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Firefox Android is a very dire experience

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How come Firefox Android has the worst possible experience on a phone?

-Lack of customization: I want to use a tab bar rather than a tab page. Let me have that option to enable it. If I want a bottom bar with browsing controls that would be great too though with the screen resolutions that are out now on modern devices it can all be at the top bar but bottom bar still does the job.

-Bookmark management is terrible: I want to import/export bookmarks from/to a file NOT having to sign in to ANY services. How is this impossible there?

-Theming: Don't get me started on this the lackluster theme support on this where everyone has DARK themes you like to pierce people's eyes with a terrible theme support.

-Add-ons: I cant even begin to vent my frustration that the add-ons page for PC/Linux/Mac Firefox DOES NOT Function properly with a MOBILE Browser. More than half of the add-ons don't work why are they even populated? Make a separate version of the page for MOBILE users.

-Webpages take FOREVER to load and requesting a desktop site RARELY ever works if at all.

You guys seemed to be focused on nonsense no one asked for rather than work on actually improving your products, and ITS BEEN YEARS. This is unacceptable and I have been very frustrated at this which has never been addressed. In simple terms features that are already on the desktop edition of the browser don't exist in the mobile version and its quite absurd in this time and age that its not being worked on. There are also TONS of reviews on the Play Store with numerous issues but the browser has remained largely the same. Little to no improvements.

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Same thing here, I use the browser to navigate through my favourites quite often. Now they've replaced the favourites tab that popped out when you click in the address bar with NOTHING - just empty, wasted space. No way to go back, and the "collections" or "top sites" are just another separated favourites bar that I have to recreate - and they only appear at the home page! Firefox is becoming another Google chrome clone, and if I wanted that, I would use Google chrome!

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voodieh said

Same thing here, I use the browser to navigate through my favourites quite often. Now they've replaced the favourites tab that popped out when you click in the address bar with NOTHING - just empty, wasted space. No way to go back, and the "collections" or "top sites" are just another separated favourites bar that I have to recreate - and they only appear at the home page! Firefox is becoming another Google chrome clone, and if I wanted that, I would use Google chrome!

I agree wholeheartedly I bet they hired google wannabes or ex employees to purposefully assert the Chrome dominance and end Firefox. The only reason I see the Google default search engine deal going on is so Google isn't accused of being a monopoly on the internet browser space. Firefox has been on an alerting rate of decline in quality and its worrying. Chromium will be the standard and no one else will be able to stand up against it. This is only speculation from me but I just cant seem to view it any other way. The way Firefox has been handled these past couple of years has been an embarrassment. I've been a loyal user for many years but at this point they seem to be forcing many users out for no reason. Whatever ploy is this is NOT funny and needs more push back from its users. We want a better browser not whatever this is right now.

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Hi,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

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Seburo said

Hi, The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers. If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

Thank you, I did not know that last part. I do appreciate sending me to the right direction.

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No problem, glad we can help.

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