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Widevine Content Decryption Module on a Mobile

I'm trying to watch video on my Android (Fairphone 3) in Firefox. I get an error message saying that DRM is not enabled and I need to add Widevine Content Decryption Modu… (read more)

I'm trying to watch video on my Android (Fairphone 3) in Firefox. I get an error message saying that DRM is not enabled and I need to add Widevine Content Decryption Module.

Widevine Content Decryption Module is not available in the Addons/Extensions when I search for it.

I Google it, advice says go to Options/Preferences to enable. Neither Options nor Preferences are in the menu on my android device.

I cannot fine any youtube videos, screen shots or advice on where the Preferences/Option I am supposed to got to to enable/disable Widevine actually is on an Android.

I have clicked the three dots in the top right and been through EVERY menu option in there several times as I wonder if I am loosing my mind. Help please.

Asked by lilthuglet.evilbad 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Install Fireforx on Android without GooglePlay

Hi there, How can I install Firefox on my Android device without GooglePlay? Basically what I need is a safe place to download the apk Regards, Abel … (read more)

Hi there,

How can I install Firefox on my Android device without GooglePlay?

Basically what I need is a safe place to download the apk

Regards, Abel

Asked by aneiros 1 year ago

Answered by apfelkomplott2014 1 year ago

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Proxy settings missing from version 80

Since updating to version 80 Firefox no longer connects through my socks 5 proxy and I cannot find a way to set the proxy settings. Typing about:config in the address bar… (read more)

Since updating to version 80 Firefox no longer connects through my socks 5 proxy and I cannot find a way to set the proxy settings. Typing about:config in the address bar produces the error message "Cannot Complete Request" etc.

Asked by skiesare 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Secure Connection Failed on every single website

I'm getting Secure Connection Failed error on every single website I try to visit. Including sites such as microsoft.com, duckduckgo.com, google.com, etc. (Strangely, moz… (read more)

I'm getting Secure Connection Failed error on every single website I try to visit. Including sites such as microsoft.com, duckduckgo.com, google.com, etc. (Strangely, mozilla.org works fine.) Try Again never works, and Advanced - Accept risk works sometimes, but not always and if I close Firefox app and re-open it's back to the error page. I can't believe this is a common problem, so there must be something about my phone that's causing this. Android 11. Happens whether or not WiFi is enabled. What could it be?

Asked by don.wingate 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Firefox tablet mode not working on Android tablet

Hi, I'd like to use Firefox on my Android tablet in landscape mode. The "tablet mode" should list the open tabs on the top of the screen. This is not showing. Supposedly … (read more)

Hi, I'd like to use Firefox on my Android tablet in landscape mode. The "tablet mode" should list the open tabs on the top of the screen. This is not showing.

Supposedly setting the screen size (dpi) in Android developer options to a high value should help. I've tried this but it doesn't make a difference. I've tried both Firefox and Firefox Nightly.

Several screenshot are attached. One of them is of Chrome with a row of tabs on the top of the screen.

Asked by harmsma 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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cannot clear clipboard

I am running Firefox on an LG Android tablet. I accidentally saved something to the clipboard, but I can't seem to clear it. I've cleared everything I could find, but th… (read more)

I am running Firefox on an LG Android tablet. I accidentally saved something to the clipboard, but I can't seem to clear it. I've cleared everything I could find, but the clipboard still has the item. Exactly how do I clear the clipboard?

Asked by crogerblair1 1 year ago

Answered by peter404 1 year ago

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What is my User ID?

Hello! I'm currently using Firefox nightly for Android, simply for the reason of installing custom add-ons, rather than having to choose from the given list. I've followe… (read more)

Hello!

I'm currently using Firefox nightly for Android, simply for the reason of installing custom add-ons, rather than having to choose from the given list.

I've followed this guide so far: [https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/01/you-can-now-install-any-add-on-in-fi...]

And I've added the 3 extensions I need at, by signing in with this very Firefox account: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../collections/]

My problem is when I attempt to add a custom Add-on collection, it asks me: Collection owner (User ID) What is my User ID? How do I add my custom collection so I can use my own add-ons? Apologies in advance if this is a silly question and I'm missing something obvious.

Asked by What? 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Secure DNS

Hello, I have been using Firefox for so long, and it's one of my favorite web browser on Windows as well as on Android. Firefox update for Android has become frustrating … (read more)

Hello, I have been using Firefox for so long, and it's one of my favorite web browser on Windows as well as on Android. Firefox update for Android has become frustrating for many people including me, as most of the features aren't available in this new FF. One of them is about:config system settings, where i use to change some usefull features by going through that option. Sadly, this isn't available in the new update as of now. So, I would like to request you that please add this option as soon as possible in the coming updates. Another request would be, to be able to change the dns within the browser for using secure dns like DoH. As this option is available in desktop browser, i will be happy to get this option even on Android as well. Thank you.....

Asked by jenmarak9 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Can't copy links from Youtube share button

When I click the Share symbol on Youtube videos Forefox no longer has a "copy link" function, instead it offers me a dozen different ways to share the video that aren't r… (read more)

When I click the Share symbol on Youtube videos Forefox no longer has a "copy link" function, instead it offers me a dozen different ways to share the video that aren't relevant.

If I want to paste a youtube link or imbed a video onto a forum, I have to click on share, text message it to myself, and then copy and paste the link from the message.

This is insane. Just let me copy the link like it used to.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Asked by verticalgain1 1 year ago

Answered by verticalgain1 1 year ago

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Sync of opened tabs does not work

Hello. I tried to carry my opened tabs from old device firefox to the new one's firefox. I logged in on both devices, I indicated to sync tabs and bookmarks, then tapped … (read more)

Hello. I tried to carry my opened tabs from old device firefox to the new one's firefox. I logged in on both devices, I indicated to sync tabs and bookmarks, then tapped "sync now". Then I found bookmarks from my old device on new one, but not tabs. What I do wrong? Or may be I understand wrong this function of sync, while I expect just carry my all tabs at once?

Asked by normann87 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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javascript

since the new version of firefox android installed on my tablet it does not recognise about:config to enable javascript, some site wont work without it, how do i enble ja… (read more)

since the new version of firefox android installed on my tablet it does not recognise about:config to enable javascript, some site wont work without it, how do i enble javascript?, thanks, Bryan

Asked by bpurser11 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Significant urls Lag/Delay when typing into Address/Search bar

Websites are fine, but if I open up the address/search bar firefox instantly begins to lag and there is a serious (5 seconds or so) delay between typing and the text appe… (read more)

Websites are fine, but if I open up the address/search bar firefox instantly begins to lag and there is a serious (5 seconds or so) delay between typing and the text appearing.

I have tried disabling search features (search from history, search bookmarks), I have tried disabling add-ons, and I have tried clearing the app cache

Weirdly enough, this problem persists on Firefox Nightly, which I had never downloaded before just now.

Please help.

Asked by BasketOfSpiders 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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How do I rename a device? I can do it in Windows Firefox but not Android

On Windows Firefox I can "Options > Sync > Device Name" to change the current device's name. I cannot figure out how to do the same with Android Firefox 68.9.0 TIA… (read more)

On Windows Firefox I can "Options > Sync > Device Name" to change the current device's name. I cannot figure out how to do the same with Android Firefox 68.9.0

TIA

Asked by Ed 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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youtube full screen issue

I got problem on my oneplus 8 pro. when go full screen on youtube subtitles doesnt show and video fits screen. I added two screenshot first one is from firefox and second… (read more)

I got problem on my oneplus 8 pro. when go full screen on youtube subtitles doesnt show and video fits screen. I added two screenshot first one is from firefox and second from samsung browser(that's how it must be).

Asked by niwip15020 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Where can I download Firefox Fenix/Daylight APK directly?

As mentioned in [1], Firefox "Fennec" has reached "end of support" (Version 68.11.0 is the latest you can get). Its successor is Firefox Daylight (codename "Fenix"). But … (read more)

As mentioned in [1], Firefox "Fennec" has reached "end of support" (Version 68.11.0 is the latest you can get). Its successor is Firefox Daylight (codename "Fenix"). But I can't find a place at Mozillas webservices, where I can download an APK to install Firefox Fenix on my Android mobile device.

Using Google Play is no option to me, since I want to run a privacy friendly mobile device without any Google services. Privacy is my main reason, why I would like to use Firefox on my mobile device.

@Mozilla: Please provide such an APK download location for Firefox Daylight (Fenix), as you did with Firefox Fennec!

There is already a discussion about this topic in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293461, but this topic is about "Fennec APK download" and is marked as "solved", since a "Fennec APK downloads" had been provided. And there is https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293483, talking about "Fennec nightly APKs".

Using https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/releases to download APKs seems to be a bit unreliable, since not every build has attached APKs.

So I start this new question, in order to find a solution for Firefox Daylight (Fenix) APK downloads.

Thanks you!

[1]: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-android-68-and-earlier-end-support

Asked by peter357 1 year ago

Answered by peter357 1 year ago