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Set up a desktop Firefox sync from an android Firefox sync

I am having trouble setting up Firefox sync on my desktop (which I had to replace) having only an active Firefox sync on my Android tablet. I can't find a way to either i… (read more)

I am having trouble setting up Firefox sync on my desktop (which I had to replace) having only an active Firefox sync on my Android tablet. I can't find a way to either insert the usual three four character codes to pair the devices, nor to recover the sync key to enter it manually on the desktop. Googling the problem, I found suggestions from a year ago to use certain plugins (the most recent was about:synckey) to display the key, but unfortunately they are no longer compatible with the newest firefox (I am using v17). So my question is: can this be done? Or shoud I harvest all my bookmarks from the Android device as long as I can and reset the sync account?

Asked by alioth 8 years ago

Answered by gergo.tisza 8 years ago

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Getting error message: Sync encountered an error while syncing: Failed to connect to the server. Sync will automatically . . .

This has been happening since the last update. Currently on v38.0.1 for desktop PC. I do not see this message when using an Android tablet, and bookmarks and passwords … (read more)

This has been happening since the last update. Currently on v38.0.1 for desktop PC. I do not see this message when using an Android tablet, and bookmarks and passwords appear to be synched.

The message then offers the Preference button. When I click the button, the message disappears. Will reappear when accessing a new tab.

Thanks for help on this.

Asked by Gotadimple 6 years ago

Answered by Gotadimple 6 years ago

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Forgot the Sync Key of an account

Hi, I have set up a Firefox Sync account lately. Yesterday, I backed up my laptop but forgot to back up the sync. Now, I can't set up the Firefox Sync service anymore, as… (read more)

Hi,

I have set up a Firefox Sync account lately. Yesterday, I backed up my laptop but forgot to back up the sync. Now, I can't set up the Firefox Sync service anymore, as my email address has already registered but don't have a sync key to access.

I would like to know how to reset the sync key.

Thanks :D

Asked by exklamationmark 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Getting "unexpected error" trying to log in to Firefox Sync

Hi, trying to log in to Firefox Sync at https://accounts.firefox.com/signin?service=sync&context=fx_desktop_v3&entrypoint=menupanel I keep getting an "unexpected … (read more)

Hi,

trying to log in to Firefox Sync at https://accounts.firefox.com/signin?service=sync&context=fx_desktop_v3&entrypoint=menupanel I keep getting an "unexpected error" message. Is this a known issue or limited to just my account?

Thanks

Asked by hanjov 3 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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Error "Attempt limit exceeded" is prompted. What long should I wait until this error gone? (I cannot remember my Sync password)

I'm using a new PC. But I can't remember the Sync password and tried to log in to the Sync. It prompted "Attempt limit exceeded". What long should I wait until this error… (read more)

I'm using a new PC. But I can't remember the Sync password and tried to log in to the Sync. It prompted "Attempt limit exceeded". What long should I wait until this error gone? I want to reset my Sync password and get all my bookmark back. TY

Asked by Airming27 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Permanently deleting history from firefox account

I cleared the browsing history on my main computer with sync turned on. Then I went and set up a print server, installed firefox and signed into sync my account to access… (read more)

I cleared the browsing history on my main computer with sync turned on. Then I went and set up a print server, installed firefox and signed into sync my account to access saved bookmarks for printing, and all the history that I had previously deleted was again loaded. How can I delete browsing history so it is also deleted from my account? This seems like a serious privacy concern not to be able to clear synced history, and hopefully there is a way aside from deleting one's account?

Asked by gothicsurf 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox repeatedly asks for Master Password, but won't let me enter it

I recently established a Firefox.com account so I could sync bookmarks across devices. Every time I start FF, it asks me for my master password, but won't accept it. Even… (read more)

I recently established a Firefox.com account so I could sync bookmarks across devices. Every time I start FF, it asks me for my master password, but won't accept it. Even after I've just signed into my FF.com account. When I type in my password, the window to enter my password just reappears. I tried unchecking the box to use a master password, since I won't be using FF to store passwords anyway. To do this, you have to enter your current password, which I did, but the 'Remove' button remains greyed-out and unclickable.

So basically, FF won't accept my password, but also won't let me remove the password.

Asked by Ambivalent 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Unexpected error upon attempting to sign in.

Hmm, somehow I am unable to sign into Sync over the past few days or perhaps a week even, idk. At first I got an "Email just returned" error upon trying to sign in, and n… (read more)

Hmm, somehow I am unable to sign into Sync over the past few days or perhaps a week even, idk. At first I got an "Email just returned" error upon trying to sign in, and now I end up with an "Unexpected error". Entering about:sync-log doesn't show any entries from the present day relating to the error.

And to make sure that this has nothing to do with the plugins I have on my installation, I tried signing in on a clean Firefox config to no avail.

Asked by huckleberrypie 3 years ago

Answered by rfkelly 3 years ago

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How does one change the sync direction in Firefox Sync?

While syncing my laptop to my desktop and set up two way syncing and I have determined this to be a mistake. How do I now change to one way syncing from desktop? Thanks… (read more)

While syncing my laptop to my desktop and set up two way syncing and I have determined this to be a mistake. How do I now change to one way syncing from desktop? Thanks.

Asked by healy1948 8 years ago

Answered by Chiranjit Biswas 8 years ago

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How to delete bookmarks from a device after I disconnect my sync account

I find Sync convenient when, e.g., I am on a public computer. But when I am done using that computer, I want to delete all my bookmarks, etc., to leave Firefox as I found… (read more)

I find Sync convenient when, e.g., I am on a public computer. But when I am done using that computer, I want to delete all my bookmarks, etc., to leave Firefox as I found it on that computer. Disconnecting my Sync account leaves all the bookmarks, however. How can I restore Firefox to its original state when I am done?

I have tried the "Reset Firefox" option at about:support without success—my bookmarks remain in the browser.

Thank you

Asked by apth 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox doesn't sync with another computer!

I thought I posted this problem some months ago for Firefox Support and didn't get any help so I will try again. My computers are running Windows 10 (1809) and using the … (read more)

I thought I posted this problem some months ago for Firefox Support and didn't get any help so I will try again. My computers are running Windows 10 (1809) and using the latest version of Firefox (66.0.3 64-bit) .

I set up Firefox and went through all of the steps and Firefox will NOT sync to another computer! I would like to get this fixed soon and don't want to waste time doing unnecessary steps. This is why phone Support should be available.

How can this be resolved soon?

Thanks

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 2 years ago

Answered by Wayne Carpenter 2 years ago

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My account is not syncing

I just did a "refresh" and changed to the 64-bit Firefox, and everything looks better--the plus sign is back for adding a new tab, and everything works well. Firefox tel… (read more)

I just did a "refresh" and changed to the 64-bit Firefox, and everything looks better--the plus sign is back for adding a new tab, and everything works well. Firefox tells me I have the latest version. But there is a problem. I don't see my bookmarks, nor do my tabs and extensions seem to be synced with my office computer. I seem to be signed in: my name and username appear when I go to 3-bar menu, options, sync. Now what?

Asked by thebby 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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change sync interval

As far as I can tell, my Firefox sync interval is set to 15 minutes (i.e. 600000 milliseconds), which is WAY too frequent for me. I want to change my Mozilla sync interva… (read more)

As far as I can tell, my Firefox sync interval is set to 15 minutes (i.e. 600000 milliseconds), which is WAY too frequent for me. I want to change my Mozilla sync interval to once a day (i.e. 86400000 milliseconds). I followed the instructions below, but when I close and restart Firefox the interval I had set is changed back to what it was before.

Please help.

Thanks you!

Fritzman


Instructions: 1) Type “about:config” at the address bar 2) Search for “services.sync.syncInterval” 3) Change the value from 3600000 (milliseconds = 3600 seconds = 60 minutes) to any value (in millisecond) of your choice 4) Close and restart Firefox


Asked by Fritzman 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Cannot set up Sync: sync button missing in menu

On my work computer I downloaded and installed FF 61.0.2 as a PortableApp. After starting, it has no SYNC button in its menu, so I cannot initiate SYNC with my other devi… (read more)

On my work computer I downloaded and installed FF 61.0.2 as a PortableApp. After starting, it has no SYNC button in its menu, so I cannot initiate SYNC with my other devices. I followed the solution to a similar question (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1214040), but there is no "Firefox Account" in the left column. But at the top of the preferences page there is a message "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options." I found out that this has to do with the config option identity.fxaccounts.enabled having a false value. Indeed, in the about:config screen, the setting "identity.fxaccounts.enabled" has the value false and its status is locked. How do I unlock this setting?

What I already tried: Search the PC for mozilla.cfg and check for the statement lockPref("identity.fxaccounts.enabled", false).

There is a file C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\mozilla.cfg, but it does not contain the text identity.fxaccounts.enabled. In fact, there is a complete FF installation in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox but this company-managed FF-version also does not have the "Sign in to sync" button. This was the reason to install the up-to-date PortableApps version in the first place. I have searched the complete C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox directory for the text identity.fxaccounts.enabled; the only relevant occurrence is in file browser/omni.ja: pref("identity.fxaccounts.enabled", true). (The other occurrences are read accesses.)

Asked by kwetal 2 years ago

Answered by kwetal 2 years ago

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How to set up Firefox Sync with my own Sync server?

I use my organization's own FFsync server and wanted to set up sync from a new Firefox installation. There used to be a setting where I could determine what server I want… (read more)

I use my organization's own FFsync server and wanted to set up sync from a new Firefox installation.

There used to be a setting where I could determine what server I want to use for sync. In my current FF version I can't find this setting anymore.

Thanks for help in advance! AnkeB

Asked by AnkeB 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Where my data is stored and how to access to it ?

I wanted to use Firefox sync, but this tools looks like a black box. I have to use Firefox to access to my data. I'd like to be able to download my data over the network … (read more)

I wanted to use Firefox sync, but this tools looks like a black box. I have to use Firefox to access to my data. I'd like to be able to download my data over the network without Firefox ho to do that (web gui will be enough)

Asked by mrbidon 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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bookmarks toolbar want sync

I've just updated my FF to the lastes 33.0.3 version. And I've created a new sync account in order to sync all my bookmarks. however, all bookmarks have been sync to all … (read more)

I've just updated my FF to the lastes 33.0.3 version. And I've created a new sync account in order to sync all my bookmarks. however, all bookmarks have been sync to all my new PCs, but, all those bookmarks on Bookmarks toolbar were missing. leave an empty space on all new PCs Bookmarks toolbar section.

Asked by Pang_firefox 6 years ago

Answered by Pang_firefox 6 years ago

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How do I remove a profile account from one computer without deleting the data?

Hi! I want to delete mozilla from one computer and remove my profile account so that all of my data on this computer is deleted. But I use the same profile in mozilla on … (read more)

Hi! I want to delete mozilla from one computer and remove my profile account so that all of my data on this computer is deleted. But I use the same profile in mozilla on another computer and I don`t know if my profile will keep the data stored on this computer after deleting it in the other one. Can you please clarify this issue for me. Thanks!

Best, Vanya

Asked by Vania_s 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago