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Log into second instance of firefox with different sync account

What I am trying to accomplish is on my work pc I want one instance of firefox with my work account, like normal, but I want to have another with my personal account with… (read more)

What I am trying to accomplish is on my work pc I want one instance of firefox with my work account, like normal, but I want to have another with my personal account without them getting mixed. Being able to access my data and send tabs to my cell phone would be handy, in fact, I needed it today when my printer died and I needed documentation out in the shop. I have tried to create another user account and shift+right click>run as different user, but it opened up firefox just like it is when launched normally, logged in and all. I have tried straight up installing another instance; obviously the firefox installer does not allow that. The only thing I haven't tried that I know to do is run the second instance of firefox in sandboxie, which I dont really want to do, like I dont want to log out either (switching users on my work computer actually causes a bsod) I would greatly appreciate some help. The one thing chrome has over firefox is the ability to switch accounts on the fly, though I greatly prefer firefox's way of logging into the application in a more unintrusive way. Even if I could just send a tab to my phone from a different account (share tab from work to personal account) that would suffice.

Asked by CarWeeb 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Send tabs to devise in desktop's firefox can't use, while android can send

Yes, Just like the question title, It can't use in desktop's firefox, and it is not stable for use to use. while click the connect Another devise button, it just a page t… (read more)

Yes, Just like the question title, It can't use in desktop's firefox, and it is not stable for use to use.

while click the connect Another devise button, it just a page to show? Does it Strange for user?

Asked by wild imagine 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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my passwords doesnt sync after login

hi i have a account in firefox : [email address] i have many saved passwords in this account after changing windows on my laptop and install and login to firefox again, m… (read more)

hi i have a account in firefox : [email address] i have many saved passwords in this account after changing windows on my laptop and install and login to firefox again, my passwords dont load in options and sites. please solve my problem. thanks

Asked by hamed.paydar.68 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Firefox sync not syncing passwords & it deleted all my bookmarks on my bookmark bar.

Trying to sync my Firefox bookmarks/logins from my Mac to PC. I set it up on my Mac first and then logged into it via my PC. It then deleted all my bookmarks on my bookma… (read more)

Trying to sync my Firefox bookmarks/logins from my Mac to PC.

I set it up on my Mac first and then logged into it via my PC. It then deleted all my bookmarks on my bookmark bar on my Mac, and did not import any logins.

How do I fix this?

Asked by sareko 3 years ago

Answered by sareko 3 years ago

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Why did I lose all my bookmarks, settings and add ons in the recent Aurora update?

When I was using Aurora it happened to crash so I restarted as i normally would when this happens, but when it restarted it was a new version (Firefox Developer Edition) … (read more)

When I was using Aurora it happened to crash so I restarted as i normally would when this happens, but when it restarted it was a new version (Firefox Developer Edition) and not a single bookmark, folder, add on etc had remained (not to mention my previous session that had quite a few tabs some trivial but some a bit more important and ALL of my history was gone). When I tried to go to Sync and see if that would restore anything the option to put in my recovery key was nowhere to be found although in the Sync FAQ it mentioned this older way of using sync could still be used. So I made an account with email and password and still could not find a way to sync anything I lost. I searched around the FAQs and could not find a resource to help with my issue.

I've been a loyal user of Firefox (since 2005) and I will continue to be but this really caught me off guard as even in previous updates I never had an issue like this.

Any help with what to do would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Asked by mmendo18 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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How do I sync bookmarks from Waterfox Classic to Firefox on the same Mac?

I used to use Firefox but changed to Waterfox Classic a couple of years ago. I have now downloaded Waterfox Current but can't transfer my bookmarks and passwords to the … (read more)

I used to use Firefox but changed to Waterfox Classic a couple of years ago. I have now downloaded Waterfox Current but can't transfer my bookmarks and passwords to the new Waterfox. All the suggestions on the sub-Reddit group do not work because I am not sufficiently computer literate to understand them and/or they are incorrect. Syncing did nothing so I am back on Firefox but syncing here does not bring all the bookmarks from Waterfox Classic to Firefox either. As noted, I am to all intents and purposes computer illiterate plus I am in my mid-seventies with no teenagers around to solve techie problems for me. I really don't want to have to open my bookmarked sites in Firefox and them bookmark them manually, so is there an easy way to get my bookmarks and passwords from Waterfox Classic to Firefox. If so, can someone point me in the direction of an idiot's guide so I can revert to Firefox as my default browser? Thank you

Asked by CJHa 1 year ago

Answered by CJHa 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync Lost Bookmarks

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my sav… (read more)

After signing in to my Firefox account the history is still present but all my bookmarks from the account are gone. I tried on both Windows and Android and none of my saved bookmarks are showing.

Asked by coolprash 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Remove/Delete old, inaccessible sync device from account.

Hello, I am a bit of a tinkerer and a tech junkie. However, I still find sync to be a very useful and handy tool, and have it applied to all of my devices (tablets, phone… (read more)

Hello, I am a bit of a tinkerer and a tech junkie. However, I still find sync to be a very useful and handy tool, and have it applied to all of my devices (tablets, phone, multiple computers). Due to my never-ending quest to make things better, though, I am frequently changing OS'es and uninstalling apps/rearranging registries on many of these devices, so I often find myself needing to reinstall firefox (and thus re-sync).

The only problem here is that sync recognizes each new iteration as its own separate device, even though a vast majority of them cease to exist entirely and are gone forever. This makes my "Tabs From Other Devices" page a huge pain to access, as most of the device names are the same and a lot still have active pages in them.

How would I go about deleting these old accounts from my sync account? Changing my password does no good at all, as since the devices cannot access the server any longer they are still present in my database, and as such are still annoying. Any help is appreciated!

Two pictures of the problem is as follows. As you can see, there are many apparent duplicate devices: http://imageshack.com/a/img14/5290/a29b.png http://imageshack.com/a/img59/6697/6sp4.png

Asked by ColeHardTruth 7 years ago

Answered by bradavon 7 years ago

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Master password pop-up appears every browser start-up

No problems before I signed up for an account to use Firefox Send. Immediately after that I started to get an annoying pop-up window asking for my master password immedia… (read more)

No problems before I signed up for an account to use Firefox Send. Immediately after that I started to get an annoying pop-up window asking for my master password immediately on browser start.

I want to be able to browse sites without entering a password, and I also want to continue using a master password but only for sites which require a log-in.

I deleted my Firefox account in the hopes that would fix the problem, but the pop-ups keep coming.

I tried unchecking "ask to save logins and passwords for websites" in preferences but that didn't work.

I have not deleted my saved log-ins and tried a new/clean browser because I spent a long time getting all my add-ons and log-ins set up and I don't want to have to reinstall everything, and I am concerned that if I save my profile that it will just re-install the problem.

Asked by annoyedatpopups 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Sync problems

I have account, where i have passwords/logins, bookmarks, etc. Some days ago i as usual reinstalled my Windows, installed Firefox, and tried to Sync. Sync was done, i pre… (read more)

I have account, where i have passwords/logins, bookmarks, etc. Some days ago i as usual reinstalled my Windows, installed Firefox, and tried to Sync. Sync was done, i pressed Sync on Account button, and nothing happens. Then i tried to see my pass/logins there: about:logins , but there is empty. And my bookmarks doesn't show.

How can a get back my logins, passwords, bookmarks, plugins?

Asked by Senya 1 year ago

Answered by Senya 1 year ago

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change firefox account region from arabic to english

Hi i made my firefox account in an arabic country and now after syncing i always get youtube embedded videos in arabic and sometimes the indian numerals show up (١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨… (read more)

Hi

i made my firefox account in an arabic country and now after syncing i always get youtube embedded videos in arabic and sometimes the indian numerals show up (١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩) instead of the arabic numerals (123456789) and when i go to https://accounts.firefox.com/ it shows up in arabic with no way to change the language

is there a way to fix this or do i need to make another firefox account?

Asked by Gandora 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Where can I find my Bookmarks after reinstalling Firefox?

Hey, I've been using Firefox for a while now and I have a lot of Bookmarks that are really important. But the problem is that I had to reset my Windows 10. So I downloade… (read more)

Hey,

I've been using Firefox for a while now and I have a lot of Bookmarks that are really important. But the problem is that I had to reset my Windows 10. So I downloaded Firefox again and signed in to my account, but now I can't find any of my bookmarks. Aren't they supposed to be backed up with my account?

Please help

Asked by moeo 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How can the 5 minute timeout on sync verification code be increased to 10 minutes in view of delay receiving code by email?

Due to problems with upgrading my Ubuntu to 18.04, I've been forced to use a LIVE DVD for the last 8 months instead of a properly installed Ubuntu. This LIVE DVD crashe… (read more)

Due to problems with upgrading my Ubuntu to 18.04, I've been forced to use a LIVE DVD for the last 8 months instead of a properly installed Ubuntu. This LIVE DVD crashes or drops out from time to time so each time this happens I have to re-sync the Firefox it brings up. This re-sync requires a verification code to be sent by email, but because that email has to go through my Google filtering process, it usually takes longer than the code's 5 minute validity before I receive it. When I do finally get it and enter the received code back in Firefox, I'm told the code is invalid or expired. This is because 5 minutes validity is just too short a time for my setup. If it were 10 minutes, that would allow me to go into Gmail -> Settings -> Accounts & Import -> Check email from other accounts -> and then order Gmail to perform a special immediate mailcheck on my selected account. As a slow elderly old codger myself, I find it too hard to do all this within 5 minutes. Why can't we make it 10 mins?

Asked by advt 1 year ago

Answered by advt 1 year ago

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I set up Sync, but it does not work. The open tabs on one computer do not load to the other computer.

I have Firefox on my old laptop (PC) with 300+ tabs open. I want to keep those tabs and transfer them so I can see them in Firefox on my new laptop (also PC). So I crea… (read more)

I have Firefox on my old laptop (PC) with 300+ tabs open. I want to keep those tabs and transfer them so I can see them in Firefox on my new laptop (also PC). So I created my Sync account in Firefox on the old laptop, then logged in with the same account in Firefox on the new laptop. But my tabs were not there. How do I transfer my open tabs?

Asked by jeffshelby1 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox Sync isn't syncing add-ons to my laptop. I have enabled it and restarted. Help?

I have recently bought a new laptop, I've installed Firefox, logged into Sync checked all the boxes to sync everything but my add-ons aren't syncing. What should I do? P… (read more)

I have recently bought a new laptop, I've installed Firefox, logged into Sync checked all the boxes to sync everything but my add-ons aren't syncing.

What should I do?

P.S. I've already restarted my PC and disabled Avast.

Asked by agejevdominik 3 years ago

Answered by agejevdominik 3 years ago

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Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unkown error (GET fail 503 in log)

I'm getting an unknown error while firefox is trying to sync. The log is available at http://pastebin.mozilla.org/6474503 I disconnected/connected again, created a new pr… (read more)

I'm getting an unknown error while firefox is trying to sync. The log is available at http://pastebin.mozilla.org/6474503

I disconnected/connected again, created a new profile but the error persists.

Thank you in advance!!!

Asked by jsalatas 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago