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Cannot access about:config as of 2022-Oct-25

About:config simply shows me a blank screen. I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking a… (read more)

About:config simply shows me a blank screen.

I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking about a solution to the specific reason they were trying to access about:config, not why they cannot access it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1373286

Others say to use the nightly build, which I don't want. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1302626

What's the deal? I've spent an hour or so now looking this up and haven't found anything.

Asked by ImplierOfThings 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Is there some place from which to download Firefox without having a google account?

We cannot get a google account because our landline neither sends nor receives text messages. We are in process of setting up and testing a cell phone, and would like to… (read more)

We cannot get a google account because our landline neither sends nor receives text messages. We are in process of setting up and testing a cell phone, and would like to load Firefox for Android as the browser. We cannot download from google play because google demands to send a text-message "verification" code. We note, thankfully, that Mozilla does not (stupidly) do likewise to set up a Firefox account.

Asked by RHVF1 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Open link in another app disable popup Firefox Nightly for Android

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm. This was not present in pre… (read more)

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm.

This was not present in previous releases and I don't know if there is a way to prevent this popup as it makes it uncomfortable. Is there an option I may be missing to disable this feature? If not, could an option like this be introduced?

Thanks and regards

Asked by chetitos 1 year ago

Answered by chetitos 1 year ago

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Downloading PDF files.

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person … (read more)

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person who asked a similar question and was told to use the "Share" option and then "Save as PDF" - this doesn't work. Another advise given was long-pressing on the PDF link and choosing to save target - it won't work when I am pasting the pdf link into the address bar, which is how I do it primarily. I'm stuck using the Open in External App, which opens the pdf in Google drive, then having the option of saving the file. So many unnecessary steps. Please fix.

Asked by dlukian 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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PDF Download

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am no… (read more)

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am not able to download any pdf, instead it keeps opening up the pdf in another tab which is not what I'm trying to do. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Shamil 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Sync and save data

Hi. The option to "sync and save your data" no longer appears in the main menu, nor under settings on my Firefox Android phone. What can I do to get back this option? You… (read more)

Hi. The option to "sync and save your data" no longer appears in the main menu, nor under settings on my Firefox Android phone. What can I do to get back this option? Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Ray 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Physical Keyboard Access

I'm a physical keyboard user for Android and find it impossible to use Firefox, there doesn't seem to be any documentation on simple keyboard shortcuts for access the add… (read more)

I'm a physical keyboard user for Android and find it impossible to use Firefox, there doesn't seem to be any documentation on simple keyboard shortcuts for access the addressbar or menubar, getting to search in the page, or access fine-grained tools for navigation like there is on the desktop version.

Where are these features documented? The Android Talkback feature doesn't cut it for me.

Asked by Nathan 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Download PDF Without Opening in New Tab

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the G… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the Google Chrome app to make it download properly. How do I fix this?

Asked by tjlford 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Moving bookmarks

Firefox - Android I don't seem to have an option to move a bookmark into a new bookmark folder.There is supposed to be an option in the menu (after you click and hold th… (read more)

Firefox - Android I don't seem to have an option to move a bookmark into a new bookmark folder.There is supposed to be an option in the menu (after you click and hold the selected bookmark) but the menu only has 3 options - 'open in new tab  :. open in private tab. :. Delete. '. -. Am I missing something ? Can anyone help

Asked by mikeburnell 1 year ago

Answered by mikeburnell 1 year ago

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Firefox android can't put a shortcut to Piped on my home page?

I originally was able to create the home page shortcut to Piped with Chrome, but the shortcut launched Chrome, even though Firefox is my default browser? Piped [https://… (read more)

I originally was able to create the home page shortcut to Piped with Chrome, but the shortcut launched Chrome, even though Firefox is my default browser?

Piped [https://piped.kavin.rocks/https://pip.../|Piped]

So I deleted the shortcut. Now, Chrome no longer even offers me the option to "Add to Home Screen" from the Piped page, but it still does for other sites. Within Chrome, It now offers me the option to open the page in Firefox, even if I make Chrome the default browser.

How can I get a shortcut to Piped on my home page that will open in Firefox?

Asked by noel_envode 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Can not save images from Google Images (Android)

Can not save images from Google Images, by holding down on the image, and then tapping save image. The menu simply does not pop-up. Holding down on the image results in s… (read more)

Can not save images from Google Images, by holding down on the image, and then tapping save image. The menu simply does not pop-up. Holding down on the image results in selection of the image description below. Sometimes you can not save it form the website either, but that is because of website configuration and you can not save it on other browsers, but on other browsers you can save from Google Images by holding down on an image, so it is only the issue of Firefox and not the Google Images website. This issue seems to be present for over 2 years based on online feedback, and it is still not fixed.

Asked by hemasalam.m.ali 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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How to save inactive tabs to desktop

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, b… (read more)

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, but I never asked for. Now when I have time to deal with them, I have tried multiple ways to bring them to my computer or bookmark them from my phone, but nothing seems to work. It doesn't seem like there is much of anything that you can do with inactive tabs even if you share them to your desktop.

It is my understanding from trying to research this, that the Collections you create on your phone are not synced to my Firefox account so that doesn't seem helpful. Is there an extension that could solve this for me? It doesn't work to try to bookmark them from my phone because they don't show up in my desktop bookmark folder that I assigned.

The thing that has worked best so far is to Share my tabs to a temporary folder [Phone Inactive Tabs] on my desktop then search (for example: recipe) then open some in tabs and bookmark them. However, after I have categorized them into the proper bookmark folder (Food/Recipes), they disappear from that folder when I try to delete them from my temporary folder. It does the same thing if I save tabs into OneTab first.

Can someone please help me so that I don't lose years of things that I really want to keep? I would appreciate it! It would be helpful if I could even share all my inactive tabs (or even URLs) into a folder on my desktop so that I could search and bookmark them at a later time without it deleting all that work. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Kathy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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following laptop instructions to sync and save data on phone

Firefox on laptop says to seek and save data with food, open Firefox go to menu at shoes sick and save data but there is no option for this. How could I tell if I am sync… (read more)

Firefox on laptop says to seek and save data with food, open Firefox go to menu at shoes sick and save data but there is no option for this. How could I tell if I am synced and how to do it?

Asked by johnapanelli 1 year ago

Last reply by Spanish Eyes 11 months ago

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Autoplay Next Video when minimized

I am using the video background fix addon but whenever i minimize firefox, it will play the current video untill the end and will not autoplay the next one. I have to bri… (read more)

I am using the video background fix addon but whenever i minimize firefox, it will play the current video untill the end and will not autoplay the next one. I have to bring forefox to the screen again and then it starts the video.

On my much older Android device, i am using the same setup and have no problem with autoplaying the next video, even when firefox is minimized. Any suggestions?

Asked by milanik90 1 year ago

Answered by milanik90 1 year ago

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Stop redirects to mobile sites

Hi there On some sites I use, their aps are next to useless as are their mobile sites. I want to be able to access the REAL websites but when I change the URL (e.g. chan… (read more)

Hi there

On some sites I use, their aps are next to useless as are their mobile sites. I want to be able to access the REAL websites but when I change the URL (e.g. change m.twitch.tv to just twitch.tv) it simply redirects to the mobile site again. How can I force it to show me the full web page instead please ?

Many thanks

Zoe

Asked by Zoe Ballz 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago