanks :D

Asked by exklamationmark 11 years ago

Answered by TonyE 11 years ago

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Can't find instructions on how to see open remote tabs on a properly configured computer.

That's probably a stupid one, but I cant find a way to use Firefox Sync to see the open tabs on another machine. The plugins are working properly, the 'sync tabs' opt is… (read more)

That's probably a stupid one, but I cant find a way to use Firefox Sync to see the open tabs on another machine. The plugins are working properly, the 'sync tabs' opt is checked and I've already tried the icon on the message bar [left and right buttons], the menu item for the plugin on tools, the tab on preferences and search the documentation and google... any help would be apreciated.

Asked by a1x 11 years ago

Answered by TonyE 11 years ago

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Never get prompted for secret question

Download sync on desktop which only prompts me for email and password not secret question which is required for Firefox Home login on my iphone.

Asked by Kasey674 11 years ago

Answered by TonyE 11 years ago

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Can I use Firefox Sync by accessing my stored bookmarks, etc. via non-Firefox browsers (i.e. by accessing a Firefox webpage via Internet Explorer from a public machine)?

If I ever find myself in a situation where I can't download a copy of Firefox onto the computer I am using (i.e. at a public computer in a library, for instance), can I a… (read more)

If I ever find myself in a situation where I can't download a copy of Firefox onto the computer I am using (i.e. at a public computer in a library, for instance), can I access my Firefox bookmarks and other data via a Firefox webpage accessed via a non-Firefox browser?

Asked by DATElliott 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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How to check whether my data is synchronized in firefox 4 beta 7 because now sync is included in firefox button

How to check whether my data is synchronized in firefox 4 beta 7 because now sync is included in firefox button. And also where the status bar has instead addon bar is ad… (read more)

How to check whether my data is synchronized in firefox 4 beta 7 because now sync is included in firefox button.

And also where the status bar has instead addon bar is added. What's the purpose of addon bar???

Asked by Himanshu Garg 10 years ago

Answered by himgar 10 years ago

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Firefox sync scrambled all of my bookmarks and I want to restore a backup of my bookmarks if that is possible.

The other day, Firefox Sync scrambled most of my bookmarks and I need to know if there is a way to restore a copy of my bookmarks from a point in the past. Thousands of … (read more)

The other day, Firefox Sync scrambled most of my bookmarks and I need to know if there is a way to restore a copy of my bookmarks from a point in the past. Thousands of bookmarks, all organized into folders, are now "loose" and unsorted. If I have to restore all of them, it would take weeks.

Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution?

Asked by objectfield 10 years ago

Answered by John99 10 years ago

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How do I convert the old sync key (12 characters, no dashes) to the new sync key (31 characters, 5 dashes)?

My sync key used to be 12 characters, no dashes (xxxxxxxxxxxx). After uninstalling and reinstalling FF 3.6.13, Sync 1.6.1 refuses my 12 character sync key. I discovered,… (read more)

My sync key used to be 12 characters, no dashes (xxxxxxxxxxxx). After uninstalling and reinstalling FF 3.6.13, Sync 1.6.1 refuses my 12 character sync key. I discovered, that sync keys for all users have been switched to 31 characters including 5 dashes (x-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). How do I get the new sync key? I have no PCs connected to Firefox Sync anymore but Firefox Home and 360 Browser on my iPhone sync successfully. Unfortunately on the iPhone I cannot display the currently used sync key. Is there a way to convert the old sync key to the new one? I need the bookmarks saved in my Sync account. Thanks for your help!

Asked by versschleifer 10 years ago

Answered by theodore.lindsey 10 years ago

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Please confirm you're not a robot.....words do not appear, just an empty box where the image words should be, and a field for typing in the words. But there are no words. Can't complete set up. What now?

At the bottom of the image verification box are the buttons for :sync options", "next", "back", and "cancel". Since no word image is visible, there is nothing to type int… (read more)

At the bottom of the image verification box are the buttons for :sync options", "next", "back", and "cancel". Since no word image is visible, there is nothing to type into the text field and therefore, when I hit "next", I am treated to the white "x" in the little red circle icon and "Incorrect words. Try again". So I can get nowhere with this. Any possible solution?? Thanks.

Asked by doubletap.xx 10 years ago

Answered by BBrandt 10 years ago

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can i import the data from my second computer to my first

i set up the original account in my new installation of windows 7. I am trying to import bookmarks and settings from my old xp installation. both installations of firef… (read more)

i set up the original account in my new installation of windows 7. I am trying to import bookmarks and settings from my old xp installation. both installations of firefox are 32-bit. I am running a dual boot system. I can't seem to get my windows 7 installation to import the settings off of the sync. Why not? Can the primary computer pull the synch from the secondary?

Asked by way2muchcoff 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago