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Accessing local HTML files on my android, sync

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file t… (read more)

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file that are my bookmarks, but I am stymied at every turn:

1) when I click on the local, Galaxy, HTML file, I get the standard "Open with" pop up, but they only list: Chrome, HTML View, Android's Internet browser, and Samsung Print Services. Why doesn't Firefox show up there? This is important to me. Is Firefox failing to register its browser properly in Galaxy products?

2) The next thing I try to do is to sync bookmarks so that I can use my hundreds of bookmarks (rather than adding them into Firefox one at a time). So, I click on the famous three vertical dots and there is no "Sync" function in that menu, see attached. So I cannot import my bookmarks from my PC's bookmarks.

3) Thirdly, I try to type into the URL field what Chrome uses to access local files, which is for example: "content://media/external/file/1000005061" but Firefox android does not recognize that. When I change it to "file://media/external/file/1000005061" that does not work either.

Can you fix the three issues above? Thanks. Rick. see attached.

Asked by Rick17 6 days ago

Last reply by Paul 5 days ago

can't sync and Firefox crashes regularly after last update

Firefox Update 124.2.0 (Build #2016012559), 7a0e399c7b+ GV: 124.0.2-20240401114208 AS: 124.0 Fire HD 10 (11 generation) Build 0029294005124 FireOS 7.3.2.9 Logged into M… (read more)

Firefox Update 124.2.0 (Build #2016012559), 7a0e399c7b+ GV: 124.0.2-20240401114208 AS: 124.0

Fire HD 10 (11 generation) Build 0029294005124 FireOS 7.3.2.9

Logged into Mozilla, Sync now does nothing, "Last synced: never" Also crashes frequently all since last update.

Asked by becyclist-temp 6 days ago

Last reply by Paul 5 days 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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Sync and save data

Hi. The option to "sync and save your data" no longer appears in the main menu, nor under settings on my Firefox Android phone. What can I do to get back this option? You… (read more)

Hi. The option to "sync and save your data" no longer appears in the main menu, nor under settings on my Firefox Android phone. What can I do to get back this option? Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Ray 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year 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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following laptop instructions to sync and save data on phone

Firefox on laptop says to seek and save data with food, open Firefox go to menu at shoes sick and save data but there is no option for this. How could I tell if I am sync… (read more)

Firefox on laptop says to seek and save data with food, open Firefox go to menu at shoes sick and save data but there is no option for this. How could I tell if I am synced and how to do it?

Asked by johnapanelli 1 year ago

Last reply by Spanish Eyes 11 months ago

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How to save inactive tabs to desktop

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, b… (read more)

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, but I never asked for. Now when I have time to deal with them, I have tried multiple ways to bring them to my computer or bookmark them from my phone, but nothing seems to work. It doesn't seem like there is much of anything that you can do with inactive tabs even if you share them to your desktop.

It is my understanding from trying to research this, that the Collections you create on your phone are not synced to my Firefox account so that doesn't seem helpful. Is there an extension that could solve this for me? It doesn't work to try to bookmark them from my phone because they don't show up in my desktop bookmark folder that I assigned.

The thing that has worked best so far is to Share my tabs to a temporary folder [Phone Inactive Tabs] on my desktop then search (for example: recipe) then open some in tabs and bookmark them. However, after I have categorized them into the proper bookmark folder (Food/Recipes), they disappear from that folder when I try to delete them from my temporary folder. It does the same thing if I save tabs into OneTab first.

Can someone please help me so that I don't lose years of things that I really want to keep? I would appreciate it! It would be helpful if I could even share all my inactive tabs (or even URLs) into a folder on my desktop so that I could search and bookmark them at a later time without it deleting all that work. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Kathy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Import data from other browsers on ipad pro

Hi, there is no import data button on general settings on ipad pro menu. How can i import passwords, bookmarks and history from brave/opera/duckduckgo/chrome/edge on ipad… (read more)

Hi, there is no import data button on general settings on ipad pro menu. How can i import passwords, bookmarks and history from brave/opera/duckduckgo/chrome/edge on ipad pro to firefox? How can i download history, passwords and bookmarks files for backing up firefox on ipad pro Thanks a lot

Asked by sgulabooks 8 months ago

Last reply by Medhasree Suram 8 months ago

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No QR code option showing in Android Firefox sync

I want to sync my new laptop to Firefox on my Android mobile. I am asked to: 1. Open Firefox on your mobile device. 2. Go to the menu ( on iOS or on Android) and tap Syn… (read more)

I want to sync my new laptop to Firefox on my Android mobile. I am asked to:

1. Open Firefox on your mobile device. 2. Go to the menu ( on iOS or on Android) and tap Synchronise and save data 3. Tap Ready to Scan and hold your phone over this code

But this command #3 is simply is not there in the Android FF settings. I see only Synchronise Now/ Device Name / Sign Out, plus Choose What to Synchronise. Nothing else. Any ideas?

Asked by Martin Gordon FF account 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Sync Firefox on your phone or tablet

I'm trying to sync my bookmarks from Firefox mobile (Android) to my laptop (Dell) for the first time but there's no "Sync and save data" option under the dot menu on my p… (read more)

I'm trying to sync my bookmarks from Firefox mobile (Android) to my laptop (Dell) for the first time but there's no "Sync and save data" option under the dot menu on my phone nor is there any equivalent that I can find. How do I proceed?

Asked by asloane1412 1 year ago

Answered by asloane1412 1 year ago

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Sync and Save NOT THERE on iOS device

I've tried all your "Help" and "Support". No success. There is no Sync and Save on my iOS, so I cannot sync with my desktop Firefox. I would like to send a tab (which … (read more)

I've tried all your "Help" and "Support". No success. There is no Sync and Save on my iOS, so I cannot sync with my desktop Firefox. I would like to send a tab (which also does not work) from my iOS to my desktop in Firefox with no success. Could you please have instructions that pertain to your actual version of Firefox on iOS? Mine is up to date. I still need help. I have already synced manually, but that doesn't solve the issue.

Asked by laurie12 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Selecting synched tabs crashes for me in Firefox for iPad

My Firefox on my iPad alsways crashes when I try to select a synched tabs from another Firefox on a different device. The tabs from the other devices show up and the sync… (read more)

My Firefox on my iPad alsways crashes when I try to select a synched tabs from another Firefox on a different device. The tabs from the other devices show up and the sync is always up to date, but the windows does not react on any interaction, instead the Browser crashes after about 1 minute of inresponsiveness and returns to the home screen of my iPad. I already discenneted and reconnected the Firefox account used for sync on this browser, it did not help. I use the same Firefox version on my iPhone and that does not have this issues, selecting tabs from other devices works as intended.

Firefox version: 114.3 (31916) iPad OS: 16.5.1 (did not work in iPadOS 16.5. either)

Asked by marcusmuench+firefox 10 months ago

Answered by marcusmuench+firefox 10 months ago

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Add ons not syncing on Android

Hi All, On desktop I have uBlock Origin and in the Sync list option "add ons" it ticked. On Android I can't see "add ons" in the Sync list option and if I go to the ad… (read more)

Hi All,

On desktop I have uBlock Origin and in the Sync list option "add ons" it ticked.

On Android I can't see "add ons" in the Sync list option and if I go to the add ons settings I can only see the Recommended. uBlock Origin is listed but it looks like I have to install it again on Android, it is not automatically there.

Is this normal? Do I have to reinstall it?

Thanks

Asked by marco761 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago