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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

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The new Firefox for Android version 79.0.5, why was it released from Beta with only nine extensions, and no way to search for more?

I know there are a lot of people, who never add a extension. But most of us get one or more extensions. I really like searching for them. I install them one at a time, an… (read more)

I know there are a lot of people, who never add a extension. But most of us get one or more extensions. I really like searching for them. I install them one at a time, and test them. If they crash Firefox, I go back and let them know, and they fix it. Also when you go to install a extension, it says which versions of Firefox it is compatible with. As this new version has been in beta for about a year there should be a lot more than nine extensions available for me to test. There should be so many by now that it should have its own search page separate from the old Firefox for Android search page. But you let it come out of beta with only nine recommended extensions, and no search page, and no way for me to install the extensions that I like to use, to test if they will work with the new version. So for now I have to wait for how many updates, before I get a update that has a link to a search page for the new Firefox for Android Extensions. Then I can search for my favorite extensions and find out if they say they are compatible with this version, then I have to test them! you guys are really being slow about this!

Asked by lostcowboy 2 years ago

Last reply by wm.r.briscoe 1 year ago

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How to download/save web page?

I can't find the command to save the web page either as html or pdf etc. Could someone please tell me where it went? I'm using v79.0.5. Searching didn't reveal an answer … (read more)

I can't find the command to save the web page either as html or pdf etc. Could someone please tell me where it went? I'm using v79.0.5. Searching didn't reveal an answer so I must be missing something. I'm finding this new UI very confusing.

Asked by inertia1200 2 years ago

Last reply by Graham Perrin 1 year ago

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How to disable auto update in FireFox on Android ?

Hi, I updated to the latest, utterly, preposterously, appallingly, awfully, obnoxiously bad version of FF on Android and immediately bailed back to V68.11.0 which I found… (read more)

Hi,

I updated to the latest, utterly, preposterously, appallingly, awfully, obnoxiously bad version of FF on Android and immediately bailed back to V68.11.0 which I found on the web. Imagine my shock and horror at finding the new version back on my system again, without my intervention, a few hours later !!

Please can someone tell me how to set up my system so that it doesn't update FFA to any later versions, and so that the latest update is not shown in the Play Store under "My apps & games" as otherwise it is likely that the software abomination that is the latest version of FFA will find its way back onto my tablet.

I have spent hours on this, setting up and re-setting up my browser and I really have no idea what on earth was going on in the minds of the developers of this latest crock. Is it the secret intention of the leadets of this project to kill FF completely ? It seems that every change tnat is made makes browsing less intuitive and easy and there is absolutely zero payback in terms of useful functionality. Seriously, is it your intention to kill FF altogether ? It really seems like it.

But if you could answer my other questions as the higher priority, that would help.

Thanks,

Asked by mangled_us 2 years ago

Last reply by Mark Garvey 1 year ago

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My start page has vanished (Firefox 79, Android)

Hi folks, Firefox updated automatically to 79 (Android) and does not start with my start page any more. How can I set my start page again. Didn't find anything in the set… (read more)

Hi folks,

Firefox updated automatically to 79 (Android) and does not start with my start page any more. How can I set my start page again. Didn't find anything in the settings.

Thanks for any comment or help, Bernd

Asked by schuetzenbruder 2 years ago

Last reply by Al 1 year ago

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firefox 79 how to see the page source?

Hello my tablet just upgraded to android 79, and most annoyingly it stopped beeing able to display the html source of a webpage..... is there any trick to get this back? … (read more)

Hello my tablet just upgraded to android 79, and most annoyingly it stopped beeing able to display the html source of a webpage..... is there any trick to get this back? How am i supposed to debug my websites if this feature is missing? is this some "modern" "feature" ??? very annoyed that i now have to switch to chrome....

Asked by bboett 2 years ago

Last reply by Alexandra Aldrich 1 year ago

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Password manager autofill (LastPass, but also others) do not work with newest Firefox on Android (79.0.5)

Password managers (specifically LastPass) do not work with the newest version of Firefox on Android. LastPass support confirmed the problem was with the new Firefox versi… (read more)

Password managers (specifically LastPass) do not work with the newest version of Firefox on Android. LastPass support confirmed the problem was with the new Firefox version.

I would like this to be fixed. I really need to be able to use autofill.

Asked by Dailyfriend 2 years ago

Last reply by Howard 1 year ago

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What happened to Pocket suggestions in FF 79 and how to I get it back?

In the versions before 79 FF suggested three Pocket articles to be read. Unlike in the "Discover" tab of the full version, the suggestions were in German and considerable… (read more)

In the versions before 79 FF suggested three Pocket articles to be read. Unlike in the "Discover" tab of the full version, the suggestions were in German and considerable better matching my interests. Now in FF 79 this suggestions are not shown anymore. - How can I get it back? - How do I get the same suggestions (in german) on the full version (Pocket App/getpocket.com)?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Btw: This articles did not help: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-re-enable-pocket-for-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1185193

Asked by meles 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Trying to understand upgrade

I don't understand mozilas upgrade process for Android. Initially the version was around 68 but allowed about:conifg and all the features that can configure. The version… (read more)

I don't understand mozilas upgrade process for Android. Initially the version was around 68 but allowed about:conifg and all the features that can configure. The version jumps up to 79 and about:config no longer exists which means a user cannot configure D.O.H. I understand this can be corrected with the nightly version which should be Beta version testing untried app.

