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Firefox sync not working after signing in. Can not disconnect the account now.

Hi folks, I have endured the sync problem for months. Today I struggled for solving it. I have a Firefox 68.0.1 esr manual installation on Ubuntu 16.04. The sync worke… (read more)

Hi folks,

I have endured the sync problem for months. Today I struggled for solving it.

I have a Firefox 68.0.1 esr manual installation on Ubuntu 16.04. The sync worked when I signed in the first time. But the bookmark can not longer be updated afterwards.

If I add or delete a bookmark on my Firefox 68.0.1 esr on Windows 10, the change will not be updated to the Linux version. And vice versa.

On the Linux, I tried to disconnect my account (in the preference about:preferences?entrypoint=fxa_app_menu#sync ). I click "Disconnect" and "Just Disconnect" in the prompt, but the account is still logged in.

Another way I tried is to have a fresh new installation of Firefox 68.9 esr. Then I was asked to sign in again. After typing the password, the new bookmarks were updated. But If I make further changes on the other devices, these changes will not be sync to Linux. And I can't disconnect the account on Linux.

It looks like a new install, which resetting the login process can temporarily solve the problem.

Here is the content of the sync-log file. Can you see what is broken? Thanks in advance.


1593396039810 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log

1593396039810 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

1593396039815 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1592532039815

1593396039824 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files.

1593396177546 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status

1593396177546 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received

1593396177546 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: 30b11ae57025e70b

1593396177546 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false

1593396771684 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Generating tab list with filter

1593396771684 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Final tab list has 0 clients with 0 tabs.

1593396939808 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/68.9.0 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.70.0.20200527211442.desktop

1593396939808 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2020-06-28 19:15:39 in browser session hnIS9YAkhTxS

1593396939808 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login.

1593396939808 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login.

1593396939809 Sync.BrowserIDManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState: user declined to unlock master-password

1593396939809 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: service.master_password_locked => service.master_password_locked

1593396939809 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed

1593396939809 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned service.master_password_locked

1593396939809 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error

1593396939809 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score.

1593396939810 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Couldn't log in: master password is locked.

1593396939810 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Starting client-initiated backoff. Next sync in 900000 ms.

1593396939810 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 900000 ms. (why=client-backoff-schedule)

1593396939811 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: service.master_password_locked(resource://services-sync/service.js:984:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:984:15

Asked by tianci.zju+firefox 5 days ago

window.scrollBy() gets sent back after returning from window.click in `content_script.js`

I'm practicing my Javascript with a very simple static HTML page. I have a sticky footer on top set with CSS. I attached click events to the page's menu anchor tags to j… (read more)

I'm practicing my Javascript with a very simple static HTML page.

I have a sticky footer on top set with CSS. I attached click events to the page's menu anchor tags to jump to the section in the page. Since the header is fixed, the jumped-to section will be covered by the fixed header's height. Therefore I have something like this in my JS script.

     elemTarget.scrollIntoView(true);
     window.scrollBy(0, -parseInt(fixedHeaderHeight.slice(0, 2)));

I have run this in the debugger and everything works in my script. The page gets scrolled back to header's height. However, when I keep on entering the scripts built-in Firefox I stumble upon a function that register's a click event in `content_script.js`.

this one:

window.addEventListener("click", function(e){

 if ( document.body.classList.contains("js-fbc-prompt-active") ) {
   const activePrompt = findActivePrompt();
   const activePromptTarget = document.querySelector(".fbc-has-badge.js-fbc-prompt-active");
   if ( !activePrompt.contains(e.target) && !activePromptTarget.contains(e.target) ) {
     closePrompt();
   }
 } else {
   contentScriptInit(true);
 }

});

after returning from the function above, window.scrollBy() gets undone, meaning that my section's title gets covered by my fixed header.

Why is this happening? Shouldn't this script NOT intervene with anything that happens in my own script?

Asked by rostranjj 5 days ago

Looking for a way / extension to play facebook videos by default in 360p.

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in http… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos doesn't really work -only in a few videos. If anyone knows of an extension that handles this on latest Firefox Beta let me know. Thank you.

Asked by csts 2 days ago

Can't access radio buttons or checkboxes

Hello, I am a Firefox user for a long time (before 1.0). I was seeing how the user base is going down lately. I wondered why. Now, I start to understand. I've been using … (read more)

Hello, I am a Firefox user for a long time (before 1.0). I was seeing how the user base is going down lately. I wondered why. Now, I start to understand.

I've been using Linux for more than 20 years. Several flavors. Now, I use Sabayon and KDE Neon. I understand it's not a big user base for Linux in the world, for desktop.

Still, in the last years, I have had a BIG problem using Firefox under Linux, regardless the theme I chose, the Linux distribution, or its base distribution. The radio and the check boxes. Can't see any if the site does not have some override of the common controls. Can't filter when shopping, can't set addresses, can't pay.

I've found many people complaining about. The solutions provided were to try finding some theme or hack the site pages by inspecting elements and changing styles there.

Are you serious? Do you think the Linux users are all IT web specialists? How do you expect people adopt Firefox back? Even my son simply switched to Chrome due to this. Because it's practical.

I have tried so many things, none worked so far.

You blew your knee by changing the plugins API, that disturbed everybody's productivity, but people were patient, waited many years to have their stuff back, still not there yet. But missing such basic feature as common controls makes it unusable.

You must do something, as Google does, as Microsoft does, even Opera.

Asked by msdobrescu 1 day ago

ClosIng Tabs

Using Firefox on Linus Mint Before the latest "upgrade" there were two options relating to tabs "Close Tabs To The Right" and "Close Other Tabs" Now there is an options m… (read more)

Using Firefox on Linus Mint

Before the latest "upgrade" there were two options relating to tabs "Close Tabs To The Right" and "Close Other Tabs" Now there is an options marked "Close Multiples Tables" which means I have to make an extra, painful and unneccesary click before being able to close tabs.

Is there a way to return it to how it should be?

Asked by petehyder 1 day ago

Unable to print full page in certain websites

I used to take print to study contents offline and I almost always use Mozilla as a browser. Recently I noticed that I was unable to print a full page in a simple website… (read more)

I used to take print to study contents offline and I almost always use Mozilla as a browser. Recently I noticed that I was unable to print a full page in a simple website. Understandable that firefox team has been busy working upon the print bugs, but the page and the website I am referring to is Purely HTML and CSS; and for some reason firefox cuts out the rest of the pages from print except for the first.(i.e) to say it prints only the top part of the page..

Though I work with Ubuntu I have crosschecked with Win8.1 and TOR version of firefox which had the same shortcoming, with the website I was referring to. However other browsers such as the Safari and Chrome seem to do fine with this regard. Kindly check for yourselves and let me know if I am going wrong somewhere. Also please Avoid recommending any add ons to accomplish the task at hand.

The thing is the website I was referring to is of very simple make and may help the team to shoot the bug if any, with an easier test case such as this.

With love and Thanks

Asked by Rudran 13 hours ago

Reddit chat on old Reddit not working on Firefox

Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu When I click on the chat icon in the old Reddit, it doesn't load. It loads fine on the Redesign. It works fine on both old Reddit and… (read more)

Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu

When I click on the chat icon in the old Reddit, it doesn't load. It loads fine on the Redesign. It works fine on both old Reddit and Redesign on Chrome, and another Reddit user has confirmed the same experience.

I see this version was updated on June 3, 2020, and while I don't use chat very often, I know it has been only recently unresponsive. Problem is, I use old Reddit almost exclusively when I'm actually using Reddit because I prefer the way it runs.

Asked by rikkilange44 4 hours ago