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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 Paul 1 year ago

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how to display my firefox collections

I have created some firefox collections but have difficulty getting to the collections screen. On a collections help page it says "In the Collections section on the Home … (read more)

I have created some firefox collections but have difficulty getting to the collections screen. On a collections help page it says "In the Collections section on the Home screen" but my android phone does not show a collections section, just icons. What is the problem? I also cannot figure out how to find the version of firefox that is installed, if that may be the issue.

Asked by MichaelF 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Basic browser functions in newest Firefox Android upgrade

Automatically received the latest major firefox update on my Samsung galaxy tab s3. I don't know what Mozilla did to this release but I can't find any functions to do bas… (read more)

Automatically received the latest major firefox update on my Samsung galaxy tab s3. I don't know what Mozilla did to this release but I can't find any functions to do basic browser controls like going back to the previous page, going to the next page, or refreshing a page. I really love firefox but it's kind of unusable without these controls. I'm going to have to use chrome which I'd prefer not to do until this is fixed. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by alcavallaro 2 years ago

Answered by alcavallaro 2 years ago

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How can I add Qwant.com as a browser to Firefox for Android?

In the search settings it is possible to add a search engine not in the list. Qwant.com is an excellent, privacy oriented search engine far better than DuckDuckGo in my … (read more)

In the search settings it is possible to add a search engine not in the list. Qwant.com is an excellent, privacy oriented search engine far better than DuckDuckGo in my experience. However, it does not follow the format Firefox for Android requires which is to add "%s" at the end of the string. Please let me know the exact string to use to add Qwant.com Thank you for all of your help. Please just provide the string needed in quotes if possible to make it very clear.

Asked by tomdall 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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Can't access about:config

Cannot access about:config on Firefox android. This seems to be an intentional action as there is an archived thread where other users had the same problem and Firefox d… (read more)

Cannot access about:config on Firefox android. This seems to be an intentional action as there is an archived thread where other users had the same problem and Firefox did crikets and did not resolve the issue.

Without the ability to access about:config it is almost impossible to prevent browser hacks and spying through microphone and camera using the Firefox's always on webrtc due to this.

For anyone reading this search for "webrtc leaks" . Then read about the dangers of having webrtc on by default as Firefox does with impunity.

This needs to stop and it is a huge security hole.

Firefox developers needs to enable about:config so that users can switch off shouting vulnerabilities like this.

There has been threads before like this, but developers do nothing about this issue which is very very curious.

Should we believe they want to leave webrtc on permanently, knowing that it can be used maliciously as reported?

Asked by zimbodel 9 months ago

Answered by Amelia 9 months ago

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Disable Immersive mode

The latest Android+Firefox update has Firefox opening in Immersive Mode (full screen, hiding Navigation bar and Status/notification bar). I am frequently navigating betw… (read more)

The latest Android+Firefox update has Firefox opening in Immersive Mode (full screen, hiding Navigation bar and Status/notification bar). I am frequently navigating between apps, so this requires me to do a lot of extra gestures in my daily interactions with Firefox. Also, I miss being able to quickly check the time and my battery life in the status bar. I know some people like immersive mode, but there are many use cases where forced full screen is not desirable, so there should be a setting to toggle this off.

Asked by Sara 7 months ago

Answered by Sara 7 months ago

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Downloads do not work.

I can't download anything through the browser. Images, PDF's, even the extensions recommended by Firefox. Whenever I try to download something I get an indication that Fi… (read more)

I can't download anything through the browser. Images, PDF's, even the extensions recommended by Firefox. Whenever I try to download something I get an indication that Firefox is trying to download it. Then it always fails and tells me to try again. And then it fails again.

I downloaded chrome to be able to download things. That works. But running two separate browsers to get the basic features of one working browser is an annoying fix.

Asked by helpersea 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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native full screen video player controls

in ios version of firefox when full screen video it uses native ios video player. its got very good features like forward/rewind 10 second video. so i want it for android… (read more)

in ios version of firefox when full screen video it uses native ios video player. its got very good features like forward/rewind 10 second video. so i want it for android i search for 4 month but cant find any fix. tried almost all browsers in play store, some of them got it but i want it on firefox because other browsers not good as firefox and doesnt have addon support and i dont trust.

here some browsers got that feature:that i know:

1. samsung internet browser(video assistant) 2. uc browser(untrusted) 3. aloha browser(i dont trust) 4. soul browser(i dont trust)

appreciative for any help sorry for bad english

Asked by niwip15020 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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export android bookmarks

I want to know how to export on my android Firefox browser bookmarks to a android chrome browser. What are the steps to accomplish this? Thank you for your assistance! … (read more)

I want to know how to export on my android Firefox browser bookmarks to a android chrome browser. What are the steps to accomplish this? Thank you for your assistance!

Asked by cellphone 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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How do I move my firefox profile from one android device to another?

Hello, As the title reads, I'm trying to keep my browser settings including all the tweaks I have painstakingly made to "about:config" as well as the extensions. I have d… (read more)

Hello,

As the title reads, I'm trying to keep my browser settings including all the tweaks I have painstakingly made to "about:config" as well as the extensions.

I have done this before on a windows machine and it's quite straight forward in just having to copy the profile folder to the firefox installation in the appdata directory on another machine.

I have gained root access on both devices and a root permissioned file explorer to copy the profile to an SD card that I can trasnfer between the phones. Once the profile folder is copied to the data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla directory and the fresh installation of firefox executed on the new device, firefox instantly crashes.

What am I missing?

Asked by Malice 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 months ago

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Print as PDF Feature in Firefox for Android

Hi Mozilla team, This is not a question but rather a protest to the developers. Please bring back the "print and save as pdf file" feature in Firefox for Android. Thank y… (read more)

Hi Mozilla team,

This is not a question but rather a protest to the developers. Please bring back the "print and save as pdf file" feature in Firefox for Android. Thank you in advance.

Asked by Ryoohkies 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago