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Integrating ublock Origin into Firefox Focus?

I feel like this would be a better approach to adblockinv on Firefox Focus. I love this browser but it's built-in adblocker will often block important elements by mistake… (read more)

I feel like this would be a better approach to adblockinv on Firefox Focus. I love this browser but it's built-in adblocker will often block important elements by mistake, or leave out certain things. Ublock Origin is a very powerful and memory effecient adblocker already part of the main Android app. It's more intuitive to use, has lists which are constantly updated and it can block elements with an element picker. I'm suggesting for it to be used instead as I think it'd be a much better approach to adblocking on Firefox Focus. What do you think?

Asked by Samp 6 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 day ago

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New tab opens up whenever phone rotates

Whatever I rotate my phone either way f f f opens a new tab and switches to it. The new tab always opens the original window that I was on before I rotated the screen. It… (read more)

Whatever I rotate my phone either way f f f opens a new tab and switches to it. The new tab always opens the original window that I was on before I rotated the screen.

It began happening after I reinstalled the app.

Asked by michaelkib86 7 months ago

Answered by michaelkib86 7 months ago

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Icon for web page shortcuts

In regular Firefox on Android, if I save a page to my home screen, it uses the favicon of the website as the icon of the shortcut. But in Firefox Focus, I get a purple sq… (read more)

In regular Firefox on Android, if I save a page to my home screen, it uses the favicon of the website as the icon of the shortcut. But in Firefox Focus, I get a purple square with the first letter of the domain name instead. Is there any way to change the icon to something more appropriate?

Asked by OsakaWebbie 1 year ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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How do I create Focus bookmarks

How do I add bookmarks to Focus? I went to [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-web-page-shortcuts-your-home-scr...] which was worthless. I know Focus doesn't have b… (read more)

How do I add bookmarks to Focus? I went to [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-web-page-shortcuts-your-home-scr...] which was worthless.

I know Focus doesn't have bookmarks, but according to the above page I can create a link to a page on my Home screen. Unfortunately, the process isn't articulated. Second, I don't want to bookmark an Internet Link. I want to link to an .html page I created title My Bookmarks I created which is stored on my cell phone. Again, unfortunately, I can't find any want to access my cell phone in either Focus or Firefox in order to create such a Home screen link.

For others interested the process up to the above blockage is simple. On you computer (doesn't seem to work in the cell phone) go to your browser and backup you bookmarks to an .html file. Give it a name and it is a page of all your links. You can go into and organize, clean, rearrange, or reduce as you want in most editors.

Now, let's figure out how to get that page recognized and opened by Focus. Any help???

Asked by Doc 3 months ago

Answered by Doc 2 months ago

icons after selecting address bar

Whenever I click the address bar, icons appear below the address bar. How do I add/remove these? I've done it before just the other day and couldn't find a guide on it … (read more)

Whenever I click the address bar, icons appear below the address bar. How do I add/remove these? I've done it before just the other day and couldn't find a guide on it

Asked by Austintnapier 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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attachment button not working

I tried to attach a file to an email when in my Protonmail account using the Firefox Focus browser. I simply could not attach. I would touch the paperclip icon, but not… (read more)

I tried to attach a file to an email when in my Protonmail account using the Firefox Focus browser. I simply could not attach. I would touch the paperclip icon, but nothing happened.

Later I tried to attach a file to an email with in my Outlook account using the Firefox Focus browser. I simply could not attach. I would touch the paperclip icon, but there was no response.

I wonder if there is a solution to this problem. I have taken the problem personally, for some reason, and perhaps I should not have.

Asked by acorn70 1 year ago

Last reply by acorn70 1 year ago

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Reader View

I have been using Firefox Focus as my primary browser on Android for a couple of weeks now and the one feature I truly miss is the Reader View. Any chance of incorporati… (read more)

I have been using Firefox Focus as my primary browser on Android for a couple of weeks now and the one feature I truly miss is the Reader View. Any chance of incorporating it into a future release? For now the easiest workaround is to open the page in regular Firefox and use the Reader View there. I've also tried sharing the page to Pocket but both of these options are not as convenient as simply clicking on the Reader View button in the Title Bar.

Any comments or suggestions?

Asked by DPB.Almonte 1 year ago

Answered by DPB.Almonte 1 year ago

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What information does Firefox Focus give out?

Just wondering... what information does Firefox Focus give out? OK... so it blocks trackers and deletes cookies when you exist the browser... Does it tell the end website… (read more)

Just wondering... what information does Firefox Focus give out? OK... so it blocks trackers and deletes cookies when you exist the browser... Does it tell the end websites everything about you? Like what mobile and other details?

I checked out a page on a website called privacy.net. This tells you everything the websites can know about you. They give you an encrypted string score based on all information collected.

I tried using Firefox Focus with different IP's. Each time I ran the test with a new IP, I still got the same encrypted string.

That's just scary.

Asked by enginestar 1 year ago

Last reply by enginestar 1 year ago

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Firefox Focus Cookie handling

Hello, I use Firefox Focus (Firefox Klar) as my main browser on Android 11 since some time now. It clearly states that history is deleted when the browser is closed. Howe… (read more)

Hello,

I use Firefox Focus (Firefox Klar) as my main browser on Android 11 since some time now. It clearly states that history is deleted when the browser is closed. However, it doesn't state anywhere how cookies and local storage. I have third party cookies blocked, but I can't find information about the handling of cookies and local storage upon closing Firefox Focus anywhere, not even in about:config. Are these also fully wiped?

I came to think about this question when I logged the background network actitvity of my installed apps, and Firefox Focus appeared to be sending informations outwards, without any website being opened. (Also not sure if cookies could be sending something in the background?) Is there regular background activity to be expected? What sorts?

Would be greatful for some clarification.

Cheers!

Asked by swanc 7 months ago

Last reply by emilreloaded 5 months ago

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Feature Request: If URL input stripped of all spaces is a valid URL then provide that as an option to click

I'm a regular user of Firefox Focus on Android and enjoy it very much. I also tend to use swipe-style keyboard input on my phone and that automatically adds a space after… (read more)

I'm a regular user of Firefox Focus on Android and enjoy it very much.

I also tend to use swipe-style keyboard input on my phone and that automatically adds a space after each word that has been swiped. If I want to go to "reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful" then the easiest way for me to type this into the URL bar with swiping results in:

   Reddit. com /r/data is beautiful

Due to the automatic space insertion at various places.

If the browser could see that this string of characters/words without spaces produces a valid URL then it could suggest that as an entry to click on beneath the URL bar.

I think this is small but useful feature. I recognise that there might be complexities that I haven't considered. As it is not specific to Firefox Focus, I'd be happy to see it in Firefox too. I realise also that it is providing special behaviour to cater to people that use swipe input and not everyone uses swipe input but at the same time it doesn't seem crazy to have for people that don't use swipe input but somehow find themselves with an accidental space in there.

Thanks!

Asked by m.pricejones 1 month ago

Answered by Seburo 1 month ago

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Clear search history

Hey, I use firefox focus since the beginning and I am very happy with it. But since last week I have one search result the wont disappear even if I restart my phone. Is… (read more)

Hey, I use firefox focus since the beginning and I am very happy with it. But since last week I have one search result the wont disappear even if I restart my phone. Is there a way to clean it manually or something else I can do? best

Asked by sonnenteich 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Remote Debugging Firefox focus ( android )

I am trying to remote debug Firefox Focus On my PC windows desktop, I have the latest Firefox. 78.0.1 ( 64 bit ) On my Samsung Galaxy S8 I have Firefox Focus 8.5.0 (Build… (read more)

I am trying to remote debug Firefox Focus

On my PC windows desktop, I have the latest Firefox. 78.0.1 ( 64 bit ) On my Samsung Galaxy S8 I have Firefox Focus 8.5.0 (Build #341821556 78.0-20200625152958)

Firefox Preview is working, meaning I can have access to the html elements and console etc ... Firefox Focus is not working meaning in the about:debugging#/setup page only show the Firefox Preview connect option, no Firefox Focus connect. Even when Firefox Focus is opened and Firefox Preview is closed. Even when re-starting my cell or my desktop.

In Firefox Focus, under developer tools, Remote debugging via USB/Wi-Fi is activated.

Regards

Asked by canado 1 year ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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System info prompt Required

Firefox is well matched with Android four.1 or above gadgets. ARMV6 gadgets and Android variations older than 4.1 are not supported. Installation requires approximately … (read more)

Firefox is well matched with Android four.1 or above gadgets. ARMV6 gadgets and Android variations older than 4.1 are not supported. Installation requires approximately 50 MB internal garage, 384 MB of RAM and a show this is at least 320 pixels excessive and 240 pixels wide. You can down load Firefox for Android or look for Firefox inside the Google Play save.

Important: If you search for Firefox inside the Google Play keep and do not locate Firefox for Android, your device may not be like minded.

Asked by Machete Guide 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago