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Issue with Youtube in full screen mode : it won´t exit full screen mode , video player controls innoperative

Recently I migrated to Firefox to get rid of the unbearable heavy load of ads on Chrome and would be satisfied with such change if it was not by the slow way Firefox hand… (read more)

Recently I migrated to Firefox to get rid of the unbearable heavy load of ads on Chrome and would be satisfied with such change if it was not by the slow way Firefox handles Youtube player. As I touch to maximize the screen it is a painful process : the image rotates to a smaller rectangle and after some seconds finally fills up the screen. Once in full screen video player control no longer works. The same did not occur with Chrome , in full screen I used to have control. I noticed previously on my desktop running Windows 10 that Fireworks it is much slower to go full screen on Youtube and to exit full screen. I think Firefox handles with more difficulty the Youtube player than Chrome , or perhaps I am missing something. Unfortunately I think I will have to return to Chrome on Android.

Asked by Ron Wolpa 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

Option to Rename Shortcut While Installing Web App (as Add to Home Screen behaves)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen. However, when attemp… (read more)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen.

However, when attempting to Install a Progressive Web App (from compatible Web App web sites), and clicking Install, it does NOT give you the opportunity to Rename the Shortcut.

In contrast, Chrome/Android allows the name change in both cases (non-Web App and Web App sites).

Is this feature in the works on FireFox Android?

Is there a work-around to Rename Shortcuts either before or after placing them on the Home Screen ?

Asked by JohnRichard 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Firefox mobile has serious quality control issue

For months now, Firefox Mobile has constantly been getting "app has stopped responding" crashes and even hard crashes (multiple times per day) for Pixel users. There's al… (read more)

For months now, Firefox Mobile has constantly been getting "app has stopped responding" crashes and even hard crashes (multiple times per day) for Pixel users. There's already a bug report about it but the FF team's response is that they aren't going to do anything. They claim it's an issue with the kernel but no other apps / browsers on the Pixel have this problem.

This is beyond pathetic. Maybe this not-my-problem mentality is why Firefox has reduced to less than 1% penetration.

Asked by yuktaondi73 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Backup or save Bookmarks (sync error)

Hi , I have Firefox on old android device ( android 4.0.1 ) and I have a lot of bookmarks on it . I need to backup or save my bookmarks to use it on my new android phone … (read more)

Hi , I have Firefox on old android device ( android 4.0.1 ) and I have a lot of bookmarks on it . I need to backup or save my bookmarks to use it on my new android phone . The problem ( I can't sync or use my fireFox account on the old phone because Firefox not support android 4.0 anymore _ so old devices can't sync anymore) When I try to sync it give an error with empty page.

Asked by 877e1706666e 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Questions about Firefox Android install size

I have a few questions about the storage space used by Firefox v60.00 on Android 6.0. Here is a picture of the storage space used up by Firefox on my phone Cache has be… (read more)

I have a few questions about the storage space used by Firefox v60.00 on Android 6.0.

Here is a picture of the storage space used up by Firefox on my phone

Cache has been cleared.

Data however is using up a large amount of space (1.3GB).

uBlock origin version 1.16.6 is the only plugin/addon I have installed.

I don't have any downloads.

By comparison Chrome browser on my phone takes up less than 100MB of storage space.

Questions

What is a normal clean install size for firefox on Android ?

What is deleted if I clear the 1.3GB of Data? Will my bookmarks be deleted. Will uBlock origin be deleted (my only installed plugin).

How can I backup my bookmarks to a file?

How do I determine what is using up all this storage space in Firefox, and prevent it from happening again?

Thanks for your responses.

Asked by ekrartona30 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

Focus: How do I remove Search with Amazon and Search with Bing?

Utterly insane that this is being forced on users of Firefox Focus in Android. how do I remove the options for Search with Amazon and Search with Bing on the right click… (read more)

Utterly insane that this is being forced on users of Firefox Focus in Android.

how do I remove the options for Search with Amazon and Search with Bing on the right click context menu?

Asked by J M 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

The screen of the webpage is flickering

Hello, I've recently began to experience some pretty nasty behavior of firefox on android. After some time of using the browser (with closing the app in between), The sc… (read more)

Hello,

I've recently began to experience some pretty nasty behavior of firefox on android. After some time of using the browser (with closing the app in between), The screen starts to flicker (on every website) and the app becomes unusable. I have to force stop the app for it to work for a while again, until it starts flickering again. I have few theories myself (Something wrong with the web-engine, or garbage collector perhaps?) but I don't know how true they are. I did recently update to Android 14 and didn't see this behavior beforehand. I can't show a demonstration because I can't attach video's. Can I post a link to a video?

Asked by fireFerry 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

Power Draw

The power draw can be heinous. In 37 minutes of use so far for this full charging cycle, it has used 5 times the power (measured by Android's battery page) as RedReader h… (read more)

The power draw can be heinous. In 37 minutes of use so far for this full charging cycle, it has used 5 times the power (measured by Android's battery page) as RedReader has in its roughly 2.5 hours. Is there a way that can be brought to heel a bit?

Asked by Xana452 4 months ago

Last reply by jeffrey johns 3 months ago

Known issues for 4+ years. Choppy videos, user interaction fails.

DEVS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR IGNORANCE AND LACK OF CARING. On mobile app. Videos are choppy even after refreshing, clearing cache and data serve no fix. Sw… (read more)

DEVS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR IGNORANCE AND LACK OF CARING. On mobile app. Videos are choppy even after refreshing, clearing cache and data serve no fix.

Swiping up on video doesn't enter full screen mode.

These are known issues for over 4 years. Questions

1.) Why haven't devs fixes these issue. 2.) Why do devs rely on non-employees to mitigate issues. Instead of fixing issues themselves directly. 3.) No other browsing site has these issues, only FIREFOX. The issues are clearly from poor app design and bad coding, so why do devs not fix it eventhough 1000s of people have these issues? 4.) Despite all the negative reviews, devs turn a blind eye and don't fix any issues.

Asked by ItzWonder 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 months ago

How can I be 100% sure that my passwords are not stored somewhere?

I've been deleting my saved passwords in Firefox, after migrating to a standalone password manager. It's been anything but easy (deletions are not synced, and bulk deleti… (read more)

I've been deleting my saved passwords in Firefox, after migrating to a standalone password manager. It's been anything but easy (deletions are not synced, and bulk deletion process is inconvenient to say the least).

What worries me is that my "deleted" passwords kept coming back as soon as I enabled Sync, until I realised I had duplicate devices in my Mozilla account control panel. I still have, though, some other connected services (Add-ons, Mozilla Support, Mozilla Monitor...).

Is what I've done enough to ensure they're gone? Where exactly are synced passwords stored, and how can I be sure that they aren't lying around in a Mozilla server, awaiting a future data breach? I don't have the time and energy to change 200+ passwords.

Asked by Álvaro González 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

all logins and bookmarks lost since latest update

All logins passwords and bookmarks disappeared from my Android phone after the latest Mozilla update (version 120.1.0). On the phone version I can't locate any previous … (read more)

All logins passwords and bookmarks disappeared from my Android phone after the latest Mozilla update (version 120.1.0).

On the phone version I can't locate any previous Profiles to check whether the filesight be there. In fact it was necessary to revert to my trusty handwritten paper password list to even login to write this query.

I have updated Firefox/Mozilla every time an update was announced.

This is not the reliability I would expect from Mozilla and I hope you can help me to recover these files.

Asked by Sandrine 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

Difficulty Installing Custom Add-On from File on Firefox Nightly Mobile

I am writing to seek assistance regarding a challenge I have encountered while attempting to install a custom add-on from a file. I have followed the steps to enable the… (read more)

I am writing to seek assistance regarding a challenge I have encountered while attempting to install a custom add-on from a file.

I have followed the steps to enable the debug menu on Firefox Nightly, and I have also successfully downloaded the custom add-on in XPI format to my mobile device. However, upon navigating to the Add-ons settings, I am unable to locate the option to install the add-on from a file.

I have reviewed the official documentation and community forums for guidance, but I have not found a solution specific to my situation.

Could you kindly provide detailed instructions on how to install a custom add-on from a file on Firefox Nightly for Android? If there have been any recent changes or updates in this regard, I would greatly appreciate any information or resources you could share. Thank you for your time and assistance. I value the work Mozilla does to enhance the Firefox experience and am eager to resolve this matter.

Best regards, Saad

Asked by almwork92 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

Youtube videos won't play in Landscape mode

Every time a youtube video is placed on landscape mode on the firefox app of my android phone it becomes a single blurred image with the audio playing as normal. Youtub… (read more)

Every time a youtube video is placed on landscape mode on the firefox app of my android phone it becomes a single blurred image with the audio playing as normal.

Youtube seems to work fine on other browsers and I have tried all basic fixes, like deleting cache/data/reinstalling app etc. Appreciate any help.

Edit. Okay I managed to fix the issue so I'm adding the solution here in case anyone runs into this problem. Apparantly youtube playback decided to enable "ambient mode", a feature I didn't even know existed and seems to not play well with a phones resolution.

Just click the settings gear while the video is playing in landscape (mine is on the top right) and disable the "Ambient mode" feature.

Hope this helps.

Asked by Seltic 4 months ago

Last reply by Chris 4 months ago

App sign in

I am trying to check in for a flight I have this afternoon on Delta Airlines. When I attempt to sign into the app, I receive a message from Mozilla that says "Open in app… (read more)

I am trying to check in for a flight I have this afternoon on Delta Airlines. When I attempt to sign into the app, I receive a message from Mozilla that says "Open in app? Your activity may no longer be private." What does that mean? Is it safe to click "open"? Or should I cancel? And if I cancel, how can I check in?

Asked by tck4r 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago