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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 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Feature request in Reading mode

I would like to request a feature for reading mode. If we could flip page like Kindle book, instead of page scroll, especially in reading mode, it will be great! BTW I h… (read more)

I would like to request a feature for reading mode. If we could flip page like Kindle book, instead of page scroll, especially in reading mode, it will be great!

BTW I have chosen to use Mozilla Firefox instead of chrome because of this reading mode feature. Thank you for this great feature!

Asked by p_achalam 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

Bookmark access

Firefox is my GoTo browser. I appreciate that it is open source and respects privacy and security. Right now I am struggling with release 126.0 on a Lenovo tablet runni… (read more)

Firefox is my GoTo browser. I appreciate that it is open source and respects privacy and security.

Right now I am struggling with release 126.0 on a Lenovo tablet running Android 13. My issue is the use and access to bookmarks. Unlike previous versions of Firefox there seems to be no way to get a bookmarks toolbar. That was a helpful feature in previous versions. And favorites are not as clean. My hope is that Mozilla will return to a bookmark toolbar.

Regards, Tom

Asked by Tom 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

Bookmark symbol bar

i like firefox on my cell phone as well as on my pc, but i encounter a problem on my tablet. The screen is big enough that I could display my bookmarks bar permanently (a… (read more)

i like firefox on my cell phone as well as on my pc, but i encounter a problem on my tablet. The screen is big enough that I could display my bookmarks bar permanently (as well as tabs). if I want to look up several things quickly, which would certainly be possible with my tablet with keyboard and mouse, I can't even do that because I can't open the bookmarks that quickly.

however, i can understand that this is not permanently implemented, but i would like to have a customization option via on/off in the settings and while we are on the subject, an option to switch tabs on/off like on the desktop like the page marker permanently on desktop mode would be really nice.

of course it could be that these options already exist, then it would be that i am too stupid to find them because i really couldn't imagine that they don't exist and have already rummaged through all the options.

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Asked by maxweiss360 3 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

Home Button Feature Implementation

1. When we press Home button in the app toolbar, It opens a new tab and sends the active tab in background instead of closing the tab. The correct working of Home button … (read more)

1. When we press Home button in the app toolbar, It opens a new tab and sends the active tab in background instead of closing the tab. The correct working of Home button is to show Homepage in current tab. For opening new tab, we can use "New Tab" option. Because of this all tabs keep getting stored in background and it's quote irritating.

2. Same for back swipe gesture, the tab gets stored in background instead of closing. For example, I clicked on an Article in Google Feed, it redirects to Firefox, now after reading the article, I swiped back to go back to Google Feed. Now swiping back gesture doesn't close the active tab, instead it stored the tab in background. Because of this too much tabs gets stored in background and need manual effort to remove the tabs.

So, Fix these two features.

Asked by RtR 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 4 weeks ago

Home page keeps opening new tabs

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it st… (read more)

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it stays in the same tab like on PC?

Asked by sz.zoltan939 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

Home page and Bookmarks

merry christmas all ... in bookmarks why can't you organise them the way you want to ie: move them up or down in the order you want them... I can't find a way of doing it… (read more)

merry christmas all ... in bookmarks why can't you organise them the way you want to ie: move them up or down in the order you want them... I can't find a way of doing it. and secondly on the homepage in the image I have uploaded why is there so much wasted space? and you can only have 2 rows of shortcuts. I am using the app on my phone and tablet which are both samsung galaxy phone is A34 5G and the tablet A8 thank you very much

Asked by David 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Histogram don't hide

When I'm going to full screen video - I'm got control buttons on the screen. It's happened 2 weeks ago and go on to this day. Phone control gistogram button's don't hide,… (read more)

When I'm going to full screen video - I'm got control buttons on the screen. It's happened 2 weeks ago and go on to this day. Phone control gistogram button's don't hide, I'm trying everything to fix it (( Some time it's don't showing, but not now - it's on the screen - no matter what sites or player on this site ((

Asked by CEHA.UA 5 months ago

Last reply by welchia 5 months ago

Display long press options om the bottom of screen

Using android firefox latest. I just have a suggestion. I'm using the browser with the url bar and buttons on.the bottom of the screen, to be better reachable with my thu… (read more)

Using android firefox latest. I just have a suggestion. I'm using the browser with the url bar and buttons on.the bottom of the screen, to be better reachable with my thumb. Now when I long press a link the popup with the options list appears in the middle of the screen, making me reach quite high/using both hands. If it appeared on the bottom it would be more comfortable to use.

Thanks for making firefox!

Asked by Klemen Červ 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

can't adjust magnification to see the full page

I have to use Firefox to access my bank accounts as my version of chrome is no longer supported. However the magnification of the pages is too great in Firefox for me to … (read more)

I have to use Firefox to access my bank accounts as my version of chrome is no longer supported. However the magnification of the pages is too great in Firefox for me to use full page options. How can I reduce magnification of a Firefox page?

Asked by cvcrook307 5 months ago

Last reply by welchia 5 months ago

Paste option disappears almost immediately

Surely I'm not the only one, when I try to paste in to a field in firefox 122.01 stock android 13, the paste buttons disappears almost immediately after you long press on… (read more)

Surely I'm not the only one, when I try to paste in to a field in firefox 122.01 stock android 13, the paste buttons disappears almost immediately after you long press on a text field. Maybe 1 time in 3 it works ok.

Also, does anyone else have an issue with accessing facebook in firefox? Most times you try to type in a text box, it appears under the on-screen keyboard.

Asked by Andrew McCandless 4 months ago

Last reply by welchia 4 months ago

home page setup

I had my homepage setup on my old phone with firefox and the Ustart homepage but when I tried to do the same thing on my new phone There is no place to enter it like the … (read more)

I had my homepage setup on my old phone with firefox and the Ustart homepage but when I tried to do the same thing on my new phone There is no place to enter it like the used to be

Asked by ustart 4 months ago

Last reply by welchia 4 months ago

I went to launch the app when I saw that the logo was fc written in white on a pink background.

Can you tell me why when I went to launch the app when I saw that the logo was fc written in white on a pink background? It went away after I launched the app and exited… (read more)

Can you tell me why when I went to launch the app when I saw that the logo was fc written in white on a pink background? It went away after I launched the app and exited it again.

Asked by Ambar Bando 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

How to Find the Firefox Menu Button on Android TV

Hello Everyone, My issue is a rather frustrating one as, try as I might, I am unable to find the Menu button on the Firefox Home Screen. FYI I’m using an Nvidia Shield … (read more)

Hello Everyone,

My issue is a rather frustrating one as, try as I might, I am unable to find the Menu button on the Firefox Home Screen.

FYI I’m using an Nvidia Shield that is utilising the latest Android TV OS.

Any help and advice that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Asked by SnF1 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago