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Status: Trending idea

It would be nice if I would not have to set up all my search engines and their short codes with every new installation but could sync them just like my add-ons and history.

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We've been waiting for 15 YEARS for this feature (no kidding, see . Now that Ubuntu ships Firefox on snaps, we are hit by this at EVERY update. PLEASE!

Strollin' around

Whilst I agree this a ridiculously old bug, at least the workaround is easy enough. I've copied my summary of the steps from my comment on the 15 year-old bug on the issue tracker. 


Assuming copying from one PC to another

  1. Close FF on both PCs
  2. Navigate to your profile folder on the old PC: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
  3. Find file search.json.mozlz4
  4. Copy file to USB/Cloud Service
  5. Download to new PC and copy to your profile folder (replace the existing file)
  6. Open FF on your new PC and enjoy your search engines and keywords

Note: when I reopened FF after doing this my default search engine had been changed, so you may need to manually reset the default.

p.s. I previously replied with this to a posted idea, but that idea was merged with this one and my comment wiped out.

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I want this feature so bad.

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Any idea where the file is on the Microsoft Store version of Firefox?

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Where is that file on Microsoft Store version of Firefox? I can't seem to find it..

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Please make it happen ... soon!

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You already do bookmarks, history and even passwords.

Why is this so hard?

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@jasiralaviYou obviously haven't read the thread. Try that.

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Agree. I will love this feat.

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I find it odd that this feature is not only missing but an age-old proposal




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I agree. Its' really sad that on 2024 sync doesn't include more user settings (search engine, toolbar, theme, layout, add-ons, ecc...). There are multiple aged trending ideas about this (in addition to this one):

- save-all-settings-when-sync
- sync-toolbar-setting-icons