You can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux

    You can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux

    You can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux


    Posted: 23 Mar 2021
    Users can now sign-in and sync their favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux!

    Microsoft Edge on Linux now includes the ability to login with your Microsoft account and sync your favorites, passwords, extensions, and more! As an insider, we would love your feedback on how well this experience works for you.

    Enable Microsoft Sign-in and Sync

    By default, sign in and sync is disabled, but enabling it is easy. Head on over edge://flags and search for and enable the ‘MSA sign in’ experiment.



    Login with your Microsoft account and enable Sync

    Now that things are enabled, you can login.

    1. Select the profile image in the browser taskbar.
    2. Select Sign in on the profile dialog.
    3. Sign-in by entering your Microsoft account details.
      1. Note: AAD accounts are not supported yet.
    4. Select Sync when you are asked if you want to sync your account. This syncs your favorites, passwords, and other browsing data across the devices you use with this account.
      1. Note: Sync will take a few seconds. If you click on your profile image, the sync status is displayed.

    Now, we can see Sync is on and our favorites are available!



    We really want to hear from you!

    We are interested in hearing about your experience with the Microsoft account sign-in and sync feature. You can use Microsoft Edge’s Send Feedback tool by clicking on the profile image, or through the … menu under Help and feedback > Send feedback. Or you can leave a comment on this article.

    What if this feature causes issues with my browser?

    Given this feature is part of Edge’s DEV channel, we wanted to make sure you are well prepared for any potential issues. The mitigations listed below should be attempted from the top to bottom as they become increasingly destructive to your local data (i.e. favorites, passwords, extensions, etc.).

    • My browser is not behaving correctly since I logged in and enabled Sync.
      • Navigate to "Manage profile settings" (which will claim it is "Setting up sync" for your profile) and "Sign out" your account, but leave the favorites/history/etc.
      • Navigate to edge://flags/#edge-msa-sign-on-enabled and mark the "MSA sign in" flag as "Disabled". Restart as suggested.
    • My browser crashes when I launch it since I logged in and enabled Sync.
      • Launch edge with: --disable-features=msOneAuthEnableMSALSignInOnLinux
      • Navigate to edge://flags/#edge-msa-sign-on-enabled and mark the "MSA sign in" flag as "Disabled". Restart as suggested.
      • Navigate to "Manage profile settings" (which will claim it is "Setting up sync" for your profile) and "Sign out" your account, but leave the favorites/history/etc.
    • Disabling things as described above did not work for me.
      • Note: This option will delete all your favorites, passwords, extensions, etc.
      • Try deleting your Profile folder.
        • ~/.config/microsoft-edge-dev/Profile*
    • Deleting my Profile folder did not work for me.
      • Note: This option will delete your local browser settings. The next time you launch the browser you will get the first run experience again.
      • Try deleting everything.
        • ~/.config/microsoft-edge-dev/
        • ~/.cache/Microsoft/
        • ~/.cache/microsoft-edge-dev/


    Source: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...ft/m-p/2230134
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    23 Mar 2021

  1. swarfega's Avatar
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       #1

    I dont see it on mine (Manjaro).
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #2

    Hi folks

    @swarfega

    Install via yay (AUR) for Arch Linux / Manjaro or manually via the .deb package - yay is easier !!!!.

    However I think Ms is telling porkies here !!! I'm running on a Host Linux system --not a VM.

    Edge installs OK (Arch Linux kernel 5.11.8-arch1-1) and works as a browser i.e access websites etc.

    You can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux-screenshot_20210324_081033.png

    However profile services : Not available for the OS. Popup : platform not supported

    You can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux-screenshot_20210324_080409.png

    Update -- working now after re-boot of Host system.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 2 Weeks Ago at 03:31. Reason: Working now after Host system re-boot
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
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       #3

    Hi Jim. It dropped this morning on AUR. This makes me happy.
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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #4

    swarfega said:
    Hi Jim. It dropped this morning on AUR. This makes me happy.
    Hi there
    it's now working - did a re-boot of the whole system - I couldn't find the enable msa via the search probably to do with language selection but manually scrolling I found it - I also enabled the webui stuff so it appears to be working now.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  5. swarfega's Avatar
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       #5

    Nice. Glad it's finally here. What did you do for the webui?
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  6. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #6

    swarfega said:
    Nice. Glad it's finally here. What did you do for the webui?
    Hi thereYou can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux-screenshot_20210324_094519.png

    Linux release and kernel Arch linux with KDE (Plasma) as desktop GUI on a laptop

    You can now sign-in and sync favorites with Microsoft Edge on Linux-screenshot_20210324_094726.png

    Seems I get much better performance from Edge on Linux than Windows !!!!! -- still prefer FF though - but that's just my choice.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. swarfega's Avatar
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       #7

    Thanks, that's now enabled.
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