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sync with the wrong desktop. I lost my bookmarks can i get these back?

sync with the wrong desktop. I lost my bookmarks can i get these back? I haved login in my new and old desktop. I have login by my new desktop bij firefox but i could not… (read more)

sync with the wrong desktop. I lost my bookmarks can i get these back?

I haved login in my new and old desktop. I have login by my new desktop bij firefox but i could not get the bookmarks from my old desktop. I wanted to sync but he sais he was synchronised but i had not the correct bookmarks. So I get back to my old desktop to solved the problem (i thought). I go to my profile en pushed on the sync button and now i have the bookmarks form my new desktop on my old one and lost al the bookmarks i wanted.

Can I get these bookmarks back en why are the bookmarks not automaticallythe same if i login with my account?

Thanks for your support and i hope you can help me.

regards Laurens

Asked by laurensvancuijk 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Firefox is asking me for a primary password to see saved accounts and passwords

Hello. I had to reinstall firefox and while i eventually managed to get my phone to sync with my computer, the browser asks for a primary password in order to see the sav… (read more)

Hello. I had to reinstall firefox and while i eventually managed to get my phone to sync with my computer, the browser asks for a primary password in order to see the saved logins. The problem is that i don't use a primary password, and is there any way i can get around this?

Asked by henriquenprestes 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Sync and Firefox versions over GNU+Linux distros

Hi, I'm using Firefox over various devices and systems. For instance: - Firefox binary downloaded from Mozilla website and executed over Debian Testing - Firefox from Arc… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using Firefox over various devices and systems.

For instance: - Firefox binary downloaded from Mozilla website and executed over Debian Testing - Firefox from Arch Linux official repositories in Arch systems

My doubt is: could this cause any problem with the Sync function? Or Sync has the flexibility to allow syncing between a wide specter of Firefox installations

For instance: Could I add Fennec from F-Droid to my LineageOS smartphone or Firefox-ESR from Debian repositories to my desktop machine, log in with my account in all of them and synchronize all the sessions without problems?

Thanks a lot in advance!, and let me know if I should add any technical information.

Kind regards!

Asked by rv.sin.mail 7 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 7 months ago

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When attempting to log into my Mozilla Firefox account on Firefox Browser on my Dell Laptop Windows 10, I see a blue loading picture in the top left corner of the screen.

So basically the title explains everything. I press the three lines in the right corner, click "Sign In" and it just takes me to the page that I have attached a photo of.… (read more)

So basically the title explains everything. I press the three lines in the right corner, click "Sign In" and it just takes me to the page that I have attached a photo of. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it twice, restarted my laptop, I do not know what to do.

Asked by bellaly438 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Synchronization Settings

Is there a way to undo and Synchronization that Hinders my Bookmarks Majorly? I was on my Laptop and i had an old recovery backup go thru and when i sync to fix it, it ch… (read more)

Is there a way to undo and Synchronization that Hinders my Bookmarks Majorly? I was on my Laptop and i had an old recovery backup go thru and when i sync to fix it, it changed my most recent settings and i lost all my Bookmarks.

Asked by m.cooley475 2 months ago

Answered by m.cooley475 2 months ago

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Firefix 93 No "Send Tab" Option, Unable to See Synced Tabs

I've just set up Firefox Sync, but it is only working one way. I can see my computer's tabs from my phone but I cannot see my phone's tabs from the computer - if I use th… (read more)

I've just set up Firefox Sync, but it is only working one way. I can see my computer's tabs from my phone but I cannot see my phone's tabs from the computer - if I use the quick access "Show tabs from other devices" it just spins a loading wheel with "Syncing".

Also, the "Send Tab" option when you right click a tab does not appear at all. Sending a tab from the phone to computer does not result in anything appearing on my computer.

Everything is set to sync on both devices, and I have tried to sync it manually. Both versions are up to date.

Asked by jas57 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Sync 2 laptops

I am trying to sync my new laptop to my old one. I have set my old laptop to sync bookmarks, etc. I logged in to my new laptop and clicked on sync, but nothing happens. … (read more)

I am trying to sync my new laptop to my old one. I have set my old laptop to sync bookmarks, etc. I logged in to my new laptop and clicked on sync, but nothing happens.

Asked by ellenhargis1 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Can't complete two-step authentication enabling process

I have a problem with enabling two-step authentication for my Mozilla account. There have been several questions regarding issues with two-step authentication, but none o… (read more)

I have a problem with enabling two-step authentication for my Mozilla account. There have been several questions regarding issues with two-step authentication, but none of them applies to my case, so I started another one.

When I try to enable 2SA, there are seemingly no problems. When I scan the QR code and enter the 6-digit security code, I don't get the "invalid two-step authentication code" message. I do get the 8 10-digit recovery codes. After I enter one of them I get a prompt saying "Two-step authentication enabled" (see attachment), but nothing else happens. It seems like the process is stuck here and isn't completed.

I have tried setting 2SA from my profile settings (https://accounts.firefox.com/settings) too, but when I logout and login again, it says Not Set.

I wouldn't normally use 2SA at all if it hasn't been made mandatory for logging into Add-ons (addons.mozilla.org). Now, I'm locked out of my Add-ons account and can't access my extensions!

Asked by dimithrandir 7 months ago

Answered by dimithrandir 7 months ago

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Firefox Losing Sync settings.

I use Firefox on Linux/Mac/Windows - I like to sync my settings and addons as well as the default. For some reason, Firefox does not like this and removes add-ons and set… (read more)

I use Firefox on Linux/Mac/Windows - I like to sync my settings and addons as well as the default.

For some reason, Firefox does not like this and removes add-ons and settings ..

Does anyone know why it does hits and how I can tell Firefox to stop screwing with my sync settings.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by RobertAchille 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Windows needed to be reinstalled, too many tabs open for Sync to work

Hi, my machine choked and died on the latest Windows update. I tried every trick I know, but eventually had to admit defeat and nuke'n'boot. Most' 'of my stuff was either… (read more)

Hi, my machine choked and died on the latest Windows update. I tried every trick I know, but eventually had to admit defeat and nuke'n'boot. Most' 'of my stuff was either backed up or kept on a non-OS drive, but I needed to reinstall Firefox. When I did, I found there is a limit to how many tabs Sync willl display at once from another device. That limit is 1,271 tabs, which is not all of mine - I'm pretty sure I had more than that open in a single one' 'of my seven open windows (though probably only the one window had that many).

Also, with the new Firefox update, while I can open all 1,271 at once, that just leads to Firefox crashing. When similar things happened in the past, I could open, say, fifty at a time, and kill Firefox's process every time it became too much for my computer, then reopen firefox with all those tabs open but not active, however with FF 89 I only seem to be able to open one or all.

To make matters worse, those 1,271 tabs I can see seem to be randomised each time, or at least randomly ordered, so I wouldn't even be able to methodically open all 1,271 with my usual method of killing firefox and reopening it.

Is there any way I can send the 1,271 straight to bookmarks, or open the entire session from the old install, or view more than the 1,271, or open the old synced tabs view, where I could open as many or as few as I wanted to, instead of all or (basically) nothing?

Thanks!

Asked by Matt 5 months ago

Answered by Matt 5 months ago

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Manage passwords menu option removed from Firefox account menu button?

Up to some days ago I had the extremely handy option to look up a stored password in sync, by clicking on the firefox account button in the toolbar. In the menu that open… (read more)

Up to some days ago I had the extremely handy option to look up a stored password in sync, by clicking on the firefox account button in the toolbar. In the menu that opened there was an option to view (add? manage?) stored accounts and passwords. Two clicks and that was it.

Today I tried to do the same thing, but instead of the usual menu options I was greeted with 5-6 options relating to the firefox account, and a zillion of my synced bookmarked pages from other devices. Where has the ultra-used (perhaps the single most used button on my browser, besides the back/forward ones and ctrl+h to open history) option of opening Lockwise gone to?

Please God, don't let this one be a "usability" improvement...

Asked by Michail Pappas 7 months ago

Answered by Michail Pappas 7 months ago

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Add my Firefox set up to new computer

My iMac died. I downloaded Firefox onto my replacement iMac and signed into Firefox Sync hoping all my Plug Ins and Bookmarks would propagate onto my ne iMac but they did… (read more)

My iMac died. I downloaded Firefox onto my replacement iMac and signed into Firefox Sync hoping all my Plug Ins and Bookmarks would propagate onto my ne iMac but they did not. I keep getting a message from Firefox to complete Firefox Sync by adding another device. I just want the set up from the Firefox set up on my iMac that died. Is there any way to recover my old Firefox info onto my new iMac?

Asked by netliving 2 months ago

Answered by Seburo 2 months ago

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i forgot my password but is still connected to the account, is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data?

is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data? inside my current firefox account… (read more)

is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data? inside my current firefox account i have tons of data i would rather not lost so please tell me a way to keep all my data

Asked by tim 5 months ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 5 months ago

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Firefox Sync account has lost all data

I've reinstalled my PC. First thing first I downloaded FF and installed it. Login to Firefox Sync. And it's empty. No history, no tabs, no passwords, everything is gone. … (read more)

I've reinstalled my PC. First thing first I downloaded FF and installed it. Login to Firefox Sync. And it's empty. No history, no tabs, no passwords, everything is gone. I've check that I logged into correct account. And yes I can track many previous emails from this account. Why did Sync lost all data? Is there a history that I can use to restore my lost data? Thanks!

Asked by Eiq 5 months ago

Answered by Eiq 5 months ago

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How to rename device in synced opened tabs?

Take a look at the screenshots. The second device is called "Firefox on HUAWEI LIO-L29", but I renamed it to "Mate 30 Pro" (screenshot 2). Why is the device name displaye… (read more)

Take a look at the screenshots. The second device is called "Firefox on HUAWEI LIO-L29", but I renamed it to "Mate 30 Pro" (screenshot 2).

Why is the device name displayed not "Mate 30 Pro", as in the case of "Macbook D14"? I renamed the device in Firefox settings a few days ago.

Asked by Merciless 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Passwords stay active after I have signed out

I will sign into my firefox account when on a new computer to access my bookmarks/passwords etc. When I sign out, after I am done using the shared computer, my bookmarks… (read more)

I will sign into my firefox account when on a new computer to access my bookmarks/passwords etc. When I sign out, after I am done using the shared computer, my bookmarks and passwords remain.

I even uninstalled firefox, but when I reinstalled it the next time I used the computer, all of my bookmarks and passwords were again available without signing in.

How do I remove these from the shared computer without deleting my firefox account?

Asked by kyle.d.merritt 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Different name showing when I send tabs

When I send tabs from my laptop to my phone, it always says "Tab from [other name]'s Firefox on LAPTOP", and I would like to change this name but I cannot figure out how … (read more)

When I send tabs from my laptop to my phone, it always says "Tab from [other name]'s Firefox on LAPTOP", and I would like to change this name but I cannot figure out how to, as my Firefox shows my actual name.

Asked by Michael 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago