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Firefox configuration file

Hello, I work on IT in schools in my city and we have a lot of tablets that we manage via MDM. We decided to use Firefox on Android tablets rather than Chrome. My problem… (read more)

Hello, I work on IT in schools in my city and we have a lot of tablets that we manage via MDM. We decided to use Firefox on Android tablets rather than Chrome. My problem is that I would like to be able to configure Firefox on all tablets without having to do them one by one. Is there the possibility to send a file to a folder so that Firefox takes the settings we want, like address bar position, search engine, tab removal settings, etc.? ..?

If this method is not possible without going through ADB where that really complicates things, is there the possibility of decompiling the apk to recompile it with the right parameters?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by Mickaël 2 weeks ago

FireFox Nightly quad9 DNS settings about:config

I'm trying to set my DNS settings in Firefox Nightly to a custom service. But i am having nothing but problems. "Firefox Nightly 128.0a1 (Build #2016025199)" I want to… (read more)

I'm trying to set my DNS settings in Firefox Nightly to a custom service. But i am having nothing but problems.

"Firefox Nightly 128.0a1 (Build #2016025199)"

I want to use one of these settings for the secured w/ECS:Malware blocking, DNSSEC Validation, ECS enabled.

My only problem is I'm not sure which format of the address options I should be inputting in the DNS settings in the about:config

Please help.

Secured w/ECS: Malware blocking, DNSSEC Validation, ECS enabled

IPv4 9.9.9.11 149.112.112.11

IPv6 2620:fe::11 2620:fe::fe:11

HTTPS https://dns11.quad9.net/dns-query

TLS tls://dns11.quad9.net

P S. Yes I know I can set a custom DNS address in the connections settings of my android device. And it works most of the time. I however want my own settings in the browser itself.

Thank you in advance

Asked by StOmPeR 1 month ago

Last reply by StOmPeR 2 weeks ago

Text resizing / scaling when zooming in

I'm wondering why FF doesn't have something built into the browser that will resize text when you zoom in. Right now, if I zoom in on text, it DOES get larger, but then i… (read more)

I'm wondering why FF doesn't have something built into the browser that will resize text when you zoom in. Right now, if I zoom in on text, it DOES get larger, but then it also goes outside the edges of the browser so that I have to constantly scroll left and right to read the article I did come across an add on, but come on. This is something basic that should be build into the browser:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/fftextwrap/reviews/?score=2

Asked by Hiker Guy 1 month ago

Last reply by Hiker Guy 1 month ago

sites constantly redirect to mobile version

This is rediculous. A past post said "oh you can just chose desktop mode" but this does not work. youtube.com will consistently redirect to m.youtube.com even when I dele… (read more)

This is rediculous. A past post said "oh you can just chose desktop mode" but this does not work. youtube.com will consistently redirect to m.youtube.com even when I delete the m. AND have desktop mode on

Asked by Christian McCartney 1 month ago

"Open links in apps" does not work

I am using Samsung S23 with the latest One UI and Android 14. Samsung's built-in browser has a neat feature where you can open YouTube or Reddit links in the apps install… (read more)

I am using Samsung S23 with the latest One UI and Android 14. Samsung's built-in browser has a neat feature where you can open YouTube or Reddit links in the apps installed on the device instead of viewing them in the mobile version of the website in the browser. I assume that Firefox has the same functionality called "Open links in apps" in the settings, but I tried all the available options and neither YouTube or Reddit links are automatically opened in their respective apps, nor is there a button anywhere to force them to open in the apps. Am I doing or assuming something wrong, or is this a bug?

Asked by BananaFox 1 month ago

Last reply by BananaFox 1 month ago

How do I stop receiving notifications for random websites / "news" on Firefox Android without disabling notifications altogether?

I'm so annoyed by these notifications for utterly random websites / "news" that started after a recent update (see attached screenshot). I don't want these, bit also don'… (read more)

I'm so annoyed by these notifications for utterly random websites / "news" that started after a recent update (see attached screenshot). I don't want these, bit also don't want to turn off notifications altogether. Thank you!

Asked by tyler.a.lehrer 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

How to move Firefox on home page in Tablet?

Dear Sir I have started using a Tablet yesterday. I want to have Firefox on the home page but not know how to do that. At the presence every time I want to open Fire… (read more)

Dear Sir

I have started using a Tablet yesterday.

I want to have Firefox on the home page but not know how to do that.

At the presence every time I want to open Firefox I had have go to app and click Firefox to open it...it is not like smart phone I could just open Firefox in home page.

Can you give me the instructions?

Thank you. Regards.

Louise

Asked by louiseloren 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Firefox ponownie otwiera zamknięte przeze mnie karty

Firefox ponownie otwiera zamknięte przeze mnie karty Zamykam kartę, wychodzę z aplikacji, otwieram ją ponownie i karta którą wcześniej zamykałem jest znowu otwarta. Nie … (read more)

Firefox ponownie otwiera zamknięte przeze mnie karty

Zamykam kartę, wychodzę z aplikacji, otwieram ją ponownie i karta którą wcześniej zamykałem jest znowu otwarta. Nie mogę zamykać kart, mam przez ten błąd bardzo dużo otwartych kart

Kiedyś już miałem taką sytuację i pisałem tutaj, pomogliście mi

Proszę o pomoc i naprawienie błędu

Dziękuję

Asked by wojtaswpr 1 month ago

Samsung Internet hijacks default browser

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra running latest Android update and latest Firefox update. I set Firefox as my default browser. I have un-installed all updates for Samsung Interne… (read more)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra running latest Android update and latest Firefox update. I set Firefox as my default browser. I have un-installed all updates for Samsung Internet and removed all permissions for it. Disabling it is greyed out. Some apps that I use have links to websites. Too frequently, when I go to one of those links, the intro screen for Samsung Internet opens. Then, when I look at the settings in Firefox it is no longer set as the default. Then I set Firefox to default and go to my phone settings to see that Firefox is selected as the default. If I open the previously mentioned app and choose the web link, Firefox will open. But somewhere along the way, the default changes back to Samsung Internet and it's a vicious circle. I have posted in a Samsung forum but haven't gotten a reply that solved the problem. Please help. Thanks Mike

Asked by Mike J 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike J 1 month ago

CustomTabs don't redirect to app

I'm developing an android app that uses the OAuth2.0 auth code flow to authenticate users. The app launches a CustomTab which in turn, responds with a redirect to the app… (read more)

I'm developing an android app that uses the OAuth2.0 auth code flow to authenticate users. The app launches a CustomTab which in turn, responds with a redirect to the app's redirect scheme. Chrome redirects immediately, closing the CustomTab. Firefox does nothing regardless of the state of the "Open in app" setting.

In order to reproduce this: 1. Create an android app with a redirect scheme 2. Create a webserver that simply redirects to that scheme 3. From the app, open a CustomTab to the webserver 4. Observe the CustomTab not redirect

For a more concrete example, I can reliably reproduce using the sample app from https://github.com/kalinjul/kotlin-multiplatform-oidc and an [Authentik](https://goauthentik.io/) server but I'm sure something like Auth0 would have the same problem.

Asked by thechubbypanda 2 months ago

Samsung Internet keeps becoming the default browser

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Is there a way to prevent Samsung Internet from changing my default browser from Firefox? This problem has recently cropped up. Some a… (read more)

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Is there a way to prevent Samsung Internet from changing my default browser from Firefox? This problem has recently cropped up. Some apps may have a link to a website in their menu. Even though I set Firefox to be the default, if I select one of those links, up pops the welcome screen for Samsung Internet. The default setting is now Samsung Internet again. It's quite annoying. I've posted to the Samsung community but haven't had a reply that works. I've tried everything that an experienced Android user would know, but nothing has worked. Thanks for any assistance!

Asked by Mike J 2 months ago

Accessing local HTML files on my android, sync

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file t… (read more)

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file that are my bookmarks, but I am stymied at every turn:

1) when I click on the local, Galaxy, HTML file, I get the standard "Open with" pop up, but they only list: Chrome, HTML View, Android's Internet browser, and Samsung Print Services. Why doesn't Firefox show up there? This is important to me. Is Firefox failing to register its browser properly in Galaxy products?

2) The next thing I try to do is to sync bookmarks so that I can use my hundreds of bookmarks (rather than adding them into Firefox one at a time). So, I click on the famous three vertical dots and there is no "Sync" function in that menu, see attached. So I cannot import my bookmarks from my PC's bookmarks.

3) Thirdly, I try to type into the URL field what Chrome uses to access local files, which is for example: "content://media/external/file/1000005061" but Firefox android does not recognize that. When I change it to "file://media/external/file/1000005061" that does not work either.

Can you fix the three issues above? Thanks. Rick. see attached.

Asked by Rick17 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

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DNS over HTTPS is undermining my family DNS filter. Can I password protect the DNS settings or other solution?

Hello all, I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via D… (read more)

Hello all,

I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via DNS filtering. Currently the only solution that has worked is to use a different browser (the Spin browser, for whoever is interested). I have Firefox blocked using the Android family link feature (and they can't install new apps without permission). Personally, I would love to move everyone back to Firefox, but I can't find a way to do it safely. Is there a way to effectively disable DNS-over-HTTPS such that it can't be changed (kids are pretty quick at figuring out that they can just go to the settings and figuring out that they can turn the feautre back on). A parental control feature would be ideal, so I can just set the DNS-over-HTTPS to use the family DNS filter in a way they can't turn it off. Does anyone have an helpful solution, or is Firefox dead for family protection?

Respectfully, Andrew

Asked by Andrew Davis 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

Add to homepage doesn't work

I'm running the latest version of firefox on my redmi note 12 with android 14. When I try to add a website to homepage, I get a pop up to name the shortcut, but when I cl… (read more)

I'm running the latest version of firefox on my redmi note 12 with android 14. When I try to add a website to homepage, I get a pop up to name the shortcut, but when I click add, nothing happens, it just closes the menu, and no shortcut is added to my homepage. It used to work perfectly on my Mi A1 with android 9.

Asked by Bubs 3 months ago

Last reply by Bubs 3 months ago