Why would mozilla take the working about:config out of the latest version forcing the use of the nightly for full features? Would it not be better to stay with 68 version which allowed config and the use of D.O.H. ?

I would like to know what is the thinking.

Asked by Mace2 2 years ago

Last reply by DrWattsOn 1 year ago

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Give us a light web browser without all the unwanted bloat and GIVE US OUR HOME PAGE BACK!!!

I am appalled that I had to create ANOTHER freaking useless account just to post feedback here. I don't want a Firefox account. I don't collect web sites. I don't want yo… (read more)

I am appalled that I had to create ANOTHER freaking useless account just to post feedback here. I don't want a Firefox account. I don't collect web sites. I don't want you to suggest web sites. I don't want you to save my passwords. I don't want you to autofill my fields. I don't want to store anything in the "cloud" (aka someone else's computer). I don't want to sync anything across multiple devices. I don't want my browser to access my microphone, camera, contacts, location, or anything else except the damned internet. I don't want my browser to choose ANYTHING for me. I just want it to do what I tell it to. And do it well.

I WANT TO SET MY OWN HOME PAGE. I want my browser to be able to load web sites. I want my browser to be able to play videos. I want my browser to be able to upload and download files. I want my web browser to be functional and fast. Lightweight, small footprint, mobile friendly. I don't want it to be a data repository, or a personal assistant, or a password vault, or a crutch, or a tracker, or another THING that I have to manage.

This applies to both desktop and mobile.

I want Firefox to be the lean, mean, browsing machine like it was when it first burst onto the scene.

HOME. PAGE.

Asked by smeatbox 2 years ago

Last reply by marksjc 1 year ago

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The only feature I relied on Firefox for has now been removed from the browser

Before the Daylight update I was able to disable loading of all images from the advanced settings options in the settings. That's gone now. That feature isn't in any of t… (read more)

Before the Daylight update I was able to disable loading of all images from the advanced settings options in the settings.

That's gone now. That feature isn't in any of the major competitors either. Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, Chrome. No setting for that. I'm very frustrated with that. What now?

I'll be a lone voice on some help forum where my request for the return of this simple feature will be ignored for years?

This feature going to come back anytime soon?

Asked by retrowire 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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After Update FF on my Tablet all my Bookmarks and opened Tabs are gone

hello ... yesterday Firefox updated itself on my tablet ( hung on the charger while I was at work ). In the evening all my open tabs were closed, the bookmarks were gone … (read more)

hello ...

yesterday Firefox updated itself on my tablet ( hung on the charger while I was at work ). In the evening all my open tabs were closed, the bookmarks were gone and FF was set as default browser. Where did my tabs and bookmarks go ? Auto update is / was disabled - default browser is another browser for good reason. FF runs / ran there actually permanently and was only sent into the background. Because the tablet should not be synchronized because of special software, the bookmarks only exist there. Why were they removed during a normal update ?

Asked by thekmh 2 years ago

Last reply by Moore 1 year ago

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how to turn off urlbar.autocomplete in latest firefox for android

When i start typing i get addressbar automatically filled with url of the page that i have never been. In setting ->search i have turned on only to search browsing his… (read more)

When i start typing i get addressbar automatically filled with url of the page that i have never been. In setting ->search i have turned on only to search browsing history and bookmarks (cache and storage was deleted (android turned off and on and the problem still exist). Have you tried turning in on and off again? (android restart) Yes, the problem still exist. Also is there is a way to remove collections from firefox and move addons from addons submenu to menu (one click less to enter noscript and ublock).

Asked by glasswalker 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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How can I add the reload button to the main toolbar?

I have to use the reload button often, because pages will often show outdated cached versions. How can I get the reload button back on the main toolbar, so I can reach it… (read more)

I have to use the reload button often, because pages will often show outdated cached versions. How can I get the reload button back on the main toolbar, so I can reach it with one click?

NOTE: Existing solutions provided in the forums which were based on about:config usage have been effectively thwarted. Please provide suggestions which work for the Release version. (Yes, it makes life more difficult)

Asked by Asperamanca 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Browser for Android

This Android update is an improvement? It looks like some 5th grader developed it. Besides looking shitty, if I click on an article from a group I belong to, sometimes I … (read more)

This Android update is an improvement? It looks like some 5th grader developed it. Besides looking shitty, if I click on an article from a group I belong to, sometimes I don't have a back arrow in the blue header. The three buttons on the right don't always have a back arrow. I then have to exit Firefox and start it again. This is an improvement? You got to be kidding. Worst upgrade ever. I hope some head honcho at Mozilla sees this. Go back to the original format. That was easier to understand.

Asked by darkhelmet 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Syncing disabled on android

Hi, I am signed in on 2 pc's and an android phone (Galaxy note 8). The pc's sync between them just fine but the phone won't. While I can send tabs between the phone and t… (read more)

Hi, I am signed in on 2 pc's and an android phone (Galaxy note 8). The pc's sync between them just fine but the phone won't. While I can send tabs between the phone and the pc's since the last update I cannot sync any items at all on the phone.

a. On the phone the "last synchronized" line shows "never". b. All options to select synchronization items are grey and cannot be selected. c. Tapping the sync symbol does not do anything.

I tried: 1. Signing in and out on all devices. 2. Restarting all devices. 3. Forcing sync on all devices.

I do not want to lose my phone history or bookmarks and do not want to uninstall the app. This also means I cannot revert to an older version as that would delete the history and bookmarks.

I have tried logging in on a different phone with firefox V61 and had no issues with the sync.

Asked by roi 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago