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Please help! I lost all my Sync Data/Settings

Firefox refused my written password and I needed to reset it. Now I have no bookmarks, add-ons, logins, etc. I'm very disappointed it would do this. I've donated to the F… (read more)

Firefox refused my written password and I needed to reset it. Now I have no bookmarks, add-ons, logins, etc.

I'm very disappointed it would do this. I've donated to the Firefox project in the past.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Mitchell X. 6 days ago

Firefox does not sync all settings

It seems that Firefox does not sync all settings the way for example Chrome does. In Google chrome one can expect absolutely all settings to sync across browser instances… (read more)

It seems that Firefox does not sync all settings the way for example Chrome does. In Google chrome one can expect absolutely all settings to sync across browser instances instantly. In Firefox only parts of the settings are synced. This makes Firefox unreliable and inconvenient because it is not apparent to the user which settings are synced and which are not.

Here is my experience:

- I made a new Firefox account - Signed in - Made sure syncing is on for:

  • Bookmarks
  • Credit cards
  • History
  • Add-ons
  • Logins and password
  • Options

- Added some add-ons, added some bookmarks - Customized the interface - Changed some Settings - Opened a Windows 10 VM - Installed Firefox 83 (so both computers have the same version) - Logged in with my Firefox account - Waited for the sync

So far I can see that my extensions are synced and my bookmarks. However there are some things that don't sync:

- Customization for controls, buttons and toolbars - Default search engine - Alternative search engines - Settings for "Firefox Data Collection and Use"

There might be more settings that don't sync, which I have not tested. Is this behavior expected? If so I might switch back to Chrome. Syncing only certain settings defeats the purpose of syncing, at least for me.

Also is there any list or information about which settings are syncing and which are not?

Asked by 32411844 5 days ago

Firefox Locked Account - Email was Returned

I am unable to sync into my firefox account. It says, "The confirmation email we sent to *email address* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefo… (read more)

I am unable to sync into my firefox account. It says, "The confirmation email we sent to *email address* was returned and we’ve locked your account to protect your Firefox data." According to other threads, one is to wait 24 hours before trying to log in again. It has been more than 24 hours, and I am still unable to access my account.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Asked by Akarai Ulfren 4 days ago

How Can I Change An Old Defunct Email On a New Device?

Recently, I had to deactivate my old email. Unfortunately, I didn't think to change the email address to my new email before deleting my old one. Now that I have a new co… (read more)

Recently, I had to deactivate my old email. Unfortunately, I didn't think to change the email address to my new email before deleting my old one. Now that I have a new computer (Windows 10, same as the old), I can't sync my old Firefox setup to my new setup since I have to verify my account through my old defunct email (impossible to do).

How can I change my Firefox account's email without verifying through the old email address?

Asked by rod.alexander.a 1 day ago

When I Click Disconnect by Mistake

As the topic says, I click disconnect by mistake. When I log back in, Firefox prompts me that the current device is disconnected. So I couldn't log in.How can I rebind t… (read more)

As the topic says, I click disconnect by mistake. When I log back in, Firefox prompts me that the current device is disconnected. So I couldn't log in.How can I rebind the device?

Asked by 1264538441 1 day ago

Firefox Account problem

Dear Volunteer, First of all, I have to thank you to build the community in your freetime. I've changed my computer. I have 2 firefox accounts, the first for private brow… (read more)

Dear Volunteer,

First of all, I have to thank you to build the community in your freetime. I've changed my computer. I have 2 firefox accounts, the first for private browsing, the second one for work browsing, and I use them via different Firefox profiles. The configuration of the private account (adamsterbinszky@gmail.com) was succesful. But the configuration of the work account (sterbi@orfk.police.hu) was not. I've used this accounts since 2013, and I'd reconfigured them so many times, and there wasn't any problem until now. The actually problem is the unreceived verigfication email. I've tried the actions below: - checking email working -> Perfectly works. - checking spam folder -> There is no any mail in the spam folder. - adding accounts@firefox.com to contact list -> Done. I did not get the verification emails. The administrators probably changed the security settings. I cannot log in, I cannot sync. I tried to send you this letter from my work e-mail, but I did not find any support address, just this option. How can I resolve this problem? Thans for your help.

Kind regards,

Adam Sterbinszky

Asked by adamsterbinszky 6 hours ago

How to view mobile history on desktop?

I have Sync setup both on desktop and on my phone (Firefox for Android). If I go on my desktop I can't see the history of my phone, I see only the history from my desktop… (read more)

I have Sync setup both on desktop and on my phone (Firefox for Android). If I go on my desktop I can't see the history of my phone, I see only the history from my desktop Firefox. On my phone I can see the history of both. I activated the sync for Bookmarks, History and Tabs on both devices. How could I solve it?

Firefox for Desktop version: 82.0.3 (64 bit) on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Firefox for Android version: 83.1.0 on Android 6.0

Thank you for your help!

Asked by Antonio 3 hours ago

Dual boot (Win7 & openSUSE TW) ZBook-17-G2-Tumbleweed

The machine name ZBook-17-G2-Tumbleweed is not showing in Sync Tabs. Firefox has lost all my tabs a few time in the past 2 weeks and when I opened the sync tab to bring … (read more)

The machine name ZBook-17-G2-Tumbleweed is not showing in Sync Tabs. Firefox has lost all my tabs a few time in the past 2 weeks and when I opened the sync tab to bring the tabs back the machine name is not there and all my open tabs are gone.

Firefox 82.0 (64-bit) Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20201104 KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.2 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.75.0 Qt Version: 5.15.1 Kernel Version: 5.9.1-1-default OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Asked by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago