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Restore tabs and recently closed tabs randomly get deleted upon closing firefox

This has been a problem for me for at least the last 2 years. Upon closing firefox android, every 1-2 months it will delete all "restored" tabs. Which I usually hover aro… (read more)

This has been a problem for me for at least the last 2 years. Upon closing firefox android, every 1-2 months it will delete all "restored" tabs. Which I usually hover around 50. I didn't notice this part before now, but to combat this I turned up the recently closed tabs queue to 200 to try and save these non restored tabs. When it happened this time the recently closed tabs queue was also deleted and empty. History seems to be fine though

My only chance of recovering these tabs is to immediately put my phone on airplane mode and use another computer to save the synced tab list. Unfortionately, many times I am not fast enough to beat sync and my tabs get lost forever.

To trigger this bug you just need to force close Firefox from the task switcher screen in Android. I have not been able to deduce what other factors will trigger this bug. Is it possible for the current tab and recently closed tab databases to be corrupted on a force close?

Asked by marshscholz 2 years ago

Last reply by Dark 1 year ago

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Restore Tabs Not Working

After I upgraded to Android 10 with the Galaxy Note10+ my tabs no longer close after I quit the app. I have checked and double checked many times that settings are correc… (read more)

After I upgraded to Android 10 with the Galaxy Note10+ my tabs no longer close after I quit the app. I have checked and double checked many times that settings are correct and I am at a loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Marc 2 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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gelolocation opt out

My Samsung Moto G6 recently got a security update. I just happened to be looking at it when it completed and the phone started up and saw a notification display for less … (read more)

My Samsung Moto G6 recently got a security update. I just happened to be looking at it when it completed and the phone started up and saw a notification display for less 1 second that said "firefox geolocation services".

At first I thought the setting in FF had been changed by some update as Android apps update constantly. When I looked, it was still off. I saw an extra button to "learn more". You click that and scroll down to the bottom of the page and find yet another link for "learn more about opting out". That leads you to yet another page "https://location.services.mozilla.com/optout "

(So apparently turning off geolocation only stops FF from sharing it with websites but doesn't stop them from gathering that data themselves and using it for whatever they want).

On that last page I was informed I had to append "-nomap" to my routers SSID to prevent Firefox from using my geolocation data. They claim that this is a "common" way to stop many apps from gathering and using geolocation data.

Appending -nomap to my routers SSID (Lynksys EA2700) causes the parental control feature to malfunction.

I have 2 devices setup to block internet access during specific times. Appending -nomap to my SSID caused those devices internet access to be always blocked.

I appended -nomap to my routers SSID on 01.16.20 and didn't have any problem until today 01.25.20.

Rebooting the router didn't help.

Removing -nomap from the end of my SSID cured the problem and now the parental control work as before.

Having a switch to "turn off geolocation" that doesn't actually turn it off in the first place is, pardon my language, bullshit! Then having us dig through several layers of said "bullshit" to find a so called fix, is even worse.

On top of that your lame excuse and work around also causes problems with other hardware.

Asked by MadeUpName30 2 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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Settings option to keep Desktop view on all pages.

Can you please add an option to keep Desktop view ON for all websites? Some websites don't fully function in mobile view and it should be an option to switch an individua… (read more)

Can you please add an option to keep Desktop view ON for all websites? Some websites don't fully function in mobile view and it should be an option to switch an individual website to mobile view instead of desktop view.

Asked by Cat2k1 2 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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Editing email addy

I'm locked out of my account, because when I set up my account I accidentally spelled my name wrong, and know I need to change it so that I can get my confirmation e-mail… (read more)

I'm locked out of my account, because when I set up my account I accidentally spelled my name wrong, and know I need to change it so that I can get my confirmation e-mail.

Asked by celticangus 2 years ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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ANDROID : Can't download pdf files

This also applies to mp3s and torrents. I can't figure out how to save these files rather than open them in an app. I've tried reading defaults and never opening associat… (read more)

This also applies to mp3s and torrents. I can't figure out how to save these files rather than open them in an app. I've tried reading defaults and never opening associated links in the app preferences in the android settings. Opening these files fails when the files are on a password protected website. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Nick 1 year ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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How do I resize web pages?

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it. Now I can't zoom in and out on most web pages. There was a setting I changed which made that possible regardless of the web page… (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it. Now I can't zoom in and out on most web pages. There was a setting I changed which made that possible regardless of the web page. I don't remember where it was. Android? Firefox?

It's important because of my vision.

Anybody know?

Thanks!

Asked by AlanForestGardener 1 year ago

Last reply by Bobby 1 year ago