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Where do sent tabs go?

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Hi all,

I'm wondering where sent tabs go before they arrive at the destination browser instance? Snoozes tabs go to a bookmark, but what about sent ones?

The reason I ask is because my Firefox instance, oddly, created itself a new profile one day. I don't know why, I didn't ask it to (as far as I recall), I only noticed because when I wanted to send tabs from my phone to my desktop I noticed I had a new "so-and-so's Firefox on xyz computer" appear, then on inspection I realised that my old profile has been mothballed by Firefox. When I loaded up the old profile it no longer had the browser name that I'd previously given it in Firefox Sync settings, and the tabs I'd previously sent to it did not appear. Whilst I'd like to understand why all this happened, it's not critical to my question, I just provide it as background.

So, where do these tabs go? If they never arrive at their destination then where can I find them again?

Cheers :)

Hi all, I'm wondering where sent tabs go before they arrive at the destination browser instance? Snoozes tabs go to a bookmark, but what about sent ones? The reason I ask is because my Firefox instance, oddly, created itself a new profile one day. I don't know why, I didn't ask it to (as far as I recall), I only noticed because when I wanted to send tabs from my phone to my desktop I noticed I had a new "so-and-so's Firefox on xyz computer" appear, then on inspection I realised that my old profile has been mothballed by Firefox. When I loaded up the old profile it no longer had the browser name that I'd previously given it in Firefox Sync settings, and the tabs I'd previously sent to it did not appear. Whilst I'd like to understand why all this happened, it's not critical to my question, I just provide it as background. So, where do these tabs go? If they never arrive at their destination then where can I find them again? Cheers :)

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Hi everyone, Has nobody got any idea how send tabs works? All I'm trying to figure out is where Firefox stores this information. I can't see it in the about:sync addon, though perhaps I'm missing something. Cheers :)

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Seems like about:sync can't get this info: https://github.com/mozilla-extensions/aboutsync/issues/97 So where is it stored? Is this just gradually building up and taking up space in a Mozilla server somewhere?

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