Scan QR codes in Firefox for Android

Firefox for Android has a QR code reader in the URL bar to allow a user to load a webpage using its QR code. This article will show you how to use a QR code reader, including how to scan the QR code from the URL bar.

Note

  • Before you beging, install the official ZXing Barcode Scanner app that works with the ZX library. This is the only app that has been tested with this feature.

How to use the QR code reader

  1. Tap the URL bar.
  2. Tap the QR code icon.
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  3. The ZXing Barcode Scanner app will automatically open.
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  4. After scanning, you will see the web address in URL bar.
  5. Tap Go to load the web page in Firefox for Android.

If words instead of a web address show up after scanning, you may perform a search using those words by choosing a search engine (or simply tap Go to use the default).

How to enable or disable the QR code reader

Tap the menu button (either below the screen on some devices or at the top-right corner of the browser) and then select Settings (you may need to tap More first) , then select Accessibility.

  • Here you can enable or disable the QR code reader:
  • To enable, tap QR code reader until the slider is in the ON position which is usually on the right (in some versions of Android you will see a checkmark; make sure it is checked).

  • To disable, tap QR code reader until the slider is in the OFF position which is usually on the left (in some versions of Android you will see a checkmark; make sure it is unchecked), or you may uninstall the ZXing Barcode Scanner app from your device.

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