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My passwords are getting removed one by one... Why?

Sadly, I am now forced to leave firefox. My passwords are getting "forgotten" more and more each day. Did i get hacked? Few passwords like proton mail I don't actually ha… (read more)

Sadly, I am now forced to leave firefox. My passwords are getting "forgotten" more and more each day. Did i get hacked? Few passwords like proton mail I don't actually have anywhere else. Auto-Backup of firefox seems to be of the same day as the original??? So it loses the data then saves it twice? who designed this? I'm angry, not at firefox/mozilla. angry at myself for putting my trust in the first place. Chromium doesn't sync so it leaves me with chrome FFS. Does someone has a magic wand to recover the lost data? login.json is same day as original so not an option.

Asked by romanash 2 months ago

Answered by romanash 2 months ago

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HELP! Logins lost from profiles

This all started when i wanted to use a user.js file for firefox. I followed a youtube video to create a new profile to use the user script but I wanted to change the di… (read more)

This all started when i wanted to use a user.js file for firefox.

I followed a youtube video to create a new profile to use the user script but I wanted to change the directory so I deleted it, made it anew and somehow the default profile file that i used was gone (I realised this only later). I think I had somehow overwritten it, but its weird because in my trashbin i did not find anything.

When asking me to login to sync I gave my password but it said it was wrong i realised I was using a vpn so i turned it off and then it worked, however then it asked me for a confirmation code from my email wich I also gave but it still refused saying it was wrong, which it wasn't!

After that I gave up and made a backup of my profiles and resetted my password still thinking I had my old profile file. My logins were gone and copying and pasting the login.json with the key4.db files from other profiles didnt give them back.

Luckily am still logged into my mobile app where i have my logins but there is now a warning sign to reconnect to resume syncronizing and Im afraid if i reconnect its going to delete my saved logins on the app instead of using them.

What do i do now? Is there a way to export all my data from the mobile app? Do I need to copy my logins one for one? Or can everything be resolved by reconnecting?

Asked by anonymouseindahouse 11 months ago

Answered by anonymouseindahouse 11 months ago

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about:config preferences are not synced despite setting dangerously_allow_arbitrary to True

According to this support page (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#), setting ``services.sync.prefs.dangerously_allow_arbitrary`` to True will s… (read more)

According to this support page (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#), setting ``services.sync.prefs.dangerously_allow_arbitrary`` to True will sync all my preferences.

I have set it to true on the two devices I want to sync (2 desktops, Windows and Ubuntu). However, the preferences are not synced. For example, ``browser.compactmode.show`` keeps its default value "False" on my Ubuntu installation, despite it having the modified value "True" on my Windows installation.

I have tried pressing "Sync now", and restarting the browsers - to no avail.

Could anyone tell me what am I doing wrong?

Asked by AwesomeLemon 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Suffering to sync with Firefox

Hello: I have 2 profiles in use. 1 for personal use with their respective bookmarks, passwords, and extensions, and I have no trouble syncing with this one. However; pro… (read more)

Hello:

I have 2 profiles in use. 1 for personal use with their respective bookmarks, passwords, and extensions, and I have no trouble syncing with this one. However; profile 2 that is for work use that has its respective bookmarks, passwords and extensions, has become a nightmare.

It happens that I have both profiles on the same computer and when trying to create an account in Firefox, the system asks me to enter the email registered in profile 1, with the warning that bookmarks, passwords and extensions will be mixed.

I mention that I have migrated from Google Chorme to Firefox for speed reasons and because I use windows 7 (I don't like later versions) Now well; in Google Chrome you could create as many sessions as were registered but in Firefox you can't.

Oh! I have been working fine with Firefox but suddenly an error occurs (it has happened to me 2 times in the last 2 months) in which the program closes and all the data of my profiles stored on the pc DISAPPEARS or is deleted (including cache), when I want to open them again:

firefox.exe -P

Then I have to give myself the task of synchronizing profile 1, but profile 2 I have to be importing from my previous Google account or importing a backup Bookmark.

The option to copy and paste the data from Firefox to replace it in the path (supposedly brings with it the data of everything):

C:\ProgramData\Mozilla-1de4eec8-1241-4177-a864-e594e8d1fb38\updates\308046B0AF4A39CB

with Firefox turned off it has not worked for me. Since when opening I see 2 profiles called Default "X" and Default "Z" without data.

This is a headache that if it happens to me, it happens to millions who have 2 or more profiles.

Why can't I sync a second profile? Why do you insist that there can only be one sync per device? Is there a solution for this?

Note: I have read all the tutorials out there and the situation remains the same. Synchronization with 2 or more profiles is never described.

Thank you very much to whoever asked this question!

Asked by JC 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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"Send tab to device" only shows 4 most recent devices

When using "send tab to device", the submenu previously showed all synced devices, in my case, more than 10 devices. Recently it only shows 4 devices and there is no way … (read more)

When using "send tab to device", the submenu previously showed all synced devices, in my case, more than 10 devices. Recently it only shows 4 devices and there is no way to access the other ones. Is this broken or is it a recent change? If so, can I revert the behavior with a preference?

Under "manage devices", I still see all of my synced devices, they just don't show up in the "send to device" submenu.

Asked by Darren 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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What directories in Windows store Profile/Sync data?

I am using Firefox Developer Edition in a work environment that only saves directories between weekly restarts by explicitly managed rules. As a result of some missing fo… (read more)

I am using Firefox Developer Edition in a work environment that only saves directories between weekly restarts by explicitly managed rules. As a result of some missing folders from my weekly restarts, I need to sign in to my Firefox account and enable sync each week. Currently my machine retains the %APPDATA%/Mozilla and %LOCALAPPDATA%/Mozilla directories + children.

What other directories are needed by Firefox Developer Edition in Windows to retain the user profile/syncing, et. al.?

Thank you for your time!

Asked by jordwms 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Removing sync info

I have a question regarding syncing. Is there a way to remotely remove all synced information from Firefox on a particular PC without actually accessing it? For example, … (read more)

I have a question regarding syncing. Is there a way to remotely remove all synced information from Firefox on a particular PC without actually accessing it? For example, if I sync my home PC Firefox with my laptop or my work PC. Then, one day, for some reason I no longer have access to my work PC, and all of my sensitive information is there. Or if I lose my laptop, or if it is stolen... Is it possible to remove all sensitive information from a remote synced PC? Alternatively, is there a way to remove all synced information every time I close the browser? This way I can remove a particular PC in my Firefox account and once the browser is restarted at the remote location, the data will no longer be pulled and synced. Can this be done? Thanks in advance!

Asked by golosrazuma 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Windows Firefox won't sync with Android and vice versa no matter what

The title pretty much sums it up. I even tried drastic measures such as logging out then completely uninstalling Firefox and removing any leftover data on both platforms.… (read more)

The title pretty much sums it up. I even tried drastic measures such as logging out then completely uninstalling Firefox and removing any leftover data on both platforms. After reinstalling and connecting to the Firefox account they will sync with previous data but any new data I add on Windows won't show up on Android and vice versa. I also obviously tried forcing a sync manually... I really wish I didn't have to switch to another password manager any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

Asked by GoldenSW 1 year ago

Answered by GoldenSW 1 year ago

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Reconnecting old device pollutes bookmarks with old bookmarks

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to c… (read more)

Sorry to have this same issue again, knowing full well it can happen after finding this some years ago (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1319823), I tried to carefully connect two older PC devices back to firefox sync, however on one I managed to enable sync before disconnecting my profile (it seemed as if reconnecting sync temporarily was the only way to disconnect a profile from firefox's UI - I should have been more careful and removed the profile from the filesystem level): at which point I polluted the sync server.

I've noticed that `about:sync` has an option under bookmarks/engine actions 'wipe bookmarks', which sounds exactly what I need, and if I watch what happens once pressed it does the right thing and repopulates the sever with the 'correct' PC's bookmark set (when run from that PC), however it also says 'other devices will act like a reset', which i'm finding NOT to be the case: eventually one of my other device repollutes the server with bad bookmarks which propogate.

I'm thinking the culprits are my phones, If I wipe and do a sync on a phone, my phone's bookmarks stay polluted. If i'm right about that, I think my question is: can I wipe my profile (or preferably only my bookmarks) from my phones' Firefox without having to entirely uninstall/reinstall (or do you have any other advice for not re-polluting the server from some already-polluted device's bookmarks?

thanks in advance

Asked by tonywoode 2 months ago

Answered by tonywoode 2 months ago

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Regenerating recovery key

I've gone down a rabbit hole of authentication in regards to Sync with Firefox. I'm wondering if I can regenerate a recovery key by removing the recovery key from my acc… (read more)

I've gone down a rabbit hole of authentication in regards to Sync with Firefox. I'm wondering if I can regenerate a recovery key by removing the recovery key from my account and then choosing to re-enable a recovery key on my account? I do have the password for my primary email on my account, but I can't find the recovery key value for it.

I also have a secondary email on my account that I don't have a password for, and need to reset a password for it, but one problem at a time...

Asked by EJ 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sync cookies exception list

Hi, This has been brought up before, but not with this exact question (not that I could find, at least). I understand that cookies cannot be synced across devices, but … (read more)

Hi,

This has been brought up before, but not with this exact question (not that I could find, at least).

I understand that cookies cannot be synced across devices, but this is not what I am asking for. Is there a way to make firefox sync the list of exceptions? Meaning, only the specified website URL and its status, not the cookies from these sites.

Asked by pompan2 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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I Save HTML documents containing Bulleted items (lists) from Firefox. When the saved documents are opened with Firefox, the bulletsb are missing, but when opened with MsEdge they are there?

'I Save HTML documents containing Bulleted items (lists) from Firefox. When the saved documents are opened with Firefox, the bulletsb are missing, but when opened with Ms… (read more)

'I Save HTML documents containing Bulleted items (lists) from Firefox. When the saved documents are opened with Firefox, the bulletsb are missing, but when opened with MsEdge they are there. Clearly the Saved File has the Bullet markers embedded (even if not identical to the original), so why can't Firefox show them? The particular files that I Save locally are "LibreOffice Release Notes" '

Asked by narrawa.bl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Account User has Died

My husband was a long-time Firefox user and recently passed away. I am the sole beneficiary and executor of his estate and provide a copy of the will and death certifica… (read more)

My husband was a long-time Firefox user and recently passed away. I am the sole beneficiary and executor of his estate and provide a copy of the will and death certificate if necessary. The issue here, is unlike me, I cannot find the Firefox account to sync his passwords to my machine. I do have access to his machine and could open each web site and copy the information to a spread sheet if necessary - but obviously not a great workaround. So is there any way to gain access to that password.

Now for the obvious question - it's just a matter of equipment: he used a trackball, I prefer my mouse and I am considerably more comfortable with the keyboard on my machine.

Any help you can offer would be very helpful!

Best regards! Loralie

Asked by loralie 1 year ago

Answered by loralie 1 year ago

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Firefox does not sync

Hi, I create an account to sync Bookmarks, Passwords, Add-ons, History etc from one computer to an other. I successfully created the account, verify mails, checkbox all f… (read more)

Hi, I create an account to sync Bookmarks, Passwords, Add-ons, History etc from one computer to an other. I successfully created the account, verify mails, checkbox all features to sync in settings, and click on "sync' multiple times. But nothing is synced on my new computer. On the log I saw (about:sync-log):ab

    1. On new computer side

1674839909897 FirefoxAccounts ERROR FxA rejecting with error UNVERIFIED_ACCOUNT, details: undefined 1674839909897 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Background refresh of initial profile failed: Error: UNVERIFIED_ACCOUNT(resource://gre/modules/FxAccounts.jsm:1561:18) JS Stack trace: _error@FxAccounts.jsm:1561:18


1675070999227 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Background refresh of profile failed: {"name":"FxAccountsProfileClientError","code":null,"errno":998,"error":"NETWORK_ERROR","message":"[Exception... \"NS_ERROR_ABORT\" nsresult: \"0x80004004 (NS_ERROR_ABORT)\" location: \"JS frame :: resource://services-common/rest.js :: onStopRequest :: line 491\" data: no]"}

    1. On previous computer side

Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing:login returned false

Can you help me please ? Mrs RICHTER

Asked by Cannelle 1 year ago

Answered by Cannelle 1 year ago

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Sync does not work on any device

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop… (read more)

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop (Linux) and Android, both always updated to the latest version.

My use case is simple, I just want my mobile Firefox to have all the bookmarks I have on desktop already.

On Android, when I go to my account settings it says "Las synced: never". Clicking the "Sync now" button does absolutely nothing.

On Desktop I go to Settings - Sync, press the Sync button. It appears to work, though no feedback is ever provided.

When I go to about:sync-log, on desktop, finally an error is shown. It seems to attempt to connect to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections and fails. Manually going to the URL also fails on both desktop and mobile. Entire log below

1709188645048 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1708324645052 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188690370 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690496 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709188767104 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709188767361 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709188768376 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Generating tab list with filter 1709188768377 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Final tab list has 0 clients with 0 tabs. 1709188991788 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Pairing channel error: Error: WebSocket unexpectedly closed(resource://gre/modules/FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20) JS Stack trace: FxAccountsPairingChannel</_setupListeners/<@FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20 1709189210399 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: 30b11ae57025e70b 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709189279244 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189285734 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189303334 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189310511 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189312578 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709189527477 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709189527975 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/123.0 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.125.0.20240219145322.desktop 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2024-02-29 06:52:14 in browser session 1LYtwG18bBEH 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1709189534135 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189534135 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => success.status_ok 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1709189534136 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189538030 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538030 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.sys.mjs:1041:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.sys.mjs:1041:15 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1709189538035 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Asked by Cosme Benito 4 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

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Stop auto importing history from other browsers

I am a game developer. I work about 12 hours a day, in Chrome. It is my main browser. When I installed firefox, I was asked to "import" cookies and such. I did. Which has… (read more)

I am a game developer. I work about 12 hours a day, in Chrome. It is my main browser. When I installed firefox, I was asked to "import" cookies and such. I did. Which has been a terrible headache. All of the bookmarks and everything from Chrome came with it, which I already had in firefox, since I've had it for years. But, I thought since this is a brand new computer that I needed to do that. Fast-forward a couple of weeks and now EVERY time I open up firefox, all 10 million history links are in history.

I use firefox to unwind and watch movies. I don't want 10 million links to work in front of where I left off in binge watching Seinfeld.

I've tried everything and followed instructions and STILL, all history from Chrome shows up in firefox. It is infuriating. AND uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. The setting is already in the account to import from Chrome to firefox. I've removed addons and extensions as well. Nothing has worked.

Asked by boundlessenterprise 1 year ago

Answered by willjoe24421 1 year ago

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PROBLEM!

I installed (as always) the new Windows 10, downloaded from the office. firefox website. I log in to my login, synchronization takes place (firefox says so) but MY data i… (read more)

I installed (as always) the new Windows 10, downloaded from the office. firefox website. I log in to my login, synchronization takes place (firefox says so) but MY data is NOT!!! no synchronization, no loading of passwords, addresses, extensions!!!

Asked by w-money 6 months ago

Answered by w-money 6 months ago

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cannot sync bookmarks on firefox after password change

This morning I had trouble updating my Firefox after the new update. Went to our IT people, who uninstalled Firefox, and installed a new one. The new one updated fine. Ho… (read more)

This morning I had trouble updating my Firefox after the new update. Went to our IT people, who uninstalled Firefox, and installed a new one. The new one updated fine. However, I had forgotten my password, and had to reset it when logging in into the newly installed Firefox. Now I am logged in, but cannot see any of my bookmarks, etc. Essentially Firefox is treating my account as a new one and does not remember any of my settings. Is there anything I can do to recover my settings and bookmarks?

Thanks, Yuri

Asked by kovchegov.1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Syncing on multiple computers

Hi, I use firefox on both a work and home computer, as well as my phone (iOS). I have sync active on all three devices, yet the synced tabs only ever shows one device's … (read more)

Hi,

I use firefox on both a work and home computer, as well as my phone (iOS). I have sync active on all three devices, yet the synced tabs only ever shows one device's tabs. On both computers, the iOS tabs are all that displays in synced tabs, and on iOS, only one of the two computer's tabs are shown, and often with the wrong name - I haven't found out what determines which computer's tabs shows in the synced tabs menu or which name is used, but it definitely isn't which computer was used more recently, for either requirement.

Asked by jessee8991 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago