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Firefox for android adds recently visited sites to my "shortcuts" randomly. So frustrating...

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avo… (pročitajte više)

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avoid clutter, and streamline the process of using your favorite websites, right?

I manually add three shortcuts to my "firefox home screen". Google, Google news, and another page that is hosted on my local network. That's it. I don't want recommended sites, affiliate links, suggestions, or sites from my history clogging up my very short list of favorite website shortcuts. For this reason I configured the home screen to ONLY show "Shortcuts". Sponsored shortcuts, jump back in, recent bookmarks, recently visited, and pocket are all turned OFF. Still, I sometimes get new shortcuts to other sites I have visited added to my home screen (without the pin icon) randomly. Some sites that I visit sometimes appear there....but not always. Just randomly. If I wanted to have my history appear in shortcuts I supposed I would check the option to show recently visited sites...but I don't. Why would I want shortcuts added for random sites I have visited when I could just look at my history? If every site I visit has the potential to be added to my shortcuts randomly, how does that make using shortcuts a convenience? It doesn't seem to matter what I want because Firefox just does it anyway....sometimes....

The only way to remove these random automatic shortcuts is to remove them from my history individually or clear my entire history. This means I'm constantly fighting to keep these randomly created shortcuts at bay. I don't want to necessarily remove sites from my history, I just don't want them to randomly auto appear on my manually curated list of shortcuts.

I attempted to work around this issue by using the "Add to my Home Screen" option. I could just have shortcuts on my android home screen instead of the Firefox browser home screen. Then I can turn off the shortcuts option under "customize my home screen" entirely. Unfortunately this works fine for some sites, but for others that option is replaced with "Install" instead. I assume this is meant to install the app associated with that domain. I don't want to install the Google News app or I would do so in the app store, not with my non-google web browser. That's a moot point though because tapping on "install" doesn't install anything anyway, but rather it does the same exact thing that "Add to my Home Screen" does. It adds a shortcut to my home screen. Great! Except the problem now is that when I use that home screen shortcut, all of the Firefox UI breaks (Incidentally this also happens to the Brave Browser as well). I have no address bar, no menus, no tabs. It's as if I'm looking at the Google News app instead of a page in Firefox. I do not have the Google News app installed, so I know that is not the case.

I have posted comments about this in the google play store firefox page, and even emailed developers. The only response I got was a confusing explanation that this feature was added to mirror the functionality of the desktop browser. Either I didn't explain my problem well enough or they didn't read my explanation. This is why I posting yet again in another place, and I'm trying to be very detailed in my explanation so there is no misunderstanding my issue.

I am a huge advocate for Firefox. I recommend it to everyone and I have been using it personally for decades. Before there was even a Chrome! So imagine how painful it is for me to be trying out Brave or even Samsung's "Internet" to see if they are viable alternatives to Firefox. It doesn't seem like I'm asking for something unreasonable... I just want a few icons on my screen that I can tap on to open my favorite web pages. I don't care if it's on the android home screen or the Firefox home screen, although I should be able to choose either or both. Unfortunately neither method seems to work without bugging out.

Again, I'm a big FF advocate. I would love to see you back on top instead of having a 1% market share....but I can hardly sympathize with your plight when what should be basic functionality is not working correctly.

Please make it so that random sites that I visit aren't added to shortcuts, at least unless I have enabled "recent" options. Please make it so that I can add ANY website to my android home screen, without seeing the confusing alternative choice, "Install". Please make it so that websites cannot interfere with the Firefox UI. If I am indeed using Firefox to view a page, then I should at all times have the UI available. I should always have access to the basic functionality of a browser, such as stop, reload, bookmarks, history, help, about, etc.

Asked by Aoxo prije 4 mjeseci

Last reply by Allan prije 1 dan

Bugs in Firefox Android

Hi, There is a few bugs: 1. Every time I tap the back button, the page disappears but stays in open tabs. 2. There is no option to move pinned sites and create folders t… (pročitajte više)

Hi,

There is a few bugs:

1. Every time I tap the back button, the page disappears but stays in open tabs.

2. There is no option to move pinned sites and create folders there.

3. Recently opened pages appear next to the pinned pages, even though it is turned off in the settings.

regards Thomas

Asked by iceneon.pl prije 1 sedmicu

Last reply by IcyMint prije 1 sedmicu

Can I set Firefox on Kindle Fire HD 10" to desktop mode at start

I cannot use the Firefox efficiently on my Kindle Fire HD 10's without going into Desktop Mode each time. As I use it many times a day, but must start & restart it du… (pročitajte više)

I cannot use the Firefox efficiently on my Kindle Fire HD 10's without going into Desktop Mode each time. As I use it many times a day, but must start & restart it due to other Kindle limitations, it is a chore and takes a lot of time. I want to be able to start Firefox on my KIndle's in Desktop Mode when I start it each time, rather than having to do it manually several times each day. I am somewhat disabled and cannot easily control my hands (fingers) so it takes a LOT of time to do so manually. This message even took several minutes to type!

Hopefully someone can help me.

God Bless & Health to you and yours

Asked by Pandreasen prije 1 sedmicu

Last reply by Paul prije 1 sedmicu

Firefox-translations add-on android firefox nightly

Hello, I have added firefox-translations add-on to firefox android nightly. And i have some questions about it. 1. Why do I see two firefox-translations add-ons when i cl… (pročitajte više)

Hello,

I have added firefox-translations add-on to firefox android nightly. And i have some questions about it.

