Microsoft Edge Dev Sync Issues on Linux/Debian/Ubuntu

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When will Microsoft get the sync issues fixed on Linux/Debian/Ubuntu?

 

I don't know about anyone else on the planet, but I switched to Edge Dev as my default browser once Microsoft decided to go with Chromium. In other words, Chrome went out the window on ALL devices.

 

Ubuntu's default browser is Firefox which I use on Linux/Debian/Ubuntu. If this is not resolved soon, I'll be switching to Firefox, permanently no matter when the issue is fixed...

 

Yes to those that will ask if I have tried this and that, of course I have. Friggin Edge will not sync. No work arounds, just fix the damned thing.

 

When Microsoft, WHEN???

 

JP Johnston ME CSWP

Rogue Exploration Technologies | JP Parametrics

8 Replies

First, I think that it would be helpful if you (1) let us know the Dev version you are using, and (2) explain the nature of the issues you are encountering with sync. That might help us to replicate/test the issues you are encountering.

Second, if you can, it might be helpful to submit Feedback to Microsoft so that Microsoft's technical staff can evaluate the issue.

I do not sync extensively (syncing favorites, passwords, settings, personal information, and extensions, but not history, open tabs or collections), but I've not encountered syncing issues involving my two Linux computers, which are synced with two Windows computers, an iPhone 2020SE and an Android tablet**. I don't know if that is typical or not at this point.

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**I am running Version 91.0.845.2 on a Solus Budgie laptop and desktop, Version 89.0.774.68 on a Windows 10 laptop and desktop, Version 45.12.4.5137 on a Lenovo Android tablet, and Version 46.2.0 on an iPhone.



Sync was just recently added to the Linux version, it's in the Dev channel, not even in Beta nor stable.
these problems are normal and expected. it took them months to make it solid on Mac and Windows. took Google even longer than that when they first started it.


What problems have you been having with sync on your Linux build(s)? As I noted, I've been having none on mine, and I haven't run across reports of issues on this forum, either, which is odd.  That's not to say that problems don't exist, but I'm not seeing reports yet.  Perhaps this thread will prompt some reports.

@tomscharbach 

 

I am on Edge Version 91.0.845.2 (Official build) dev (64-bit). See the attached screenshot...

I personally don't have any problems, that was in reference to the OP's post.
I know it was just added. I get it took forever to make it to Linux. I understand computers. So, if she is syncing for y'all then I am not doing something correctly...

@jpparametrics91.0.845.2 is the current Dev version, and I can see that you are signed into your MSA, so sync should be working by default (that is, without the flag, which was required by an earlier version). It clearly isn't.

 

At this point, my only suggestion is that you submit Feedback or contact Microsoft Edge Insider Support. I've had good luck with the latter on several occasions when I encountered something not working for me that seemed to be working for others.

 

I suppose that you could try brute force, uninstalling Edge from your Ubuntu build and then reinstalling.   That might help if something in your current Edge setup is blocking.

I will contact them. I have already uninstalled and reinstalled a couple of times...

Appreciate y'alls assistance...