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Firefox 112.1.0 on Android stopped playing YouTube in background.

Version 112.1.0 does not show media control when playing YouTube and stops playing in the background. For example, with DTUBE playback, media control is present and backg… (read more)

Version 112.1.0 does not show media control when playing YouTube and stops playing in the background. For example, with DTUBE playback, media control is present and background playback works as before. I activated the "video background playback fix" add-on, but it didn't help. On iOS, the version 112.1.0 has no issue with playing in background. What is the problem with Android?

Asked by YDUBINSKY 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox Android: Youtube can't play full screen in landscape mode

Dear friends, My mobile phone is OnePlus 8 Pro. ColorOS 13.0/Android 13. Firefox ver 111.1.1. I like playing YouTube video in floating windows over other apps as shown … (read more)

Dear friends,

My mobile phone is OnePlus 8 Pro. ColorOS 13.0/Android 13. Firefox ver 111.1.1.

I like playing YouTube video in floating windows over other apps as shown in 1st pic. Therefore I can open other app on phone while still watching video.

Here is my trick: Step 1: access m.youtube.com in browser then play a video. Step 2: Tap the full screen button (the square in bottom-right corner of the video screen ). The video screen enlarges and rotates from portrait to landscape full screen mode. Step 3: Use 3-button navigation. tap 'Home' button then mobile phone go to home page with the YouTube video displaying in a small window over other apps. The browser could be firefox or chrome. Both works fine for me for years. I prefer firefox.

However since last week, I can't play this trick in firefox. Chrome still works fine.

In firefox, the weird thing happened in step 2: after tapping the full screen button, the video displayed in portrait mode. It didn't rotate to landscape full screen mode. Please refer to pic 2.

Anyone has idea how to fix this? Many many thanks!

Asked by daniel.zhouyu 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Playing in background no longer works

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the … (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the lock screen and could be played/paused from there when open in the browser. Now, I have found no way of playing media from Firefox without having the window in focus.

I'm wondering if this was an Android change or a Firefox change that broke Android detecting media playing in Firefox, and whether this is/was intended, a known issue, or a bug?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Won't access internet

I'm having trouble with Firefox on my mobile device. It was working fine yesterday but won't access the internet now. It runs but won't connect. All other programs on … (read more)

I'm having trouble with Firefox on my mobile device. It was working fine yesterday but won't access the internet now. It runs but won't connect. All other programs on my device access it as always. Could I have unknowingly disabled it? I've made no changes to any of my settings for months. I don't want to lose the info it has acquired by reinstalling. Can you please help?

Asked by rebaker11 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox on iOS sometimes freezes if left in background then returned to

I’m having a issue with the app on iOS where sometimes if I leave the app to do other things then return to the app later on it will be frozen. Sometimes I can open the k… (read more)

I’m having a issue with the app on iOS where sometimes if I leave the app to do other things then return to the app later on it will be frozen. Sometimes I can open the keyboard and type but nothing happens. I also can’t scroll web pages and the app doesn’t come back alive. Instead I have to force close it.

Asked by shaunmeechan 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Randomly, Firefox refuses to work anymore

Sometimes, Firefox 114.2.0 for Android suddenly stops rendering pages or loading new pages. Try to search: instantly stops loading, completely white tab, address bar … (read more)

Sometimes, Firefox 114.2.0 for Android suddenly stops rendering pages or loading new pages.

  • Try to search: instantly stops loading, completely white tab, address bar content changes to search
  • Try to enter an address directly: doesn’t load, completely white tab, address bar contents stay the same
  • Force quitting and reloading doesn’t change anything
  • Clearing cache doesn’t change anything
  • Clearing data fixes the problem, at the cost of losing all home-screen customization, extensions, and search engine customization, which aren’t synced with the Firefox account

Asked by haleyhalcyon 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Landscape videos are gray screen on all websites

Videos in portrait play normally, but whenever they are rotated to landscape or fullscreened, they just display a gray screen. Audio still plays correctly but video does … (read more)

Videos in portrait play normally, but whenever they are rotated to landscape or fullscreened, they just display a gray screen. Audio still plays correctly but video does not work

Asked by Hellfire495 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox won't load any website, not even config.

I'm on Android 11, Oxygen 11.0.13.BE.89BA Whenever I open up Firefox and enter a website or a google search nothing happens. No loading screen, no crash, just nothing. … (read more)

I'm on Android 11, Oxygen 11.0.13.BE.89BA

Whenever I open up Firefox and enter a website or a google search nothing happens.

No loading screen, no crash, just nothing.

Uninstalling it and reinstalling it works once, but then the second time I open Firefox I'm back to the same issue.


Google Chrome works just fine, and I'm not having any issues related to data or wifi.

Asked by Mcmanybucks 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Deleted all tabs

Recently I opened the app to find my 50+ tabs gone. No crash, no update, no shut down. I painstakingly found about 5 of the tabs I’d lost, came back to the app (never clo… (read more)

Recently I opened the app to find my 50+ tabs gone. No crash, no update, no shut down. I painstakingly found about 5 of the tabs I’d lost, came back to the app (never closed the app) and discovered those gone. Again. With no explanation. I’m pretty angry about this.

Asked by cali.g.swan 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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cannot display google.com website mobile version

cannot display google.com website mobile version, need switch to desktop site mode at Firefox, I use Samsung note 20 ultra. please help to fix it. I could open that at ye… (read more)

cannot display google.com website mobile version, need switch to desktop site mode at Firefox, I use Samsung note 20 ultra. please help to fix it. I could open that at yesterday.

Asked by ken wong 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Updated app, all tabs are gone

I updated the app and all my tabs are gone. I don’t have a pc so I exclusively use firefox on my IOS, so I don’t think I can sync it with anything. I really don’t know ho… (read more)

I updated the app and all my tabs are gone. I don’t have a pc so I exclusively use firefox on my IOS, so I don’t think I can sync it with anything. I really don’t know how any of this works but I had 100+ tabs open and this is very distressing, please let me know if there’s any way to recover them

Asked by kspinellek 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Google not loading

Using Android FF, when selecting Google.com,it only loads blank white page. Entire screen is completely blank. No error messages of any kind. … (read more)

Using Android FF, when selecting Google.com,it only loads blank white page. Entire screen is completely blank. No error messages of any kind.

Asked by Steve 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

galaxy S24 screen flickering on Firefox

On my S24 when I use Firefox the screen starts flickering and it's impossible to navigate. Only fix is to restart the phone. Online there are lot of users of the S24 seri… (read more)

On my S24 when I use Firefox the screen starts flickering and it's impossible to navigate. Only fix is to restart the phone. Online there are lot of users of the S24 series that complaints about this issue. Can you please provide a fix? Or I will have to find an alternative for Firefox

Asked by vincidomenico 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago