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Why does FF Sync move and unpin my Top sites?

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From similar issues w/FF, I can only guess my problems w/losing settings is due to User.js file OR my use of Ublock Origin. Now I turn off Ublock once in a while as I've learned it may be causing FF to give me the "page not found/server" error page.

Seems to me by using Sync FF should be able to keep Tops sites where they should be and keep them pinned. Make no sense to me.

Anyhow, trying to read the How to fix preferences page but I gotta hang it up and get some sleep.


Thanks for any input. Hopefully the .js solution will work w/o hosing any Add-ons, etc.

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My solution was to alter refreshing the appl Sandboxie periodically. Should have picked up on that but sadly I did not.

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Hi,

I think you can do a repair in safe mode https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode

to regain the power of your browser

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Pinned tabs are part of syncing preferences. You can set this pref to false to exclude the browser.newtabpage.pinned pref that stores the pinned tabs.

  • services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.newtabpage.pinned = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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Alright, Safe Mode didn't solve for Outlook login. I then did Refresh and could log in. I'm going to try and see what happens to my Top Sites. But I don't find any file on my desktop or elsewhere that has settings from my previous Profile. Not too difficult to recreate that & my only extension.

So it must be uBlock Origin, or it's settings, that is causing the problem I guess.

So if I set that newtabpage.pinned pref to false to exclude that means FF will leave that alone, hence my Top Sites should stay as they are, correct? Lastly, if that works then I can eliminate the json database? file as a cause of issues. I think.

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My solution was to alter refreshing the appl Sandboxie periodically. Should have picked up on that but sadly I did not.