1. Why do I see two firefox-translations add-ons when i click on add-ons when on a website?(look picture)

2. if i want to translate something i need to put my phone horizontal instead of vertical. I don't really mind that but why is that?(look pictures)

3. I saw on github i can test somethings from firefox-translations add-on for android but i don't understand the instructions to get it. Can someone explain it wider for me.(see link) https://github.com/mozilla/firefox-translations/#testing

Greetings,

Jeppie

Asked by Jeppie prije 1 sedmicu

Last reply by Paul prije 1 sedmicu

Is it possible to change the font of passwords for firefox android?

Firefox on Android About logins and password, when passwords contains a uppercase 'i' and lowercase 'L', it is impossible to differentiate between them, e.g. 'I' and 'l' … (pročitajte više)

Firefox on Android

About logins and password, when passwords contains a uppercase 'i' and lowercase 'L', it is impossible to differentiate between them, e.g. 'I' and 'l' is exactly the same for some font or at least very similar.

Asked by work prije 2 sedmica

Last reply by Paul prije 2 sedmica

about.config DOES NOT WORK in nightly or beta versions

So I downloaded the nightly Firefox after the normal Firefox app on Android failed to respond to about.config types in my search bar. The nightly, same result. The beta s… (pročitajte više)

So I downloaded the nightly Firefox after the normal Firefox app on Android failed to respond to about.config types in my search bar. The nightly, same result. The beta same result. It just comes up with a error saying address not found. I have 3 add ons active. Dark Reader, Privacy Badger and Video Background Play Fix which none of these turned off yields different results. How do I get to about.config and preferences configuration settings? see photo i uploaded of the error. I have startpage as my search provider.

Asked by Human prije 2 sedmica

Last reply by TyDraniu prije 2 sedmica

Some addons can't be installed on Firefox Nightly for Android

I want to install Video DownloadHelper or Ant video Downloader addons but both of them can't be installed. Is there a reason why some addons can't be installed on Firefox… (pročitajte više)

I want to install Video DownloadHelper or Ant video Downloader addons but both of them can't be installed. Is there a reason why some addons can't be installed on Firefox Nightly for Android? If the issue is the addon, how should the developer fix to make it support? Any technical details are welcome

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Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer prije 2 sedmica

tools

Suggestion: Why isn't there a <|> sort of tool to navigate (<) backward or forward (>) somewhere on a screen permanently fixed? I can't possibly be the only … (pročitajte više)

Suggestion: Why isn't there a <|> sort of tool to navigate (<) backward or forward (>) somewhere on a screen permanently fixed? I can't possibly be the only person in the world who isn't enabled to perform the function while using Firefox, right? Can someone build that little function, please.

Also, the video downloaders offered through add-ons+ really suck. Can someone build and add-on+ to effectively download video, please. Used to be just press on the screen and a vid would download nowadays it's impossible to figure out or I'm stupid and it's too complicated.

Thanks Firefox you're the BEST!!

Asked by Trevor prije 3 sedmica

Last reply by Paul prije 3 sedmica

ad blocking extension not working

Hi, I just transferred from a Pixel 4a to a pixel 7. Previously, everything on the ad blocking front worked well. But since the transfer, any ad blocking extension seems … (pročitajte više)

Hi,

I just transferred from a Pixel 4a to a pixel 7. Previously, everything on the ad blocking front worked well. But since the transfer, any ad blocking extension seems not to be working in any shape or form.

Asked by simonboucher3 prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by Paul prije 4 sedmica

Nightly auto zooms when entering text on a website

Hello, I am using Firefox Nightly for Android, and it now auto zooms when I enter text. When this happens, there is no way to zoom out without closing the keyboard and t… (pročitajte više)

Hello,

I am using Firefox Nightly for Android, and it now auto zooms when I enter text. When this happens, there is no way to zoom out without closing the keyboard and then zooming out. Once the keyboard opens again, it zooms in, making maneuverability on web pages impossible. It also has broken a few web pages such as www.bpm-lux.com.

Even when activating the "Make all websites gesture-able" there is no way to zoom back out.

There used to be a setting or access to the configuration for Firefox, but no more.

Is there a way to stop this auto zooming when entering text?

Asked by R. Maez prije 4 sedmica

Last reply by Paul prije 4 sedmica

Mobile & Desktop View Modes!

By default, pages are in mobile view mode. The desktop mode button doesn't apply to all pages and it is not permanent. Can you please move this to settings with a permane… (pročitajte više)

By default, pages are in mobile view mode. The desktop mode button doesn't apply to all pages and it is not permanent.

Can you please move this to settings with a permanent desktop mode on/off switch that applies to ALL & future pages?

Asked by Cat2k1 prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by Paul prije 1 mjeseci

disable the download prompt

Is there a way to disable the download prompt on Firefox nightly mobile? I can't seem to find anything in the settings. It's just a minor annoyance, can't seem to find an… (pročitajte više)

Is there a way to disable the download prompt on Firefox nightly mobile? I can't seem to find anything in the settings. It's just a minor annoyance, can't seem to find anything in my android settings either. Thank you!

Asked by GabagoolEnjoyer prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by Paul prije 1 mjeseci

how to set add-on settings in newest version

I used to be able to change add-on settings from the hamburger menu. Specifically no-script what scripts could run. Now when I select add-ons from the menu it brings me t… (pročitajte više)

I used to be able to change add-on settings from the hamburger menu. Specifically no-script what scripts could run. Now when I select add-ons from the menu it brings me to a list of installed addons but does not allow any add-on settings to be set. I have not yet found another way and has rendered my mobile Firefox useless. What is the new way to adjust add-on settings?

Asked by tsrnc2 prije 1 mjeseci

Last reply by Paul prije 1 mjeseci