Firefox Focus for Mac

Yesterday (6/30), on my Mac, a notification appeared with an "invitation" to try/get Firefox Focus for Mac. Before I could get to it it "went away." How can I follow up o… (read more)

Yesterday (6/30), on my Mac, a notification appeared with an "invitation" to try/get Firefox Focus for Mac. Before I could get to it it "went away." How can I follow up on this?

Asked by M. Kelly 2 days ago

Last reply by M. Kelly 2 days ago

Tapping Firefox Focus URL bar changed from select all to cursor at end of URL

Hi, I have been using Ff Focus for years and love it. When I want to navigate to a site, I want to tap the URL bar and type the URL (or first letter of using the handy a… (read more)

Hi,

I have been using Ff Focus for years and love it.

When I want to navigate to a site, I want to tap the URL bar and type the URL (or first letter of using the handy auto-complete). That used to work well. Maybe 2 months ago, the behavior of the URL bar seems to have changed.

Before, when I tapped the URL bar, all text would be selected. That made it easy to begin typing and overwrite the existing URL. Now, when I tap the URL bar, the cursor is placed at the end of the current URL. To erase the existing URL, I have to additionally tap the little X. It is small and hard to accurately tap. I often have to tap it several times.

The new behavior is less desirable. Most of the time when I tap the URL bar, it is because I want to type in a new URL. It is almost never the case that I want to append text to the URL.


I suppose this new behavior solves the problem that if I want to highlight only a portion of the URL, it is easier. It used to be very difficult to remove the selection when all text was selected.

I understand it’s impossible to please everyone. I just wanted to give feedback that the new behavior is less than ideal for me.

Either way, great product and thanks for the selfless work.

Asked by firefox1890 1 week ago

Visiting some sites causes me to lose the ability to go back

When I visit this site: https://www.mnot.net/blog/2022/06/22/chromium-only I get a server error message. That’s fine, but then I notice I am not able to press the back bu… (read more)

When I visit this site: https://www.mnot.net/blog/2022/06/22/chromium-only

I get a server error message. That’s fine, but then I notice I am not able to press the back button. It is grayed out as if there is no history to go back to.

This happens both if I click on that click from a page and if load a page, e.g. google.com, and then paste the link into the URL bar.

If I perform the same actions in safari, I also get an error, but I am still able to use the back button.

This is not the only URL that has caused this issue, but it is the first where I remembered to save the URL.

I am on Firefox Focus version 100.0 and iPhone 12 mini iOS version 15.5.

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Asked by firefox1890 1 week ago

How do I change Homepage Firefox Focus

In an effort to remain anonymous and not be tracked from site to site, I have decided to use Startpage as my Search Engine. When bringing this gs together, rather thst h… (read more)

In an effort to remain anonymous and not be tracked from site to site, I have decided to use Startpage as my Search Engine. When bringing this gs together, rather thst hitting the button to make Startpage my default search I think I added Startpage as my default home page. Can I change that?

Asked by rhsteakley 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

  • Solved

Firefox Focus

Hello, first off - you're doing a wonderful job, keep on it! Just a few suggestions which would make FF much better browser: 1. Enhance build-in adblocker that will actu… (read more)

Hello,

first off - you're doing a wonderful job, keep on it!

Just a few suggestions which would make FF much better browser: 1. Enhance build-in adblocker that will actually work. Opera's adblocker works way better. 2. Enable opt-in function "I don't care about cookies" based on a current Firefox add-on so a user doesnt have to accept cookies all the time (if they dont care about that).

I'd love to use FF but for the reasons mentioned above, it's not really convenient for me RN. No need to reply. Thanks for your work, anyways!

Sincerely, P.

Asked by soucek87 2 weeks ago

Answered by soucek87 2 weeks ago

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Position of Toolbar

There wasn't an option to provide feedback on Firefox Focus for Android, so I have to write here. I am wondering if changing the position of the toolbar could be made a … (read more)

There wasn't an option to provide feedback on Firefox Focus for Android, so I have to write here.

I am wondering if changing the position of the toolbar could be made a reality, just like how it was on Firefox for Android Beta.

Asked by Potato 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

New window/ tab

Hi CS Team, Could you tell me how to add more tabs/ windows, please? I’m using Ipad and it’s only could use 1 window in this browser. I tried to switch between desktop vi… (read more)

Hi CS Team,

Could you tell me how to add more tabs/ windows, please? I’m using Ipad and it’s only could use 1 window in this browser. I tried to switch between desktop view and mobile view, but didn’t see any difference. Please refer attached screenchot. Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Asked by chloevoj 1 month ago

Last reply by Mamoon 1 month ago

firefox focus for android 9

I don't want to use google as a search engine. I am often hacked by the cia. Am unable to remove goggle from search engine list, am unable to write in another search eng… (read more)

I don't want to use google as a search engine. I am often hacked by the cia. Am unable to remove goggle from search engine list, am unable to write in another search engine. The only choices on the search engine list are google, amazon, Ebay, wikipedia, and duck duck go. The screen has been hacked to prevent me from deleting only google. Default search engine is firefox focus but it never appears in the search window. I have uninstalled and reinstalled twice. Thank you in advance for your help. jettank@protonmail.com

Asked by jettank 1 month ago

Firefox Focus no longer selects entire URL in search bar

Sometime within the last week and likely after the newest iOS update (15.5), firefox focus has changed its browsing behavior. When using the mobile app tapping the search… (read more)

Sometime within the last week and likely after the newest iOS update (15.5), firefox focus has changed its browsing behavior. When using the mobile app tapping the search bar at the top would select the entire URL, so that a new search could be quickly implemented. Now tapping the search bar and beginning to type inputs text after the existing URL. Is it possible to change this setting?

Asked by VonMises 1 month ago

Integrating ublock Origin into Firefox Focus?

I feel like this would be a better approach to adblockinv on Firefox Focus. I love this browser but it's built-in adblocker will often block important elements by mistake… (read more)

I feel like this would be a better approach to adblockinv on Firefox Focus. I love this browser but it's built-in adblocker will often block important elements by mistake, or leave out certain things. Ublock Origin is a very powerful and memory effecient adblocker already part of the main Android app. It's more intuitive to use, has lists which are constantly updated and it can block elements with an element picker. I'm suggesting for it to be used instead as I think it'd be a much better approach to adblocking on Firefox Focus. What do you think?

Asked by Samp 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

icons after selecting address bar

Whenever I click the address bar, icons appear below the address bar. How do I add/remove these? I've done it before just the other day and couldn't find a guide on it … (read more)

Whenever I click the address bar, icons appear below the address bar. How do I add/remove these? I've done it before just the other day and couldn't find a guide on it

Asked by Austintnapier 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Floating "Erase" icon on Firefox Firefox

Hello, Please let me know if there is a way to activate the "Erase" icon (bottom-right corner of the screen) from the old version on this new version of the browser. Foc… (read more)

Hello,

Please let me know if there is a way to activate the "Erase" icon (bottom-right corner of the screen) from the old version on this new version of the browser.

Focus is an amazing browser. But that button was very handy.

Thank you,

Have a great day!

Asked by John09 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Create a new tab button

Hello, First of all, I would like to thank you for the effort you are putting in making Firefox browser better, and more secure. After using Firefox Focus for couple of h… (read more)

Hello,

First of all, I would like to thank you for the effort you are putting in making Firefox browser better, and more secure.

After using Firefox Focus for couple of hours, I found that some of the feature I am using in the desktop browser are missing:

1. I could not find a way to create a new tab and type a new URL. 2. I can pin only four shortcuts inside Firefox.

Thanks Sandra

Asked by seadolphine0 1 month ago

Last reply by YongHan 1 month ago

Firefox focus and amazon.co.

One of the main reasons I switched to regular Firefox is because Chrome always let's Amazon's stupid "influencer" vids autoplay silently. Which burns through my phone's d… (read more)

One of the main reasons I switched to regular Firefox is because Chrome always let's Amazon's stupid "influencer" vids autoplay silently. Which burns through my phone's data.

The regular Firefox didn't allow them to autoplay.

I was hoping focus would not allow them to play, and stop the other ads from showing up.

But no, focus does a much worse job than regular Firefox. It doesn't stop anything else, and it allows the influencer vids to autoplay.

Amy suggestions for making Amazon stop with the ads and video ads?

Asked by lordgarion514 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago