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Firefox Sync

The original email address identifier I used to get into Firefox sync was discontinued by my provider and I could no longer get or send email from that account. The new … (read more)

The original email address identifier I used to get into Firefox sync was discontinued by my provider and I could no longer get or send email from that account.

The new email account is a modification of the old one and now conforms with my provider’s new identifier.

Of course this change made it impossible to get into my Firefox account and to use Firefox Sync.

My old email address, which is no longer functional, is tied to the account and I can’t get into the account to change the settings and replace the email address. Nor can I delete the account.

I tried to get into the account by switching to my google email address but the same problem arose each time. I am denied entry because the Google Authentication Code which I get on my phone and enter on my browser is always flagged as INVALID. This has happened so often that I am seriously considering changing from Firefox to a different browser.

My old Firefox recovery keys no longer work either. Presumably they are tied to the old email address and password.

I support Mozilla and it’s philosophy of open source, but this is driving me to desperation.

All I want to do is sync my two computer browsers with each other so I can work better. To do that I need to get back into my account.

Asked by D-Man 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Using first time sync and it failed. Everything gone?

Hello, before reinstalling Windows, I have created a account and synched my browser (I clicked multiple times on the synch button). I have installed FF, loged into my ac… (read more)

Hello,

before reinstalling Windows, I have created a account and synched my browser (I clicked multiple times on the synch button). I have installed FF, loged into my account and clicked "Sync now" and nothing happend. No theme, no bookmarks, no passwords, nothing. I am using the same account for sync.

Really angry...

Any ideas? Is everything gone?

Thank you.

Asked by forbiddenfume 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Delete Firefox Account

Hello, I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to request the deactivation of my Firefox account associated with the email address stelios.polkas@ticketmaster.g… (read more)

Hello,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to request the deactivation of my Firefox account associated with the email address stelios.polkas@ticketmaster.gr.

Regrettably, I have encountered an issue with my account due to the loss of my mobile device, which contained the necessary authentication for 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication). As a result, I am currently unable to access my Firefox account or any associated services.

I kindly request your assistance in disabling the 2FA authentication on my account, allowing me to regain access. Once this has been resolved, I would like to proceed with the deletion of my Firefox account altogether.

Please let me know the necessary steps to complete this process and any additional information you may require from me.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Asked by spolkas 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

Separate settings for different accounts, access to bookmarks on server

I came to Firefox Sync via Foxmarks. IIRC, I used to be able to manage different bookmark sets within the same Foxmarks account. Furthermore, logging in to Foxmarks on … (read more)

I came to Firefox Sync via Foxmarks. IIRC, I used to be able to manage different bookmark sets within the same Foxmarks account. Furthermore, logging in to Foxmarks on the web gave me access to the server list of bookmarks, so I could easily back it up to protect against the kind of "initial sync" malfunctions which have been reported several times here.

  1. Numbered list item I use two different logins in my home network: one for everyday work and one for administrative tasks. Is it possible to have separate collections of sync items (e.g. bookmarks, logins) for these two accounts and still use Firefox Syn to sync them between machines, or do I need two different Firefox logins for this?
  2. Numbered list item Is there any way to access the server copy of a bookmark list, other than exporting it from a synced instance of Firefox?

Asked by rsbrux 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

update Firefox

Dear Firefox Officer, I have been requested by e-mail to update my Firefox 78.15.Oesr (64 bits) before the end of March. Is this update compatible with my MacBookPro5,4 … (read more)

Dear Firefox Officer,

I have been requested by e-mail to update my Firefox 78.15.Oesr (64 bits) before the end of March. Is this update compatible with my MacBookPro5,4 with IOS El Capitan 10.11.6? Please note that I cannot install a more recent IOS. Without updating my present Firefox, would I still have access to all my favorite folders and applications? Thanks for your help. Best regards, Marcel Arnould

Asked by marcel.arnould 1 day ago

Last reply by James 1 day ago

How do I prevent new browsers from resetting preferences in all?

I work with many many systems, multiple accounts, so I add setup syncing on new browser fairly often. The problem is that whenever I add a new one, it resets the setting… (read more)

I work with many many systems, multiple accounts, so I add setup syncing on new browser fairly often.

The problem is that whenever I add a new one, it resets the settings on all of the synced browsers. It's always the same settings that get reset, and they're not reset to any value I would've chosen, therefore I know there's not a lingering browser with different settings that's screwing up the rest.

However, to make sure: I eliminated everything from my account, set up a few browsers, and manually copied their profiles over. Restarted them a few times. Double, triple-checked that their settings are identical.

Next I installed a new browser and before setting sync on it, I changed its settings to match the other's.

I added it to sync, and again all browsers reverted their settings including the newly configured pre-configured browser. It's infuriating.

Among the usual changes are re-enabling/checking of:

  • Enable picture-in-picture video controls
  • Recommend extensions as you browse
  • Recommend features as you browse
  • Show search suggestions in address bar results
  • Ask to save logins and password for websites

These are other settings I'm not completely sure if they're modified or not, but only because they're locked down from modification through policy management systems such as Profile Manager (Apple devices) or Active Directory (Windows, Windows Server):

  • Settings under Firefox Home Content
  • Homepage URL
  • New tabs setting
  • New requests for Notification, Location and all other permissions and update checking are disabled too.
  • Block pop-up windows — Sidenote: it's 2023, this is more of a nuisance than helpful. Sites don't spam popups anymore, not reputable ones at least.

One last thing I've noticed, is that when these things are reset, presumably because they "synced down" from some master profile responsible for the preferences you didn't set. So if that was the case, in theory you should be able to change them back and "sync them up" back to that profile, right? But when you correct one of these change, that correction isn't replicated to other browsers in the group yet other settings like themes, extensions reliably do. It seems purposeful.

I saw in about:config entries with "prefs" and "sync" on them, but I haven't found any documentation about them. Are any of these useful to keep the browser from resetting itself?

Asked by senseivita 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

I'm trying to find out if I've correctly downloaded this new

I'm fairly new at this game of 'digital talking', so: I just paid for a 2yr subscription but do not see any visual evidence that this is indeed the case. How do I know I'… (read more)

I'm fairly new at this game of 'digital talking', so: I just paid for a 2yr subscription but do not see any visual evidence that this is indeed the case. How do I know I'm currently protected, isn't there an icon supposed to be on the monitor?

Asked by Jeramyah La More 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Sync Data Missing

Hi I am a web dev, and need FF help on this. All of my sync data is gone, I sign out and back in twice, I checked the profiles there's only one, all of my bookmarks, plu… (read more)

Hi

I am a web dev, and need FF help on this. All of my sync data is gone, I sign out and back in twice, I checked the profiles there's only one, all of my bookmarks, plugins & extensions everything is gone. Please I need those bookmarks some of them were very important to me I can't lose those.

Back-story: I recently want to try two distro that I had been on my list from quite a while now, VanillaOS & BlendOS, I worked on those for 3 or 4 days, before switching back to Arch, on both of them everything was working fine, I had all of my data. On Arch I had to reset my password because I forgot. Then the issue started, at first I thought maybe my internet was slow or something but now on the 2nd my data is still not synced.

I even signed out and back in, I checked the profiles(screenshot below). What should I do?

Asked by Z3R0 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Troubleshoot why I can't play certain games on pogo.com

I can't play certain games on pogo.com. I had a version of just Firefox I used before & it worked great. If anyone could please help, i would appreciate it, thanks! … (read more)

I can't play certain games on pogo.com. I had a version of just Firefox I used before & it worked great. If anyone could please help, i would appreciate it, thanks!

Asked by Kay Martin 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

My all passwords and bookmarks are gone.

Hello. I have been using Firefox as primary browser for long time. Today reinstall my firefox because youtube video not playing sound. But after fresh install and synced … (read more)

Hello. I have been using Firefox as primary browser for long time. Today reinstall my firefox because youtube video not playing sound. But after fresh install and synced account but all my savings are gone. Passwords and bookmarks are missing. PLease help me to recover.

Asked by MaGnatE 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Sync not working due to a downed server

For now one week, I cannot sync my browser using Firefox sync. When checking the logs, I always see : Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-788-us-west-2.s… (read more)

For now one week, I cannot sync my browser using Firefox sync. When checking the logs, I always see :

Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-788-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/208380794/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was refused" nsresult: "0x804b000d (NS_ERROR_CONNECTION_REFUSED)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available

I have tested on multiples wifi network and mobile data and still the same error. After checking, it seem that this server is down, and I don't know were to report this.

Is this the right place to report this or is it a thing I can do to fix that ?

Thanks

Asked by cfouche3005 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

Sending Tab from Android Mobile to PC Not Functioning

I am having trouble sending tabs from my phone to my PC. My device is connected to my computer, and I can send tabs from my PC to my phone successfully, but not the other… (read more)

I am having trouble sending tabs from my phone to my PC. My device is connected to my computer, and I can send tabs from my PC to my phone successfully, but not the other way around. I have no idea what could even be the issue, and I have only seen people asking about sending tabs from PC to Mobile, not the other way around. Is there something I am missing? None of the Firefox troubleshoot pages have helped.

Asked by maddiewall500 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Mijn oude firefox account herstellen

Rond 26 november heb ik mijn firefox browser verwijdert niet wetende dat hierdoor mijn bestanden die via firefox waren opgeslagen op mijn google drive niet meer toegankel… (read more)

Rond 26 november heb ik mijn firefox browser verwijdert niet wetende dat hierdoor mijn bestanden die via firefox waren opgeslagen op mijn google drive niet meer toegankelijk zijn .

Ik heb een nieuwe firefox account moeten maken echter die kan de verdwenen bestanden ook niet terugvinden.

Wellicht dat mijn oude firefox account van voor 26 november wel de weg weet naar de verloren bestanden.

Kunt er voor zorgen dat mijn oude firefox account van voor 26 november herstelt word?

mogelijke communicerende email adressen :

info@delabre.nl robert.hamar@gmail.com

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Graag zie ik uw reactie tegemoet.

mvg

Robert Hamar de la Brethoniere

Asked by Robert Hamar de la Brethoniere 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Saved articles only show on my I-Phone, Windows shows ONLY 2 Archives

This began some time ago. My laptop Windows 10 only has 2 saved articles. My I-Phone has all saved articles. What happened? I used to be able to see the complete collecti… (read more)

This began some time ago. My laptop Windows 10 only has 2 saved articles. My I-Phone has all saved articles. What happened? I used to be able to see the complete collection on both.

Thanks R L Ellsworth

Asked by Taos1947 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

SYNC CANT RETRIEVE

DEAR SIR, I HAVE USED A SINCE TIME MOZILA, I HAVE RESET MY PC AND REINSTAL APP, AND LOGIN WITH MY ID AND SYNC IS ON..BUT CANT RETRIVE NY HISTORY ND ALL DATA..CAN I HAVE I… (read more)

DEAR SIR, I HAVE USED A SINCE TIME MOZILA, I HAVE RESET MY PC AND REINSTAL APP, AND LOGIN WITH MY ID AND SYNC IS ON..BUT CANT RETRIVE NY HISTORY ND ALL DATA..CAN I HAVE IT BACK ?

Asked by shivamborisha 5 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 5 months ago

SYNC says acct. PW wrong, but using the same PW stored in the cookie!

Factory reset android phone, trying to sync with my account. Tells me my password is wrong, but it's the SAME as what's stored in the cookie! If I try to change it, it te… (read more)

Factory reset android phone, trying to sync with my account. Tells me my password is wrong, but it's the SAME as what's stored in the cookie! If I try to change it, it tells me whatever I've entered as a new password is wrong? Can't win!

Asked by MILESTWEST 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

lost my password

Every birthday I reset my pc too have a nice fresh start. well today I reset my pc and I went to login in and the password is wrong I don't know why it is but it is. I di… (read more)

Every birthday I reset my pc too have a nice fresh start. well today I reset my pc and I went to login in and the password is wrong I don't know why it is but it is. I did sign in through google and that worked but it wont let me get back all my stuff without the password (even though im signed in through google?) please help

Asked by Robin boiis 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago

How to delete my Firefox data from the Mozilla site

When I moved my data from my old Windows 7 to my new Windows 11 computer, I used a Mozilla account to upload and save my bookmarks. I then transferred my data using a dif… (read more)

When I moved my data from my old Windows 7 to my new Windows 11 computer, I used a Mozilla account to upload and save my bookmarks. I then transferred my data using a different method.

I would now like to delete my data from this (Mozilla) site but can't find it. Please show me how to clear all my bookmarks, passwords (!!!), everything from this site.

Thanks

Asked by janetvw 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago