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Unsync my Firefox account from someone else's computer from a distance when no password was required

Hi. I was visiting someone and while I was there, I synced my Firefox account to his computer so I could do my personal business on it. I had it set up so I didn't need t… (read more)

Hi. I was visiting someone and while I was there, I synced my Firefox account to his computer so I could do my personal business on it. I had it set up so I didn't need to log in before using Firefox, though. I've seen instructions for how to unsync a device at a distance that advise one to change one's Firefox password, but I am not sure whether this would work in my case since I didn't have things set up on the other computer to require a Firefox password. If I changed my password, would the other computer revert to requiring a password to open Firefox?

The second part of the instructions I read advise one to also change all one's other passwords: "If you don't change the passwords for things like your bank account, it would still be possible for someone else to log into your account on your lost device." I don't understand why this would be the case. Since I have over 200 passwords, this would also be completely impractical for me. Could someone please shed some light on this matter? Thanks.

Asked by Firefoxhunt 2 years ago

Last reply by Firefoxhunt 2 years ago

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Need one Firefox profile (sync) for home and one for work. Two different Pc's

I have completely separate bookmarks and bookmark toolbars on my work PC and home PC. I do log in on my home PC as to not lose my personal bookmarks and passwords. I acci… (read more)

I have completely separate bookmarks and bookmark toolbars on my work PC and home PC. I do log in on my home PC as to not lose my personal bookmarks and passwords. I accidentally logged into Firefox at work and it merged my bookmarks from my home PC. I logged out of Firefox on the work PC and removed the bookmarks that were imported from my home PC profile. I then tried to make a new account with my work email and login to sync on my work PC but it always says primary email needed and I'm stuck. I did go to about:profiles and add a work profile but that doesn't help me. I need to make a Firefox profile on my work PC with my work email address but the primary email thing gets me. Is there a way to do this with my current work PC bookmarks not lost? Thanks

Asked by Jimmy D 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Sync Does NOT Work With Version 88.0 Ubuntu (Linux).. Original Version On Xtra-PC USB ThumbDrive Did !

Fix it so the FireFox browser Version 88.0 for Ubuntu (Linux) works AGAIN at saving website Login data using a Primary password via your 'FireFox Sync' advertisement (doc… (read more)

Fix it so the FireFox browser Version 88.0 for Ubuntu (Linux) works AGAIN at saving website Login data using a Primary password via your 'FireFox Sync' advertisement (documentation).

Asked by nm4dgdcs 2 years ago

Last reply by wedr19 1 year ago

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new computer firefox install wipes custom home page on all devices

This has happened to me on 3 different computers. Today, I installed Modicia linux operating system on a new computer. Then, I installed Firefox browser. I logged in… (read more)

This has happened to me on 3 different computers.

Today, I installed Modicia linux operating system on a new computer. Then, I installed Firefox browser. I logged into Firefox the normal way and all my book marks and passwords etc... were imported into the browser, but when I clicked the "Home" button, my customized home page was gone. There were just a couple buttons pre-configured to whatever the default thing is showing twitter and 2 or 3 other buttons, but not what I had spent 3 hours configuring on my other computers. This has only happened on a new install of Firefox.

When I went back to my old computer and started Firefox, they were all gone!!! All of them. How do I get them back without programming each individual button all over again? The picture shows what it looks like NOW. Before installing Firefox on this new computer, all 32 buttons on my home page were individually configured with URLs and custom icons. Walt

Asked by WalterRamjet 2 years ago

Last reply by WalterRamjet 2 years ago

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Forgot Firefox Account Old Password

Hello, I was reinstalling my OS, and I didn't create recovery code for my data to retrieve it after (which I found out after reinstalling my OS) on my Mozilla Firefox acc… (read more)

Hello, I was reinstalling my OS, and I didn't create recovery code for my data to retrieve it after (which I found out after reinstalling my OS) on my Mozilla Firefox account, I had a lot of passwords, bookmarks and data that I need to recover, also for my full time job a lot of valuable data which I have lost now. I couldn't find any email address so I can address my concern directly, It's why I am posting here. Please help, I am so lost now. I can also provide you with any information needed, just let me know.

Firefox Account Email: [email]@hotmail.com Contact Email: [email]@hotmail.com

I would really appreciate your help, and hoping on resolving my concern in a timely manner.

Blagojche

Asked by Blagojche Ivanoski 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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cant access my gmail verification code for firefox account without password stored on firefox accounr

Hi. I know my firefox account email: [email]@gmail.com and firefox account password: won't type it here, but i know it and have entered it successfully. After i sign in… (read more)

Hi. I know my firefox account email: [email]@gmail.com and firefox account password: won't type it here, but i know it and have entered it successfully.

After i sign in, with the correct email and password, it states i need to access the verification code and enter it to use my firefox account. the problem is that i just reinstalled windows and the gmail password was autogenerated and stored within my firefox account. so in order for me to access my gmail to retrieve the verification code i need to access the passwords stored on my firefox account.

I have a number of autogenerated passwords related to my college assessments that are time sensitive. I need help with this urgently!

Thank you, Phillip Shields

Asked by phillip-shields 2 years ago

Last reply by phillip-shields 2 years ago

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No bookmarks and passwords

Hello I changed my laptop. I synced everything with my passed laptop. I reconnect today with my new laptop. ... I have no data, no more bookmarks, nothing ! How coul… (read more)

Hello I changed my laptop. I synced everything with my passed laptop. I reconnect today with my new laptop. ... I have no data, no more bookmarks, nothing ! How could it be possible ? Thx

Asked by xavlam2000 2 years ago

Last reply by xavlam2000 2 years ago

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Firefox sync

Hi, when I had cleaned out all my bookmarjks duplicates (and they were many 50.000 accumulated through the years)on my Linuxmachine and turned on my Windows 10 machine th… (read more)

Hi, when I had cleaned out all my bookmarjks duplicates (and they were many 50.000 accumulated through the years)on my Linuxmachine and turned on my Windows 10 machine they were all back. So my question is: what data is saved when syncing with Firefox sync? And I dont mean the different types you can choose between ,no I mean: when I change one thing on onea logged in firefox on one machine doesnt that change the status of, and in my example the bookmarks on the other machines? Or is it the other way around, namely: will the second machine with all the duplicate bookmarks change the sync-"base" so they will be back on all other machines again? Very confusing especially if youre logged into moire machine then one at the same time. Please answer me, I really need to clean up my firefox's accumulated duplicates pretty quick. Sincerely Wal

Asked by Wal 2 years ago

Last reply by Wal 2 years ago

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Can't sync firefox custom preferences

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync m… (read more)

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync my toolbar customizations and some other preferences like disabling disk caching. And I don't even have other firefox instances, instead I just want to sync only on one device, so that I can continue the same setup when I signin later on the same device.

I've tried to add services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.uiCustomization.state, "services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.cache.disk.enable" and set it to true. But it doesn't work. What am I missing? No one seems to address this. May I am missing something.

Asked by Prince Cooper 2 years ago

Answered by Prince Cooper 1 year ago

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How do you sync multiple profiles across multiple devices?

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices: 1. Pers… (read more)

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices:

1. Personal laptop 2. Work laptop

I'd like to keep my bookmarks, history, addons etc separate, but be able to access my work environment when working from home on my personal laptop. I've read a lot about profiles and sync and multi-account container but I'm still confused as to how I achieve what I'm trying to do.

Having multiple profiles on one device is straightforward. But AFAIK if I attach two profiles to the same sync account, and try to sync both between two devices, it will only sync one of the profiles (and then merge everything if I try to sync the other). And if I have two separate sync accounts (work and personal), each with a single profile, I can't switch between them without also merging everything. How does one achieve this then?

Asked by tom.saunders90 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Recovering Sync Password

I've already looked through the FAQ and various solutions online and have not been able to find a solution that works. My issue is that while Firefox sync is signed in (… (read more)

I've already looked through the FAQ and various solutions online and have not been able to find a solution that works. My issue is that while Firefox sync is signed in (and working) on 2 computers, as well as my iPhone and iPad, I have lost the password to the account and am not able to recover it from any of these devices. It seems the password saved in my "Passwords" is incorrect, and that seems to be the only place it was saved. I didn't write the password down anywhere, setup a recovery key, secondary email or two setup authentication.

I DO have access to the primary email account, but don't see any way to use that to recover the password either. As I am already signed in to sync, I AM able to add new devices using the QR code, but that doesn't seem to work for new computers (like the laptop I just bought). I have already extracted the saved passwords and bookmarks, and transferred them to a new account (the account I am signed in with right now).

However, I would rather use my original account instead of having two, nearly identical ones. I would also rather not fully reset my account as there might be something else I forgot to record that is buried in there somewhere. Is there some way to recover or extract my Firefox account password from one of the devices I am signed into? or is totally resetting the account the only option available?

Thanks

-Bryan

Asked by isabrick 2 years ago

Last reply by TanKS 2 years ago

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Is there a way to remove a device from sync if I no longer have access to that device?

My old PC still shows up on sync. I can't remove it because I took it apart when I built my current PC to reuse some parts. Is there a way to remove it from sync or am I … (read more)

My old PC still shows up on sync. I can't remove it because I took it apart when I built my current PC to reuse some parts. Is there a way to remove it from sync or am I stuck with it showing up?

Asked by ers379 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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I am trying to access the GIS site on our county's home page; all functions work but the GIS

I am trying to access the GIS function at https://www.mitchellcounty.org/departments/mapping-land-records/ I can access every other function on the site but the GIS. I … (read more)

I am trying to access the GIS function at https://www.mitchellcounty.org/departments/mapping-land-records/

I can access every other function on the site but the GIS. I have successfully used my current setup in the past with no problems. I have a desktop computer with Windows 10 and Firefox [both updated]. I have a subscription to PC Matic monitoring my set up and all software is certified as up to date; same with BelArc monitoring after each Windows update. My ISP is a local high speed cable company and I have had no problems with them

I contacted someone in my county with the same set up as I and he is having no problem with accessing the GIS.

Although I am not a techie I am an experienced online searcher [genealogy] and access all varieties of sites and haven't a problem with access on any. Any help is greatly appreciated; I need to access the GIS to provide some info to our POA.

The county person in charge of the GIS said I should change my browser; I have used Firefox exclusively forever; I hate to download software only to discover that the problem still is there.

Asked by ArnnKnight 1 year ago

Last reply by ArnnKnight 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync problem

Hey, I just reset my computer, reinstall firefox and it sync correcty. But I had to delete the windows session to create another one to be in my domain. Now when I try to… (read more)

Hey, I just reset my computer, reinstall firefox and it sync correcty. But I had to delete the windows session to create another one to be in my domain. Now when I try to resync it just load and then stop over and over again. I didnt do anything to delete the sync option on firefox.

Asked by g.pierart 1 year ago

Last reply by g.pierart 1 year ago

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passwords lost

I have 2 Firefox accounts and I want to import or copy my passwords for the account that still has them to the one that has lost them. I synced one account in Firefox BET… (read more)

I have 2 Firefox accounts and I want to import or copy my passwords for the account that still has them to the one that has lost them. I synced one account in Firefox BETA that has my passwords. My other account I used to sign in on Firefox and all logins and passwords are gone. How can I do this and not loose my passwords I have in the BETA version?