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How to fix "installed" websites like Facebook and others minimizing every few minutes and keyboard minimizing.

Why do websites we have "installed" (located in the 3 buttons, top right), which is substituted for "add to desktop" want to minimize ever 3 minutes or so? This needs fix… (read more)

Why do websites we have "installed" (located in the 3 buttons, top right), which is substituted for "add to desktop" want to minimize ever 3 minutes or so? This needs fixed ASAP. I have Facebook, local news websites, etc. "installed," since Firefox 123.0 for Android and before. It's been doing this 6 months now. Samsung A14 Phone, Android 14, Patch level Dec 1, 2024.

Also, Facebook "installed" will not let the keyboard stay up. It also minimizes immediately, when a post page or comment page loads and you tap the place to type (the field). Samsung A14 Phone, Android 14, Patch level Dec 1, 2024.

Thanks for whatever help you can give.

Asked by junckboxx 9 hours ago

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Webpages are not loading, at all on FF for Android

I have no idea what is happening... But after restarting, clearing my cache, making sure I have data and it is working for other apps... Still no results. No matter what… (read more)

I have no idea what is happening... But after restarting, clearing my cache, making sure I have data and it is working for other apps... Still no results.

No matter what, whether I try to type in a URL, click on a link in the google app, or refresh a page I already have open, the app doesn't even attempt to load a page or throw up an error. Just a blank background, no loading bar, no error messages, and no redirects...

FF for Android Version 112.2.0 Build #2015946691

Asked by x10guy 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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After latest android firefox update v114.1.0 - all web pages blank

Android Firefox v114.1.0 (Build #2015955411), 4bddc25255+ Samsung Galaxy S9+ Android v10 Hello, Firefox was upgraded on my Android phone to the version above yesterday,… (read more)

Android Firefox v114.1.0 (Build #2015955411), 4bddc25255+ Samsung Galaxy S9+ Android v10

Hello,

Firefox was upgraded on my Android phone to the version above yesterday, and all existing tabs or any new websites are now blank (see second image attached). No page will load, no open tabs have any content / cant reload them etc. Clearing cache for the app, hasnt worked either.

Just hoping there is a fix rather than blowing everything away and then finding out there is still an issue.

Asked by firefox2350 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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Firefox crashes repeatedly, on multiple devices

So usually ill be playing a youtube video, and eventually the frames will stop and then firefox will crash, with the Sorry Firefox crashed error Now i just got a new T… (read more)

So usually ill be playing a youtube video, and eventually the frames will stop and then firefox will crash, with the

Sorry Firefox crashed error

Now i just got a new Tablet my partner was using with no crashes and im crashing on that too, so it could be an account issue?

Already tried clearing cache and data and having no Addons Any help would be appreciated :)

Asked by Shinobi 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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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.

Asked by popo 7 months ago

Answered by popo 7 months ago

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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?

Asked by cjw 9 months ago

Answered by cjw 9 months ago

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Firefox reports a seperate incorrect device to Google My Account in use

Hi dear people, Unknown phone, "Nexus 5" is log in -ed and recognized as "mine" but is actually Redmi Xiaomi model. See attached pictures please. I removed the device "… (read more)

Hi dear people,

Unknown phone, "Nexus 5" is log in -ed and recognized as "mine" but is actually Redmi Xiaomi model.

See attached pictures please. I removed the device "Nexus 5" and signed out from Google and Firefox, but didn't help it keeps coming back and showing up also as "Firefox Mobile 97, Android 11"

Asked by MargaritaSan 2 years ago

Answered by MargaritaSan 1 year ago

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Camera is not working

So I have installed Firefox on my Galaxy S20 Plus running Android 12. All permissions are granted and everything is working except the camera. When testing it with https:… (read more)

So I have installed Firefox on my Galaxy S20 Plus running Android 12. All permissions are granted and everything is working except the camera. When testing it with https://webcammictest.com/ it ask for permission to use the camera and mic. I of cause allow the use and afterwards it says: The device is not found.

I have tested the mic alone and it is working. The test site is also working in Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi and Brave. So chromium browser do not have any issue with the camera or mic. I have also tried other tests sites with the same result.

I first noticed it when I had to call my doctor which sent a link to a site with camera feedback on. I was surprised and stressed about it wasn't working. Having a doctor waiting and a sick child, while installing Chrome to get it working, was not a fun experience.

Asked by Kenneth 1 year ago

Answered by Kenneth 1 year ago

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YouTube videos dropping frames

YouTube videos on Firefox Android Stable, Beta, and Nighty, experience significant frame drops when viewing "Stats" both on AVC1 and VP9, and on all resolutions. I checke… (read more)

YouTube videos on Firefox Android Stable, Beta, and Nighty, experience significant frame drops when viewing "Stats" both on AVC1 and VP9, and on all resolutions. I checked about:config in both Beta and Nightly and HW acceleration was enabled. This was true for a FRESH install as well. I tried this on other devices and the problem persists. Mull, which is a fork of Fennec, plays the same videos without any problems. Other browsers are also fine.

Tested on Samsung S20 One UI 5.1 (Android 13). Tested on Samsung A13 One UI 5.0 (Android 13). Tested Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (Android 10). Tested on Sony Xperia XZ1 (Android 9).

Asked by TA 11 months ago

Answered by TA 11 months ago

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Blank pages, pages fail to load, padlock icon with red slash

As with other recent posters on this support forum, I am also experiencing the bug on Firefox for Android 114.2.0 where all pages fail to load, only a blank screen is sho… (read more)

As with other recent posters on this support forum, I am also experiencing the bug on Firefox for Android 114.2.0 where all pages fail to load, only a blank screen is shown, along with the padlock icon having a red slash.

This started 2 days ago when I updated to Firefox 114.2.0 and also updated to Android 13 patch level June 1, 2023.

I will attach screenshots of the blank page, the Firefox about page, the Play Store app info, and the Settings app info.

I have gone through this support forum, and it looks like all of these posts are for the same issue: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416843 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416646 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416800 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416794 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416820 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416783 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1415832 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416685 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412113 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416247 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1405626 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416112 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416294 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416350 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416113 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416263 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416061 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416241 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416330 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1415775 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1415892 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1415735 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1415819

To me, from reading through these pages and other places online, it appears that the problem is triggered by an update to a recent version of Firefox, an update to a recent version of Android, or a combination of both. It also appears that updating the app will fix the issue (updating at all, not updating to a specific version), or reinstalling the app. Some have said they had luck with clearing the cache and restarting their phone. Some have also said that despite these fixes working temporarily, the issue reoccurred for them.

Many recent reviews in the Google Play Store page seem to be talking about this issue: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US&gl=US I will also attach screenshots of a few of the relevant reviews.

Here is also a forum post on Lemmy talking about this issue: https://lemmy.ml/post/1541824

I figure that I will just be able to wait for the next version of Firefox to be released, and it will fix itself, since I do not want to lose my browser data. I am just making this post because I was wondering if this is a known issue to the devs, or if they read the support forum or the Play Store reviews. I tried looking through the issue tracker at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/describecomponents.cgi?product=Fenix but I could not find any relevant entries.

Thanks for any response! Not trying to bug anyone or be negative, Firefox is amazing and I am super appreciative for all of the devs, and the community. I thought maybe collecting all the info in one place might be helpful for someone.

Asked by cory171185 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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Failed to install Add-ons

Hi, I just installed Firefox on my phone but I can't download add-ons (see attachments). My connection is fine, I tried disabling the VPN, but it's still the same. Pleas… (read more)

Hi, I just installed Firefox on my phone but I can't download add-ons (see attachments). My connection is fine, I tried disabling the VPN, but it's still the same. Please help. Thank you

Firefox 103.2.0 (Build #2015895963) Device: POCO F2 Pro

Asked by Rezz 1 year ago

Answered by Rezz 1 year ago

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Anyways to speed up Firefox Nightly on low end android devices?

My phone is Nokia X100 with android 11. CPU is 480 5G UFS 2.1 storage Ram is 6gb I already did some tweaks in about:config but it is still slow to load webpages especia… (read more)

My phone is Nokia X100 with android 11. CPU is 480 5G UFS 2.1 storage Ram is 6gb I already did some tweaks in about:config but it is still slow to load webpages especially going from one site to another site. Any flags recommended? I know there is the option to reduce animations but they split into many animations flags I just don't know which are supposed to be able to speed up the speed by disabling them. Please share your view

Asked by Prosperous 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Freeze and links don't work

Hi, I am a regular user of the Android version but currently when I get my search results it freezes and when it doesn't none of the links are clickable. Other browsers … (read more)

Hi,

I am a regular user of the Android version but currently when I get my search results it freezes and when it doesn't none of the links are clickable. Other browsers have no issues, anything I can do?

Asked by wilpang20 5 months ago

Answered by wilpang20 5 months ago

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App "minimizes" when video goes fullscreen

Sometimes when I click full-screen on a video, the app view disappears, and I am back out on the home screen. I still hear the video, and can switch back to Firefox and t… (read more)

Sometimes when I click full-screen on a video, the app view disappears, and I am back out on the home screen. I still hear the video, and can switch back to Firefox and try full-screen again. It usually (maybe always) works the second time.

When it happens, I can briefly see the video go full-screen and rotate to landscape. When the view has disappeared the screen rotates back to portrait. Whenever a video stays in portrait mode when going full-screen, the problem does not occur.

Even when closing firefox, I can still hear the video. So I think it is related to this issue: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1420245]

What I have tried:

  • Switching versions of firefox, they all have the same issue; Firefox, Firefox Nightly, and Fennec.
  • Clearing cache and disabling add-ons has not worked, but seemed to make it happen less frequently for a while (not sure).
  • I tried activating automatic screen rotation, but this made the problem worse. It would then not work the second time and firefox would only display part of the website in the top right corner of the screen. Closing it and re-opening it multiple times did not work. I had to turn auto-rotate back off.
  • I'm using the KISS launcher. Tried switching to various other launchers, but it made no difference.


OS: Calyx OS 4.12 HW: FairPhone 4 Firefox: Fennec v116, Firefox Nightly Add-ons: uBlock Origin, Tampermonkey

Asked by levinj 6 months ago

Last reply by JambleScrambles 4 months 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 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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YouTube soft-crashes when going full screen sideways

Steps to reproduce : - go to YouTube - open a video - press the full screen button or tilt the phone sideways to trigger full screen - Firefox crashes and forces ba… (read more)

Steps to reproduce : - go to YouTube - open a video - press the full screen button or tilt the phone sideways to trigger full screen - Firefox crashes and forces back to home screen - if opening Firefox again only half of the video component shows as in portrait mode, rest is black screen - if attempting to go side/full screen does properly show the video, but going back again to normal screen still shows the half black screen

I can reproduce this with a almost 100% rate, it only fixes itself by restarting Firefox, where it will work until phone is put to sleep mode.

I tried reinstalling Firefox from scratch, as well as deleting my browser cache and it didn't fix.

Asked by mariojothy 8 months ago

Last reply by hollandmk1 4 months ago

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Nothing is loading--everything is gray

Nothing will load in my browser after an Android update to my phone last night. All pages that I was viewing yesterday on different tabs remain gray--no error or other in… (read more)

Nothing will load in my browser after an Android update to my phone last night. All pages that I was viewing yesterday on different tabs remain gray--no error or other indication of how to fix this. Chrome and Incognito load the same pages without issue and work fine.

I suspect the issue was introduced with the Android update to my phone last night but not sure.

Asked by Bill 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 months ago

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Firefox for Android's Find In Page prompt auto-closes when typing and pressing next

When visiting this page, https://pluralkit.me/commands/#system-commands, and using "find in page" the find it page prompt just randomly closes. It happens a few ways. A f… (read more)

When visiting this page, https://pluralkit.me/commands/#system-commands, and using "find in page" the find it page prompt just randomly closes. It happens a few ways. A few times I've been halfway through typing my search query, and on the third letter, the prompt & my keyboard disappear. Every other time I hit the "next item" button a few times and on the 1-6th time, the prompt disappears. I can re-open it but it loses my search query, and it's annoying.

I'm using Firefox

98.3.0 (Build #2015870331), b1a12ce69+ AC: 98.0.13, a31f2c481a GV: 98.0.2-20220322144853 AS: 91.0.1

On Android 12 (SP2A.220305.013.A3) on a Pixel 6 Pro. No add-ons. I've tried restarting the Firefox app.

Does not appear to happen on a few other websites I've tried.

Asked by David Ross 1 year ago

Answered by David Ross 1 year ago