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synced tabs disappeared

Synced Tabs from other device did show till yesterday but no longer showing It just says "connect another device" My other device had to be 'factory reset' but that was… (read more)

Synced Tabs from other device did show till yesterday but no longer showing

It just says "connect another device"

My other device had to be 'factory reset' but that was some time ago (nearly a month) and the tabs from it were still showing till yesterday in my main device, Now they've disappeared, is there a way to get those tabs back??

I read somewhere that those tabs are maybe on the Firefox server, is there a way to access those???

Asked by AT 1 month ago

Answered by AT 1 month ago

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Sync open tabs from old PC to new PC not working

I've read all the suggestions but can't get Firefox Sync to transfer the open tabs from my old PC to my new one. I'm signed in on both to the same account, both are on… (read more)

I've read all the suggestions but can't get Firefox Sync to transfer the open tabs from my old PC to my new one. I'm signed in on both to the same account, both are on my LAN with a wired ethernet connection, and I've checked every box in the "what to sync" field. When I click "Sync Now" the icon spins for a few seconds like it's doing something but the tabs from the old machine do not appear on the new one as I expected them to. Nor can I get them by closing and doing a Restore Session.

This seems pretty straightforward and how most users would expect it to work - am I missing something? If not, why isn't it working?

Asked by Robert Nickels 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Can't scan QR code for sync

I have tried this several times over a few years, and have never got it to work I know it must be something I am doing wrong because if it was a glitch or bug, it would h… (read more)

I have tried this several times over a few years, and have never got it to work I know it must be something I am doing wrong because if it was a glitch or bug, it would have been fixed by now. Usually I need to do this if I need to reinstall the OS, (Windows and Linux), or a new pc, the usual, but this time I had a major crash, so I'm starting over.

Anyway I have signed in on my pc to my FF account, and went through the menu to turn on sync, and I get to the page where is says, "when ready click next to display the QR code". I get my android out, open FF, sign in, click the "Scan" button, the FF scanner opens,, I open the QR code on the pc, (I have also went to the website to get a QR code). Then either way I scan the code, and get an errror msg "Must scan from inside FF". I am scanning from inside FF, with the FF QR scanner.

I don't uinderstand how of the 20 or more times I have tried to do this, I can't get it to work. I don't understand how I screw up every times, over a few years. But I also know as I said, if it was a bug MOzilla would have fixed it by now. Usually I give up on that and just log into both the pc and the phone, close both browsers and reopen them and it will go ahead and sync.

But not this time, I am unable to get it to sync for anything. I've been working on this for 3 days now, and at this point I'm confused, I don't remember what I have and have not done. Let me add, and I don't know if this will make a difference, I don't think so, but what do I know? Originally this all started, when I had to reset my password. I tried for 4 days there to get a recovery code to work. (The following is just to describe what I've done, and is not a second question) I had one downloaded, and saved on my pc. But no matter what route I took to go through the reset process, exactly as described in the help file, I never could get a place to enter the code. I read every article I could about it, and finally it seemed easier to just reset the password and resync than try to get the code to work.

Which is why I am sitting here, desperatly needing to sync my data, but unable to. If anyone can tell me what I need to do I will appreciate it. If you need any more information, just let me know.

Asked by 1971robby 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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syncing bookmarks, keywords etc. between old and new laptops

I am trying to transfer my bookmarks, open tabs and passwords etc. from my old laptop to my new one. It appears I have to do this with Firefox Sync under the preferences … (read more)

I am trying to transfer my bookmarks, open tabs and passwords etc. from my old laptop to my new one. It appears I have to do this with Firefox Sync under the preferences menu. However when I try to connect a new device, I am told to open the code scanner on my Firefox App, which sounds like I have to use a mobile? How do I scan the QR code using my new laptop?

Asked by e.gillam 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sync Bookmarks from a primary device

I see instructions for sync' to a phone, how do I initially (connect) sync to my desktop from my laptop? When I sync my bookmarks, how does is know which computer is the… (read more)

I see instructions for sync' to a phone, how do I initially (connect) sync to my desktop from my laptop?

When I sync my bookmarks, how does is know which computer is the primary (the one that I want to duplicate changes from)?

For example, I added new bookmarks and revised some old ones on my laptop and did not have the sync on my desktop at the same time. Now, if I sync my laptop to my desktop, how does it know which device is my primary (in this case my laptop) where I made all the changes?

My goal is to revise all the bookmarks currently on my desktop to reflect all the changes I made to them on my laptop. I'd like to do it without duplicates or displaying old desktop residual bookmarks that I deleted and/or modified on the laptop prior to sync to the desktop.

In this case, should I delete my bookmarks from my desktop and then sync to my laptop so as to seamlessly & efficiently have my bookmarks toolbar on the laptop look the same on the desktop?

Thank you for your help here! Christopher

Asked by comfeline 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox quick access to saved logins

Is there a way in Firefox to have quicker access to saved logins than through the menu structure? The menus are four layers deep, which is frustrating as it is difficult … (read more)

Is there a way in Firefox to have quicker access to saved logins than through the menu structure? The menus are four layers deep, which is frustrating as it is difficult to remember the route when only using the feature occasionally. Some websites don't respect the Firefox Password Manager, so it sometimes becomes necessary to manually find the credentials.

Is there any way to create a bookmark to the saved login section?

Is there perhaps an add-on?

Thanks for any answers.

Asked by autahi 1 year ago

Answered by TanKS 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Syn between 2 laptops

Following direction on Help Page - Trying to sync tabs, bookmarks etc from one laptop to another. In settings, devices are said to be logged in and sync set to sync prett… (read more)

Following direction on Help Page - Trying to sync tabs, bookmarks etc from one laptop to another. In settings, devices are said to be logged in and sync set to sync pretty much everything. Clicking the menu top right - only shows my email @ the top, then New Tab etc - but nothing about "Sync Now" or "Sign In" What am I missing? TIA, Jean

Asked by jean61 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by Prince Cooper 1 year ago

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"What precisely does “sync” mean with respect to transferring Firefox information between devices?

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simpl… (read more)

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simple, assume I interested only in syncing bookmarks and staying within the Firefox environment, i.e., no syncing to another browser. Please note that I am NOT asking for help in setting up Sync on different devices or in how to turn Sync on and off. Rather I am seeking help to understand what “sync” means, that is, the details of the sort of information transfers that take place between individual devices and the Firefox Sync server.

Here’s what I currently understand. After signing in to my Firefox account on Device 1, setting up syncing on that device, specifying that I want only bookmarks to be synced, and turning syncing on, the set of bookmarks on Device 1 is sent to be stored on a Firefox server. After that, whenever one is signed in to the Firefox account on Device 1 and syncing is turned on, any changes to the bookmarks on Device 1 will "automatically" (but I don't know how quickly) end up being reflected in the set of bookmarks stored on the server. Fine so far.

In addition to Device 1 I have another device, Device 2 which has not been set up for Firefox Sync. It has its own set of bookmarks. Some of them are also on Device 1, some are not. I sign into my Firefox account on Device 2 and set up syncing on it. I follow the steps for doing this in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer, “Connect additional devices to Sync.” I then click Sync Now. OK, now what happens?

1A. Do the bookmarks in Device 2 get added to the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server? 1B. Do the bookmarks NOT in Device 2 get deleted from the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server?

OR

2A. Do the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 2? 2B. Do the bookmarks NOT stored in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 2?

After whatever transfers of bookmark between Device 2 and the Firefox Sync server take place, and assuming that I’m still signed in to my Firefox account on Device 1 and that syncing on that device is still turned on, what sort of transfers of bookmarks takes place between the new set of bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server and the set of bookmarks already on Device 1?

3A. Do the bookmarks then present in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 1? 3B. Do the bookmarks no longer in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 1?

Finally, what happens to the set of bookmarks in Device 1 and Device 2 if I’m simultaneously signed in to my Firefox account, syncing is turned on in both Devices 1 and 2, and a bookmark is a) added to either device OR b) deleted from either device?

I’m sorry this message is so long, but I’ve wanted to be clear about the things I don’t understand in regard to Firefox Sync. I’d really appreciate what anyone can say to help me clarify these points. Thanks so much.

Asked by lbecker 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 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 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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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How to transfer tabs from desktop to phone

Hello Please explain to me how to transfer tabs from desktop to Android phone because there is no option on my desktop browser settings and no matter how much I sync, the… (read more)

Hello Please explain to me how to transfer tabs from desktop to Android phone because there is no option on my desktop browser settings and no matter how much I sync, the desktop tabs will not be transferred to the phone again. please guide me

Asked by iraj 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Themes are synced even though I've disabled it with lightweightThemes and activeThemeID

Hello, I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme… (read more)

Hello,

I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme for production, green for test, grey for default) but I can't prevent Firefox Sync to sync the active theme between my profiles.

I have set both services.sync.prefs.sync.extensions.activeThemeID and services.sync.prefs.sync.lightweightThemes to false and restarted all my Firefox profiles.

After a while, all windows/profiles are synced to the same theme.

Are those settings really read by Firefox Sync ? I'm on Windows 10, Firefox 91.10.0esr (32-bit)

Thanks in advance for your help !

Asked by Cédric 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox on macOS

Hi guys. I'm wondering if it's possible to send tab from macOS Firefox to another device... I couldn't find any clue to achieve that, since that right click doesn't have… (read more)

Hi guys.

I'm wondering if it's possible to send tab from macOS Firefox to another device... I couldn't find any clue to achieve that, since that right click doesn't have the option to send tab throughout the devices like on windows.

Tks.

Asked by Matheus 1 year ago

Answered by Matheus 1 year ago