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DNS over HTTPS is undermining my family DNS filter. Can I password protect the DNS settings or other solution?

Hello all, I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via D… (read more)

Hello all,

I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via DNS filtering. Currently the only solution that has worked is to use a different browser (the Spin browser, for whoever is interested). I have Firefox blocked using the Android family link feature (and they can't install new apps without permission). Personally, I would love to move everyone back to Firefox, but I can't find a way to do it safely. Is there a way to effectively disable DNS-over-HTTPS such that it can't be changed (kids are pretty quick at figuring out that they can just go to the settings and figuring out that they can turn the feautre back on). A parental control feature would be ideal, so I can just set the DNS-over-HTTPS to use the family DNS filter in a way they can't turn it off. Does anyone have an helpful solution, or is Firefox dead for family protection?

Respectfully, Andrew

Asked by Andrew Davis 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Unable to change new tab background color even with firefox colors

I REALLY hate the colorless background! I just want to change it into a different solid color. I don't want to change my theme, I just want a different background color. … (read more)

I REALLY hate the colorless background! I just want to change it into a different solid color. I don't want to change my theme, I just want a different background color. Trying to use firefox colors just changes my theme into a nasty pink without even changing the background color. Nothing works.

Asked by Flappers 1 month ago

Last reply by Infinity__ 1 month ago

google-search-fixer

This should be a feature request, I don't know where to ask: Could you please include this add-on feature in stock or better remind user at install, cause As I understan… (read more)

This should be a feature request, I don't know where to ask:

Could you please include this add-on feature in stock or better remind user at install, cause As I understand this is a Google issue...

https://addons.mozilla.org/de/android/addon/google-search-fixer/

Thanks

Regards

Asked by mm12345 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Night Mode/Reader

Hey, not sure if there was an update but night mode/reader is no longer an option available in the bottom right menu. The inverter is my favorite feature; I hope it’s not… (read more)

Hey, not sure if there was an update but night mode/reader is no longer an option available in the bottom right menu. The inverter is my favorite feature; I hope it’s not going away permanently.

Asked by pocketcobra 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago

Default bookmark saving location on iOS

I would LOVE to see the option to either save bookmarks to the last selected location or to set a different default location than „mobile bookmarks“ The backgroun… (read more)

I would LOVE to see the option to either

  • save bookmarks to the last selected location
  • or to set a different default location than „mobile bookmarks“

The background d is that I usually never want to save to mobile bookmark folder, and almost exclusively use the bookmark bar or even a specific „sort“/„inbox“ folder in it.

Is there a way to achieve this on iOS already?

Asked by Pascauli 1 month ago

removing private browsing

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like privat… (read more)

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like private browsing and incognito stuff is just a way to go to pornhub feeling secured from criticism. That's why I quit Chrome (+ being able to watch YouTube with ads for free) so I gotta ask again... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox?

Asked by BenjiTheHunterYT 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

124.0 significantly backslide on browser fingerprinting protection

this is relevant to privacy & security, as well as websites browser fingerprinting is a serious threat to privacy & security. fenix 123.0 & 1240a1 eventuall… (read more)

this is relevant to privacy & security, as well as websites

browser fingerprinting is a serious threat to privacy & security.

fenix 123.0 & 1240a1 eventually achieved "non-unique browser fingerprint" in std pbmode as tested via covefyourtracks.eff.org

however, since 124.0 & 125.0a1, browser fingerprinting protection has slid all the way down to "partial." orbot-hostile Brave Andro always achieves a fully "random browser fingerprint." all i want/expect from fenix is a robust & reliable "non-unique browser fingerprint."

my fenix UI P&S is always set to Strict & GPC enabled. i haven't changed anything. no 3rd party cookies. caches cleared, etc, & always uses expert mode orbot proxy.

why this very unwelcomed fenix backslide?

Asked by wti0 1 month ago

Last reply by wti0 1 month ago

Why can I no longer download Firefox to my cell phone without using apple App Store?

I typed my question in the subject line. I want to use Firefox on my new iPhone and can’t seem to download without using the App Store. Is there any way? Goggle is all ov… (read more)

I typed my question in the subject line. I want to use Firefox on my new iPhone and can’t seem to download without using the App Store. Is there any way? Goggle is all over my Apple when I want to be on line Thanks

Asked by mysterydot77 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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disable auto refresh

duplicate of /questions/1443129 thread. Hello! Does anyone know how to disable auto refresh on an iPad with Firefox for IOS? About:config does not run on the iPad... … (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1443129 thread.

Hello! Does anyone know how to disable auto refresh on an iPad with Firefox for IOS? About:config does not run on the iPad... Thanks!!

Asked by mdhilliard 1 month ago

Home page keeps opening new tabs

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it st… (read more)

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it stays in the same tab like on PC?

Asked by sz.zoltan939 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

menedżer pobierania

Kiedy rozwinięcie chociaż trochę menedżer pobierania na androida? Nawet na PC jest baaardzo uproszczony ale na Androidzie to już tragedia. Nie widać co jest pobierane, sk… (read more)

Kiedy rozwinięcie chociaż trochę menedżer pobierania na androida? Nawet na PC jest baaardzo uproszczony ale na Androidzie to już tragedia. Nie widać co jest pobierane, skąd, dokąd, z jaką prędkością... Menedżer jest się jakby go nie było.

Asked by rafnov 1 month ago

Tab Management Options on Tablet

Hello. This is a feature many users has been asking for. The tab list switch should be visible on the toolbar for easy switching between tabs. Also tab grouping and per s… (read more)

Hello. This is a feature many users has been asking for. The tab list switch should be visible on the toolbar for easy switching between tabs. Also tab grouping and per site isolation are features that's been requested forerver

Asked by War Pig 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Missing tabs from the top of the browser

In the latest version of Firefox for iPad (IOS) the tabs are now at the bottom of the screen requiring 2 clicks to get to instead of 1. How do I get my tabs back at the t… (read more)

In the latest version of Firefox for iPad (IOS) the tabs are now at the bottom of the screen requiring 2 clicks to get to instead of 1. How do I get my tabs back at the top of the browser? The toolbar location setting is missing from settings.

Asked by raustin8 1 month ago

how do I set my own Url for homescreen

Home screen might be considered a specialized bookmark I suppose but the categories don't directly apply above. Browsers for decades have allowed a custom Url to be en… (read more)

Home screen might be considered a specialized bookmark I suppose but the categories don't directly apply above. Browsers for decades have allowed a custom Url to be entered or "use current page" as home screen. I can find no option under firefox settings for Android enter it. What's the trick?

I picked last tab but that isn't the same as a fixed URL such as my bank website or Facebook page I would always want to see first.

Asked by purchasing12 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Now it's web based pdf viewers that Android Can't Utilize?

I'm everyone working on Firefox is absolutely sick and tired of hearing from us Android users bellyaching, usually about incredibly ubiquitous, very basic features, which… (read more)

I'm everyone working on Firefox is absolutely sick and tired of hearing from us Android users bellyaching, usually about incredibly ubiquitous, very basic features, which somehow only affect our OS, so let me apologize before I begin, and yes I do know it's a bug, and read a rumor Firefox 57 may fix it, to keep your reply as minimal as necessary.

I recently migrated back to you, and while it hasn't been any complex issues, I spent an figuring out I couldn't simply open my browser to a specific URL, though yes I did apply the quasi-work around option of making it a permanent page/icon, which I can click, though this took another investigation in itself, because for some reason Google News(web based url) doesn't doesn't even list as a website in the hamburger menu, which changes it to an app. Yeah, it is indeed an app, but I'm using the URL so this just seems like it was built to confuse, which thankfully a post on Reddit made crystal clear, along with plenty of company of other confused people.

Now my next issue I now know I can't even fix, but simply would appreciate an idea of when/if the bug will be stomped. I, of course, have a couple of fillable pdf files I need to fill in and email, so during my breaks yesterday I finally found(tons of answers out there obviously between old builds/OS) out this was a bug, and Android users simply cannot use web based pdf editors till it's repaired (I'm an old school programmer, detest downloading any app I'm not power using, especially if there's a web based version, even Google News that I read constantly, I stick w/website, because as you know we already have more apps than our hardware's performance can handle. Found a github post, stating this might be fixed in Version 57? I looked at the About Firefox, and saw a 119 number, but it wasn't clear if that was build, or what number there was. I just downloaded Firefox, so do you have any idea when/if any of these very basic features are going to be fixed?

From my reading, it sounds as if this new Android build is still very much in it's infancy, and understand it takes time and updates to get things high and tight, and I wouldn't even be bothering you had I found anything here or elsewhere that wasn't utterly vague. So perhaps first, when is the next build due, and second, is there any specific info as to what we can expect to see fixed and third will there be a homepage button, that we can put a specific url in along with regaining the ability to view/edit pdf files that are web based? I, obviously am just going to have to use my old ad ridden browser to accomplish this, but I'd sure like to stay default with your browser after spending all this time making it just that, and forbthe fact that otherwise, Firefox Android has accomplished everything else I was hoping to nip in the butt,along with finally getting back my ability to highly customize my browser. Sorry again if there's an answer here to all of this, I really did make an effort to find something too, and thank you for your time.

Asked by theflyingpeacock 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago