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Firefox New Sync Won't Sync Bookmarks

So I upgraded my laptop (Win7) and PC (Win8) to the newest version of Firefox. Now I'm trying to get my bookmarks from my laptop to my PC. So I did everything to setup th… (read more)

So I upgraded my laptop (Win7) and PC (Win8) to the newest version of Firefox. Now I'm trying to get my bookmarks from my laptop to my PC. So I did everything to setup the new version of sync and on my pc I got a few things synced like the homepage, theme, and a few small things, but bookmarks have not synced. How can I get my bookmarks over?

Asked by AJUniverse 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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When the computer "wakes" from sleep, how do I get it to return to the last screen I was on?

When the computer is in sleep mode, I click to start back up, it goes into a search on firefox and ultimately times out. I have to manually it the home icon or x out. … (read more)

When the computer is in sleep mode, I click to start back up, it goes into a search on firefox and ultimately times out. I have to manually it the home icon or x out.

Asked by palmermi 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Can I view which bookmarks are synced with firefox sync?

I was wondering, is it somehow possible to view which bookmarks are synced with Firefox sync? Maybe somewhere in an online repository? The reason I'm asking this, is beca… (read more)

I was wondering, is it somehow possible to view which bookmarks are synced with Firefox sync? Maybe somewhere in an online repository?

The reason I'm asking this, is because I'm having some problems exporting my bookmarks locally. When I go to my bookmarks and backup them as JSON or export them as HTML, and open the result in a text editor, only about 10% of my actual bookmarks is in those files, and the rest is just missing.

So, if Firefox isn't exporting them properly locally, I can't be certain everything is safely backed-up at Firefox Sync, and I would like to verify this by checking what is stored.

Asked by RonSijm 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Manage Search Engines does not allow direct access to Google Advanced Search

The Firefox list of search engines (top right corner) does not allow me to directly access Google Advanced Search. In order to do so I've found I must put Google Advance… (read more)

The Firefox list of search engines (top right corner) does not allow me to directly access Google Advanced Search. In order to do so I've found I must put Google Advanced under Unsorted Bookmarks. It appears rerouting has taken place rather than a direct route to Google Advanced. For this reason I've only retained Wikipedia because I don't trust rerouted access when Google is such a widely recognized search engine.

What brought this about was StartPage was not loading so I went to Google, which I rarely use, and attempted to insert a URL under Manage Search Engines... to take me directly to Google Advanced Search. When accessed instead I got a list of results, none of which were directly associated with Google. It was obvious when looking at the address bar that Google was first ported through other websites which then sent me to the Google Advanced Search page, depending on which item on the list I chose. I hope Firefox has an explanation for this because otherwise it reduces my level of trust.

I always used Advanced Search for StartPage or IxQuick and can access Advanced Search through Tools>Options>General Tab. I then set the Home page with the Advanced option through the URL. Most of my searches involve adding extra things to narrow a search, such as keywords, exact phrase, none of these words and a date span in order to get a list of reasonable length. Otherwise I must go through a one line search which then allows me to go further with an advanced search when I know at the outset that is what will be required.

Asked by MozillaFirefoxNewbie 6 years ago

Last reply by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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I just installed Firefox 29.01 and the text labels on my toolbar have disappeared and there doesnt seem to be a way to put them back. How do I do this?

MY QUESTION IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE USER BELOW ASKED (WHICH I HAVE PASTED BELOW), AND HE GOT A STANDARD (AND USELESS) RHETORICAL ANSWER FROM THE SUPPORT STAFF. PLEASE… (read more)

MY QUESTION IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE USER BELOW ASKED (WHICH I HAVE PASTED BELOW), AND HE GOT A STANDARD (AND USELESS) RHETORICAL ANSWER FROM THE SUPPORT STAFF. PLEASE LOOK AT THE SPECIFIC QUESTION ASKED AND DO NOT ANSWER WITH A GENERIC ANSWER LIKE "THIS IS HOW TO ACCESS THE CUSTOMIZATION SCREEN" BECAUSE I FOUND THE CUSTOMIZATION SCREEN WITHOUT HAVING TO ASK AND THAT SCREEN DOES NOT SHOW HOW TO TURN ON THE FEATURE I NEED! DO YOU WONDER WHY I USE ALL CAPS? IF YOU READ THE ACTUAL QUESTION WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN IN LOWER CASE, I WOULDN'T NEED TO USE ALL CAPS!

Last night I updated to Firefox 29.0.1. Now, I don't mind change - and I don't mind redesigns - but I HATE it when options are removed. I want text labels on my buttons (the "Home" button for example"). In the previous version of Firefox you could right-click in the grey space at the top, and select "customise". From there, you could drag and drop which things you wanted to appear in your toolbar or not - and there was a tickbox to selext if you wanted text labels to appear underneath them or not. Now as hard as I look, I can't find this option. It looks like you're now forcing people to ONLY use icons. I hate that. My brain processes the word "Home" a lot faster than it recognises a little picture of a house. You need to understand that people work in different ways - and just because the Firefox developers might not personally use the text labels, that doesn't mean that no-one does!

Asked by whereitis 6 years ago

Last reply by arthurfirestarter 6 years ago

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Whenever I go to search anything, everytime I do I get an untrusted page coming up with everything single thing. Ive uninstalled and reset firefox too. ???

Everything single thing I search for it comes up with an untrusted page saying not to carry on, and that someone is trying to impersonate the site etc. I've tried uninsta… (read more)

Everything single thing I search for it comes up with an untrusted page saying not to carry on, and that someone is trying to impersonate the site etc. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox many times and various other options. So if you can help it would be appreciated, many thanks

Asked by TITLEPROBLEM 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Youtube button ''watch in youtube.com'' don't work anymore.

When i watch an embedded YouTube video in Facebook or other discussion forum the button watch in youtube.com don't work anymore. Normally, it opened a new tab and redire… (read more)

When i watch an embedded YouTube video in Facebook or other discussion forum the button watch in youtube.com don't work anymore. Normally, it opened a new tab and redirect me directly to the youtube link. Now, i click but nothing happen. How to fix this?

Asked by Marc-Eric 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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New computer, windows 8.1, Downloaded firefox and orks but I get a blang about window at times

Using Firefox on a new Toshiba computer, Windows 8.1, lots of Ram and Graphics memory. Seems to work OK but I get a blank "About" window at times that I have to close. … (read more)

Using Firefox on a new Toshiba computer, Windows 8.1, lots of Ram and Graphics memory. Seems to work OK but I get a blank "About" window at times that I have to close. It seems like another Firefox window and sometimes offers a search bar. Can I turn this off? or what causes it? Mike Rees

Asked by mdrretired 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Bookmarks are not synchronizing.

I just have to give up and build my own browser. Yea bookmarks are not synchronizing. That's basically it. I'm tired of having to wait and hope for updates for things tha… (read more)

I just have to give up and build my own browser. Yea bookmarks are not synchronizing. That's basically it. I'm tired of having to wait and hope for updates for things that should be a standard feature. I know there is a lot of magic behind a browser, but all i really need are the bookmarks i can open anywhere.

Asked by ebichuhamster 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Go ahead, say it. You reccommend another browser not repair FF. Does that mean new FF is unfixable? I can handle that if that's what you want.

I think the question is self explanatory. You recommend using a competitor's browser because you can't or won't fix the new FF. And if that is correct (as you said) I can… (read more)

I think the question is self explanatory. You recommend using a competitor's browser because you can't or won't fix the new FF. And if that is correct (as you said) I can do that.

Asked by Dirtmaster 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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google search results disappear when i go back

I do a google search, get yhe results, click on a link, hit the back button, and get a blank google screen with no results from the search i just did. this is in firefox.… (read more)

I do a google search, get yhe results, click on a link, hit the back button, and get a blank google screen with no results from the search i just did. this is in firefox.

Asked by phillips908 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How can I export a text list of Firefox's download logs (including download date and source)?

I want to preserve my data here. I've been able to use History Export (I think someone reuploaded it to another website after its deletion), but I can't find anything tha… (read more)

I want to preserve my data here. I've been able to use History Export (I think someone reuploaded it to another website after its deletion), but I can't find anything that lets me export a list in human-readable (or easily convertible to) format of download logs. Don't need anything fancy, just something that can export the file name, file size (optional), file source and date downloaded (needed).

Any suggestions? Using latest version of Firefox on Windows 8.1.

Thanks, new user btw.

Asked by Subscriber0101 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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I cant access my email. Please send a reply to my Explorer email Missaintree@comcast.net

This is my second message to you. I am becoming very frustrated with Foxfire - I thought I had found the answer to my dreams when my Internet Explorer would not work for… (read more)

This is my second message to you. I am becoming very frustrated with Foxfire - I thought I had found the answer to my dreams when my Internet Explorer would not work for me as an email provider. This is a new computer to me so all my settings and programs are having to be set up again. I like Foxfire and have set up an email account. My email is aintreegirl@mail.com but I cant locate the account. Please can you send me an instruction on how to find it to my Explorer email. missaintree@comcast.net I would appreciate your assistance with this problem. I have been trying to use my email ever since last night. I did send two emails last night and I just cant locate my account at all. My customer number is 209 285 937 Thank you.

Asked by JackieRimmer 6 years ago

Last reply by Tony98 6 years ago

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The new sync never worked. Moreover there is a weird maintenance notice where the end date is earlier than the start date!

I am trying to use the new firefox account sync on a windows 8.1 pro, win 7 home edition and Android 4.12. It never worked. All of the versions are up to date. Moreover… (read more)

I am trying to use the new firefox account sync on a windows 8.1 pro, win 7 home edition and Android 4.12. It never worked. All of the versions are up to date. Moreover, the rotating arrow icon keeps rotating in the menu just next to my email address. Never ever seen it give a pause! Regards

Asked by canerguclu 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I get the Send button back on my e-mail?

Until recently there was a send button on my e-mail page. It has disappeared. I can't send or reply to e-mails now. I am connected to the internet, so that's not the p… (read more)

Until recently there was a send button on my e-mail page. It has disappeared. I can't send or reply to e-mails now. I am connected to the internet, so that's not the problem. What do I do?

Asked by judiec 6 years ago

Last reply by Tony98 6 years ago

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cannot find the way to send a mail explaining my problem

Want to remove V9 invading my tool bar at each booting. Went to Firefox explore...do not understand what mean General tab, cannot continue uninstalling this malware.. Nee… (read more)

Want to remove V9 invading my tool bar at each booting. Went to Firefox explore...do not understand what mean General tab, cannot continue uninstalling this malware.. Need some more tips to go further please. Thank you

Asked by silverfroggy 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago