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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

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Asked by Ed 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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password generator not always proposed on websites

When I register on new websites, sometimes Firefox is proposing to generate a new strong random password and sometimes not at all. Why? Is it a bug? Can we fix that? Than… (read more)

When I register on new websites, sometimes Firefox is proposing to generate a new strong random password and sometimes not at all. Why? Is it a bug? Can we fix that? Thanks C.

Asked by ♔ MilleCa ♔ 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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bookmarks on mobile menu gone

I read this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-delete-and-view-bookmarked-webpages-firefox-an , but I don't seem to have a bookmark option (seen in attache… (read more)

I read this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-delete-and-view-bookmarked-webpages-firefox-an , but I don't seem to have a bookmark option (seen in attached screenshot). Is there a setting or something that would disable the option? I'm a little new to firefox for android.

Asked by Kawaii Amber 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Youtube background

Hi, With the up-to-date version of Firefox Androind 84.1, Youtube videos(m.youtube.com) won't play in the background (on a tab that isn't on the foreground or in another … (read more)

Hi,

With the up-to-date version of Firefox Androind 84.1, Youtube videos(m.youtube.com) won't play in the background (on a tab that isn't on the foreground or in another app) any more. Downgrading to an older Firefox version does allow background playing. Is disabling updates the only option to maintain this function?

Asked by R.W. 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Collections deleted

Hello I am German and not used to write in english. I use Firefox on my Xperia device. Within the last Update I got the new function to collect the tabs. I created severa… (read more)

Hello I am German and not used to write in english. I use Firefox on my Xperia device. Within the last Update I got the new function to collect the tabs. I created several collections and named them. After I put in the tabs and deleted them in the list. So they were only in the collections. Today I wanted to use one Tab out of the collection. But the whole collection Was not any more there, same with 2 Others! Where are these collections and the tabs now? I did not delete them and I need them.

Where are they and how can I use them again?

Kind regards

Mischa

Asked by cx500e1 1 year ago

Answered by cx500e1 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 1 year ago

Answered by alcavallaro 1 year ago

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Address bar hides web content. Would be better to push it up instead of overlay.

This is not really a question so much as a suggestion for a future release. If there's a better place for this, please let me know and I'll post it there. I love the new … (read more)

This is not really a question so much as a suggestion for a future release. If there's a better place for this, please let me know and I'll post it there.

I love the new Firefox Mobile with the address bar on the bottom, but it would be better if the address bar pushed the web content up instead of hiding it.

I have an example site that shows what I'm talking about: https://waxphilosophic.sdf.org/test/ (Couldn't get my mobile to cooperate for screenshots, so I have nothing but mobile emulation to offer for images.)

It's just a template I mocked up. My intention was to do something minimalist. In the template, there is a background image taking up the entire screen. The header is placed at the very bottom of the page, 10vh high. As the user scrolls up, the rest of the site content is revealed. The header is sticky and locks in place at the top.

It's a nice effect on desktop and mobile emulation. (See attachments.)

Unfortunately, with Firefox mobile's address bar being on the bottom and covering web content, the initial placement of the header is completely hidden from view, leaving the user to wonder what they're looking at. I am aware that the address bar can be configured to be at the top, but the average user is not going to do this.

I think it would be better to have the address bar push the web content out of its way rather than overlaying and hiding what's underneath. If that's possible, I'd love to see it as an enhancement.

Asked by Davina Lee 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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XML Parsing Error: no root element found

Then I tried open any site in Firefox on Android I saw next error: XML Parsing Error: no root element found Location: chrome://geckoview/content/geckoview.xhtml Line Numb… (read more)

Then I tried open any site in Firefox on Android I saw next error:

XML Parsing Error: no root element found Location: chrome://geckoview/content/geckoview.xhtml Line Number 1, Column 1:

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I also attach screenshots with error and browser version

Asked by Maxim 9 months ago

Answered by Seburo 9 months ago

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Firefox Profiles (cf. "firefox.exe -ProfileManager") on Android

Does Firefox on Android actually have profiles? If so, how can I either get Profile Manager to come up every time and ask which one I want to use, or else how can I get a… (read more)

Does Firefox on Android actually have profiles? If so, how can I either get Profile Manager to come up every time and ask which one I want to use, or else how can I get a separate launcher to launch different profiles?

I know there is sort of a work around of using e.g. mainline, beta, nightly, but I'd rather stick to mainline...

If there *is* a way to access Profile Manager etc, I think this page needs a mobile section... https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-remove-switch-firefox-profiles

Asked by KRC 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Firefox Addons unavailable

For some reason most addons stopped being available on android, I'm not sure if this happended because of the build I'm using or is it like that for everyone Is there any… (read more)

For some reason most addons stopped being available on android, I'm not sure if this happended because of the build I'm using or is it like that for everyone Is there any way to fix this?

I read something about Firefox Nightly having an option to install all addons, but that doesn't work for me either

Asked by Archimedes5000 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 Seburo 1 year ago

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Where can I report bugs for Firefox Android?

On bugzilla.mozilla.org there is a button and form for entering bugs in Firefox Android, but when I press "Submit Bug" it says "Sorry, entering a bug into the product Fir… (read more)

On bugzilla.mozilla.org there is a button and form for entering bugs in Firefox Android, but when I press "Submit Bug" it says "Sorry, entering a bug into the product Firefox Android has been disabled." Is this normal behavior? Where else can I report bugs in Firefox Android if not there?

Asked by carlovo 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Downloading a pdf from firefox browser saves without the file extension

I am trying to download a pdf file from a web application and I am using firefox browser. When the file is downloaded, it doesn't have any extension. I have set the conte… (read more)

I am trying to download a pdf file from a web application and I am using firefox browser. When the file is downloaded, it doesn't have any extension. I have set the content type and content disposition in the back end java code as shown below.

response.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/pdf");
 response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=\"" + myfile + "\".pdf");

I am trying to download from a firefox browser in andriod phone(Samsung Note). The behaviour obsorved in desktop firefox also.

Thanks.

Asked by kvmc09302012 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Clearing Cache / Data

What are the effects of clearing cache, and maybe data too? I need to free up some space on my phone and FF has 531MB of data and 138MB of cache. Thanks in advance! … (read more)

What are the effects of clearing cache, and maybe data too? I need to free up some space on my phone and FF has 531MB of data and 138MB of cache.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by dmeyer23 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago