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Passwords won't fill in

Hi there! I have a new S22+, all systems up to date. I'm logged into Firefox on both the Android and on my Mac Air. Last time I migrated to a new phone, Sync filled in a… (read more)

Hi there! I have a new S22+, all systems up to date. I'm logged into Firefox on both the Android and on my Mac Air.

Last time I migrated to a new phone, Sync filled in all my passwords on the phone. This time I'm having to copy and paste all the passwords; Samsung autopass (or whatever it's called) offers to fill them in, but of course doesn't have those passwords anyway.

What do I need to tweak or do differently to get the passwords to fill in?

Asked by EternalNewbie 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year 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

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Cannot pair from android app

I try using the pair feature but each time I scan, I get a page showing "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within the Firefox app" Even though I did pair … (read more)

I try using the pair feature but each time I scan, I get a page showing "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within the Firefox app" Even though I did pair from the Firefox app. I have tried multiple times, always the same issue. Device: Samsung s20 fe OS: Android 12 Browser version: The latest on both PC and Mobile

Asked by garym3 1 year ago

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audio streaming stops when lock screen kicks in

Hello, I've noticed for a couple of weeks now that audio streaming halted when the lock screen kicks in, regardless of whether I've blanked the screen myself (hardware b… (read more)

Hello,

I've noticed for a couple of weeks now that audio streaming halted when the lock screen kicks in, regardless of whether I've blanked the screen myself (hardware button) or not on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A8. I was running Firefox for Android v98.2.0 (2022 Mar 13 on Android v9 and with the following add-ons:

- uBlock Origin - Privacy Badger - HTTPS Everywhere - Video Background Play Fix

This is behavior I haven't seen before, and I've been streaming on this device with Firefox and other apps for a couple of years now. To determine whether it's Firefox or Android itself at fault, I streamed under a different app (RadioGarden). I do not get the cut-outs with the latter; it carries on happily until I terminate the app.

I have upgraded to v98.3.0 and will test again with that. Searching on the Support forum, the last reports I could find of anything like this dated from Aug 2020 or so and quite a few versions back. Is this something that's cropped up again? Is anyone else seeing anything like this?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Z

Asked by Zapfenzieher 1 year ago

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Webpages jump "up" every so often while scrolling down

This occurs reliable for me right now on Firefox Mobile on https://aphyr.com/posts/358-a-history-of-leather-at-pride-1965-1995 While scrolling down the webpage, occasion… (read more)

This occurs reliable for me right now on Firefox Mobile on https://aphyr.com/posts/358-a-history-of-leather-at-pride-1965-1995

While scrolling down the webpage, occasionally, about half a second after I lift my finger from the page, the viewport "jumps" up 1-2 paragraphs. This can happen more than once after I've stopped scrolling, or not at all. It appears to also sometimes happen while scrolling, but I can't reliably reproduce that part.

I've uploaded a video of this to https://i.imgur.com/guNho5G.mp4. It's a bit blurry, but the key point is there: I scroll down the page, slowly, and then right before the video loops, the screen "jumps up" once.

This also happens on https://www.egscomics.com/ occasionally, but on that webpage, it's only when I'm zoomed in on the text at the bottom, and scrolling slowly. Much less reliable to reproduce than the blog post on aphyr.com.

Asked by David Ross 1 year ago

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Always is in dark mode on moble.

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested th… (read more)

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested the same sites on other browsers to make sure it was not the sites. The browser and system are up to date.

Asked by John Cochran 11 months 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

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Dark mode no longer stays active

I normally have Dark Mode always enabled. This week it's constantly switching to "Follow Device Theme" which then makes it the Light theme. Interestingly, my phone's th… (read more)

I normally have Dark Mode always enabled.

This week it's constantly switching to "Follow Device Theme" which then makes it the Light theme.

Interestingly, my phone's theme is also set to Dark mode so the Follow setting doesn't appear to work.

Thanks!

Asked by gurtfrobe 2 years ago

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Websites refuse to adjust to mobile screen size

MANY Websites refuse to adjust to mobile screen size, including Google Mail. Text is not wrapped or shrunk to screen width. Your "help fix" suggestion turn on and off de… (read more)

MANY Websites refuse to adjust to mobile screen size, including Google Mail. Text is not wrapped or shrunk to screen width.

Your "help fix" suggestion turn on and off desktop mode doesn't work.

It was working in previous version before updating to latest Firefox build earlier this week.

The latest stable Android release running on Android 11 with latest updates: >> 98.2.0 (Build #2015868577), 2b529a583+ AC: 98.0.12, 9ad94b2a33 GV: 98.0.1-20220313140707 AS: 91.0.1 << Example Screen shot attached from Google Mail.

Asked by 6d969937 1 year 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 9 months 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?

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[Firefox Android] Firefox freezes when I select an image on the main page of a Google search

I'm using Android 13 and Firefox is updated to the latest update. When I Google something and select an image, Firefox freezes and I either have to reload the page and th… (read more)

I'm using Android 13 and Firefox is updated to the latest update. When I Google something and select an image, Firefox freezes and I either have to reload the page and the image will load or I have to close & reopen the app and switch to the Images tab. This is on the main Google search page. Images selected in the Google Images tab work as expected.

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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?

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How can I set the home page to a specific URL

Hi I try to move from Google Chrome to Firefox but I fail on a simple but important setting. How can I set the home page to a specific URL. If I go to settings -> Home… (read more)

Hi I try to move from Google Chrome to Firefox but I fail on a simple but important setting. How can I set the home page to a specific URL. If I go to settings -> Homepage I do not find the field where I can set my homepage. Thanks, Rupert.

Asked by ruwela 1 year ago

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