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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

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The lack of a JavaScript switch in Firefox (Android) - why?

I have noted from a web search that the subject of Javascript in Firefox (Android) has caused issues for some users of this browser. I understand that JavaScript is now … (read more)

I have noted from a web search that the subject of Javascript in Firefox (Android) has caused issues for some users of this browser.

I understand that JavaScript is now enabled by default in the standard version of Firefox (Android). It appears that once upon a time there was a config setting that could be tweaked to switch JavaScript on or off, but that setting may no longer work. Additionally, I also understand there are add-ons for the Android version of Firefox that can, amongst other things, apparently switch JavaScript on or off.

People here might be surprised to learn that the minimalist Firefox Focus (Android) browser already has a built-in, easily accessible, switch to turn JavaScript on or off:

Settings > Privacy & Security > Web Content > Block JavaScript

So, the point I would like to raise with Mozilla (but it seems to be impossible to contact them directly) is, if it is available in Firefox Focus (Android), why the heck is this switch not available in the mainstream, standard version of Firefox (Android)? It makes absolutely no sense not to have it, surely?

I would suggest that a good place to include a JavaScript switch would be in the 'Site permissions' section of Firefox (Android) settings. It is merely a suggestion as, for example, within the rather useful competitor Vivaldi (Android) browser there is such a switch located here:

Settings > WEB PAGES > Site settings > JavaScript

As for why there should be a JavaScript switch within Firefox (Android), that question is largely irrelevant. Mozilla have already seen a need to include it in Firefox Focus (Android), so what possible good reason could there be for not including it in Firefox (Android)? It mystifies me, and it's omission is an inconvenience too.

Does anyone here have a sensible answer to this question?

Asked by SaturnV 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Show only pinned sites in home screen

Before Firefox for Android v100 it was possible to show only pinned sites in the top sites section in the home screen. Now alongside my pinned sites (currently 3) there a… (read more)

Before Firefox for Android v100 it was possible to show only pinned sites in the top sites section in the home screen. Now alongside my pinned sites (currently 3) there are 2 rows of 4 sites and 2 pages. All these other sites are pages related to my work, full of test URLs, 500 or 404 pages... and so on. How do I revert it to the old behavior?

Asked by faelv 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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Downloads

Hello there, The problem that i am getting is that when i am downloading a file from the browser , it only shows on the screen notification panel but not in the 'downlo… (read more)

Hello there,

The problem that i am getting is that when i am downloading a file from the browser , it only shows on the screen notification panel but not in the 'downloads' section of the browser. And when i pause the download, even after having downloaded more than 50 percent it would completely disappear and then i find no option to resume the download.. This is a major issue kindly help me sort it out.

Thanks !

Asked by sarshadaltaf 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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location services blocked

Hello, I tried allowing a certain site (work related) to use location services on my phone but Firefox blocks it. I tried manually changing it to no avail. Even deleting … (read more)

Hello, I tried allowing a certain site (work related) to use location services on my phone but Firefox blocks it. I tried manually changing it to no avail. Even deleting site data didn't work. How do I fix this? And is there some way to view my permissions for a site without entering it?

Asked by yairmaor 1 year ago

Last reply by yairmaor 1 year ago

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Sending links and tabs to phone from PC

I can't find links and tabs which I send from my PC's Firefox to android's Firefox. I have two devices synced. One is my PC another is my android. So, where do those sent… (read more)

I can't find links and tabs which I send from my PC's Firefox to android's Firefox. I have two devices synced. One is my PC another is my android. So, where do those sent tabs and links appear on the phone? I checked the tabs but didn't find any sent tabs or links.

Asked by alireza781992 1 year ago

Last reply by TanKS 1 year ago

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Passwords from browser won't sync to Android and iPad

Hello, my saved passwords from the Firefox browser on my laptop doesn't sync to my android phone, android tablet, or my iPad. It only seems to be the passwords that aren… (read more)

Hello, my saved passwords from the Firefox browser on my laptop doesn't sync to my android phone, android tablet, or my iPad.

It only seems to be the passwords that aren't syncing. I've tried pairing with the qr code and pairing by signing in with email. My passwords aren't syncing. I've changed browser and auto fill settings on my devices to Firefox. It's still not working. Please help.

Asked by Jessica 1 year ago

Last reply by Jessica 1 year ago

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how to recover firefox android app data

on my android phone I accidentaly clicked the app data clear option and all my collections, and webpage widgets on my phone home screen are now gone. Is there a way to r… (read more)

on my android phone I accidentaly clicked the app data clear option and all my collections, and webpage widgets on my phone home screen are now gone.

Is there a way to restore them?

thanks

Asked by digg2 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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How do I downgrade back to previous version?

Ok so my Firefox automatically updated and I never has the sync bs enabled so all my bookmarks have gone (thanks Mozilla) No 7 of my add-ons "aren't yet supported" seems… (read more)

Ok so my Firefox automatically updated and I never has the sync bs enabled so all my bookmarks have gone (thanks Mozilla)

No 7 of my add-ons "aren't yet supported" seems the cheap brown Indian programmers dropped support for these plug-in without which Firefox is rubbish.


Firefox was supposed to be all about user protection and data protection etc, now it seems like I will have to go and download the older previous version of Firefox from some dodgy APK website. The irony, it's expected when you got an Indian at the helm.


Oh and it would appear the "add image" browse button don't work, are the Indians also responsible for this too?

Man everything these Indians touch gets messed up, including Microsoft windows and office.

Asked by andicalman 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Unable to share link or photo to WhatsApp

Unable to share firebox to WhatsApp like photo and link. It's says download whatsapp seems you do not have it. When click on download option it says you already have inst… (read more)

Unable to share firebox to WhatsApp like photo and link. It's says download whatsapp seems you do not have it. When click on download option it says you already have installed WhatsApp. now what to do. If this continues then I will have to use Google or chrome instead firebox.

Pls let me know why this happening and help me to shorted out from this. Thanks

Asked by mkartik.keyan 1 year ago

Last reply by mkartik.keyan 1 year ago

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unable to set YouTube video quality via firefox. goes back to high resolution and results in buffering.

unable to set YouTube video quality via firefox. goes back to high resolution and results in buffering. On other browsers it doesn't go back to high resolution once I set… (read more)

unable to set YouTube video quality via firefox. goes back to high resolution and results in buffering. On other browsers it doesn't go back to high resolution once I set it.

Asked by aawesh.sayyed7 2 years ago

Last reply by Zmingong 1 year ago

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Youtube Full Screen mode in Firefox Andriod

1. Youtube videos are not loading correctly in firefox android in full screen mode, only 3/4 of the video gets displayed rest gets hided. 2. Rotation of the screen while… (read more)

1. Youtube videos are not loading correctly in firefox android in full screen mode, only 3/4 of the video gets displayed rest gets hided. 2. Rotation of the screen while watching video based on gyroscope can be made.

Asked by karthi@firefox 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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New Tab Opened - Switch notification is too fast to click.

Is there any way to extend the visibility of the pop-up switch notification which reads "New tab opened Switch"? I mean another half second or two? I'm talking about the… (read more)

Is there any way to extend the visibility of the pop-up switch notification which reads "New tab opened Switch"? I mean another half second or two?

I'm talking about the momentary button on the bottom of the screen which provides a way to immediately switch over to the newly opened tab.

I usually don't switch, but I'm usually too slow to click when I DO want to switch.

Asked by phil.perfitt 1 year ago

Last reply by Les 1 year ago