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what is the string for firefox to add to my search engine selection

I downloaded firefox to my tablet and chose firefox as my search engine but it still pulls up google in the search bar when I click on firefox icon on my tablet and in or… (read more)

I downloaded firefox to my tablet and chose firefox as my search engine but it still pulls up google in the search bar when I click on firefox icon on my tablet and in order to add another search engine I need the string name of firefox to add to the list of search engines I got a 400 error when trying to sign up for an account to firefox I don't know what means email [email removed from public]

Asked by Smallideasgrow 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

[Firefox Android] YouTube doesn't turn off the screen after video is over

I used to put a YouTube video with autoplay turned off, so whenever I fell asleep, the screen of my phone would turn off when the video was over. Suddenly, some weeks ago… (read more)

I used to put a YouTube video with autoplay turned off, so whenever I fell asleep, the screen of my phone would turn off when the video was over.

Suddenly, some weeks ago, whenever the YouTube video stops, the screen remains on. And it drains the battery all night long.

I already completely uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, and also tried the Video Background Play Fix add-on, but this problems persists, and it's ONLY on YouTube.

What can I do?

Asked by nicoperror 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

How do I add names to an existing email list

I have an existing list on my email and I want to add new names to that list. The system won't let me add a contact on my inventory of contacts either by name or by ema… (read more)

I have an existing list on my email and I want to add new names to that list. The system won't let me add a contact on my inventory of contacts either by name or by email address. How do I update my list. It will let me delete names

Asked by duckinn2 5 months ago

Last reply by tonydxn 1 month ago

Autofill Password Prompt Not Working

Hello, the firefox autofill for apps on my android phone is not working properly. I have firefox selected in autofill service. I have 'autofill in other apps' selected as… (read more)

Hello, the firefox autofill for apps on my android phone is not working properly. I have firefox selected in autofill service. I have 'autofill in other apps' selected as well. Sometimes the 'search firefox' prompt appears. When it does I usually have to use biometrics to log in, restart the desired app, and search for the password when prompted again. If I have gotten this far, I am often only able to input the username and not the password. Is there a way to manually pull the prompt? Is there a way to copy the password from the android password manager once it is pulled up? Thank you

Asked by drexel.r.king 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Firefox Android app doesn't recognize it's own scan

Trying to sync Android firefox app with laptop. Firefox Android app installed. Check. Open android settings, turn on sync. Check. QR code on laptop screen. Check. Touch … (read more)

Trying to sync Android firefox app with laptop. Firefox Android app installed. Check. Open android settings, turn on sync. Check. QR code on laptop screen. Check. Touch "scan" button at lower frame of Firefox

    Android app, scan code on laptop. Check.

Error message: "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within a Firefox app." No, I did not use system camera. Yes, I did activate it from the firefox app/scan button - REPEATEDLY. Somehow, firefox does not recognize it's own activation of my system camera. Please help, I need the bookmarks off my phone and onto laptop. Thank you.

Asked by Big MF 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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Low resolution and/or bad image quality on Facebook photos and icons

I noticed that image quality on Facebook for Android is quite low, compared with other browsers like Chrome, I've searched for a solution on tech support and I've found t… (read more)

I noticed that image quality on Facebook for Android is quite low, compared with other browsers like Chrome, I've searched for a solution on tech support and I've found the explanation on a 2019 thread (Facebook renders lower image quality on purpose). I think I've found a good solution and I'd like to share it: I've simply installed a user agent switcher extension on my Firefox for Android app and I've selected Windows/Chrome mode. Now the image quality is comparable to Chrome's.

Asked by newzletters 2 years ago

Last reply by iChat tnt 1 year ago

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Remove Android Icon from Address Bar

Hi! I'm looking for a way to remove the Android helper icon from the Firefox address bar (it lets me know the URL I have accessed can be opened in another app). I don't n… (read more)

Hi! I'm looking for a way to remove the Android helper icon from the Firefox address bar (it lets me know the URL I have accessed can be opened in another app). I don't need it. I haven't found anything in the settings or anything obvious in about:config. The search functions here didn't return anything on this topic either - can anyone point me in the right direction?

Asked by aseriesofdarkcaves 2 years ago

Last reply by amgiordano 1 year ago

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Rendering on phone

Hi community, I really hope someone can help. I *want* to use Firefox as my mobile (Android) browser b/c I am deeply disturbed by Google/Blink beginning to dominate web a… (read more)

Hi community, I really hope someone can help. I *want* to use Firefox as my mobile (Android) browser b/c I am deeply disturbed by Google/Blink beginning to dominate web architecture. But, I cannot get F/F to render sites even approximately correctly---and definitely not acceptably. One of the sites I read most is CNET's news.com. I am attaching 4 images: the first is Firefox in normal mode; second is Firefox in "Request desktop site mode." ...Both are wrong. Terrible.

The third image is from Privacy Browser, a very basic and lightweight webkit-based browser. This is very good, it is only missing video and 3rd-party content that I have chosen to block. The fourth is from Kiwi Browser, an open-source blink-based browser. This is excellent, and is what I expect from Firefox Android, which is also a full-weight browser. Why is Firefox not rendering properly? Is there something I can do to get proper performance.

Note: I have tried multiple blink-based tools (e.g., Bromite, Brave), and all work ok, as do multiple webkit ones (e.g., FOSS browser, yuzu). But, all Firefox variants (Fennec for F-Droid, Tor, ...) fail.

Is this a known issue? I have tried searching and found nothing :(

Thanks in advance for advice/guidance!

Asked by kirkp 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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Sync not working on latest Firefox for Android

Hello. I use sync on two devices only, a PC and an android device. Today it has ceased to sync data to and from the android device. It just says "Last sync: never" even a… (read more)

Hello. I use sync on two devices only, a PC and an android device. Today it has ceased to sync data to and from the android device. It just says "Last sync: never" even after clicking the sync button. The only thing I found online was to not have over 5000 bookmarks (which I don't) and to update Firefox. (I'm on the latest version)

So far I've tried clearing the data of the app, which didn't work so I tried reinstalling it entirely. That also didn't help. I've removed all duplicate devices from my account settings too.

Not sure what more I can do

EDIT:

Fixed itself of course only after I post here. I waited a few hours too..

Asked by frans7 2 years ago

Last reply by robyspado 1 year ago

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Open links/searches in same/current tab?

Using the new Firefox 79 for Android, I find myself with dozens of open tabs. I don't recall this happening with the previous version (like several other things...). Is t… (read more)

Using the new Firefox 79 for Android, I find myself with dozens of open tabs. I don't recall this happening with the previous version (like several other things...).

Is there no way to open address bar searches, links etc. in the current/same tab? Thank you.

Asked by George 2 years ago

Last reply by ltajeu 1 year ago

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Why Firefox is not the best?

Hi, I just what to communicate that at the beginning, if Firefox was the best it was because it was the most faster browser. Now with all possibility and extension Firefo… (read more)

Hi, I just what to communicate that at the beginning, if Firefox was the best it was because it was the most faster browser. Now with all possibility and extension Firefox is too slow.

For example last time I want to search on Google ask and the request take 1minute because the browser made an update.

Imagine a little Firefox who start instantly! Imagine a little Firefox who take 10 mo ram with 10 Tab ( personally I don't think it's possible but it's the idea)

Sorry for my English, but I hope that a team build a new Firefox, little Firefox because actually any browser ( Chrome, edge, opera, safari) have this possibility.

Best regards My old best browser Firefox.

Asked by ch.hirsinger 2 years ago

Last reply by covid19 1 year ago

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Close tabs

Since the new upgrade for Android, tabs are not closed as soon as I close the app. I can't find an option to change this. Does anyone know how to get the tabs closed when… (read more)

Since the new upgrade for Android, tabs are not closed as soon as I close the app. I can't find an option to change this. Does anyone know how to get the tabs closed when I close the app? Thank you.

Asked by haesen 2 years ago

Last reply by GrahamRounce 1 year ago

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I download V68.11 from Google Play and get V79.0.5Beta, why

I just get an automatic Update to V79.0.5Beta on my Device (btw that is worse). So I uninstall it, go to GooglePlay and see there is the Version V68.11 I try to install, … (read more)

I just get an automatic Update to V79.0.5Beta on my Device (btw that is worse). So I uninstall it, go to GooglePlay and see there is the Version V68.11 I try to install, but i get V79.

May any Member of Mozilla hit the wrong Beta to the Release Branch Button?

Asked by UB Glade 2 years ago

Last reply by jesus2099 1 year ago

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Do the right thing and give us version 68 back under a new name

There have been so many complaints and one star reviews about version 79, would it really be so hard to reintroduce version 68 back onto the play store under a new name l… (read more)

There have been so many complaints and one star reviews about version 79, would it really be so hard to reintroduce version 68 back onto the play store under a new name like "Firefox legacy" or "Firefox classic", so we could run that side by side with 79 until the dismal failure that is version 79 has at least been fixed to the extent that people can decide it's worth changing over, i.e., when the things that are most important to them have been fixed? For me that is a customisable home page because I've set up my own site to be my home page on all browsers on all platforms because (so I thought) nobody would be stupid enough to release a browser that doesn't allow that to be customised, and more access to important addons like adblock plus and the home page button, and, of course, a back button.

You could add a big disclaimer that there would be no security or other updates in the description.

Asked by Pete 2 years ago

Last reply by longlivenintendo 1 year ago

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where's the Top Sites gone? Aug 2020 update

Hi, Now when i click the address bar at the top I'm met with a Blank Screen whereas before the update I had my Top Sites "pinned" for quick & easy access. I now have … (read more)

Hi,

Now when i click the address bar at the top I'm met with a Blank Screen whereas before the update I had my Top Sites "pinned" for quick & easy access. I now have to faff around going into the bookmarks which is pointless when this feature was working perfectly well, why remove it?

Also when i start Firefox fresh i see small icons for the top sites but they're so small the URL/Name doesn't show up so i have no idea which icons lead to which sites. These need to be bigger like post update and put back line they were before.

If it ain't broke don't fix it. This update is a massive fail, please revert ASAP.

Asked by MarcG12345 2 years ago

Last reply by Firefox Michael 1 year ago

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Missing features in Firefox for Android 79

Hi, today, I got the upgrade to Firefox for Android 79. There were several changes I noticed but didn't pay any attention to it. Many changes aren't important to me, some… (read more)

Hi,

today, I got the upgrade to Firefox for Android 79. There were several changes I noticed but didn't pay any attention to it. Many changes aren't important to me, some changes showed their importance only after I read some responses to this upgrade.

First and foremost: I miss the feature to gather links in the background and open them when I switch to Firefox. For me that's almost a dealbreaker as this was the feature that made me switch from Chrome to Firefox. Are there any plans to get "Open URLs in background" back?

A few responses mentioned that now we were unable to resort the list of open tabs. The tab list is not my favorite but I could live with it (the option to change it to tiles would be nice, though). But there are always situations when I want to reorder my tabs. Are there any plans to reintroduce tab sorting?

In respect to other missing features: Are there any plans to reintroduce them? Where can we find your roadmap for Firefox for Android (featurewise, technical details are mostly unimportant for end-users)?

I appreciate all the effort that went into this major overhaul of Firefox for Android. But I really miss a clear and concise communication of the changes, which features will be gone forever and which will be delivered in a later update. Your help articles not being up to date aren't helping either (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/open-links-background-later-viewing-firefox-android). There are some welcome new features in this release and I will give them a try. But I don't need a browser that does everything as all other major browsers. Scrolling through different apps and being able to send URLs to Firefox without losing focus seemed kind of unique to me.

Bests, Masin

Asked by masin.aldujaili 2 years ago

Last reply by Simson FireFox 1 year ago