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using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

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using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

any one can advise me?

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Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

Please see this. Entering about:about usually shows all about: protocols as links including the three related to Sync.

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Expert User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

Hi,

It looks like the layout (sort order etc.) is getting changed but the items are being synced. After sorting or changing the order there doesn't seem to be changes. For some of the manual changes to reflect immediately I had to close the library and open it (it seems while Sync is running the manual changes are frozen on the screen, but is actually getting changed).

New User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

do you mean it can be synced but take some time?

May I know it will be synced automatically if I do not reset sync? how they synced automatically? using merger method? Is any way to use one PC and master and another one as slave?

Expert User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

Yes, depending on our individual network speed, latency etc., and also on the load on the Sync servers (Check Sync service status) it could take some time for the first Sync. Subsequent syncs would be barely noticeable if merge (default) is selected, and if there aren't much differences.

You can try using the merge method between the PCs. This would reflect the changes on both sides onto each other.

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New User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

it seems that very slow, paired one PC to my account in the morning, but it is not completed until now, because add-on and bookmark is not completed. any place to see the sync is going on, or any report after sync, to let me monitor it? it seems that all in background and no place to check.

Expert User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

You can try to enter about:sync-progress in the location (address) bar after setting up Sync. To check for error messages please enter about:sync-log and click on a link. If there were errors corresponding to the time of sync, you could try to Sync Now via Tools (Alt + T) and check for new error logs. If there aren't errors then most likely missing bookmarks may reappear after a sort. It could be that they are presently in another location.

You could also try to start with syncing bookmarks, history etc. and gradually include the heavy items via Tools (Alt + T) > Options > Sync.

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New User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

something strange here, my main master computer is missing some add-ons today morning, yesterday night I did backup and notice that there are 30+, but today morning only 22 left, and the qty is not equal to another paired computer. Any way I will use tools above monitor it closely.

BTW, where to get some many about:XXXXX command? how do I know it if no one tell me, any documentation for it?

Expert User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

Please see this. Entering about:about usually shows all about: protocols as links including the three related to Sync.

New User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

I think FF‘sync is black box, you do not what happen after you start sync, instead of error log, they should provide progress bar to show happen, and show us what happen at server side like Xmark. I think FEBE backup is more reliable。

Expert User

Re: using Sync now but it seems that tools bar layout and bookmark tools bar is not synced over, is it ture?

There is an online portal though it seems to be at a nascent stage as of now. I think going forward there would be many more features esp. with the arrival of Firefox OS. In the meantime we can also request missing/new features, and also, give feedback on existing issues.

You can try to check the status of various items under Status for engine ... in the error logs. If you toggle services.sync.log.appender.file.logOnSuccess to True, in about:config, then successful syncs are recorded. You can then Sync Now from the Tools menu and check if any of the PCs do not give a success status.

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The Config Descriptions add-on adds helpful source comments in about:config.