Why does Sync prompt me to install "on another device" when this is the fourth or fifth active device I've logged into the account with?
Over the past few days, I've logged into Firefox on a few new devices - mainly, a Windows partition on my computer, and on a school computer. In both instances, after log…
Over the past few days, I've logged into Firefox on a few new devices - mainly, a Windows partition on my computer, and on a school computer.
In both instances, after logging in, it doesn't give me any indication of being finished - instead it prompts me to "install on another device". Most recently, on this computer, it asked me to send an SMS to my phone to login to Firefox Sync on my phone.
This would be reasonable, except for the fact that I'm already using Firefox on my phone, and have it actively logged in with the account I'm logging in to. When I go to look at my devices on accounts.firefox.com, I have 6 devices listed, including my phone "last seen 7 hours ago" and my main computer "last seen 3 hours ago". It's clear to me that these are active devices, and that I don't need to install on any other devices to get sync working.
The main reason this is annoying is that I don't get any confirmation that I've completed logging in - only a prompt to do something unnecessary. I can work around this by simply ignoring the prompt, but I'm concerned for other less tech-savvy consumers who might be confused, thinking they're still not done when they login to Sync on their second device! Imagine someone logs into their phone first, and then the computer - it'd be pretty confusing to then have the computer ask them to sign in on the phone.
I personally was slightly confused, and had to double check that bookmarks were actually syncing and that I hadn't accidentally made a new account or done something to erase my previously logged-in devices...
How do I tell Firefox Sync to: Use *this* as my master copy - and propagate it to all my Windows desktop machines?
HI. I understand how difficult Sync is and have read the deep dive article on how it is being (or has been) rebuilt to work "properly". I have just one question - but her…
HI. I understand how difficult Sync is and have read the deep dive article on how it is being (or has been) rebuilt to work "properly". I have just one question - but here's why: Sync still has the ability to mess up bookmarks between my 5 Windows machines. So all I want is a clear way to do this: I'd like to fix up all my bookmarks on one machine : let's call it "A" - and then propagate that to all the others. I tried doing this by A. Stopping sync on all, B. Fixing up the duplicates, empty folders and other messed up things in bookmarks on A manually C. Starting Sync again. And within a day my 5 hour marathon had been completely wasted as they were in a heck of a mess again. Could someone please try and include "A straightforward way to reset and rebuild your bookmarks- AND SYNC THEM!" in the design doc? And put that a set of clear instructions somewhere? But in the meantime - please let me know how I do this. Surely "reset and rebuild from here" is an obvious requirement? Thanks guys - this hurts because I'm completely in love with the "new" Firefox and how safe I feel with it. So help me here!