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Delete this app from my phone

I would like to no longer use Firefox focus on my iPhone. How do I delete it from my App Library? It doesn’t have proper internet accountability software built in. … (read more)

I would like to no longer use Firefox focus on my iPhone. How do I delete it from my App Library?

It doesn’t have proper internet accountability software built in.

Asked by jedat66 2 days ago

Last reply by Paul 1 day ago

Search engine

When I do a search in the recently downloaded Firefox focus, I am still directed to google. Is that how Firefox focus works.? And I thought I would be searching the Inte… (read more)

When I do a search in the recently downloaded Firefox focus, I am still directed to google. Is that how Firefox focus works.? And I thought I would be searching the Internet through Firefox and nothing would be going through Google. The default search engine is still set for Ecosia and there is no option to use Firefox. Did I do something wrong here or is that the way this works?

Asked by Dave 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

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Keyboard lags on iPhone and iPad

The onscreen Keyboard lags on both an iPhone and an iPad. I tried restarting the app and the devices and tried reset the keyboard dictionary. The issue persisted. The … (read more)

The onscreen Keyboard lags on both an iPhone and an iPad. I tried restarting the app and the devices and tried reset the keyboard dictionary. The issue persisted. The Keyboard doesn’t lag anywhere else.

Is this a known issue?

Asked by nickschirm 1 week ago

Answered by nickschirm 1 week ago

Preview

Since today, tapping and holding a link would use the same preview method as Safari, where it would show you a preview box that could show either a preview of the website… (read more)

Since today, tapping and holding a link would use the same preview method as Safari, where it would show you a preview box that could show either a preview of the website or just the URL, switched by tapping the top right of the box. Now it uses its own preview mechanism and there is no option to show only the URL and nothing else. Could you please add such an option on the box? Thank you in advance.

Asked by etonclgyrknvhvphwx 2 weeks ago

Disabling JavaScript in Firefox Focus

Is there any means to add an option to disable JavaScript in Firefox Focus? This browser has been my go-to / default browser for years on iOS, but lately it has become … (read more)

Is there any means to add an option to disable JavaScript in Firefox Focus? This browser has been my go-to / default browser for years on iOS, but lately it has become more difficult to use because websites wait several seconds or wait until I’ve scrolled halfway through a page before blasting a huge window up on the screen asking/demanding/requesting I sign in or agree to their (not so private) privacy policy. Even if I get by that, it seems to refresh the page and I lose where I was.

I’ve found Safari obviates this issue when I leave JavaScript off. I don’t really want to shift entirely to safari, but websites have made using Firefox Focus a bit less useful because of those pop-up windows.

I primarily use Tor Browser or Firefox with uBlock Origin (JavaScript disabled) on my regular computers and happily have few issues using the internet.

Asked by Rico295 3 months ago

Last reply by Rico295 3 weeks ago

What is the Firefox Focus extension for Safari on IOS blocking exactly?

I am already using AdGuard with build-in and custom blocklists, so I am wondering what Firefox Focus is blocking exactly and whether it might be redundant to add it to my… (read more)

I am already using AdGuard with build-in and custom blocklists, so I am wondering what Firefox Focus is blocking exactly and whether it might be redundant to add it to my extensions for Safari on IOS. Would be good to have a info page on what the extension is doing/blocking to get a better picture of what is going on. The way it is now I have no idea what it is doing…

Asked by chute_gorge.02 1 month ago

How to disable javascript in Firefox Focus on iOS?

Is there any way to disable javascript in Firefox Focus on iOS? The issue that is making me ask is that there are more than a few websites that display full-screen popu… (read more)

Is there any way to disable javascript in Firefox Focus on iOS?

The issue that is making me ask is that there are more than a few websites that display full-screen popups (non-GDPR pop-ups) upon loading or while scrolling. Drugs.com is the one I found this morning, where it blasts a full-screen pop-up asking you to subscribe to their newsletter. If I use Safari with javascript disabled, I don't receive that popup on the same website. I thus conclude javascript is the issue.

Trying to use about:config crashes Firefox Focus on iOS 16.1

Asked by Rico295 1 month ago

Autocomplete does not work if typing fast

The URL autocomplete feature does not work under the following conditions: >an existing URL is selected >one or more characters are typed very quickly It still work… (read more)

The URL autocomplete feature does not work under the following conditions:

>an existing URL is selected >one or more characters are typed very quickly

It still works when the URL/search bar is empty/cleared or when one waits long enough until entering text, but it is very obstructive for users who value the speed of this application. The issue has existed for several updates and has not been fixed.

Thank you for your consideration.

Asked by Fyrfos 1 month ago

Last reply by bc160400400 1 month ago

Ability to go back more than one page at a time?

Just downloaded Firefox focus for iOS and I will say that it is the best browser I have used in terms of most things, except for the fact it seems that you can only go ba… (read more)

Just downloaded Firefox focus for iOS and I will say that it is the best browser I have used in terms of most things, except for the fact it seems that you can only go back one page at a time. I am an old-habits-die-hard chrome user and I genuinely want to switch to this browser, but without the ability to go back more than one page at a time it will be tough. Expected behavior: Holding down on the back button opens a list of recently visited pages for the current tab in sorted by order visited.

Asked by bluetoetoes 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Internet connection appears to be offline for Firefox Focus

Since yesterday afternoon, Firefox Focus, on both my iPhone and iPad, tells me “The Internet connection appears to be off-line.“ This happens for every website I try to a… (read more)

Since yesterday afternoon, Firefox Focus, on both my iPhone and iPad, tells me “The Internet connection appears to be off-line.“ This happens for every website I try to access. My home network IS offline (since AT&T buried my new fiber cable yesterday afternoon), so my iPhone and iPad are both running on (Verizon) cellular data, with their Wi-Fi turned off. EVERY other browser connects just fine (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, DuckDuckGo). It’s only Focus, on these two devices, that suddenly can’t find a connection.

I’ve successfully used Firefox Focus for years without incident. Both devices are current, running Firefox Focus 105.0, with the iPhone on iOS 15.6.1 and the iPad on iOS 15.7. I tried shutting down and restarting the iPad, but it made no difference. I’d welcome any advice or help. Thanks.

Asked by jam50 1 month ago

How to open Firefox focus using spotlight on iOS

Trouble using spotlight to access Firefox Focus on iOS devices: It’s normally possible to locate and open applications using the iPhones built in search spotlight - swip… (read more)

Trouble using spotlight to access Firefox Focus on iOS devices:

It’s normally possible to locate and open applications using the iPhones built in search spotlight - swiping down opens a search box and as you start typing the name of an app it usually displays possible applications with that name.

For some reason Firefox focus is not displayed as you type fire… or even the full name


You can see that the app it’s filed under F in the application “App library” however, (accessed by swiping from right to left till the last screen)

I’ve read that some applications might appear to be called one thing but actually have a different name I though this might be the case with Firefox Focus but it is still listed under F in the alphabet sorted list of Apps

While the application can be open by pressing on the icon, or using the App Library. I often use spotlight to locate apps and was curious why it could not be located

Asked by hazel.turn_0a 2 months ago

Wikipedia search engine string

In choosing a search engine, I found out from the directions on Firefox focus how to add them. But when they gave the string for Wikipedia, it did not work. I was wonderi… (read more)

In choosing a search engine, I found out from the directions on Firefox focus how to add them. But when they gave the string for Wikipedia, it did not work. I was wondering if any knew the accurate one and also is there a webpage that gives search strings for many apps or web pages? When I did a search under “Wikipedia Search Engine String”, I didn’t see a web page that offered it and I couldn’t find it on the Wikipedia site. If someone doesn’t mind, can you give me the directions on how to find them? I would be very grateful.

Asked by daniel_flores 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Question/suggestion

I’m not sure where to put this suggestion, if you could point me in the right direction that would be amazing. I love the Firefox focus browser, but I wish it had the op… (read more)

I’m not sure where to put this suggestion, if you could point me in the right direction that would be amazing. I love the Firefox focus browser, but I wish it had the option for tabs like a regular browser. I would love to be able to have more than one site open on a tracker blocking web browser. It doesn’t make sense why it doesn’t at least give you the option to choose if you want to enable tabs or not. You’re allowed to pin 4 shortcuts, why not be able to open 4 tabs?

Asked by meganalyse68 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago