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Firefox For Android keeps refreshing automatically

Firefox has started refreshing pages if for eg when purchasing something and leaving to get bank details or approve purchase in bank app and then when return have to star… (read more)

Firefox has started refreshing pages if for eg when purchasing something and leaving to get bank details or approve purchase in bank app and then when return have to start the process all over and then the cycle starts again. It's become useless. Why does it do this and how can I stop it please? It didn't until recently. Thanks

Asked by aussiescall 2 months ago

Last reply by aussiescall 2 months ago

How to disable Left or Right Swipe Deleting Tabs - Need Solution

Hello, I'm writing to describe a recurring problem I'm facing while using Firefox on my Android device, and I need your help to find a solution. The issue is that my ta… (read more)

Hello, I'm writing to describe a recurring problem I'm facing while using Firefox on my Android device, and I need your help to find a solution.

The issue is that my tabs keep getting accidentally deleted when I scroll up and down. The touchscreen on my device is highly sensitive, and simple scrolling often triggers the "left or right swipe" action, causing the current tab to close. This is incredibly frustrating as I like to keep my tabs organized, and having to reopen them repeatedly is time-consuming.

I've tried looking for a solution in the Firefox for Android settings config:about, but I haven't been successful so far. Is there any way to disable or adjust this feature so that left swiping no longer closes my tabs?

I'm a dedicated Firefox user and would like to continue using this browser, but this problem is significantly impacting my browsing experience. I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide me with a solution to this issue.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Best regards, Denise

Asked by denise00 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

CountDown Timer Dont Work In Background

Just A Example URL(Happens In Any Site With Timer) - https://atglinks.com/xV9BspW6 This Site Has 17 Second Countdown If I Switch To Other Apps In My Phone Or Even Switch… (read more)

Just A Example URL(Happens In Any Site With Timer) - https://atglinks.com/xV9BspW6

This Site Has 17 Second Countdown If I Switch To Other Apps In My Phone Or Even Switch Tabs The Timer Would Get Stuck The Same Doesn't Happen In Chrome Or Kiwi Browser

Asked by Samiul Islam Shawon 2 months ago

Can't close login tab from external app

I have to use a payroll app for android that logs in on the default browser, mine being Firefox. After logging in on Firefox, I am redirected to the app. The issue is the… (read more)

I have to use a payroll app for android that logs in on the default browser, mine being Firefox. After logging in on Firefox, I am redirected to the app. The issue is the tab on Firefox doesn't close, so every time I open Firefox it takes me to the payroll app before I can close the tab or even do anything. Restarting my phone seems to fix the issue, but that's unrealistic to have to do that every time I open an app that logs in through the default browser.

Asked by whicker911 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

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Tabs won't close

When I am finished with a tab and close it, and then close down Firefox app, when I click back into Firefox the tabs that I have closed are still there open. How can I st… (read more)

When I am finished with a tab and close it, and then close down Firefox app, when I click back into Firefox the tabs that I have closed are still there open. How can I stop this from happening without having to "quit" and clear cache etc all the time? Surely when you close a tab it should stay closed?

Asked by Ciara 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 months ago

New phone: opening a page in a old tab got stuck on the old tab

Hello, I have a problem with Firefox on my newest android phone (Poco X5 pro, MIUI 14 on Android 13), but I can't describe it very well. When I want go to a new site, for… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with Firefox on my newest android phone (Poco X5 pro, MIUI 14 on Android 13), but I can't describe it very well. When I want go to a new site, for example as result of opening a link in an app, the browser got stuck with the OLD latest open tab instead of opening the new site, and I need somehow to manually kill the tab and start from scratch from a new tab that I open.... Does something like this tell you something well known ?

Asked by antonello1 2 months ago

why can't open new tab..

I have not been about to open new tabs for a while I guess this is due to upgrade I never realized this until I downloaded Firefox on my chromebook. Is anything that can … (read more)

I have not been about to open new tabs for a while I guess this is due to upgrade I never realized this until I downloaded Firefox on my chromebook. Is anything that can be done or are we just out of luck now when using Firefox also what happen to the search bar is that gone forever as well. I really liked firefoxbut looks like have to find omitting else that wil work for my needs. Finally, is the menu bar gone as well. Please advise and answer all questions ty

Michelle

Asked by appnsoftwarepc 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

1 way syncing FF Android

Hi folks, I'm having a weird issue with syncing/sending tabs. Desktop > Laptop and Laptop > Desktop are 100% fine for sending tabs between the pair. Android Phone… (read more)

Hi folks, I'm having a weird issue with syncing/sending tabs.

Desktop > Laptop and Laptop > Desktop are 100% fine for sending tabs between the pair.

Android Phone > Desktop is perfectly fine.

Desktop > Android Phone just doesn't send the tabs to the device.

I've signed out both at FF 4 android and the devices list then signed back in, re-synced the desktop and mobile and checked they could see each other again and there is no change. It used to work fine. It's handy when say going to the hardware store to drop the tab from the laptop or desktop to the phone to know where I'm looking when I get there but lately I've had to put a link into OneNote instead which is less than desirable.

So I'm hoping someone might have a cause and fix.

Asked by Tsunami Australia 2 months ago

how to dublicate tab

How do I dublicate a tab in the android app as I would in the flatpak/desktop application? (I do know that I can create a new tab, copy the adress from the old tab, past… (read more)

How do I dublicate a tab in the android app as I would in the flatpak/desktop application?

(I do know that I can create a new tab, copy the adress from the old tab, paste it into the adressbar of the new tab and hit enter, but this doesn't keep the "forward/backwards history" as on desktop, and it is really slow.)

Asked by hans147 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

Opening links with target _blank opens the page in two tabs if done from a firefox custom tab

Steps to reproduce 1. Open a page in custom tab powered by firefox on android 2. Click on a link in the page that should've opened in new tab 3. Firefox will open two tab… (read more)

Steps to reproduce 1. Open a page in custom tab powered by firefox on android 2. Click on a link in the page that should've opened in new tab 3. Firefox will open two tabs, in total 3 tabs will be there, parent tab, child tab, clone of child tab. Child tab will have window.opener reference. Clone tab wont. User will be seeing the clone tab but not child tab


The opened tabs will be visible on developer tools

The child tab becomes an orphan, not visible in the custom tab or browser, disappears only when firefox app is force closed

Asked by Amal Jossy 2 months ago

Opening links from Android apps to Firefox tabs while Firefox stay in the background

Hello everyone, Current version of Firefox is 115.2.0 on Android 8. Previously, it was possible to configure Firefox to stay in the background while opening tabs from l… (read more)

Hello everyone,

Current version of Firefox is 115.2.0 on Android 8.

Previously, it was possible to configure Firefox to stay in the background while opening tabs from links activated in other apps. Thus, said apps would stay in the foreground until Firefox is called to the front.

If such a configuration is yet possible, how is it achieved?

Thank you for any aid.bold text

Asked by foxtrot 2 months ago

how to stop mobile app refreshing in background

Is there any way from stopping firefox mobile from refreshing itself whenever I go to different app to respond someone's message or copy some info? I had turned off/on … (read more)

Is there any way from stopping firefox mobile from refreshing itself whenever I go to different app to respond someone's message or copy some info?

I had turned off/on any settings regarding battery usage for this app and it didn't help. I use redmi note 12 and I had same problem on my previous phone redmi 8. I also use Firefox app on iPad air 4 and don't have such problems.

It's literally the only thing that bugs me regarding Firefox, I have no other complaints just this foreced refresh.

Asked by kinocharlley 2 months ago

Last reply by techguy150 2 months ago

muting websites

chromebook here, mine acts like a regular android so i guess it counts right? But how do i mute a site like you can on chrome? Keep in mind i just joined this app today..… (read more)

chromebook here, mine acts like a regular android so i guess it counts right? But how do i mute a site like you can on chrome? Keep in mind i just joined this app today...well yesterday due to the fact its 12:00

Asked by evamaxwell780 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

Duplicate tab when searching from toolbar

Hi, As I enter a search term in the toolbar box of a tab, a new tab opens, with the Google results (Google is the default browser). If I go back to the tab where I enter… (read more)

Hi,

As I enter a search term in the toolbar box of a tab, a new tab opens, with the Google results (Google is the default browser). If I go back to the tab where I entered the search term, a new new tab opens yet again and so on.

So, basically, when I search a term in the toolbar box, I end up with two tabs.

I'm running Firefox 114.2.0 (Build #2015957435) under Android 13.

I own a second phone. Firefox has the exact same configuration in both phones and I am not having this issue in the second phone. Second phone runs Firefox 114.2.0 (Build #2015957433) under Android 6.

Thank you so much for the hard work and for your help!

Best regards, Jorge

Asked by jorge.garrido.liras 2 months ago

Firefox tabs

On an Android phone you can go to open tabs and close all open apps tabs, etc. On my Android phone I am able to open the folder, empty all open apps and tabs, except for … (read more)

On an Android phone you can go to open tabs and close all open apps tabs, etc. On my Android phone I am able to open the folder, empty all open apps and tabs, except for Firefox. Which was my default browser for the past 20yrs. When I open the folder and close everything, Firefox tabs remain with a large lock in the lower right hand corner. Anyone know what's going on?

Asked by Scott 3 months ago

Last reply by Scott 3 months ago

mobile Firefox (Firefox for Android) deleted all tabs (more than 30) without any warning

I was browsing through Firefox and as usual I had more than 30 tabs open. I have set them to never close and move old tabs to inactive ones. I was watching a video in a … (read more)

I was browsing through Firefox and as usual I had more than 30 tabs open. I have set them to never close and move old tabs to inactive ones. I was watching a video in a tab and closed Firefox then open another app in cellphone and then after some hours I reopen Firefox and there was only 1 tab (wordreference.com) What happened to the other 30 tabs? They're nowhere. I looked for support and there are many threads and videos for the desktop version but almos inexistent for Firefox Android version. There must be an explanation for this issue and perhaps a solution or workaround. Thank you.

Asked by albmtnez77 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Firefox Mobile Tabs

I am struggling to try to like Firefox Mobile. I have Firefox Mobile version 114.2.0 on my Samsung S23 Ultra phone with Android 13, and 114.1.1 on my S7+ tablet. I do not… (read more)

I am struggling to try to like Firefox Mobile. I have Firefox Mobile version 114.2.0 on my Samsung S23 Ultra phone with Android 13, and 114.1.1 on my S7+ tablet. I do not like having to click the little button next to the address bar to open a screen showing blocks or tiles for the tabs have open. I have used Firefox on my PC since it was a new browser in beta. But I have never used it as my primary phone and tablet simply because of the way it forces use of those blocks or tiles on a separate screen instead of showing always visible tabs across the top of the browser. I can not find anything in Settings to force it to display tabs instead of those blocks/tiles. What do I need to do to force it to show tabs and have them always visible?

I currently am using Dolphin as my primary mobile browser, but I can not sync my PC Firefox bookmarks with Dolphin. I just got the new phone and want to make the switch so that I can sync bookmarks, but I will not switch until I can see the tabs across the top.

Thank you! DaveM

Asked by dmarshall1951 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago