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Firefox keeps signing me out when restarting computer

Every time I restart my computer I get logged out of my Firefox account. This does not happen when I close the browser only when I shutdown or restart my computer. I have… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I restart my computer I get logged out of my Firefox account. This does not happen when I close the browser only when I shutdown or restart my computer. I have tried removing add-ons and also making sure the browser remembers cookies when it closes. Is there a way so Firefox won't log me out and have to sign into sync after a computer restart?

Asked by Jacob 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Account Sync not working, and wiping settings whenever I shut down

Hey y'all, First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy. I switched to Firefox a few mon… (funda kabanzi)

Hey y'all,

First, thanks for your attention. This has been driving me nuts over the last few weeks and if I can fix it I'd be very happy.

I switched to Firefox a few months ago and immediately set up the password manager and a bunch of bookmarks. Unfortunately, the next time I shut down my computer and restarted, Firefox said this browser was a new installation and had totally reset, with nothing saved.

This happened again a second time, so I set up a Firefox Account so I could have the settings saved to a profile rather than an installation.

Every time I restart the same thing happens: Firefox has a 'new installation' and none of my settings. The first time I logged in to my Firefox account to sync it, it worked. But I've just installed Catalina, previously using Mojave, and on that restart it happened again, but the Firefox account sync isn't doing anything. Now, every time I open up the browser, even if I haven't restarted the computer, it brings me to the same 'new installation' screen. When I log in to my Firefox account as prompted, none of my previous information syncs. Nothing happens at all after I get the "This Firefox is connected" screen.

I know the sync is at least somewhat connected because I can sync tabs from my phone to my computer.

Any ideas? I can re-do all of my passwords and bookmarks, but I don't want to bother if it isn't getting saved anywhere, or if I can't stop this factory reset whenever my computer shuts off.

I'm on a Macbook running Catalina 10.15 if that matters. Thanks!

Abby

Asked by arlinn315 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 usuku oludlule

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Switching from X-Marks to Firefox Sync

So X-Marks announced it is shutting down. If I want to switch to Firefox Sync, is there something special I need to do, or can just remove the X-marks add-on and simply … (funda kabanzi)

So X-Marks announced it is shutting down. If I want to switch to Firefox Sync, is there something special I need to do, or can just remove the X-marks add-on and simply start using Firefox Sync?

Asked by Zoandar 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Tannn3r 10 iminyaka edlule

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Can't download Sync: popup says I am using Firefox 3.0.7, whereas I clearly have 3.6.1

At the bottom of the About Firefox version 3.6.1 box is the following: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Ant.com Toolbar 2.0 Fir… (funda kabanzi)

At the bottom of the About Firefox version 3.6.1 box is the following:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.10) Gecko/20100914 Ant.com Toolbar 2.0 Firefox/3.0.7,

Asked by LloydTx 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Shawn 10 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox Sync doesn't recognize my version of Firefox, won't install

Whenever I try to install Firefox Sync, it tells me "You are currently using Firefox 3.0.13," won't install, and suggests that I upgrade. However, I'm using Firefox 3.6.1… (funda kabanzi)

Whenever I try to install Firefox Sync, it tells me "You are currently using Firefox 3.0.13," won't install, and suggests that I upgrade. However, I'm using Firefox 3.6.10, so I don't know how to resolve this. (Yes I tried downloading and installing the upgrade... this is still the result.) Any ideas?

Asked by crazedartist 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by the-edmeister 10 iminyaka edlule

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The article mentions a "secret phrase" but I got a "Firefox Sync Key" instead. Is this the same thing?

Well, I got the impression from your original instructions that I would be able to set my own "secret phrase", but the screen pictured in the instructions page never appe… (funda kabanzi)

Well, I got the impression from your original instructions that I would be able to set my own "secret phrase", but the screen pictured in the instructions page never appeared. I got instead another screen with a "Firefox Sync Key" which I was required to print or save.

Is this key the same as the secret phrase you mentioned? If so, can I change it? If not, how do I get to create a secret phrase?

Asked by zeluiz.f3@gmail.com 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by the-edmeister 10 iminyaka edlule

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Forgot the Sync Key of an account

Hi, I have set up a Firefox Sync account lately. Yesterday, I backed up my laptop but forgot to back up the sync. Now, I can't set up the Firefox Sync service anymore, as… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I have set up a Firefox Sync account lately. Yesterday, I backed up my laptop but forgot to back up the sync. Now, I can't set up the Firefox Sync service anymore, as my email address has already registered but don't have a sync key to access.

I would like to know how to reset the sync key.

Thanks :D

Asked by exklamationmark 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by TonyE 10 iminyaka edlule

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Never get prompted for secret question

Download sync on desktop which only prompts me for email and password not secret question which is required for Firefox Home login on my iphone.

Asked by Kasey674 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by TonyE 10 iminyaka edlule

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How to check whether my data is synchronized in firefox 4 beta 7 because now sync is included in firefox button

How to check whether my data is synchronized in firefox 4 beta 7 because now sync is included in firefox button. And also where the status bar has instead addon bar is ad… (funda kabanzi)

How to check whether my data is synchronized in firefox 4 beta 7 because now sync is included in firefox button.

And also where the status bar has instead addon bar is added. What's the purpose of addon bar???

Asked by Himanshu Garg 10 iminyaka edlule

Answered by himgar 9 iminyaka edlule

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How do I convert the old sync key (12 characters, no dashes) to the new sync key (31 characters, 5 dashes)?

My sync key used to be 12 characters, no dashes (xxxxxxxxxxxx). After uninstalling and reinstalling FF 3.6.13, Sync 1.6.1 refuses my 12 character sync key. I discovered,… (funda kabanzi)

My sync key used to be 12 characters, no dashes (xxxxxxxxxxxx). After uninstalling and reinstalling FF 3.6.13, Sync 1.6.1 refuses my 12 character sync key. I discovered, that sync keys for all users have been switched to 31 characters including 5 dashes (x-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). How do I get the new sync key? I have no PCs connected to Firefox Sync anymore but Firefox Home and 360 Browser on my iPhone sync successfully. Unfortunately on the iPhone I cannot display the currently used sync key. Is there a way to convert the old sync key to the new one? I need the bookmarks saved in my Sync account. Thanks for your help!

Asked by versschleifer 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by theodore.lindsey 9 iminyaka edlule

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Please confirm you're not a robot.....words do not appear, just an empty box where the image words should be, and a field for typing in the words. But there are no words. Can't complete set up. What now?

At the bottom of the image verification box are the buttons for :sync options", "next", "back", and "cancel". Since no word image is visible, there is nothing to type int… (funda kabanzi)

At the bottom of the image verification box are the buttons for :sync options", "next", "back", and "cancel". Since no word image is visible, there is nothing to type into the text field and therefore, when I hit "next", I am treated to the white "x" in the little red circle icon and "Incorrect words. Try again". So I can get nowhere with this. Any possible solution?? Thanks.

Asked by doubletap.xx 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by BBrandt 9 iminyaka edlule

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I've reinstalled Windows, didn't backup Firefox bookmarks (i tought Firefox Sync will do that for me) and now it seems i've lost them. What can i do?

After reinstallation of Windows and reinstalling Firefox, i did the firefox sync with (i think) a newly generated key, because the old one was lost. after all the steps w… (funda kabanzi)

After reinstallation of Windows and reinstalling Firefox, i did the firefox sync with (i think) a newly generated key, because the old one was lost. after all the steps where completed and hitting the sync now button, no syncing was done. no old bookmarks links or directories we're restored. please help! thanks.

Asked by andy310584 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by the-edmeister 9 iminyaka edlule

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i dont see any picture or text at the point where it asks to confirm that you are not a robot!?

i really dono why but whenevr i go to create my new account for the firefox sync and get to the part where you have to fill in the text according to the picture (confirm … (funda kabanzi)

i really dono why but whenevr i go to create my new account for the firefox sync and get to the part where you have to fill in the text according to the picture (confirm that you are not a robot), there is nothing dere, its completely blank! i hope sum1 can help me out as soon as possible.

thanks in advance

Asked by sunnyboey202002 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by imeihua.net 9 iminyaka edlule

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opensuse 11.4 firefox sync

I just can't get sync to work under FF 4 OpenSuse 11.4. It works on other versions (FF 3.x) Windows & OpenSuse 11.2 & 11.3). It worked the first time I set it up,… (funda kabanzi)

I just can't get sync to work under FF 4 OpenSuse 11.4. It works on other versions (FF 3.x) Windows & OpenSuse 11.2 & 11.3). It worked the first time I set it up, and stopped. Even tried to create a new acct to test, also failed saying : Sync Encountered an error ... : Unknown error...


Here is the log :

1301819501298	Service.Main	INFO	Starting sync at 2011-04-03 10:31:41
1301819501299	Service.Main	INFO	In sync().
1301819501299	Service.Main	DEBUG	Clearing sync triggers.
1301819501537	Net.Resource	DEBUG	GET success 200 https://phx-sync236.services.mozilla.com/1.0/atuor/info/collections
1301819501537	Service.Main	DEBUG	Fetching global metadata record
1301819501537	Service.Main	DEBUG	Weave Version: 1.7b1pre Local Storage: 5 Remote Storage: 5
1301819501537	Service.Main	INFO	Sync key is up-to-date: no need to upgrade.
1301819501538	Service.Main	DEBUG	Fetching and verifying -- or generating -- symmetric keys.
1301819501538	Service.Main	INFO	Testing info/collections: {"clients":1301823091.1,"crypto":1293093075.38,"keys":1291356430.21,"meta":1301823031.76,"bookmarks":1301688477.97,"passwords":1301823097.92,"forms":1301823030.82,"history":1301823031.09,"prefs":1301823031.28,"tabs":1301823031.47}
1301819501538	CollectionKeys	INFO	Testing for updateNeeded. Last modified: 1293093075.38
1301819501538	Engine.Clients	INFO	0 outgoing items pre-reconciliation
1301819501539	Engine.Clients	INFO	Records: 0 applied, 0 failed to apply, 0 reconciled.
1301819501539	Service.Main	INFO	Updating enabled engines: 8 clients.
1301819501540	Engine.Bookmarks	DEBUG	First sync, uploading all items
1301819501788	Service.Main	DEBUG	bookmarks failed: Component returned failure code: 0x80040111 (NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE) [nsINavHistoryQueryResultNode.childCount] Stack trace: BStore_getChildren()@resource://services-sync/engines/bookmarks.js:1431 < BStore_getChildren()@resource://services-sync/engines/bookmarks.js:1434 < BStore_getAllIDs()@resource://services-sync/engines/bookmarks.js:1458 < SyncEngine__syncStartup()@resource://services-sync/engines.js:568 < _syncStart()@resource://services-sync/engines/bookmarks.js:266 < SyncEngine__sync()@resource://services-sync/engines.js:964 < wrappedSync()@resource://services-sync/util.js:193 < batchedSync()@resource://services-sync/util.js:199 < WrappedNotify()@resource://services-sync/util.js:172 < Engine_sync()@resource://services-sync/engines.js:377 < WeaveSvc__syncEngine()@resource://services-sync/service.js:1913 < resource://services-sync/service.js:1793 < WrappedNotify()@resource://services-sync/util.js:172 < WrappedLock()@resource://services-sync/util.js:140 < _lockedSync()@resource://services-sync/service.js:1695 < resource://services-sync/service.js:1686 < WrappedCatch()@resource://services-sync/util.js:114 < sync()@resource://services-sync/service.js:1667 < browser.js:5317
1301819501788	Engine.Passwords	INFO	0 outgoing items pre-reconciliation
1301819501788	Engine.Passwords	INFO	Records: 0 applied, 0 failed to apply, 0 reconciled.
1301819501836	Service.Main	CONFIG	Starting backoff, next sync at:Sun Apr 03 2011 13:14:08 GMT+0200 (CEST)
1301819501837	Service.Main	DEBUG	Exception: Some engines did not sync correctly No traceback available
1301819517470	Service.Main	INFO	Logging out
1301819517470	Service.Main	DEBUG	Clearing sync triggers.
1301819517475	Service.Main	INFO	Service reset.
1301819517476	Engine.Clients	DEBUG	Resetting clients last sync time
1301819517477	Engine.Bookmarks	DEBUG	Resetting bookmarks last sync time
1301819517478	Engine.Forms	DEBUG	Resetting forms last sync time
1301819517478	Engine.History	DEBUG	Resetting history last sync time
1301819517479	Engine.Passwords	DEBUG	Resetting passwords last sync time
1301819517479	Engine.Prefs	DEBUG	Resetting prefs last sync time
1301819517480	Engine.Tabs	DEBUG	Resetting tabs last sync time
1301819517480	CollectionKeys	INFO	Clearing CollectionKeys...
1301819535537	Service.Main	DEBUG	Clearing sync triggers.

Asked by atuor 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by Michail Pappas 9 iminyaka edlule

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Sync overwrote existing bookmarks instead of "syncing"... how do i recover lost bookmarks?

Decided to try and use the bookmark option in FF 4 Sync. I had been using the other sync options without issue. My goal was to get my work PC's bookmarks synced with my h… (funda kabanzi)

Decided to try and use the bookmark option in FF 4 Sync. I had been using the other sync options without issue. My goal was to get my work PC's bookmarks synced with my home PC. I turned bookmark sync on my work PC, when I got home and booted up my computer, before I realized what had happened FF had overwrote my bookmarks on my home PC with my work PC's bookmarks. I have now lost ALL of my bookmarks on my home PC. How do I recover these?

I didn't have time to try and save my bookmarks from my home PC, apparently when you set the one instance of sync to use bookmark they all are set to sync. I figured I would have a chance to save my home PC's bookmarks before i enabled it on that machine to sync the bookmarks.

Asked by sgthulka 9 iminyaka edlule

Answered by the-edmeister 9 iminyaka edlule