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Restore prefs.js without sync
While trying to troubleshoot a site login problem (ticketmaster.com), I made a backup of my prefs.js, and reset a few hundred preferences in about:config. After finding the pref that caused the problem (tracking), I shut down FF, copied the backup prefs.js in place and restarted. After FF synced, though, my prefs were reset to the previous session with all the reset values.
How do I restore a prefs.js and either *not* fetch the values stored in my online profile, or update my online profile with the values from the file? Is there a timestamp I can update, or some other value to set?
I ended up just diff'ing the backup prefs.js with the synced one in Vim and manually adjusting the config values. Seems to have worked well enough.Read this answer in context 👍 0
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Change your Sync not to handle prefs. (That's a thing, i hope.) Or possibly delete them manually in the Sync account. Copy your prefs.js back. Set Sync to handle prefs again.
Or, can you completely wipe the server side, then let Sync push to the server?
Or... doesn't Sync have "sync out" and "sync in" (whatever they may actually be called) buttons? Or just a plain manual sync with no options?
Sorry, i won't touch that stuff so i have no clue, but maybe it will spark an idea for you.
Prefs that have a corresponding services.sync.prefs.sync.<pref-name> pref that is set to true will be synced to other devices If you do not want to sync a pref that is currently included then set corresponding Boolean services.sync.prefs.sync pref to false.
I ended up just diff'ing the backup prefs.js with the synced one in Vim and manually adjusting the config values. Seems to have worked well enough.