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Video playback not working

Video playback initially works, until suddenly it doesn't; no new videos will work, and videos that previously played in the same browsing session will stop working. Easy… (read more)

Video playback initially works, until suddenly it doesn't; no new videos will work, and videos that previously played in the same browsing session will stop working. Easy to reproduce on Reddit by browsing any video-heavy subreddit. Leaving a broken video in a tab seems to infect the rest of the browser across websites; if a broken video from site A is open in another tab, videos on site B won't play.

Sometimes quitting and restarting Firefox is enough to temporarily get video playback working again; sometimes I have to manually clear the browser cache; at least once I've had to reboot my phone.

Screen recording with symptoms: https://youtu.be/5O6FOax7ozA

Device is a Sony Xperia I V

Asked by Jens Lyn IV 5 months ago

Answered by Jens Lyn IV 5 months ago

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App Permissions: "download files without notification"

Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well. So, I've been thinking about downloading the Firefox browser for Android but I am worried. I saw this among the app permissions o… (read more)

Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well.

So, I've been thinking about downloading the Firefox browser for Android but I am worried.

I saw this among the app permissions on Google Play Store: "download files without notification". And I am worried.

And I need to know:

- What files does Firefox download without notification?

- Why does Firefox download files without notification?

- When does Firefox download files without notification?

- Why and how should I trust an app to the have the ability to download anything it desires at anytime it desires without my knowledge or my choice to accept or decline?

Could you please help me and tell how this app is safe?

Thanks. Have a good day!

Asked by 🌞 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago