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using firefox to store WhatsApp passkey

I am migrating to a new phone. WhatsApp offered firefox as an option for storing its passkey. That took me to the connection and synchronisation process which the new pho… (read more)

I am migrating to a new phone. WhatsApp offered firefox as an option for storing its passkey. That took me to the connection and synchronisation process which the new phone said had failed. However all my tabs and other passwords appear to be syncing. Now selecting firefox to store the WhatsApp passkey takes me back to the failure page every time. Any idea how to restart the passkey addition to firefox process? WhatsApp won't work whilst I'm hung up in limbo between the two apps.

Asked by Chris 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

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Missing Openweb discussion functions

After the latest update to firefox on android, the Openweb discussion function is missing from at least 3 websites that work on other browsers. Thedrive.com Twz.com and … (read more)

After the latest update to firefox on android, the Openweb discussion function is missing from at least 3 websites that work on other browsers.

Thedrive.com Twz.com and Newsweek.com

All the above use Openweb discussion function on their websites but firefox does not show them at all.

I checked using Samsung internet browser and the discussions are visible, unlike firefox.

I use ublock extension along with ghostery and privacy badger, but diisabling them or complete removal does not make the discussions visible.

I have deleted the firefox and reinstalled it after the update but the problem persists.

If I want to see the discussions on the thedrive.com or twz.com, I have to use the Samsung internet browser for that.

Could use a fix so I don't have to jump between two browsers.

Asked by Vitut83 1 week ago

Answered by Paul 1 week ago

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Open In App/Switch back to Firefox

Video of the issue If i open a link to redirect to an app, let’s say wikipedia, it will redirect fine. When i switch back to Firefox, the mobile version of the link i c… (read more)

Video of the issue

If i open a link to redirect to an app, let’s say wikipedia, it will redirect fine. When i switch back to Firefox, the mobile version of the link i clicked on will be loaded instead of just displaying search engine search results where i clicked the wikipedia link. (Admin note: edited to fix formatting issue)

Another thing that happens is if i click on the link, still being wikipedia, get redirected to the app, then close out firefox, the next time i open firefox, it will redirect me back to the wikipedia app.

This issue I have been having is not just related to Wikipedia, this is for any other link that may open a related app I have installed on my phone.

iOS 17.5 iPhone 14 Pro

Asked by cmguy416 1 month ago

Answered by cmguy416 3 weeks ago

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bug: unable to send tab from firefox nightly android (phone/tablet) to PC

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RE… (read more)

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RETRY", and pressing 'RETRY' doesn't do anything. I am logged in to the mozilla account on both android devices, and firefox sync/syncing tabs work fine. not sure what's the issue

Firefox Nightly -both phone and tablet: 127.0a1 (Build #2016019535) Firefox version -laptop: 125.0.3

Asked by pn10eko 2 weeks ago

Answered by pn10eko 1 week ago

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Webpages are not loading, at all on FF for Android

I have no idea what is happening... But after restarting, clearing my cache, making sure I have data and it is working for other apps... Still no results. No matter what… (read more)

I have no idea what is happening... But after restarting, clearing my cache, making sure I have data and it is working for other apps... Still no results.

No matter what, whether I try to type in a URL, click on a link in the google app, or refresh a page I already have open, the app doesn't even attempt to load a page or throw up an error. Just a blank background, no loading bar, no error messages, and no redirects...

FF for Android Version 112.2.0 Build #2015946691

Asked by x10guy 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Full-screen video problem

I'm having a problem with playing videos on websites. When I click the expand to full screen button about half the time the full screen video comes up for half a second a… (read more)

I'm having a problem with playing videos on websites. When I click the expand to full screen button about half the time the full screen video comes up for half a second and then the window shrinks down to a small square on the bottom right-hand corner of my screen. Sort of like when the youtube app minimizes a video. This window is unclickable and also everything at or below it in android is unclickable while it's there. If I click the window button on android and swipe the firefox app up to close it and restart it, Firefox doesn't even close and I can still hear sound from the video. I have to select on the Firefox app again which will restore the full window and then click the full screen button one more time and it will work. This issue is happening on every website I play video on on the Firefox app and it is extremely irritating. I'm about ready to switch to another app if this can't be solved, but Firefox is the only browser that allows ublock origin so I don't want to do that. Can anyone help?

Asked by raistlinnuitari8 9 months ago

Answered by raistlinnuitari8 9 months ago

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Force landscape orientation in fullscreen mode

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape… (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape mode, even with auto-rotation disabled. Now, there seems to be no way for me to enter landscape mode while playing back a video, without enabling auto-rotation (which I otherwise always keep disabled).

I realize that the desired behavior here can be subjective, but at least it would be nice if there is/would be a way of configuring this behavior?

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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Auto refresh issue

Im using firefox since 2012 it was great until a couple month ago. The bug is when im browsing website like a payment page, when i switching between the apps and return t… (read more)

Im using firefox since 2012 it was great until a couple month ago. The bug is when im browsing website like a payment page, when i switching between the apps and return to payment page, the firefox will refreshing the page automatically without asking any permission and payment will get fail error. This is awful

Asked by Its Arta 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Imported logins (passwords) won't be synced

I tried and did all solutions on the website like* Clicking disconnect next to all devices Clicking Done Closing Firefox Re-adding just the machine with the passw… (read more)

I tried and did all solutions on the website like* Clicking disconnect next to all devices

  • Clicking Done
  • Closing Firefox
  • Re-adding just the machine with the passwords

But didn’t work for me.

Asked by YUNEχ 1 year ago

Answered by YUNEχ 1 year ago

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https://www.powerball com comes up as BLOCKED

About 90% of the time, when I try to go to powerball.com on my android (12), it displays a message that "The request is blocked". I don't know what the issue is but it's… (read more)

About 90% of the time, when I try to go to powerball.com on my android (12), it displays a message that "The request is blocked".

I don't know what the issue is but it's incredibly frustrating when I'm trying to check my numbers and I can't access this site.

What can I do to fix this?

Asked by Darren 9 months ago

Answered by Darren 8 months ago

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Firefox iOS crashes after having activated syncronization and keeps crashing every 3 seconds

I have tried to reinstall the application, but it doesn't seem to work. Whenever I start again to sync my account in Firefox for iOS it begins to stop unexpectedly; after… (read more)

I have tried to reinstall the application, but it doesn't seem to work. Whenever I start again to sync my account in Firefox for iOS it begins to stop unexpectedly; after 2 to 3 seconds that I reopen the browser, it asks if I want to restore the previous (empty) session and then - without any input from me - it crashes again. I've tried everything, but seems that nothing works after syncronization. Present configuration: iOS 16.1.1 iPhone 13 firefox for iOS: version 107.2

Asked by Luca 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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[Firefox Android] Firefox freezes when I select an image on the main page of a Google search

I'm using Android 13 and Firefox is updated to the latest update. When I Google something and select an image, Firefox freezes and I either have to reload the page and th… (read more)

I'm using Android 13 and Firefox is updated to the latest update. When I Google something and select an image, Firefox freezes and I either have to reload the page and the image will load or I have to close & reopen the app and switch to the Images tab. This is on the main Google search page. Images selected in the Google Images tab work as expected.

Asked by popo 10 months ago

Answered by popo 10 months ago

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Always is in dark mode on moble.

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested th… (read more)

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested the same sites on other browsers to make sure it was not the sites. The browser and system are up to date.

Asked by John Cochran 1 year ago

Answered by John Cochran 1 year ago

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Scrolling up requires two downward swipes

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can s… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can scroll down the page without issue, but scrolling slowly back up toward the top of the page with downward drags of my finger is only responsive half of the time. That is, I can only scroll back up with every-other downward swipe/drag of my finger. This odd behavior does not happen with other mobile browsers (I'm on Android 13 and using a Galaxy A53 5G). Any suggestions?

Asked by cjw 1 year ago

Answered by cjw 1 year ago

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Can not save images from Google Images (Android)

Can not save images from Google Images, by holding down on the image, and then tapping save image. The menu simply does not pop-up. Holding down on the image results in s… (read more)

Can not save images from Google Images, by holding down on the image, and then tapping save image. The menu simply does not pop-up. Holding down on the image results in selection of the image description below. Sometimes you can not save it form the website either, but that is because of website configuration and you can not save it on other browsers, but on other browsers you can save from Google Images by holding down on an image, so it is only the issue of Firefox and not the Google Images website. This issue seems to be present for over 2 years based on online feedback, and it is still not fixed.

Asked by hemasalam.m.ali 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes repeatedly, on multiple devices

So usually ill be playing a youtube video, and eventually the frames will stop and then firefox will crash, with the Sorry Firefox crashed error Now i just got a new T… (read more)

So usually ill be playing a youtube video, and eventually the frames will stop and then firefox will crash, with the

Sorry Firefox crashed error

Now i just got a new Tablet my partner was using with no crashes and im crashing on that too, so it could be an account issue?

Already tried clearing cache and data and having no Addons Any help would be appreciated :)

Asked by Shinobi 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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YouTube videos black screen

When I play YouTube videos the audio functions but I get a black screen. Tried it with add ons disabled still have problem. Videos play in other android browsers (opera a… (read more)

When I play YouTube videos the audio functions but I get a black screen. Tried it with add ons disabled still have problem. Videos play in other android browsers (opera and chrome) and in YouTube app but not in fx.

Cleared cache, cookies, restarted phone, checked for system updates. Not having problem with non YouTube videos.

Using fx version 110.1.0 (Build #2015936097).

Asked by Franco 1 year ago

Answered by Franco 1 year ago

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Credit card autofill feature has disappeared from settings??

I constantly used the auto fill for credit cards, but went to pay for something and it didn't auto fill so I went to settings and there is no auto fill section under priv… (read more)

I constantly used the auto fill for credit cards, but went to pay for something and it didn't auto fill so I went to settings and there is no auto fill section under privacy and security?? WTH??

Asked by cobbsimone 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago