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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by TheOneGuy, Feb 23, 2022.

  1. TheOneGuy

    TheOneGuy Member
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    I am using same Google account for Chrome on desktop and Android. On desktop I have synchronization enabled but I have it disabled because I have different bookmarks and open tabs on both devices. I suspect that enabling sync on Android will overwrite my bookmarks and tabs on desktop.

    Is there a way to stay on same account and make sure synced data does not collide or gets overwritten?


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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert


    I have three google accounts, and they do stay in synch no matter what, I use the two notifications, able to swipe or even login with a code, and boom, it should synch up even when in mobile too :)
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    tabs do not sync from pc to phone. bookmarks do however.
  4. TheOneGuy

    TheOneGuy Member
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    @Milo Williamson What happens with my history on Android and desktop PC. Will history from both devices be available on both devices? Also what happens with bookmarks? On desktop PC have a lot of them and several folders. Will they be available on smartphone? I try to keep bookmarks to a minimum on smartphone. Enabling Sync on desktop PC will cram all of bookmarks to smartphone?
  5. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    1) All my bookmarks when synching via from my chrome to Moto edge plus, does stay in there forever, but there are some times you synch and they end up doubling up on you, so got to be aware of that part, Indeed you can still have your history on it too,I try to keep them as well as to a minimum too,it is even strange, on how many you know without typing them up, additionally, how many can you misspell like on here "Android forms" my brain does not ass into the "U" after the "R" in my mind though, but that is a different site altogether, so you got to bear with that in mind, but you can always write down each one inside a build-in notepad app or just scribble them away, and keep them in your search boxes too.

    2) Depending on what browser you are using, usually most of the knights, (i.e. Mozilla, Microsoft and Alphabet "Chrome") Does a great job of carrying those over too, but you kind of have to keep them secretive on your p.c., even when doing nothing it just saves you the massive hassle, just as long as you do not attempt invisible browsing that is a major mistake, sure you have a ton of options of having so many varriations of different addons though,but the mistake people tend to forget is once you go underneath, you might as well handshake with the devil type of deal.

    3) "What happens with the bookmarks?" I just wrote that above.

    4) "On desktop PC I have a massive ammount of them, and several folders." Like I said depending on what you can selective over,just do not download the same edge marks on the pioneers though.

    5) "I try to keep them to a minimum, on my smart phone." Likewise I just use duckduckgo and firefox to erase that massive clutter and tend to delete them almost instantly.

    6) "Enabling synch on my desktop PC will cram all bookmarks to smartphone"Well if you have some of the bookmarks selective and just email them to yourself to say "This is what I want to keep on my cell, and this is what I want to keep at home base,or on my cloud service."

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