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Accessing local HTML files on my android, sync

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file t… (read more)

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file that are my bookmarks, but I am stymied at every turn:

1) when I click on the local, Galaxy, HTML file, I get the standard "Open with" pop up, but they only list: Chrome, HTML View, Android's Internet browser, and Samsung Print Services. Why doesn't Firefox show up there? This is important to me. Is Firefox failing to register its browser properly in Galaxy products?

2) The next thing I try to do is to sync bookmarks so that I can use my hundreds of bookmarks (rather than adding them into Firefox one at a time). So, I click on the famous three vertical dots and there is no "Sync" function in that menu, see attached. So I cannot import my bookmarks from my PC's bookmarks.

3) Thirdly, I try to type into the URL field what Chrome uses to access local files, which is for example: "content://media/external/file/1000005061" but Firefox android does not recognize that. When I change it to "file://media/external/file/1000005061" that does not work either.

Can you fix the three issues above? Thanks. Rick. see attached.

Asked by Rick17 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Context menu in my Firefox on android

Hello there! I have an issue with the context menu, which appears on selecting a word on any web site (you can see it on the screenshot attached one after another as it a… (read more)

Hello there! I have an issue with the context menu, which appears on selecting a word on any web site (you can see it on the screenshot attached one after another as it appears)

The context menu is too long, and most frequent options like copy text are in the end (I should switch it many times to copy anything, it appears only on the third tap, and some weird functions like search in Edge appears before the really useful ones). How could it be fixed?

Asked by Vlrud 1 month ago

When I click on fire fox I get an add for Xfinity, I used to get my favorites

Every day as far as I can remember, when I clicked on on The Fire Fox symbol I got a page of my favorites. This morning, and all day I get an Xfinity page. What happened,… (read more)

Every day as far as I can remember, when I clicked on on The Fire Fox symbol I got a page of my favorites. This morning, and all day I get an Xfinity page. What happened, and how is it fixed? Xfinity says it's not their fault it's Fire Fox's problem

Asked by Duckman 1 month ago

Keystrokes missed when typing on a web text fields

When I try to type on input fields on certain websites, many keystrokes are not registered by Firefox. Mi device is a Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G with Android 14 (HyperOS 1.0.3… (read more)

When I try to type on input fields on certain websites, many keystrokes are not registered by Firefox.

Mi device is a Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G with Android 14 (HyperOS 1.0.3.0.UMOEUXM), Firefox 125.3.0 and Gboard 13.4.07.5593884O4, but this issue already happened back in the MiUI age and with previous versions of Firefox.

See link to a recording of the issue where I typed firefox and got "rf". https://ufile.io/ii9gu7a3

It is probably related to trying to type while part of the website (ads) is still being loaded.

Asked by msazator 2 weeks ago

Call dialer doesn't recognize phone numbers on websites when marked

I use corporation's websites to find its workers phone numbers. Websites for all regions around the country have the same layout but sometimes frames with names, adress a… (read more)

I use corporation's websites to find its workers phone numbers. Websites for all regions around the country have the same layout but sometimes frames with names, adress and phone numbers are individualy designed.

I use mobile browser on Galaxy S series smartphones. When I mark phone number it is not recognized by any dialer. When I try the same on other browser i.ex. Brave it recognize it without any problems. No matter how web frame is designed.

I guess this is an issue for Mozilla developers to check out. Personally I dont see any custom settings to change it.

Asked by michal.united 1 month ago

Disabling Text selection magnifier

I want to update to the latest version but the "Text selection magnifier" is stopping me from updating firefox android. Because I find it pretty useless and very distract… (read more)

I want to update to the latest version but the "Text selection magnifier" is stopping me from updating firefox android. Because I find it pretty useless and very distracting when viewing text while selecting the text in a website/article. Please provide a toggle for it in the Settings.

Asked by coolbrijeshrana 1 month ago

Doubleclick timeframe too short.

It is impossible to trigger a doubleclick or from some tests, extremelly difficult to do. I calculated that in order to trigger a doubleclick, the 2 clicks needs to be so… (read more)

It is impossible to trigger a doubleclick or from some tests, extremelly difficult to do. I calculated that in order to trigger a doubleclick, the 2 clicks needs to be somewhat no more than 0.08 seconds aparts. :That's wrog and inaccessible, the value should be between 0.4 and 0.8, NOT 0.08.

Firefox mobile should support doubleclick: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Element/dblclick_event

Test page: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Element/dblclick_event

Asked by Fed 6 days ago

Last reply by Paul 6 days ago

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Scrolling up requires two downward swipes

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can s… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can scroll down the page without issue, but scrolling slowly back up toward the top of the page with downward drags of my finger is only responsive half of the time. That is, I can only scroll back up with every-other downward swipe/drag of my finger. This odd behavior does not happen with other mobile browsers (I'm on Android 13 and using a Galaxy A53 5G). Any suggestions?

Asked by cjw 1 year ago

Answered by cjw 1 year ago

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Scrolling leads to a refresh of the website

I have the problem that Firefox does not correctly recognize when I want to scroll up on a web page. This often causes me to accidentally refresh the page. Usually this s… (read more)

I have the problem that Firefox does not correctly recognize when I want to scroll up on a web page. This often causes me to accidentally refresh the page. Usually this should only happen when I'm already at the top of the website and then swipe down again and not in the middle of the website. I have even tried Firefox Nightly and Klar, but the issue occurs with every browser. Is there perhaps some trick or hidden setting that causes the browser to scroll reasonably again instead of constantly refreshing the website?

Asked by Dennis 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 months ago

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Possible text rendering glitch on Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) SM-T380 Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) SM-T380 Android version: 9 Firefox 115.0.1 Only Addon is ublock origin I've had this problem for months now, but it was never as bad as it ha… (read more)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) SM-T380 Android version: 9 Firefox 115.0.1 Only Addon is ublock origin

I've had this problem for months now, but it was never as bad as it has become now on the latest Firefox 115.0.1 Android release. The issue would (seemingly) mainly occur on text heavy websites, like Wikipedia, but it never disrupted me enough to file a report until now. It's now happening on practically every website I can visit.

Basically, huge 'blocks' of websites will be 'blanked out', and the only way to potentially work around this is to pinch zoom until these 'blocks' get out of the way of the text/page elements they're obscuring. This isn't consistent however, so you can't reliably just pinch to zoom to a perfect level to have the page render all the way correctly, the 'blocks' will simply move to obscure other parts as you're zooming and trying to fix whichever specific portion of the screen you want to see properly.

So far I've tried disabling ublock origin for pages this was occurring on, clearing the program cache, restarting my phone, clearing all browser cache/history, toggling the different Accessibility options pertaining to page zoom, and none of these things have worked at all.

I've attached some screenshots of how this looks when zooming in. Other browsers (the Samsung browser, specifically) don't have this issue on this tablet, and I saw one google play store Firefox app review with my same device also mention having a similar sounding issue.

Anyone have any idea what the issue could be? If more screenshots from a different website are needed, or if I should have posted this elsewhere, please let me know.

Asked by yungtarp99 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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navigating forward & back is deeply frustrating

please i am Begging you let me put the forward/backward buttons on the search bar why do i have to open a separate menu to do this ability to Choose what gestures do (fo… (read more)

please i am Begging you let me put the forward/backward buttons on the search bar why do i have to open a separate menu to do this

ability to Choose what gestures do (for example, swiping on the search bar in either direction to navigate history rather than tabs) would also be acceptable, if slightly less convenient (as i suspect something like that would only allow moving forward/back one page at a time, as opposed to simply press-and-holding to pull up all your options to jump to)

i am losing my mind a little bit here i don't understand why it has to be so roundabout

Asked by aft 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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truncated text with firefox 115.0.1 android 9

Having web pages with missing, truncated text or blank rendering similar to error reported to Mozilla support by - pnystrom 7/22/21, 9:44 PM and moderated by Paul. Duc… (read more)

Having web pages with missing, truncated text or blank rendering similar to error reported to Mozilla support by -

pnystrom 7/22/21, 9:44 PM

and moderated by Paul.

Duck Duck Go list of search results has missing text and blank space, for example. Same missing text happened with earlier version of Firefox but is worse with this version update. Have Motorola moto 6g play phone.

Asked by berg.eedward 10 months ago

Last reply by Garrett24 9 months ago

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Wrong Search Location Result

I'm not even in California, much less Sacramento. Google account addresses Not in California! Locations for search results always shows Sacramento. FireFox search cashe… (read more)

I'm not even in California, much less Sacramento.

Google account addresses Not in California! Locations for search results always shows Sacramento.

FireFox search cashed cleared. FireFox app closed. Phone reloaded.

Not yet Firefox reinstalled. Last time done ALL SHORT CUTS & BOOKMARKS LOST! ANOTHER MAJOR HINDERANCE.

And NO, THERE IS NO GOOD FIX FOUND SEARCHING FIREFOX SUPPORT. NOTHING FROM GOOGLE EITHER. ALL THE SIMPLE LOGICAL "SET MY ADDRESSES". NEED REAL FIX

Asked by rmynatt 10 months ago

Answered by rmynatt 10 months ago

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scrolling not working as supposed

Hi, Xiaomi 12, when reading a webpage in Firefox scrolling with the finger every 3-4 times the page does not scroll. Instead the address bar at the bottom pops. Lifting … (read more)

Hi,

Xiaomi 12, when reading a webpage in Firefox scrolling with the finger every 3-4 times the page does not scroll. Instead the address bar at the bottom pops. Lifting the finger and scrolling again makes the page scroll. This problems repeats.

Help would be appreciated because it is very annoying

Asked by Raven 9 months ago

Answered by ed.momot 8 months ago

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Pull to Refresh

For a few weeks I had the ability to pull to Refresh pages. Now for the last 48 hours the feature has disappeared. Is there any way to get it back? I didn't install any … (read more)

For a few weeks I had the ability to pull to Refresh pages. Now for the last 48 hours the feature has disappeared. Is there any way to get it back? I didn't install any add-ons for that function to my knowledge.

Flip 4 phone

Asked by Ajax3000 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Firefox doesn't display text correctly

Firefox is failing to display text properly on pages. Paragraphs are getting whited out at seemingly random. If I zoom or highlight the missing part I can usually get it … (read more)

Firefox is failing to display text properly on pages. Paragraphs are getting whited out at seemingly random. If I zoom or highlight the missing part I can usually get it to show up.

I'm using the android mobile version.

I've tried: Clearing the cache Uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox Deleting all add ons Restarting my device Changing font display sizes in Firefox and on my device

It's only Firefox, pages display properly when I try using a different browser. This has been an ongoing problem but its suddenly effecting huge chunks of text on all websites where previously it would only block a word or two on some websites.

(It was even effecting text while trying to type this ticket which is super annoying. )

Asked by thespicydiamond 10 months ago

Last reply by orange_cat 10 months ago

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FIrefox/Duckduckgo problem

I am running Firefox and Duckduckgo on a Samsung Tab A (8.0), model SM-T387V. Just within the last few weeks there have been blank (white) bars covering part of the sear… (read more)

I am running Firefox and Duckduckgo on a Samsung Tab A (8.0), model SM-T387V.

Just within the last few weeks there have been blank (white) bars covering part of the search results. This also sometimes appears on a web page.

Screenshot attached.

If I use DuckDuckGo on Chrome it works fine.

What is the problem and how can I fix it? I can't find any support/help on the DuckDuckGo website.

Edit: When I use FireFox with a different search engine it does the same thing. If I use the Chrome browser with DuckDuckgo it works fine.

Asked by jlbolinger 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Parts of the text are missing on various sited to various degrees

On various sites, e.g. DuckDuckGo search results, parts of the text are missing. Sometimes it's one or more complete lines, sometimes it's part of the line (left, right, … (read more)

On various sites, e.g. DuckDuckGo search results, parts of the text are missing. Sometimes it's one or more complete lines, sometimes it's part of the line (left, right, middle, upper, lower part). It looks like rectangles in background colour hide the text. Zooming changes the affected zones and generally makes more an more text visible again. Selecting the missing text also makes it visible. This happens on only one device. Complete deinstallation and reinstallation of Firefox for Android didn't help.

Asked by Garrett24 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago