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Firefox Extensions on iOS…it’s possible

What is Mozilla waiting for to improve their browser for iOS? By them allowing add-ons to work on iOS, they could gain significantly more market share, which they despera… (read more)

What is Mozilla waiting for to improve their browser for iOS? By them allowing add-ons to work on iOS, they could gain significantly more market share, which they desperately need.

And I know extensions on iOS is possible because there’s a new browser that’s come out that allows you to install Firefox and Chrome extensions. Some are buggy, but it still works. It’s called Orion browser.

If Mozilla did it, they could probably come out with a better version.

Asked by kriyapedo90 4 months ago

Last reply by James 3 months ago

Any way not have a history or automatically prune the history on Android? Without deleting all other data?

What I want is: 1. History should either not be saved, or alternatively auto-deleted after a certain time (e.g. only keep history of the past hour), or as a last resort g… (read more)

What I want is: 1. History should either not be saved, or alternatively auto-deleted after a certain time (e.g. only keep history of the past hour), or as a last resort get deleted when closing the browser. 2. I want to keep the ability to restore recently closed tabs. I realize this is a bit in conflict to not having a history, but just remembering the last few closed tabs would be enough, or all tabs closed in the last few minutes. 3. When I restart the browser (after pressing "Quit"), I want it to restore my previously open tabs 4. When I restart the browser (after pressing "Quit"), I want to keep cookies and logins (i.e. not get logged out everywhere, and have the cookie dialogues after restarting the browser). 5. Not super important, but ideally I want to keep my saved favicons/website logos in the bookmarks and on the new tab page after a restart.

So basically I just want to way for the history to be empty or automatically pruned, without sanitizing any other data on exit or browsing in a kind of permanent private mode.

I haven't yet found the correct configuration to do this. If there is an extension or about:config option for doing this, please also let me know (I'm happy to switch to Firefox Beta or Fennec F-Droid which have full extension support and expose about:config functionality.)

Thank you in advance!

Asked by August3180 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

about:config on Android

I have used Firefox on many systems - MacOS, Linux, Winblows and mainly Android Cellphone. "about:config" on a Cellphone has never worked, never worked consistently, or … (read more)

I have used Firefox on many systems - MacOS, Linux, Winblows and mainly Android Cellphone.

"about:config" on a Cellphone has never worked, never worked consistently, or mainly been confused with Desktop Firefox :P

Hello?!? The future is mobile not stationary desktops  :P But I digress. Please dont misunderstand me - I love FF - but when I want "about:config" on A Cellphone - I WANT IT to actually work on a freaking cellphone  :P

Is the software config too much for International Mozilla to understand? Or has Mozilla had way to much input from everyone on the planet thus watering down an otherwise great browser?

Kind of rhetorical - I know it will never be fixed in favor of locking in a dieing desktop setup  :P

CYa/Bill

Asked by Bill Jones 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Tablet

I had Firefox on my Samsung A8 tablet. I was having a problem with it so I called Samsung Tech. They told me my problem was Firefox because it is a third party program.… (read more)

I had Firefox on my Samsung A8 tablet. I was having a problem with it so I called Samsung Tech. They told me my problem was Firefox because it is a third party program. Samsung suggested I use only Google. What is your opinion on this?

Asked by pyadkins 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Add-on claiming I need to upsate when no update is available

I have been trying to get the Add-on "sponsorblock" on Firefox for Android. However when I check the Add-on page for it, it tells me that I need a more updated version of… (read more)

I have been trying to get the Add-on "sponsorblock" on Firefox for Android. However when I check the Add-on page for it, it tells me that I need a more updated version of Firefox. I have checked multiple times, and confirmed that I am already on the newest version and there are no updates for me to get. Is this add-on no longer supported on the Android version of this browser, or is there some other issue?

Asked by chzdavmpr 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Please reinstate media blocking

Woke up this morning and my stupid phone had updated to the new, awful, Firefox on Android: ‎ 119.0 (Build #2015980915), 367d60e851+ GV: 119.0-20231019122658 AS: 119.0 … (read more)

Woke up this morning and my stupid phone had updated to the new, awful, Firefox on Android: ‎ 119.0 (Build #2015980915), 367d60e851+ GV: 119.0-20231019122658 AS: 119.0


To my horror I was seeing images on webpages, totally ruining my browsing experience. The main reason I use firefox on Android is because it allows me to turn off media. I don't want to see any of that, almost always entirely irrelevant, distraction. Now I'm going to have to use Samsung internet and continually click reader mode. This is NOT about ad blocking, it is not about saving data. It is about drastically improving the browsing experience. Please reinstate blocking of all images and videos.

Asked by Brendan 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Firefox bookmarks for android

Good morning everyone. I find managing bookmarks on Firefox for Android extremely difficult. To open a bookmark I have to click on bookmarks, desktop bookmarks, bookmar… (read more)

Good morning everyone. I find managing bookmarks on Firefox for Android extremely difficult. To open a bookmark I have to click on bookmarks, desktop bookmarks, bookmarks bar, favorites bar and choose the bookmark. A very long journey. Furthermore, once I have opened a bookmark and subsequently want to open another one I have to repeat the same very long procedure, Firefox does not resume from the folder where I opened the last bookmark, as happens in other browsers. I don't know if I explained myself. Can it be remedied somehow?

Asked by damia0807 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Adding translate extension or function to firefox mobile android

Hello dear mozilla support! Im coming here with a question, will there be a addon like google translate on pc for android devices? Thanks! Using: Mull 119v (firefox fork… (read more)

Hello dear mozilla support! Im coming here with a question, will there be a addon like google translate on pc for android devices? Thanks!

Using: Mull 119v (firefox fork) android 12

Asked by kacperpiatek2020 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

How can I change the download folder of firefox for android?

I need to change the download folder from my phone intern memory to my SD card, but I don't see the option to do it, I've seen forum post of people saying It can be done … (read more)

I need to change the download folder from my phone intern memory to my SD card, but I don't see the option to do it, I've seen forum post of people saying It can be done by entering about:config in the browser, but that doesn't work.

Asked by Seride 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Option to Rename Shortcut While Installing Web App (as Add to Home Screen behaves)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen. However, when attemp… (read more)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen.

However, when attempting to Install a Progressive Web App (from compatible Web App web sites), and clicking Install, it does NOT give you the opportunity to Rename the Shortcut.

In contrast, Chrome/Android allows the name change in both cases (non-Web App and Web App sites).

Is this feature in the works on FireFox Android?

Is there a work-around to Rename Shortcuts either before or after placing them on the Home Screen ?

Asked by JohnRichard 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

View a websites SSL certificate details in Firefox Mobile

On desktop we can click the padlock to view the actual SSL certificate but on Mobile this does not work. Viewing the SSL certificate is a very important and useful abili… (read more)

On desktop we can click the padlock to view the actual SSL certificate but on Mobile this does not work.

Viewing the SSL certificate is a very important and useful ability and should be supported the same way as viewing a web page's HTML source or viewing an email message's headers.

Asked by HotHatch 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago