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Can Sync end up out of sync?

I have a spare computer I don't use frequently, but which has a synced Firefox installation on it. I am concerned that as I add and remove bookmarks, it will get further … (read more)

I have a spare computer I don't use frequently, but which has a synced Firefox installation on it.

I am concerned that as I add and remove bookmarks, it will get further behind and, when it is reconnected, will cause deleted bookmarks to reappear or new bookmarks to disappear. Alternately I'm concerned that the change queue might exceed some size and cause sync to generally fail across my devices. My tablet got "stuck in the past" once and couldn't send or receive new bookmarks despite Sync seemingly working and connected, so I'm worried that perhaps that's what happened already.

On the other hand, if I were to remove that device from Sync, what happens if I were to add it back to Sync?

...If I deleted its bookmarks during or after disconnecting it? I feel like this might cause the bookmarks on my other devices to get deleted too.

...If I don't delete its bookmarks? I feel like this might cause any bookmarks I deleted in the interim to reappear.

Also, is there a maximum size to Sync? I have several thousand bookmarks.

Asked by CallMeSteve 1 week ago

Send tab do not work - Mac Monterey to iOS

all of my devices are on the latest update as of today. My Iphone can send tabs to firefox on my Macbook. After hitting send, it takes 2-3 seconds for the mac to open the… (read more)

all of my devices are on the latest update as of today.

My Iphone can send tabs to firefox on my Macbook. After hitting send, it takes 2-3 seconds for the mac to open the new tab.

However, when I send a tab from my macbook to iphone, it does not work.

all devices are connected on the same network.

Asked by k2adir 6 days ago

sync stuck on login

I try to log in into sync on fresh new laptop after downloading browser, so it has no extensions. It is stuck on login page with 'working' on login endlessly. It shows f… (read more)

I try to log in into sync on fresh new laptop after downloading browser, so it has no extensions. It is stuck on login page with 'working' on login endlessly. It shows following error in the console:

***********
Working… instrument.js:109:42
    v instrument.js:109
    error logger.js:69
    captureError error-utils.js:63
    logError base.js:786
    O base.js:80
    Underscore 2
    _workingTimeout notify_delayed_request.js:21
    i timer-mixin.js:29
    s helpers.js:74
***********
Response not received for: fxaccounts:can_link_account instrument.js:109:42
    v instrument.js:109
    error logger.js:72
    timeout duplex.js:35
    s helpers.js:74
***********

refreshing and reinstalling did no good, and older pc on the same network logs in to sync perfectly.

Asked by bartosz.sternal 6 days ago

Sign-in to Firefox account to sync won't go past the email entry page

Hi, I'm looking to sync my Firefox account between my desktop and a laptop. I went to the menu, clicked on the sign in button next to "sync and save data", and landed on… (read more)

Hi,

I'm looking to sync my Firefox account between my desktop and a laptop. I went to the menu, clicked on the sign in button next to "sync and save data", and landed on the account sign in page. However, after I entered my email address for my account, the page hasn't moved on to ask for my password. The blue bar underneath it is currently doing the circling thing and I don't understand why. I can sign into Firefox on its own, but not to sync.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by MJS0705 1 hour ago

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Unable to Login

I am unable to login to firefox accounts . I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login, but i dont… (read more)

I am unable to login to firefox accounts .

I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login, but i dont have access to the Email as the password is saved in sync server.

I mean the Lockwise Sync server. No i don't have any device currently logged in to Sync. I recently Formatted my PC, So all files for password manager were lost(I synced the logins to the server before formatting my pc hoping that the Login id and Password for the Accounts would be enough to retrieve them ) and am trying to retrieve the logins.

No luck with the login links i can login but cannot change anything in the settings, it says :

" NOTE: Before you can view or make changes to this section, you will need to verify your email address. "

So any way i try it is asking for the conformation code sent to my Email address Whose password is stuck in my sync server.

So its like


can't access the sync server -------because------- can't access my email for code------because--------can't access my firefox lockwise -------because-------can't access sync server

Need Help ASAP Please.

Asked by 029gautam 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Sync and Master Password agrivation

I like FF Sync and I like using the Master Password I set up in Options. I use them on all my machines. But why does FF have to constantly ask me my Master Password (MP… (read more)

I like FF Sync and I like using the Master Password I set up in Options. I use them on all my machines. But why does FF have to constantly ask me my Master Password (MP) every time I boot up? I'm usually drilling down into my bookmarks tree trying to locate my destination when... POP! There's that darn MP dialog box popping up and stopping everything. I have to then start all over. Happens every time.

I tried to train myself to first sign into Sync as soon as I got to the Desktop, but that seems like it should be unnecessary.

Isn't there any way that the MP can be fed to Sync automatically if I am the only one using the machine? Can I eliminate Sync from asking for the password? Any work-arounds at all?

Asked by Clutch 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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all logins and passwords gone after unvoluntary logout and re-login

Hi firefox community, I've been using firefox forever and so all my logins and passwords have been saved in the browser. For the past two days I noticed that firefox coul… (read more)

Hi firefox community,

I've been using firefox forever and so all my logins and passwords have been saved in the browser. For the past two days I noticed that firefox couldn't 'connect to my account', which has never happened before - I was logged in ever since my firefox account was created. My current logins have been active, but when I tried to log into a website with a previously saved login and password - there was nothing. I then logged back into my firefox account, but all my logins and passwords are still gone. I tried manual sync, still nothing.

I am not sure if it happened after a specific update - I didn't notice when exactly I was 'logged out'.

Asked by tomasz 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Update and Firefox Sync

My setup: Desktop Firefox - Main sync. Laptop Firefox - Secondary. Android Phone - Additional Sync. Firefox on my Desktop recently updated to the latest version. In … (read more)

My setup:

  • Desktop Firefox - Main sync.
  • Laptop Firefox - Secondary.
  • Android Phone - Additional Sync.

Firefox on my Desktop recently updated to the latest version.

In doing so,

  • it reset/removed all my personal settings for my addons. (it even re-asked me for all the permissions)
  • Signed me off of Firefox sync.

So I figured, that's what Firefox sync is for right? sign-on, resync my stuff back to the latest sync.

After syncing

  • Addons personal settings remained reset/removed.
  • All personal Firefox settings around privacy settings and tweaks were reset to default.
  • A lot of old long bookmarks suddenly reappeared. (not a big deal)
  • Password issues * read below

* Password issues. After adding some new passwords while using my main sync Desktop, I noticed It had about 200 less passwords than my Android/Laptop sync.

Is there a way to merge both the password files from my Desktop/Laptop profiles (or even androids)? Sync doesn't seem to be doing it?

Asked by andme44 1 year ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync dont work

Hey i have all my bookmarks saved in my firefox sync account and it worked before to sync it after reinstalling and login to my account it shows up all my bookmarks. now … (read more)

Hey i have all my bookmarks saved in my firefox sync account and it worked before to sync it after reinstalling and login to my account it shows up all my bookmarks. now i have reinstalled windows and now the account doesnt load my bookmarks, there is nothin all my data is gone, i got over 1000 bookmarks ......

Asked by dariusachilles 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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ClipBoard Syncing across devices

I am having a PC with windows 10 with Firefox installed and have the same in my android too, i do surfing in the PC but would love to share clipboard across my device wit… (read more)

I am having a PC with windows 10 with Firefox installed and have the same in my android too, i do surfing in the PC but would love to share clipboard across my device without using any third party apps (just within Firefox) like how we have an option to send the tabs across devices (image attached) this is similar to that but can send copied text to device where we can click on the notification to copy the item

if there is any feature like that available in Firefox please let me know

Asked by Ismail 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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i lost my synced data

HI about 2 month ago before i send my laptop to guarantee center i synced my firefox bookmark and personalization info with my firefox account and now after 2 month guar… (read more)

HI about 2 month ago before i send my laptop to guarantee center i synced my firefox bookmark and personalization info with my firefox account and now after 2 month guarantee center has changed my windows and when i synced my firefox again nothing from previous data came. please restore my bookmark and add-one and other data

Asked by 499440 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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"Email link" was using Gmail- after today's firefox update, Outlook. HELP !

It may be a sync issue... Today's I downloaded the firefox update. Was using gmail to forward articles, etc. when I hit "Email link". Now, Outlook is trying to send out … (read more)

It may be a sync issue...

Today's I downloaded the firefox update. Was using gmail to forward articles, etc. when I hit "Email link".

Now, Outlook is trying to send out my stuff.

How do I change it back ?

Asked by Doug 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Firefox wont sync on new LinuxMint install

I just did a fresh installed of Linux Mint 20 to replace 19. I was lazy and forgot to to look at at my firefox password before install. I went through password reset and… (read more)

I just did a fresh installed of Linux Mint 20 to replace 19. I was lazy and forgot to to look at at my firefox password before install. I went through password reset and all my bookmarks and saved logins/passwords do not show up now. Using v. 78.0.2

Asked by merc1973 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Lost data when new version loaded.

Last night Firefox updated automatically and the new version requires signing in to the Firefox account to transfer any passwords, bookmarks, and history. Of course my pa… (read more)

Last night Firefox updated automatically and the new version requires signing in to the Firefox account to transfer any passwords, bookmarks, and history. Of course my password for Firefox is in the Firefox passwords folder. If I reset the password my data will be destroyed for "security reasons." I have important passwords and bookmarks that will cost me days of time to replace and some that can never be replaced. Is there some way to get this data back? Why was there no warning that this was going to happen? I now find that there is a process to protect the old data after it is too late to use it. What idiot implemented this system without telling the users it was going to happen and how to make sure their data wasn't lost?

Asked by grbradley01 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago