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Addons for Firefox on Android

I use Firefox across all my devises, Desktop, Tablet & phone. I added Dashlane password manager as an addon to my desktop, years ago, at Firefox/Mozilla recommendati… (read more)

I use Firefox across all my devises, Desktop, Tablet & phone. I added Dashlane password manager as an addon to my desktop, years ago, at Firefox/Mozilla recommendation and love it. Recently I upgraded my Dashlane account to be able to sync across all my devises only to find I cannot ad Dashlane as an addon on Android devices. I read there is an upgrade in the works for Addons for Firefox on Android... 1. Will this allow me to add Dashlane? 2. If so when and how? 3. If not why, when it was recommended by you in the first place? As a long term user of Firefox/Mozilla I have often recommended using it, to many of my friends, but if the Addons are limited on Android it no longer seems to be a good recommendation. Even though I can still use Dashlane with a work around on Android I love the convenience of having the password manager as Addon on the Browser. If you have no plans to add Dashlane soon I will have to think about switching to a browser that does. 4. What are your plans going forward? Robert Beale

Asked by home4rjb 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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printing

It seems that printing in Firefox for Android is not possible. I don't understand this as I need to print constantly. I've always preferred Firefox to Chrome, but I'm goi… (read more)

It seems that printing in Firefox for Android is not possible. I don't understand this as I need to print constantly. I've always preferred Firefox to Chrome, but I'm going to have to quit Firefox and use Chrome or brave. Because they will let you print. If they can let you print so easily, why can't firefox? I also can't find a way to make a PDF. Print PDF is in the print menu which is not available, it seems. I also have printed PDFs in Firefox for Android, but I can't make a PDF in order to print one. This is just nuts, and is infuriating and a big time waster. Goodbye, Firefox.

Asked by etm567 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

broken auto-hide addressbar/toolbar when scrolling in about:config

in any other open tab, auto-hide addressbar/toolbar properly goes into hiding as soon as i begin scrolling, portrait or landscape. ONLY IN AN ABOUT:CONFIG TAB, auto-hide… (read more)

in any other open tab, auto-hide addressbar/toolbar properly goes into hiding as soon as i begin scrolling, portrait or landscape.

ONLY IN AN ABOUT:CONFIG TAB, auto-hide addressbar/toolbar requires that i 1) scroll all the way to end of page and then 2) vigorously & multiply scroll down, through the stuck bar. any upward scroll & i have to start from scratch. portrait & landscape.

this Android alpha cancer has metastacized to Android beta. danged annoying.

please fix this bug & don't regress it back in.

Asked by wti0 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

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where is the print option?

Where is the option to Print from Samsung Android browser Even if I want to print to pdf I can't do it. This is annoying. Please add this feature back to the menu items … (read more)

Where is the option to Print from Samsung Android browser

Even if I want to print to pdf I can't do it. This is annoying. Please add this feature back to the menu items list

Asked by SweetV 1 year ago

Last reply by ksatram 11 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 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Android back to top feature

Hello everyone, there is a feature that Samsung internet uses (and for the most part almost every app on iOS) called "back to top". With the introduction of add-ons I wa… (read more)

Hello everyone, there is a feature that Samsung internet uses (and for the most part almost every app on iOS) called "back to top". With the introduction of add-ons I was hoping you could allow us to download an add-on that has similar functionality or Firefox could introduce this feature natively.

I find this feature quite important since you could be knee deep into an article, novel or webtoon and have the need to back to the top of the page (which can be as easy as pressing the home key on PC).

Hopefully there is a solution to this, I didn't think I'd miss it swapping from a browser that has it but I really do.

Asked by Accuaro 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Crafting a Seamless Firefox for Android Experience: Seeking Expert Advice

Hello Firefox for Android Enthusiasts, I'm currently immersed in the world of Firefox for Android development and would love to tap into your collective knowledge to enh… (read more)

Hello Firefox for Android Enthusiasts,

I'm currently immersed in the world of Firefox for Android development and would love to tap into your collective knowledge to enhance the user experience. Below, I've outlined specific areas where I'm seeking insights and advice:

Optimizing Performance on Mobile Devices:

What strategies and optimizations do you recommend for ensuring optimal performance in Firefox for Android, especially on a diverse range of mobile devices? Any specific tools or techniques you find particularly effective? User Interface and User Experience Design:

How do you approach designing an intuitive and user-friendly interface for Firefox on Android? Are there design patterns or guidelines you follow to ensure a seamless browsing experience? Syncing and Integration Across Devices:

What best practices do you suggest for implementing syncing features across devices in Firefox for Android? Any considerations or challenges developers should be aware of when creating a synchronized experience? Extension Compatibility and Integration:

How do you handle extension compatibility and integration within Firefox for Android? Are there specific considerations when developing or adapting extensions for mobile use? Gesture Controls and Mobile Navigation:

What are your preferred methods for implementing gesture controls and mobile-friendly navigation in Firefox for Android? How do you strike a balance between functionality and simplicity? Offline Browsing and Data Management:

How can offline browsing be effectively implemented in Firefox for Android? Are there strategies for efficient data management, especially considering mobile data limitations? Security Measures on Mobile Platforms:

What security best practices should be emphasized when developing for Firefox on Android? Are there unique challenges or considerations for securing user data on mobile devices? Localization and Accessibility:

How do you approach localization and accessibility features in Firefox for Android to cater to a global and diverse user base? Any tools or practices you find particularly beneficial? Your insights will not only assist me in navigating these challenges but will also contribute to the collective knowledge of the Firefox for Android development community. Feel free to share code snippets, documentation references, or any resources you believe would be valuable.

Thank you for your time and expertise!

Asked by Shahab Khan 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Tablet

I had Firefox on my Samsung A8 tablet. I was having a problem with it so I called Samsung Tech. They told me my problem was Firefox because it is a third party program.… (read more)

I had Firefox on my Samsung A8 tablet. I was having a problem with it so I called Samsung Tech. They told me my problem was Firefox because it is a third party program. Samsung suggested I use only Google. What is your opinion on this?

Asked by pyadkins 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 months ago

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Android Firefox should follow the system for auto dark mode.

The android version of firefox should follow the "system" for its auto dark mode instead of following the "battery saver". Just like chrome and other chromium browsers do… (read more)

The android version of firefox should follow the "system" for its auto dark mode instead of following the "battery saver". Just like chrome and other chromium browsers do.

The major advantage this gives is that it allows even older android version users to experience auto dark mode, since there are ways for them to initiate system wide dark mode through 3rd party apps (like this one for example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=systems.maju.darkmode&hl=en&gl=US) But since Firefox follows battery saver, this never works on android version lower than 10.

Therefore, I'd like to request the developers to implement the uato dark mode in firefox android to follow the system instead of the battery saver status.

Asked by Ajmayeen 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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improve download manager

Everything is better in Firefox except the download manager. Most of the time when I try to download any file or video it fails. Please improve your download manager. … (read more)

Everything is better in Firefox except the download manager. Most of the time when I try to download any file or video it fails. Please improve your download manager.

Asked by 8000vsa 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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loading local HTML pages on Android phone

I have several hundred local HTML pages on my Android phone, static pages which I made. Until the latest update, Firefox loaded them just fine. Now it refuses to load t… (read more)

I have several hundred local HTML pages on my Android phone, static pages which I made. Until the latest update, Firefox loaded them just fine. Now it refuses to load them, claiming a security problem. Chrome still loads them. Is there a workaround?

Asked by Dan 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

Homepage

Why is there a repetition of 'customise homepage' menu. It appears both on home screen and in the menu bar. Very annoying very bad. Very much unexpected. Just dump this. … (read more)

Why is there a repetition of 'customise homepage' menu. It appears both on home screen and in the menu bar. Very annoying very bad. Very much unexpected. Just dump this. We don't need this menu on home screen , let it be where it belonged.

Asked by MSecure 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

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File has been downloaded popup, how to block

Howdy folks, hope all is well your way... When I download a file, a notification pops up when the download is complete. I find this quite annoying, especially when downl… (read more)

Howdy folks, hope all is well your way...

When I download a file, a notification pops up when the download is complete. I find this quite annoying, especially when downloading file in a bit of rapid succession.

Is there some way to turn this off on FF mobile?

I tried... about:config > browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel on the nightly build, but after having created the option, it doesn't seem to work.

I would be forever indebted to any suggestions y'all can provide.

Thanks.

Asked by joeknudsen2000 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

Tags, Tagging

Hello, I am writing to inquire about the possibility of searching and organizing bookmarks on the Android app using tags. I have recently organized years of Firefox book… (read more)

Hello,

I am writing to inquire about the possibility of searching and organizing bookmarks on the Android app using tags. I have recently organized years of Firefox bookmarks on the desktop app by tagging my bookmarks and removing them from folders. I would very much benefit from being able to use a tag-based workflow on mobile as I do on desktop. I notice this question was first raised about 10 years ago. I would like to know if there are any updates, or if perhaps there is an add-on that can fill this gap. Thank you!

Rick

Asked by rick_manoov 2 months ago

always respect my settings in about:config

i manually ENABLE GLOBAL PRIVACY CONTROL [TRUE] and cookiebanner.service.mode [1] in about:config. EVERYTIME FF (ALPHA OR BETA) RESTARTS, MY VALUES ARE VIOLATED BACK TO … (read more)

i manually ENABLE GLOBAL PRIVACY CONTROL [TRUE] and cookiebanner.service.mode [1] in about:config.

EVERYTIME FF (ALPHA OR BETA) RESTARTS, MY VALUES ARE VIOLATED BACK TO TYRANNY-OF-THE-DEFAULT.

that is flatly outrageous. my settings break NOTHING. FF is wasting my time.

stop it, please.

Asked by wti0 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago