Questions tagged [firefox-sync]

A service that allows users to synchronize their Firefox profiles across multiple computers and devices.

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Is there a maximum number of bookmarks or history for Firefox Sync?

This is a follow-up of this question. So there is no limit for saving bookmarks in Firefox, but is there actually a limit in Firefox Sync? I have heard something like this. And if so, does it mean I ...
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Send Tab to other device with Chrome?

Firefox has a useful feature of sending tabs to another device. It will cause some sort of reminder, when the browser is next opened on the targetted synchronized device. Is there anything similar ...
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Viewing Firefox history by device when using Firefox Sync

Is there a way to filter history that is synced by Firefox Sync on the desktop version of Firefox to limit to a specific Firefox Sync device? The Android app does this (though it seems to truncate ...
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Is Firefox's Password Manager account-dependant, or device-dependant?

If I log out from my Firefox account, will my sister have access to the Password Manager if she fires up the browser? And also, if I use a friend's computer, fire up his Firefox and log into my ...
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Does Firefox Sync also sync cookies?

Does Firefox Sync also sync cookies? Which one of the many options activates this: Open Tabs, Bookmarks, Logins, History, Add-ons, or Preferences?
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What happens if you lose your Firefox sync key?

What is the sync key? What is it used for? In a worst-case scenario, what if you lose it? I recently came across the key and don't want to lose it, but have never needed it, either. See also: ...
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How do I view the sync log for Firefox?

The page about:sync-log shows: Index of file:///home/thufir/.mozilla/firefox/t0nel3vb.default/weave/logs/ How do I get more detail? That directory is empty. Can I receive these logs by e-mail ...
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Firefox sync cookies

I went a bit paranoid recently, and I disabled all cookies in Firefox. I'm manually allowing them for sites that I find worthy. Then I decided to sync my bookmarks to the Firefox on my phone. (Yeah.) ...
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Firefox reinstalls and enables synchronized addons that I have removed

I want to remove some themes while keeping addons synchronized, because I don't want to have to reinstall them all (the ones I want to keep). But after I remove these themes that I don't want anymore,...
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Firefox passwords on Android do not sync

I have several installations of FF (2 desktops, 1 laptop, 2 Android). All of them use the same sync account and the same master password. Bookmarks sync fine between all the devices. Passwords sync ...
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How do I share an entire bookmarks folder between two firefox sync users?

I am trying to share a folder of bookmarks I use at work in firefox, so that this specific folder is available at home. I am using Firefox Sync to synchronise among diferent instances of firefox in ...
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Firefox Sync Preferences also syncs its own settings, bug or by design?

I have 4 firefox installs. On two I want Add-ons synced. On two I want separate addons. However, whenever Preferences is set to sync, the Sync settings are synced. It's very confusing. i.e. - Once ...
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How do I remove Firefox extensions from my sync account?

I have installed a fresh version of Firefox several times and when the sync process was complete, I removed extensions that I no longer use. I was thinking the removals would sync to my account and ...
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Firefox is blocking Facebook, Twitter embeded widgets

I can't see any Twitter or Facebook embed widget like Comments or embedded Twits. I have all extensions disabled. I thought it could be uBlock, then I disabled it and then uninstalled it, but no luck....
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Multiple Firefox Sync accounts

How can I set up Firefox on a Windows 7 family PC so that Firefox can be used by people who have a Firefox Sync account as well as those who don't? How can FF Sync be setup so that I can log out of my ...
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How do I remove a device from Firefox Sync?

I've got some old devices and Firefox profiles that used to sync with my Firefox Sync account, but those devices and browser profiles no longer exist. And yet their browser tabs still appear in ...
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Login to old Firefox Sync Account

I just reset my windows 8 and Installed Firefox 36. But when I logged in to Sync account, all of my old data was gone. Nothing synced and now I have a sync account which is syncing it's own data. My ...
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How to make Firefox sync reliable: new bookmarks are lost and old bookmarks reappear in unsorted

I am trying to synchronise my bookmarks between a PC and two Macs using Firefox sync. My bookmarks (2000+) are arranged into a heirachy of folders. After sync, old folders that have been deleted re-...
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Disable sync on each bookmark change

Each time I add or change a bookmark in Firefox, the bookmarks functionality in unusable for a period of 5-20 seconds as Firefox resyncs. Is there any way to disable the automatic resync? I have added ...
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Does my Firefox Sync account work across all of Mozilla's services?

Suppose I created an account for Firefox sync. Is this the same account for Mozilla support, Mozilla forums, Firefox Addons, and/or Firefox marketplace? (If you use a certain username/email and ...
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Old settings for Firefox Sync in Firefox 29

Is there a way to configure Firefox 29 to work with an self-hosted fsyncms-Server by editing e.g. some settings in about:config? I can use my server by installing an older version of Firefox and ...
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How can I send articles to Firefox for Android's reading list from the desktop?

I use Firefox on my desktop and Firefox for Android on my tablet, with Firefox Sync keeping them connected. I'd like to use the Reading List feature of FF for Android, but often I find the articles I ...
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Why is Aurora Firefox continually throwing sync errors?

Firefox keeps giving me this error: Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action. I am able to log in, but some minutes later... bam! the ...
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How can I merge mobile and desktop bookmarks across Firefox Sync?

I am using Firefox Sync to synchronise bookmarks between my (Ubuntu) desktop client and (Android) mobile client. The bookmarks are synched, but kept in separate folders, rather than together. On the ...
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Prevent Firefox Sync on startup

In Firefox, I have a master password setup for my passwords. I also sync my passwords (and bookmarks, extensions and settings) using Firefox sync. The annoying thing is that when I start up Firefox, ...
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How to copy the complete iceweasel (firefox) profile including sync

I'm running debian linux with latest stable iceweasel. As my old machine crashed, I'd like to copy all data including sync from the old home-dir to my new. But so sad - if copying the .mozilla folder, ...
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How to resync bookmarks?

I've already synced my bookmarks in waterfox(64bit version of firefox). I've uninstalled it recently and installed firefox. How to sync back my bookmarks to Mozilla?
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Is there a way to automatically synchronise the Speed Dial Firefox add-on at browser start-up?

I am an avid user of the Speed Dial add-on for the Mozilla Firefox browser. I use it on a number of GNU/Linux systems which all have access to a GNU/Linux file server. Here is my question: Is there a ...
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Are Firefox Sync settings device specific?

I'm using Firefox Sync on several hosts, but I want not all of them to snyc their Add-Ons and settings. However unchecking these option in Sync does not work, after some times, they are checked again. ...
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Ban a stolen device from Firefox Sync

I have my Firefox Passwords synced to my android tablet device. Now that device got stolen, and I am not sure, if i had really set a masterpassword on the stored passwords there. Can I somehow delete ...
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Firefox sync without browser restart and external services

I have several machines ( work / home / laptop ) running on debian sid with the same version firefox. I want to sync open tabs, bookmarks and installed plugins without firefox restart ( it's really ...
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Firefox unset my master password

For some time I have been using Firefox Sync across multiple computers, keeping the data encrypted with a master password. But yesterday in my Security tab, I saw that my password had somehow been ...
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Firefox sync keeps asking for my password everytime it starts in any device

I'm running Firefox in 4 different machines and they are all in sync mode. The problem is, everytime I start Firefox on any of these machines, I receive an alert saying that my account name or ...
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Firefox Sync between two OS on the same computer

I have a computer which runs two OS (Win7 and Ubuntu). Both OS have Firefox installed and sync is set up under Windows. I do not have any other computers with firefox. Is it possible to sync this two ...
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Does Firefox support one-way sync?

I use Firefox on several personal computers and an Android phone, and I use Firefox sync to sync my personal bookmarks, passwords and browsing history between the computers. I also use Firefox at ...
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Location of passwords file in Firefox 15 (Windows 8)?

On Windows 8, where does Firefox save a users password? I think on older Firefox versions it was in "signons.txt" but I couldn't find this file on my entire hard drive - so perhaps this has changed in ...
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Open synced tabs automatically in Firefox

I'm running Firefox 15 on two Firefox synced Windows computers. Is there a way to have the synced tabs open automatically? The only way to access the tabs from the other computer is to manually open ...
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Firefox Sync repeatedly puts NSFW links on my work computer >:(

Firefox Sync continues to sync bookmarks and history from home computer to work computer even though I told it not to. In Firefox Sync options, I de-select "Bookmarks" and "History": I clear out the ...
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How does Firefox sync really work (when adding new devices)?

I'm adding some less frequently used computers to my Firefox sync account. These computers were previously synced using Foxmarks BYOS. When I started using Firefox Sync, I deleted some old bookmarks....
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Where can I find the Sync Key in Firefox?

I want to add other computers to a sync account with Firefox 12 (Windows) In the Firefox support pages, procedures are given for accessing the "Sync Key" and the "Recovery Key": At the top of the ...
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Firefox Sync - how to change “Main Computer” for an existing account

I no longer have the PC which I setup with Firefox Sync as the "Main Computer". I would like to assign a different PC as the "Main Computer" to which other computers/devices are paired as per this ...
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Firefox 11 sync with Android device

I've just installed Firefox 11. I'd like to sync it with the one on my Android device. I tried to follow the instructions they provided and tried to pair device. I entered the code from Android to ...
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Is this possible to download my URLs stored in the Firefox Sync system?

I would like to have a copy of the URLs I have stored on my Firefox Sync Account. Is it possible to have a copy of that data?
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How does adding a device in Firefox Sync work, when Mozilla never knows your encryption key?

When using Firefox Sync, you need a password (to login to your account) and an encryption key. Mozilla claims that it does not know your encryption key and that all data is encrypted before being send ...
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recovering firefox sync key

I've recently reformatted my mac and while I've kept a backup of my whole system from before the wipe, I neglected to save my firefox sync key in a sensible way, mostly because I didn't realise I ...
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How can I remove a non-existent/lost device from firefox sync?

I recently reinstalled both Windows and Linux from my home PC, and, as expected, I didn't deactivate any of the devices from Firefox sync before formatting. Now, when I look at "Tabs from others ...
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Firefox sync error when using own sync server

I'm using Firefox Sync (née Weave) syncing with my own server. Some time ago - perhaps when updated to FF Sync 1.6, but I'm not sure - the sync stopped working. The errors I'm getting are "Error ...