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collection syncing

I found messages from 2020 saying that collection syncing was being investigated, bit so far this is not possible. I has cost me and other people losing months of effort … (read more)

I found messages from 2020 saying that collection syncing was being investigated, bit so far this is not possible. I has cost me and other people losing months of effort in saving collection . Is this still at work? When will there be a solution?

Asked by Luis 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

t.co links not working

Hello. I'm unable to open "t.co" links from Twitter on Firefox. I tried both in app browser from Twitter's feed and pasting the link directly into Firefox but can't get i… (read more)

Hello.

I'm unable to open "t.co" links from Twitter on Firefox. I tried both in app browser from Twitter's feed and pasting the link directly into Firefox but can't get it to work. Links work normally on another browser.

Asked by Addys Mota 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

Firefox for Android will not keep tabs open when i hit the X to close them

My tabs have been ballooning like crazy because of this. I like the feature firefox has to resume browsing where you left off, however, it's been very frustrating to mana… (read more)

My tabs have been ballooning like crazy because of this. I like the feature firefox has to resume browsing where you left off, however, it's been very frustrating to manage lately because of this.

Basically, say i have 10 tabs open, i close out of 5 of the tabs and then exit the app, when i reboot the app, those 5 tabs will be back open and i will have 10 tabs open once again!

Any ideas what might be up with this?

Asked by buckdestructor 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Closed tabs reappear when firefox is killed.

I hope you are having a great day. So anytime I open a tab, close the tab, and kill Firefox, when I open Firefox again, the tab is there, as if I hadn't closed it. So ann… (read more)

I hope you are having a great day. So anytime I open a tab, close the tab, and kill Firefox, when I open Firefox again, the tab is there, as if I hadn't closed it. So annoying. I hope there is a fix for this. Salutations.

Asked by Bocata 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

browser Location Issue

Hi, Whenever I'm trying to open Google adwords from firefox it's showing my location as Netherlands, although I'm in India...tried changing it many time but everytime it … (read more)

Hi, Whenever I'm trying to open Google adwords from firefox it's showing my location as Netherlands, although I'm in India...tried changing it many time but everytime it still opens up page as Netherlands.

Is there a way to change it to India. Thanks in advance

Asked by ssilvakumar0101 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 3 days ago

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External links overriding current tabs instead of opening a new tab

Hello, I've recently switched to Firefox mobile on my Android (Samsung Galaxy 7) because the Samsung browser had a few issues. However, I'm having a few issues with tabs.… (read more)

Hello,

I've recently switched to Firefox mobile on my Android (Samsung Galaxy 7) because the Samsung browser had a few issues. However, I'm having a few issues with tabs. There seems to be no setting for forcing an external link (from another app) to open in a new tab in Firefox. Instead, it overrides a current tab. Most people keep tabs open for later use, so I can't understand why Firefox would be designed to override that behavior. It's like going back in time before tabbed browsing became commonplace. I've tried editing about: config, but the setting "browser.link.open_external" is already set to 3, which as far as I can tell is supposed to open links in a new tab (why is there no manual/database somewhere with all the current about:config settings listed? How do people memorize what each number means? Why is this not more user-friendly?)

As you might be able to tell, I'm pretty frustrated as this is a very minor thing that should be easy to adjust in normal everyday settings. Everyone opens links in a new tab these days. It's much easier to close an extra tab than it is to find a site you were saving for later that got overridden by clicking a link.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by ajcantrell 2 years ago

Last reply by Max 1 year ago

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How can I fix my Netflix problem with Firefox

I downloaded Firefox on amazon Firestick , however I can’t watch Netflix on it . It keeps saying UNKNOWN protocol and have done cleared the cache, reinstall the app and t… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox on amazon Firestick , however I can’t watch Netflix on it . It keeps saying UNKNOWN protocol and have done cleared the cache, reinstall the app and the Firestick but nothing seems to work .

Asked by Donis 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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Firefox/android signs in but always has the red 'Your account needs to be verified' box, and refuses to sync - despite working elsewhere.

Version: 68.8.0 Firefox for Android Release May 5, 2020 Firefox account is verified and syncs on Linux (Debian, firefox esr). On android (actually android compat on sail… (read more)

Version: 68.8.0 Firefox for Android Release

May 5, 2020

Firefox account is verified and syncs on Linux (Debian, firefox esr). On android (actually android compat on sailfishos) the account can be signed into but is always flagged as requiring verification. Have purged app data to no avail. Tapping the box does not send a verification email. Not sure what else to try.

Asked by ersatzmaus 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Understanding the release calendar -- when does addon support go away?

Hi! I understand that Add-On support for Firefox for Android is going away soon, per https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2020/02/11/faq-for-extension-support-in-new-firefox-f… (read more)

Hi! I understand that Add-On support for Firefox for Android is going away soon, per https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2020/02/11/faq-for-extension-support-in-new-firefox-for-android/ and similar pages, but I cannot find a clear timeline.

I'm worried that one day I will take a Firefox update on my Android device and suddenly the addons I rely on (e.g. Tampermonkey) will stop working with no warning and I'll have no good recourse.

How do I prevent that from happening?

How do I find out when Firefox Android will drop add-on support (I guess this is like asking when the current Firefox Preview will become the release channel?)?

I have not been able to find an equivalent of https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar for Firefox for Android.

Thanks!

Asked by John Hawkinson 2 years ago

Last reply by pg_78 1 year ago

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Manage cookies on Firefox android

I want to manage cookies on android, but all I can do is delete all the ones I have or keep them all. I want to delete cookies by site, but I can't find an option for thi… (read more)

I want to manage cookies on android, but all I can do is delete all the ones I have or keep them all. I want to delete cookies by site, but I can't find an option for this.

Add-on cookie managers don't work on android - including on android beta.

How can I manage cookies, and other local storage settings by website or even individual cookies?

Asked by chris.jones-gill 2 years ago

Last reply by rcd 1 year ago

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Firefox giving unsafe warning on EVERY website. Please help

Every site I try to load has the warning in the attached screenshot. Im trying to switch from chrome to Firefox permanently but I get this error on literally every websi… (read more)

Every site I try to load has the warning in the attached screenshot. Im trying to switch from chrome to Firefox permanently but I get this error on literally every website I try except Firefox.com.

It's literally the only thing preventing me from using Firefox permanently on desktop and Android.

I understand it's because it says https but even on chrome I connect to every site with https and I rarely ever see a warning.

Also Google is automatically sending any email from Mozilla into the spam folder which seems... Anti trust to me.

Thanks

Asked by d0x360 2 years ago

Last reply by apiruman 1 year ago

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Website Not Opening Completely on FireFox Android

Hi, I am working on this site. It is opening in a general manner on my desktop browser. However, it is not opening on my smartphone mozilla firefox browser. Sometimes, it… (read more)

Hi, I am working on this site. It is opening in a general manner on my desktop browser. However, it is not opening on my smartphone mozilla firefox browser. Sometimes, it opens but very slowly and unloaded images. I have checked it on another smartphone but having same issue. I want to ask is it the browser issue or the website's issue. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

Asked by Martin Benjamin 2 years ago

Last reply by kathy.nerger 1 year ago

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Low resolution and/or bad image quality on Facebook photos and icons

I noticed that image quality on Facebook for Android is quite low, compared with other browsers like Chrome, I've searched for a solution on tech support and I've found t… (read more)

I noticed that image quality on Facebook for Android is quite low, compared with other browsers like Chrome, I've searched for a solution on tech support and I've found the explanation on a 2019 thread (Facebook renders lower image quality on purpose). I think I've found a good solution and I'd like to share it: I've simply installed a user agent switcher extension on my Firefox for Android app and I've selected Windows/Chrome mode. Now the image quality is comparable to Chrome's.

Asked by newzletters 2 years ago

Last reply by iChat tnt 1 year ago

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Remove Android Icon from Address Bar

Hi! I'm looking for a way to remove the Android helper icon from the Firefox address bar (it lets me know the URL I have accessed can be opened in another app). I don't n… (read more)

Hi! I'm looking for a way to remove the Android helper icon from the Firefox address bar (it lets me know the URL I have accessed can be opened in another app). I don't need it. I haven't found anything in the settings or anything obvious in about:config. The search functions here didn't return anything on this topic either - can anyone point me in the right direction?

Asked by aseriesofdarkcaves 2 years ago

Last reply by amgiordano 1 year ago

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Rendering on phone

Hi community, I really hope someone can help. I *want* to use Firefox as my mobile (Android) browser b/c I am deeply disturbed by Google/Blink beginning to dominate web a… (read more)

Hi community, I really hope someone can help. I *want* to use Firefox as my mobile (Android) browser b/c I am deeply disturbed by Google/Blink beginning to dominate web architecture. But, I cannot get F/F to render sites even approximately correctly---and definitely not acceptably. One of the sites I read most is CNET's news.com. I am attaching 4 images: the first is Firefox in normal mode; second is Firefox in "Request desktop site mode." ...Both are wrong. Terrible.

The third image is from Privacy Browser, a very basic and lightweight webkit-based browser. This is very good, it is only missing video and 3rd-party content that I have chosen to block. The fourth is from Kiwi Browser, an open-source blink-based browser. This is excellent, and is what I expect from Firefox Android, which is also a full-weight browser. Why is Firefox not rendering properly? Is there something I can do to get proper performance.

Note: I have tried multiple blink-based tools (e.g., Bromite, Brave), and all work ok, as do multiple webkit ones (e.g., FOSS browser, yuzu). But, all Firefox variants (Fennec for F-Droid, Tor, ...) fail.

Is this a known issue? I have tried searching and found nothing :(

Thanks in advance for advice/guidance!

Asked by kirkp 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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Serious Question: Why Does Firefox for Android require so much Access to my personal data?

Greetings everyone, Sorry to be creating a thread about this, but it's a serious question I need help with. I was just about to install Firefox for my old Android phone. … (read more)

Greetings everyone,

Sorry to be creating a thread about this, but it's a serious question I need help with.

I was just about to install Firefox for my old Android phone. However, before installing Firefox it warns me that it requires access to a bunch of my personal data... :(

Why is this the case?

I currently use Google Chrome on this Android phone.

I'd really appreciate any advice.

Asked by Helpless_Quest 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago