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Failed sync setup between new Note 20 Ultra and desktop Firefox

I've been trying to setup sync between Firefox on my new Note 20 Ultra and my laptop and I keep failing at step #7. Sync Setup process as I understand it: 1. Login to Fi… (read more)

I've been trying to setup sync between Firefox on my new Note 20 Ultra and my laptop and I keep failing at step #7.

Sync Setup process as I understand it:

  1. 1. Login to Firefox on both smartphone and in desktop device
  2. 2. From Firefox in smartphone go to Settings -> Synced Tabs then click "Sign into sync"
  3. 3. On desktop device, go to firefox.com/pair
  4. 4. On the Firefox pairing site, click "Show Code"
  5. 5. On smartphone, click "Ready to scan" then scan the QR code on your desktop with your smartphone
  6. 6. On smartphone, confirm that the information listed for the device you're trying to sync with is correct and click "Confirm pairing"
  7. 7. On your desktop device a page opens that states, "Open your authentication app and enter the security code it provides".

And here is where I hit the snag. I don't understand what authentication app it wants me to use or where this 6-digit security code is supposed to come from. I have used Lockwise, I have it installed on my Note and am logged in, but I don't receive any sort of notification on my phone or on my laptop telling me what security code I'm supposed to use.

Additionally, I have tried using the email method instead of the QR code scanning method to sync and I still end up at a dead-end in the exact same spot in the process. Please help.

Asked by Rebecca 5 days ago

Answered by Seburo 5 days ago

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Updated sites from Firefox Sync on other computers not showing up

Good morning, Hope this finds you all well and safe with 2021 well here. I got wondering about this hence me posting this to see about why the Firefox synced tabs informa… (read more)

Good morning,

Hope this finds you all well and safe with 2021 well here. I got wondering about this hence me posting this to see about why the Firefox synced tabs information which I have my other laptops connected to my account doesn't have the updated sites shown or anything relevant to not having any tabs open since I don't have Firefox open on one of my other laptops but see an open webpage under Sync for it. Hope this makes sense for you to help out so I can see how to get around this if anything. Thank you. Hope to hear from one of you. Have a good day and stay safe.

Asked by Anduma22 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 days 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.

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Asked by dickflanagan 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by Tannn3r 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by Shawn 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 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 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 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 9 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