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View a websites SSL certificate details in Firefox Mobile

On desktop we can click the padlock to view the actual SSL certificate but on Mobile this does not work. Viewing the SSL certificate is a very important and useful abili… (read more)

On desktop we can click the padlock to view the actual SSL certificate but on Mobile this does not work.

Viewing the SSL certificate is a very important and useful ability and should be supported the same way as viewing a web page's HTML source or viewing an email message's headers.

Asked by HotHatch 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

how to get browser Add on 2 work

How do i get the " search by image" "Browser add on " to work. I admit i don't know how to use it. Can you Explain how too use it . Please. I know it probably doesn't s… (read more)

How do i get the " search by image" "Browser add on " to work. I admit i don't know how to use it. Can you Explain how too use it . Please. I know it probably doesn't sound like a difficult thing too figure out, but it has been frustrating my attempts to use it. Please help before i Destroy my phone . Thank you.

Asked by StarFleetAce 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Help me accept Firefox into my life (iOS)

I really like what Mozilla tries to do, and atm I'm working on becoming a Firefox user. I'm trying to use services from the big five as little as possible. Especially Met… (read more)

I really like what Mozilla tries to do, and atm I'm working on becoming a Firefox user. I'm trying to use services from the big five as little as possible. Especially Meta and Google, but since I'm trying to use Apple services less as well, I'm trying to move from Safari to Firefox. However, the mobile experience has really let me down.

I had been trying the Orion browser for a while, but since it felt a bit unfinished (it's in beta after all), I thought maybe a major browser like Firefox would give me a more polished experience. And while the desktop (MacOS) app is OK, the iPhone and iPad experience is very poor.

Is there anything I can do to improve it?

My main problem is around tabs, and that I can't seem to be able to change the fact that almost every click opens the page in a new tab - BUT NOT ALWAYS. It's really inconsistent. This is also made worse by the fact that Firefox is late to the party when it comes to easy, swipeable, tab switching. On iPad it's made worse by the fact that it doesn't really support trackpads. If you scroll up and down with a trackpad, the menu bar on the top (and all the tabs) are hidden, even if you scroll up again! Are there any options I'm missing?

Can anyone help me make the experience better? Any (at least) semi-happy iOS/iPadOS users out there? This is really poor from Firefox, IMO. And this isn't actually Apple's fault, as this has nothing to do with the restrictions they put browsers on their platforms.

Asked by pictoruta95 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Site Permissions Images Toggle

Around 3 years ago, I made a request to bring back Firefoxs amazing image toggling feature to allow users to toggle on and off images while browsing the web. https://su… (read more)

Around 3 years ago, I made a request to bring back Firefoxs amazing image toggling feature to allow users to toggle on and off images while browsing the web.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1303546#answer-1348088

Some may think the only purpose of this feature is to save data and that is a good reason. But it has other uses as well. The internet can be triggering, it can be overstimulating. A power user can take control of that, and honestly, after my thread from 3 years ago was closed, the last word was, "Due to your request, The Team has decided to add this permissions (images, web fonts, javascript) somewhere around the end of this year."

It was even put on github as an issue to work on. https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/11460

But 3 years later, here we are. Still no Images selection in the Permissions menu.

I'm back asking for it again. I'm tired of using Opera mobile as the only mobile browser that has this feature. I want to come back to Firefox. And if someone won't do it, please point me in the direction for how I myself can alter this open source software so that I can add this old feature back.

Asked by retrowire 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Firefox Extensions on iOS…it’s possible

What is Mozilla waiting for to improve their browser for iOS? By them allowing add-ons to work on iOS, they could gain significantly more market share, which they despera… (read more)

What is Mozilla waiting for to improve their browser for iOS? By them allowing add-ons to work on iOS, they could gain significantly more market share, which they desperately need.

And I know extensions on iOS is possible because there’s a new browser that’s come out that allows you to install Firefox and Chrome extensions. Some are buggy, but it still works. It’s called Orion browser.

If Mozilla did it, they could probably come out with a better version.

Asked by kriyapedo90 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Show sites in desktop mode

Hello! I suggest the option in the settings that enables the display of websites in desktop mode by default. This option can be found in Microsoft Edge for Android and iO… (read more)

Hello! I suggest the option in the settings that enables the display of websites in desktop mode by default. This option can be found in Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS as well as in Brave Browser for Android and iOS. When enabled in the settings, the browser will always display websites in full (desktop) mode.

Asked by Rogerio Cesar 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Home page and Bookmarks

merry christmas all ... in bookmarks why can't you organise them the way you want to ie: move them up or down in the order you want them... I can't find a way of doing it… (read more)

merry christmas all ... in bookmarks why can't you organise them the way you want to ie: move them up or down in the order you want them... I can't find a way of doing it. and secondly on the homepage in the image I have uploaded why is there so much wasted space? and you can only have 2 rows of shortcuts. I am using the app on my phone and tablet which are both samsung galaxy phone is A34 5G and the tablet A8 thank you very much

Asked by David 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Dear Devs: I want DESKTOP MODE ALWAYS

Choice needed: It's ridiculous that in 2024 in the era of huge screen tablets and phones, we are still knocked back to mobile view again and again and again. If you love … (read more)

Choice needed: It's ridiculous that in 2024 in the era of huge screen tablets and phones, we are still knocked back to mobile view again and again and again. If you love mobile view and you love the bigger icons, fine! I'll go get you a juice box and you'll have a great day. But some people don't. I just want default to desktop as an OPTION. Is it so hard to understand?

Asked by lantai 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

SYNC COLLECTIONS from Android Phone to Android Tablet

Hello, It seems you can sync a lot of things between devices. However, COLLECTIONS can not be synced? One of the most interesting newer features on Firefox. Collections… (read more)

Hello,

It seems you can sync a lot of things between devices.

However, COLLECTIONS can not be synced? One of the most interesting newer features on Firefox. Collections are way more easy to use than the old bookmarks and a real game changer on another Browser.

Will Mozilla be able to get this working? I really want to keep using Firefox for its excellent privacy features and independence!

Thanks for your help and feedback!

Pascal

Asked by limburger1971 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

I Want To Change Default Download Location

By default, Firefox only downloads directly to the internal storage, and not the micro SD card I installed. Its become tedious to manually move everything to save phone s… (read more)

By default, Firefox only downloads directly to the internal storage, and not the micro SD card I installed. Its become tedious to manually move everything to save phone space every time I download anything.

All the past forums said to use about:config, but I understand the newer Firefox removed that function as it would break the app due to some major internal changes.

Please add the function to set a download path for Firefox to send my files to, including to my SD card.

Asked by thekangaroocourt17 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

Does Firefox have any security measures for add-ons?

I've used Tor Browser (Firefox kernel), and the "add-ons" in that browser say "add-ons may damage the browser". Does Firefox have any safety measures for add-ons (such as… (read more)

I've used Tor Browser (Firefox kernel), and the "add-ons" in that browser say "add-ons may damage the browser". Does Firefox have any safety measures for add-ons (such as running them in quarantine so that they don't damage the browser itself or other add-ons).

Asked by ygaqnrq9iw 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

Tabs?

Is there a way to search through my open tabs? If not, PLEASE create that feature. Also, is there a way to see the previous pages that have been opened in a tab? Right n… (read more)

Is there a way to search through my open tabs? If not, PLEASE create that feature.

Also, is there a way to see the previous pages that have been opened in a tab? Right now, I have to just keep backspacing through previous tabs hoping to find the one I'm looking for. If not, please ad d a way to view and select previously opened tabs before I start backspacing through them.

Is there a way to sort open tabs, at least alphabetically? If not, that would be a very nice feature to have.

I'm using Android 12.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by letsdothis 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

Homepage wallpaper from the gallery in Firefox Android

Dear Mozilla Firefox team, I am writing to request a feature for the Firefox Android app that would allow users to follow a homepage wallpaper from the gallery. This fea… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Firefox team,

I am writing to request a feature for the Firefox Android app that would allow users to follow a homepage wallpaper from the gallery. This feature would enable users to customize their browser experience by choosing a wallpaper that suits their preferences and mood. The wallpaper can be choosen from the image gallery of User. This feature available in edge browser android

I think this feature would enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the Firefox Android app, as well as increase user engagement and satisfaction. It would also showcase the diversity and creativity of the Firefox community, as users could submit their own wallpapers to the gallery or vote for their favorites.

I hope you will consider adding this feature to the Firefox Android app in the future. Thank you for your time and attention.

Sincerely, B R Shriradhakrishnasharnam (A Firefox User)

Ugly "customise homepage" button with latest update

Since updating to v 122.0 (Android) today, my home page displays a permanent intrusive "Customise homepage" button on my Homepage (see attached picture). This is totally… (read more)

Since updating to v 122.0 (Android) today, my home page displays a permanent intrusive "Customise homepage" button on my Homepage (see attached picture).

This is totally redundant when you can simply access this in 2 clicks from the taskbar. Why are such cosmetic features forced onto users? Customising my homepage is something I would do once, I don't need it to be slapped on my face every time I reach my home page.

Please advise, this is extremely annoying.

Asked by hevinroyal 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago