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Usability of History on FF Mobile

Tldr: it would be much more usable to have the back button return to History search results, and also to be able to right click those results to open in a new tab. When … (read more)

Tldr: it would be much more usable to have the back button return to History search results, and also to be able to right click those results to open in a new tab.

When using the history feature, most of the time I am looking for something but I have done a bunch of looking for that thing and so my history is kind of polluted with false results.

These results might be a month back. If I'm trying to go through those false results, I need to open more than one. The history search feature, though, doesn't persist beyond a single click, and does not have the opening new tab function. So, if I am to go through those results, I have to keep redoing the same history search.

Asked by David T. Macknet 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Google search on top of list

The new search setting on the address bar is great especially after you decided to diminish your app by only showing me 2 history in an update a year ago. Now i can just … (read more)

The new search setting on the address bar is great especially after you decided to diminish your app by only showing me 2 history in an update a year ago. Now i can just search my history again with more than 2 results. However, i want it defaulted to search my history. Why is Google the default and how can i change it?

Asked by chiashinkoh 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Disable the history grouping.

Hello, Am I missing something, or is it unfortunately still (v114.2.0) not possible to deactivate the grouping of the history? Found an older thread here: https://suppor… (read more)

Hello,

Am I missing something, or is it unfortunately still (v114.2.0) not possible to deactivate the grouping of the history? Found an older thread here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1367126

Please consider to support this feature request: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/disable-history-search-groups-show-android-history/idi-p/20504

Thank you, greetings Martin

Asked by m.fessler1 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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firefox android deleted history persist

cleared browser history and cookies, history is empty but when i search in it is shows some websites that persist https://imgur.com/a/H8nBmEk and the website shows in aut… (read more)

cleared browser history and cookies, history is empty but when i search in it is shows some websites that persist https://imgur.com/a/H8nBmEk and the website shows in autocomplete search suggestions (I know I can technically disable history suggestions in settings but I want them, they are useful)obviously what I showed in the video is pretty much not harmful but I also have this problem with an adult site which can be annoying when someone uses your phone to search stuff. so, any way to fix that problem? currently checked that on 166.0a1 nightly, also latest beta probably also a problem in regular Firefox

Asked by turhv jbufv 11 months ago

Last reply by techguy150 10 months ago

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All phone history and tab history on phone gone! Tabs open in firefox on iphone plus all phone history gone after using tab pickup for just one tab.

I had many tabs open in firefox on my iphone, which were unique and not open in firefox on my laptop. Inhad kept them there for a while because theyvwere important. I ha… (read more)

I had many tabs open in firefox on my iphone, which were unique and not open in firefox on my laptop. Inhad kept them there for a while because theyvwere important. I happened to tap on 'pick up tab' from my laptop in order to work on something from my phone for the forst time. This looks like a new feature that I didnt notice before. It opened that tab but immediately closed all of those tabs I had kept opened. It also deleted and overwrote all of my iphone history, so that everything exactly matches my laptop. If I go in my iphone's firefox history it does not show those old tabs under recently closed tabs! I can't find those anywhere. Help! Had I known it would do this I would have made sure to save the tabs and history somehow! How can I get my iphone tabs and history back?? Thank you

Asked by joannehhsieh 1 year ago

Last reply by AzZA 1 year ago

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How do I disable Search Groups for Firefox mobile?

I'm on version 112.2.0 and I cannot disable the "feature" that haphazardly shoves my history in to groups that have nothing to do with each other but Firefox THINKS are r… (read more)

I'm on version 112.2.0 and I cannot disable the "feature" that haphazardly shoves my history in to groups that have nothing to do with each other but Firefox THINKS are related. The support post I've found discussing this promised there'd be a "disable search groups" option in version 97, but I'm on version 112.2.0, which (for those of you counting) is 5 mainline iterations afterwards. How do I fix this? It's constantly breaking my History.

Asked by m_dessain 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Delete site data without deleting history?

Hey, I'm looking to delete site data without deleting my history. In the app under "Delete browsing data", the only way to delete site data is through "Browsing history … (read more)

Hey,

I'm looking to delete site data without deleting my history. In the app under "Delete browsing data", the only way to delete site data is through "Browsing history and site data".

There must be a way to do this? It's easy to do on desktop. Deleting site data while keeping local history seems like a basic thing to ask, I don't understand why they are linked?

Would appreciate any help, I am otherwise really enjoying both the desktop and mobile browsers. However this is a very essential feature to me as I am looking for a privacy-oriented browser which I thought Firefox is supposed to be, though this seems like a very basic privacy feature that is just missing or hidden?

Thanks

Asked by Annually4727 1 year ago

Last reply by Annually4727 1 year ago

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browser history/bookmarks search option missing on android

There is no option for me to search through my browser history of bookmarks by selecting search and entering text. The search option does not exist in my browser. I'm su… (read more)

There is no option for me to search through my browser history of bookmarks by selecting search and entering text. The search option does not exist in my browser.

I'm sure I have the latest version and I find no way to solve this.

08Mar2023 Device: Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro Location: Switzerland

Asked by khaled.fleming 1 year ago

Answered by khaled.fleming 1 year ago

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when I click clear recent history it takes out all my passwords

In the last month, microst as had an update and firefox as also had a update. since then when I click clear recent history it takes out all my passwords in all my speed d… (read more)

In the last month, microst as had an update and firefox as also had a update. since then when I click clear recent history it takes out all my passwords in all my speed dial

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Asked by nigel188griffin 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Private Browsing history

On Android - Recently noticed that even when using Private Browsing and Quitting correctly my last sites visited will appear under Android, Settings, Notifications, Advan… (read more)

On Android - Recently noticed that even when using Private Browsing and Quitting correctly my last sites visited will appear under Android, Settings, Notifications, Advanced Settings, Notifications History, Firefox. Note that my Firefox Notifications are turned off.

Asked by Dana 1 year ago

Last reply by Dana 1 year ago

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Folders in Firefox Android browser history annoy me, please let me turn them off.

I'm constantly annoyed by the history tab on my phone. When I visit several Wikipedia pages one after the other for example, they're grouped together in a folder that's n… (read more)

I'm constantly annoyed by the history tab on my phone. When I visit several Wikipedia pages one after the other for example, they're grouped together in a folder that's named after whatever first search query I made. I don't see any way to turn this off.

Additionally, I'd also like to be able to delete forwarding pages from my history from my phone. I do this on my PC which I have synced by entering "." into the history search bar and manually deleting them but otherwise I'm stuck using the search function on my phone even for pages I visited recently, which is often full of forwarding pages I haven't gotten around to deleting yet.

Asked by arne20 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Why is there no way to sort history like on PC?

That and the behaivor of grouping similar results makes the history manager on Firefox Android AWFUL. At least on PC you can sort by last visited, it's just that it scro… (read more)

That and the behaivor of grouping similar results makes the history manager on Firefox Android AWFUL. At least on PC you can sort by last visited, it's just that it scrolls you back to the top of list after you click on a result that was down the list. I don't know what's worse to be honest. Mozilla really needs to fix their **** as this is part of the reason they have an the overall userbase is in the single digit percentages.

Asked by gsrgtrdg4565653 1 year ago

Last reply by gsrgtrdg4565653 1 year ago

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Sorting history on Android is impractical and unintuitive

I have no idea if it's even possible, but on Desktop I can sort my history in the order I've visited them, from the latest being on top to the ones visited a long time ag… (read more)

I have no idea if it's even possible, but on Desktop I can sort my history in the order I've visited them, from the latest being on top to the ones visited a long time ago towards the bottom (and this should really be the default method for sorting history).

How can I achieve this on Firefox Nightly for Android?

Asked by thomasyou03 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago