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Set Firefox home page on Android 12

How do I set the Firefox home page on Android 12? I want to set it so that whenever I open Firefox or press the "home" icon in the upper left corner, it takes me directly… (read more)

How do I set the Firefox home page on Android 12? I want to set it so that whenever I open Firefox or press the "home" icon in the upper left corner, it takes me directly to https://www.duckduckgo.com.

Asked by wbforbestx 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

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Pixiv image download failed on Firefox Mobile

Hello! thank you for reading to my question. My SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the newest Firefox Mobile is currently on problem with pixiv website. I tried to download (usi… (read more)

Hello! thank you for reading to my question.

My SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the newest Firefox Mobile is currently on problem with pixiv website.

I tried to download (using long press on an image) this artwork : https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/95614546 (NSFW maybe, bunny girl in there)

but Firefox Mobile failed its download process so I retried, and it again.

also I have confirmed this problem is occurred with any and only pixiv website images. :(

Are there solutions for?

Asked by steady.makes.win 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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How to save inactive tabs to desktop

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, b… (read more)

I have probably over 1000 tabs on my Android that I wanted to start to bookmark in my desktop. I find that most of them are inactive now, which I appreciate the intent, but I never asked for. Now when I have time to deal with them, I have tried multiple ways to bring them to my computer or bookmark them from my phone, but nothing seems to work. It doesn't seem like there is much of anything that you can do with inactive tabs even if you share them to your desktop.

It is my understanding from trying to research this, that the Collections you create on your phone are not synced to my Firefox account so that doesn't seem helpful. Is there an extension that could solve this for me? It doesn't work to try to bookmark them from my phone because they don't show up in my desktop bookmark folder that I assigned.

The thing that has worked best so far is to Share my tabs to a temporary folder [Phone Inactive Tabs] on my desktop then search (for example: recipe) then open some in tabs and bookmark them. However, after I have categorized them into the proper bookmark folder (Food/Recipes), they disappear from that folder when I try to delete them from my temporary folder. It does the same thing if I save tabs into OneTab first.

Can someone please help me so that I don't lose years of things that I really want to keep? I would appreciate it! It would be helpful if I could even share all my inactive tabs (or even URLs) into a folder on my desktop so that I could search and bookmark them at a later time without it deleting all that work. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Kathy 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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The Guardian website: 40 second hangs when using tabs (FF Android)

Hi! Version: FF Android 101.2.0 (plus other version stuff I can provide if needed), Android 12 Just thought I'd report this because it appears to be a consistent, reasona… (read more)

Hi!

Version: FF Android 101.2.0 (plus other version stuff I can provide if needed), Android 12

Just thought I'd report this because it appears to be a consistent, reasonably long-standing issue (months) on a popular news site. Or is it "just me"?

Website: https://www.theguardian.com/uk (several million uniques visitors per month)

Expected behaviour: I am able to open various links on this website as backround tabs and continue browsing.

Actual behaviour: 1. After a couple are opened, Firefox for Android hangs for very close to 40 seconds then does a deep redraw/repaint of all tabs and continues to function until I next try to open another background tab from that website. 2. During the hang tab interface continues to redraw, but the pages are not repainted and no taps events work. 3. At the end of this hang time, the pages appear to redraw from scratch and the context pop-up for the third long-press appears on top of whichever tab I was looking at.

It is 100% repro for me -- long-press fails when attempting to open the 3rd background tab, but repaint failure occurs earlier. There is something toxic happening.

Curiously, when I next view my Android Home screen, there is some sort deep refresh/repaint, as if it has been swapped-out or GC'd etc.

e.g. Is there some massive memory blow-out happening?

Context/workarounds: 1. I have tried clearing all browsing data and using a guess account on the phone. 2. I have no addins installed. 3. Neither Chrome nor FF Desktop exhibit this behaviour. This ia FF Android specific

Thanks!

Asked by mrjames 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

Shortcuts

Hello, I'm fairly new to using a smart phone; I've had one for a little over a year. Just like on my laptop, I enjoy being able to use Firefox Mobile and appreciate setti… (read more)

Hello,

I'm fairly new to using a smart phone; I've had one for a little over a year. Just like on my laptop, I enjoy being able to use Firefox Mobile and appreciate setting up shortcuts to my Android Home Screen. I haven't set one for some time now and am running into problems doing that now. I've discovered that when I now try to set one, it only goes to my Firefox Home Screen, not my Android home screen. What's up with that?

Also, on my Firefox home screen, my Shortcut list not only has my Android Home Screen shortcuts but also many Bookmarks that I don't necessarily want shortcuts to. How do I clean up this list?

While I'm at it, what are Collections?

Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 3 months ago

Last reply by DreaSpirit 3 months ago

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Firefox Android

Why, when I click on a URL while using Firefox on my Android phone, is it always invoked in the address field via google.com? I get that Android is Google, but does anyon… (read more)

Why, when I click on a URL while using Firefox on my Android phone, is it always invoked in the address field via google.com? I get that Android is Google, but does anyone know a way to disable this totally unnecessary, and privacy-destroying, functionality?

Asked by John Hampshire 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

New login saved on Android not synced to desktop

Hi, I saved a new login on Firefox Android, but this did not sync to the desktop version. I tried syncing manually on both devices (which kind of defeats the point) and s… (read more)

Hi,

I saved a new login on Firefox Android, but this did not sync to the desktop version. I tried syncing manually on both devices (which kind of defeats the point) and still no avail. The option to sync logins is activated on both devices, so I don't know what the problem is. I have tested this twice (two passwords saved on Android) and on both occasions they didn't sync to the desktop.

I also tested the process the other way around by saving a new login on the desktop and that synced to Android just fine!

Please help.

Asked by denise271 5 months ago

Last reply by denise271 5 months ago

Firefox on Android: move to external memory

Firefox is #3 memory hog on my Samsung phone, at 478MB. Why can't development team make the changes to let users move app & data to external (micro SD) storage? Here'… (read more)

Firefox is #3 memory hog on my Samsung phone, at 478MB. Why can't development team make the changes to let users move app & data to external (micro SD) storage? Here's a few of my installed apps that DO support this:

Google Photos Pocket PBS Stocard VLC Netflix

version 103 on Android 9

Asked by fredwehr 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Fire Fox Browser support for an Amazon Fire 10HD Tablet

How to install Fire Fox Browser on my Amazon Fire 10HD Tablet? I can not get Fire Fox from the Amazon tablet app store. Will it ever be possible to use a Mozilla Fire Fox… (read more)

How to install Fire Fox Browser on my Amazon Fire 10HD Tablet? I can not get Fire Fox from the Amazon tablet app store. Will it ever be possible to use a Mozilla Fire Fox browser on my Amazon Fire HD10 Tablet?

thank you for any responses Stuart

Asked by Retired_techie 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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Firefox for Android 91/98/101 (Beta) - Proxy authentication - Login credentials will not be stored

Hi all, in Firefox for Android (in the following I will always mean "Firefox for Android" when mentioning "Firefox") 78 it was possible to store login credentials, which … (read more)

Hi all, in Firefox for Android (in the following I will always mean "Firefox for Android" when mentioning "Firefox") 78 it was possible to store login credentials, which were used to authenticate on a web proxy. The web proxy is a "squid" web proxy with enabled user authentication.

With Firefox 91 (I have not determined since which version exactly the behavior was changed, we "jumped" from Firefox 78 to 91) the web proxy asks for the login credentials and the authentication itself is working, but Firefox 78 would prompt the question, whether the user wants to store the credentials. This prompt will not be shown in Firefox 91. Additionally I have tested Firefox 98 and 101, there the prompt will be shown and the credentials will be stored (I can look the credentials up in the Firefox Password Manager), but they will not be "auto-filled" when accessing the web proxy again, after closing the Firefox.

My questions regarding this issue: Does someone know patch notes, where this behavior is mentioned? Does someone know, if this is on any "Mozilla Buglist/Featurelist"? -> before the hint will be given "use the search" -> Does someone know, what the underlying mechanism is, so that I am able to look it up?

Thanks, I appreciate any hint or suggestion (like raising it as bug/feature or possible workarounds).

BR

Asked by jjkt 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 8 months ago

I am trying to run mobile-firefox on Android. The tablet as a IMX6QuadPlus processor. I am using this build "fenix-108.2.0-armeabi-v7a.apk" from GitHub

These are the issues I am experiencing: Numbered list item The browsing is slow Numbered list item The rendering is incorrect on some pages with garbled text/diagra… (read more)

These are the issues I am experiencing:

  1. Numbered list item The browsing is slow
  2. Numbered list item The rendering is incorrect on some pages with garbled text/diagram
  3. Numbered list item The browser crashes when I click on a link

Asked by Sergie_Subramoney 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Sergie_Subramoney 2 weeks ago

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Download Firefox onto Mobile

Hello Everyone, I have Firefox installed on my desktop and laptop but cannot download it onto my Galaxy A12 mobile. When trying through Play Store it constantly informs … (read more)

Hello Everyone,


I have Firefox installed on my desktop and laptop but cannot download it onto my Galaxy A12 mobile.

When trying through Play Store it constantly informs me “Something went wrong, try again.”

When trying to download it from the internet, the Installation circle keeps revolving and nothing happens.


Do you have any advice please?

Thank you

Colin

Asked by colinthejazzman 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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scanning apk files

Im attempting to install a few apk files onto my laptop, starting with an emulator, at each attempt a pop up window informs me I must go to settings and "uncheck" "Scan … (read more)

Im attempting to install a few apk files onto my laptop, starting with an emulator, at each attempt a pop up window informs me I must go to settings and "uncheck" "Scan apk before installation". Ive looked all up down and around every "Settings" button I could find. nothing, I've seen so far suggests anything close to what that windows keeps blaribg at me. Please help. [email address] I'd greatly appreciate any assistance on this frustrating, vexing situation. Thanks Most Kindly. D.A.W.

Asked by lairdwoolsey 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox doesn't recognise torrent links/magnets

Hi. Everytime I try to download torrents or their magnet links I get this following error message. 'This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this … (read more)

Hi. Everytime I try to download torrents or their magnet links I get this following error message.

'This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app, or if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page.'

- BTW, I already have Bittorrent installed.

Asked by jamesrichmond2005 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Spam Folder

I'm overwhelmed with Spam. When I use Chrome spam goes to the spam folder. Firefox just started doing that the last 2 weeks. I'm 80 years old and don't know how to set u… (read more)

I'm overwhelmed with Spam. When I use Chrome spam goes to the spam folder. Firefox just started doing that the last 2 weeks. I'm 80 years old and don't know how to set up the spam folder. Please help.

Asked by Robert Walls 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Black pictures and icons etc.

Hi Guys I have a HUDL 2 running Android version 5.1. I just updated Firefox 94.1.0 through Google Play and now all the pictures, icons, thumbnails in Firefox show as blac… (read more)

Hi Guys

I have a HUDL 2 running Android version 5.1. I just updated Firefox 94.1.0 through Google Play and now all the pictures, icons, thumbnails in Firefox show as black squares. I have uninstalled/re-installed firefox but to no avail. Can anyone help?

Asked by trevor.anderson9 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago