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Initiating sync makes my entire computer slow and almost unresponsive

This seems to be a newish issue - as in, I think it has not been happening until at least a few weeks ago. The computer (linux) is always on, and firefox is also always r… (read more)

This seems to be a newish issue - as in, I think it has not been happening until at least a few weeks ago. The computer (linux) is always on, and firefox is also always running (except when I update to a new version). But I was not using the computer for a while. Today I sat at the computer expecting to see all my tabs that I sent to it via "send tab to device", but as soon as firefox started syncing, everything slowed down to a crawl (to the point where even typing to a terminal would have upwards to several seconds of lag). Weirdly, it doesn't seem as if there's a lot of CPU or IO being used, according to top and iotop - but I was seeing multiple "migration" processes (that went away after quitting firefox), suggesting that there are many threads doing very little work in aggregate. After googling a bit I tried setting sync.log.appender.console to Debug and looking at debug console, which didn't tell me anything interesting - it actually looks as if the sync itself completes fast. And, in fact, my bookmarks seem to have synced to today's state correctly. (restarting after updating to current version does not seem to help; running in safe mode also doesn't seem to help)

1) What's up? How do I stop this from happening?

2) How do I get my "sent" tabs? Even a list for the past 2 weeks would be fine. Working it out from browsing history would be ... a lot of needles in even more piles of hay.

Asked by xKiv 2 weeks ago

Last reply by xKiv 3 days ago

History deleted by Bitdefender, I have it on my phone, how to put it back

Hello, Bitdefender deleted my history (not telling me that it was my history he was going to delete), but everything is still on my Android phone. I removed the sync for … (read more)

Hello, Bitdefender deleted my history (not telling me that it was my history he was going to delete), but everything is still on my Android phone. I removed the sync for now, because I fear it would delete it on my phone too. How to put back the history on my computer? Thanks!

Asked by internet14 1 week ago

Last reply by internet14 6 days ago

recovering profile settings after a fresh install

hi folks, Is it possible to restore a firefox profile to a new install from previously synced profiles ? I have several different profiles of firefox running on a few ma… (read more)

hi folks,

Is it possible to restore a firefox profile to a new install from previously synced profiles ? I have several different profiles of firefox running on a few machines. On one of them I had to format the SSD but forgot to save to settings. When logging into the firefox account I see a list of all my machines but I don't see an option to recover settings from any of them

I would be eternally grateful for any help.

Thank you !

Gadi

Asked by gadiran 6 days ago

Last reply by gadiran 4 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 1 day ago

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. 3 days ago

How do I authenticate my Firefox Account?

Question in title. I cannot figure out which app I need to use, as when I use Google Authenticate it would either like a QR Code or a setup key, but I have neither. … (read more)

Question in title. I cannot figure out which app I need to use, as when I use Google Authenticate it would either like a QR Code or a setup key, but I have neither.

Asked by Neil 6 days ago

Sync problem

For the first time sync doesnt work for me. I reinstalled windows 10 today and install firefox but after i logged in my account firefox did not sync any of my bookmarks o… (read more)

For the first time sync doesnt work for me. I reinstalled windows 10 today and install firefox but after i logged in my account firefox did not sync any of my bookmarks or anything. Also i can't see any of my accounts in lockwise. I have app in my phone i can see them in there but it wont sync...

Asked by Hüseyin 3 days ago

Issue Synching Mozilla Firefox Web Browser on New Computer

How do I resolve this issue? -I try to log-in to Synchc using e-mail and password. -I am taken to e-mail verification step. -I enter passcode I receive, then it refresh… (read more)

How do I resolve this issue? -I try to log-in to Synchc using e-mail and password. -I am taken to e-mail verification step. -I enter passcode I receive, then it refreshing to portal, showing older e-mail account and the message "incorrect password". -Repeating several times leads my account to freeze and the requirement to wait 15 minutes.

I am switching to a new work station, so this is a pretty big inconvenience :/

Asked by jthoma84 6 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 11 hours ago