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Browser not closing tabs

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I … (read more)

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I can't find the option to do this. I have to manually close all the tabs every time I close the browser. Surely they haven't given us less options and features in the new version?!

Pressing quit in the app closes the tabs but it doesn't also close the app down on my phone.

Asked by danjaminn 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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Stored passwords

I recently lost my computer in a storm. I had all kind of password stored on my Firefox browser. I had to get a new phone and have never used the my previous phone for Fi… (read more)

I recently lost my computer in a storm. I had all kind of password stored on my Firefox browser. I had to get a new phone and have never used the my previous phone for Firefox or anything on the internet. Now that I am in the situation that I am in I did get a phone that has internet access and I desperately need to access my passwords. I have logged into Firefox under my name and email address. it's supposed to be easy just push a button here push a button there but I don't have any button that I see on my Android phone that leads me to my account information. If someone would reach out and help a feller that don't have any sense when it comes to the computer, I would be greatly appreciative

Asked by bryanerichardson706 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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No more logins autofilling ?...

Hi, Since the lastest 79.0.5 Firefox for Android version was installed on my mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4), autofilling connexion fields (logins + passwords) on ev… (read more)

Hi,

Since the lastest 79.0.5 Firefox for Android version was installed on my mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4), autofilling connexion fields (logins + passwords) on every websites I visit is not possible anymore.

All logins and passwords are still there, and Firefox still maintains the list up to date (if I enter a wrong password for example, FF proposes to update its list). But this list isn't usable anymore for autocompletion.

This page on Mozilla support is not up to date on this purpose, because the switch to activate autofill function has disapeared from this version :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/logins-sync-autofill-saving-firefox-preview#w_turn-on-autofill

Here is a screenshot of what I see (french version), and no switch there...

Is it a bug, and how to get it back ? Thank you for your help.

Valerie

Asked by Vdorek 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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Returning to Home page of Firefox

I'm not sure what category this falls under. I feel stupid, this seems like it should be real obvious, but I don't see a way to get to the homepage. There's no little hou… (read more)

I'm not sure what category this falls under. I feel stupid, this seems like it should be real obvious, but I don't see a way to get to the homepage. There's no little house icon, nothing in the pulldown menu, and I can't fimd info about it. Has it always been this way and I'm just now noticing it? I've been using the Collection feature, but can't go to those sites if I can't get to the homepage.

Asked by sherik0608 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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Search engine defaults and using additional search engines

On the new Firefox for Android there are a much more limited set of search engines you can use. I am assuming that will get better as there is more development. I used … (read more)

On the new Firefox for Android there are a much more limited set of search engines you can use. I am assuming that will get better as there is more development. I used to use Startpage, which I am struggling now to add in as a default, because it is not available as a standard search engine or a add-on.

The main question I have, however, is whether there are any plans to be able to choose what search engine you use each time you enter something in the address bar? One of the best features of the old android app, where I had Startpage as my default search engine, was that I could type something into the address bar and just press enter to use my default search engine or I could choose to revert to Google or Wikipedia straight from the address bar, depending on what search I needed.

Asked by momentaryloss 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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sync doesn't work anymore

I'm really upset! The new v79 has half the features and sync wasn't running: always shows "last sync on 1970" and didn't let me select what to sync. I cleared the cache, … (read more)

I'm really upset! The new v79 has half the features and sync wasn't running: always shows "last sync on 1970" and didn't let me select what to sync. I cleared the cache, not solved... I cleared all my data, reconfigured, but still no sync! So I removed the app and manually installed the old one. Guess what? It still doesn't sync!!! Now I'm left with the Firefox I know and love but I can't use it because I have NO credentials and no bookmarks... I would like to kick someone...

Asked by Giangi 1 month ago

Answered by Seburo 1 month ago

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Best download source for non-Play Store users

Does Mozilla have an approved way of getting Firefox for Android users who have a build without the Play Store? For example, /e/ or other flavours of degoogled LineageOS… (read more)

Does Mozilla have an approved way of getting Firefox for Android users who have a build without the Play Store? For example, /e/ or other flavours of degoogled LineageOS?

Previously (for example, when this question was asked in 2017: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1164894) the APKs were available from mozilla.org.

However that no longer seems to be the case with v79 and higher releases. What's the recommended way for non-Play Store users to get the latest Firefox?

Asked by philipmgrant 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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Switching between tabs not working

When I open a new tab and then try to switch back to a previous tab the previous tab is obscured by a blank page. I can drag the page down slightly to see part of the und… (read more)

When I open a new tab and then try to switch back to a previous tab the previous tab is obscured by a blank page. I can drag the page down slightly to see part of the underlying tab but if I release it it covers it up again. Anyone else have this problem?

Asked by gabepei.mail 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Download folder for Android

Hello! I'm using the latest Firefox for Android and I've downloaded some images. The problem is I can't find them. What is their location on my phone? … (read more)

Hello!

I'm using the latest Firefox for Android and I've downloaded some images.

The problem is I can't find them.

What is their location on my phone?

Asked by radu.sda 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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Voicesounds in background dont working anymore

Dear Community, my small Tech-Startup has an browser based software for craft enterprises based in the fire alert sector. We advise our customers to use firefox on the… (read more)

Dear Community,

my small Tech-Startup has an browser based software for craft enterprises based in the fire alert sector.

We advise our customers to use firefox on their androids.

For save using our web based software, the possibility for voice sounds in background or standby mode is nesessary. We use for that No sleep JS in combination with var msg = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(); var voices = window.speechSynthesis.getVoices();.

We understood the reason stopping abuse on Youtube, sure they need to earn money.

But if we dont get any workarround or help we are forced to leave the plattform firefox and create own app, this is for the users not best solution and us as small start up with 10 customers will cost much money.

Thanks for helping us :)

Asked by EvoDevs 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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New Android Layout lacks organizational functionality

You used to be able to reorganize tabs and other items by doing a "long press" then a "drag". You can't do that anymore. Also "collections" cannot be reordered. The newes… (read more)

You used to be able to reorganize tabs and other items by doing a "long press" then a "drag". You can't do that anymore.

Also "collections" cannot be reordered. The newest one is always at the top of the list.

Items within collections cannot be reordered. Whatever is added is appended to the bottom.

When you open a link from a collection, or a series of links, or if you move between tabs a lot, the new tabs that get opened are seemingly in random places. It would be much better if they all opened at the "top" of the tab list, or at least grouped together somehow.

People who heavily rely on tabs to keep track of things really have no hope in the new Android layout. Basic tools to manage and maintain organization are missing. It's pretty bad if you need to have a lot of tabs open, and you have no way to group, reorder, or prioritize them.

Asked by ciaduck 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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Proxy settings missing from version 80

Since updating to version 80 Firefox no longer connects through my socks 5 proxy and I cannot find a way to set the proxy settings. Typing about:config in the address bar… (read more)

Since updating to version 80 Firefox no longer connects through my socks 5 proxy and I cannot find a way to set the proxy settings. Typing about:config in the address bar produces the error message "Cannot Complete Request" etc.

Asked by skiesare 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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Google Play forces download to my phone

I want to download Firefox to my old Chromebook but the instructions state I must use google play. When I go to the link it automatically inserts my LG phone and shows t… (read more)

I want to download Firefox to my old Chromebook but the instructions state I must use google play. When I go to the link it automatically inserts my LG phone and shows the last time it was used. I can not select the Chromebook. I will say this Chromebook is out of support life if that makes any difference.

Thanks

Asked by dankahn88 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago