Closed Bug 1243034 Opened 8 years ago Closed 7 years ago

"" preference not synced


(Firefox :: Sync, defect, P3)

43 Branch



Firefox 50
Tracking Status
firefox50 --- fixed


(Reporter: acorn, Assigned: kurtcarpenter)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Keywords: dev-doc-needed)


(1 file, 2 obsolete files)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
Build ID: 20160106234723

Steps to reproduce:

On one computer (computer A)
  sign in to sync
  check "preferences" on the "what to sync" page.
  Set the download preference to "always ask me where to save file"

On another computer (computer B)
  sign in to sync
  download a file
  it puts it in the download folder (does not ask me where to save it)
  open preferences
  set download preference to "always ask"

On a third computer:
  sign in to sync
  download a file
  it puts it in the "Downloads" folder (it does not ask me where to save it)

Actual results:

Each time I set up a new computer I have to set my preferences.  At least the "always ask where to save dowloaded files" preference does not seem to be synced across computers.

Expected results:

I expect that when I sign in to sync on a new computer with the "sync preferences" box checked that my preferences will be synced to the new computer.
Component: Untriaged → Sync
Firefox uses a "whitelist" of preferences to Sync - the list can be seen at It certainly could be argued that this particular pref be synced.
Summary: Sync does not sync preferences → "" preference not synced
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: firefox-backlog+
Priority: -- → P3
Attached patch fix.bug1243034.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Added a sync pref (default: true) for

Considered adding one for, but I found that yielded unexpected behavior when given an invalid file path (which may occur when users create a custom download dir on Computer A, and then sync that to new Computer B).
Comment on attachment 8765682 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 8765682 [details] [diff] [review]:

That looks great, thanks - please upload a new patch with a description something like "Bug 1243034 - Sync "" preference. r=markh" and request review from me.
Attachment #8765682 - Flags: feedback+
Assignee: nobody → kurtcarpenter
Sorry I wasn't clear - the "commit message" in the patch should have the new description as that it what will be checked in - the bugzilla description doesn't matter.
Whoops, sorry about that. Fixed commit message.
Attachment #8765682 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8765728 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8765728 - Flags: review?(markh)
Attachment #8765733 - Flags: review?(markh)
Comment on attachment 8765733 [details] [diff] [review]
fix.bug1243034.patch (Amended commit msg)

Review of attachment 8765733 [details] [diff] [review]:

Awesome, thanks
Attachment #8765733 - Flags: review?(markh) → review+
Pushed by
Sync "" preference added. r=markh
Keywords: checkin-needed
Adding dev-doc-needed as it's a small new feature for Sync users.
Keywords: dev-doc-needed
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 50
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