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How do Mozilla think it is acceptable that Firefox for Android simply does not work with proxies.

I recently logged into the WIFI of my TAFE, which uses a proxy, only to find that Firefox would not work. 1 hour of crazed searching later I have found that you pretty mu… (read more)

I recently logged into the WIFI of my TAFE, which uses a proxy, only to find that Firefox would not work. 1 hour of crazed searching later I have found that you pretty much *cannot use a proxy with Firefox on Android*.

Sure technically you can download the FoxyProxy add-on or go to about:config and change the settings there (but not on the stable build which y'know most people use) but the fact that the stock, stable install has *zero* support for proxies, which are extremely common on school/work networks, is absolutely unacceptable. This is *basic* functionality that was reported as missing as far back as 10 years ago and *nothing* has been done to fix this.

The worst part is Mozilla are clearly aware of this. An issue was opened on github and was only closed to be moved over to bugzilla where it remains open. And for some reason on bugzilla the severity is marked as N/A even though this literally means you cannot use Firefox Android on any network with a proxy

I apologize for the harsh and direct tone but I am truly astonished that no one seems to think that this is as severe as it actually is. I use Firefox because I love open source software and I hate the idea of google having a monopoly over browsers. Things like this where basic features are missing (resulting in the browser being completely unusable on certain networks) make me reconsider if this browser is even worth using. And please don't say that FoxyProxy solves all of this because the fact that basic functionality is locked behind a third party extension is unacceptable.

Asked by Petzah394 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Firefox Start page and new tabs

Hi I'm using speed dial 2 on Firefox desktop. On Firefox Android I have not this possibility to set custom dials/sites on Start page and new tabs. When I try to use the … (read more)

Hi I'm using speed dial 2 on Firefox desktop. On Firefox Android I have not this possibility to set custom dials/sites on Start page and new tabs. When I try to use the built-in function I see pages from history. It's a big must and huge update to integrate a facility like this.

Asked by Nicholas 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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Is there a "manage colors" for mobile, or something similar?

Is there a way to force "dark mode" for websites on mobile WITHOUT using an extension like Dark Reader? I am comparing this to coming from Brave, where I am using their … (read more)

Is there a way to force "dark mode" for websites on mobile WITHOUT using an extension like Dark Reader?

I am comparing this to coming from Brave, where I am using their "experimental" Night Mode settings (which works great). For the desktop browser, I've gone to Manage Colors and swapped text/background white/black to make most websites appear as if they have a dark mode, but that option doesn't seem to exist on mobile.

I've attached 4 images that show the differences across the two browsers on mobile. Even Google's own Dark Theme doesn't seem accessible through whatever method FireFox uses, so I can't even use that dark theme without an extension at the moment.

If this is not currently possible, I'm hoping it's planned for future implementation. I can't suggest it either since the feature suggestion page appears to be down at the moment (being reworked?).

Asked by matthewrjwilson 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Is it possible to move "Right to Left" languages to the right when searching?

When opening the mobile app and searching in english, the language appears on the left and it works great :), When searching in hebrew, the language appears on the … (read more)

When opening the mobile app and searching in english, the language appears on the left and it works great :),

When searching in hebrew, the language appears on the left as well, and it is really hard to type or edit.

Is it possible to add a new language that is Right To Left And display it on the Right?

Asked by yonatanab1 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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DNS over HTTPS is undermining my family DNS filter. Can I password protect the DNS settings or other solution?

Hello all, I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via D… (read more)

Hello all,

I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via DNS filtering. Currently the only solution that has worked is to use a different browser (the Spin browser, for whoever is interested). I have Firefox blocked using the Android family link feature (and they can't install new apps without permission). Personally, I would love to move everyone back to Firefox, but I can't find a way to do it safely. Is there a way to effectively disable DNS-over-HTTPS such that it can't be changed (kids are pretty quick at figuring out that they can just go to the settings and figuring out that they can turn the feautre back on). A parental control feature would be ideal, so I can just set the DNS-over-HTTPS to use the family DNS filter in a way they can't turn it off. Does anyone have an helpful solution, or is Firefox dead for family protection?

Respectfully, Andrew

Asked by Andrew Davis 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Folders in Firefox Android browser history annoy me, please let me turn them off.

I'm constantly annoyed by the history tab on my phone. When I visit several Wikipedia pages one after the other for example, they're grouped together in a folder that's n… (read more)

I'm constantly annoyed by the history tab on my phone. When I visit several Wikipedia pages one after the other for example, they're grouped together in a folder that's named after whatever first search query I made. I don't see any way to turn this off.

Additionally, I'd also like to be able to delete forwarding pages from my history from my phone. I do this on my PC which I have synced by entering "." into the history search bar and manually deleting them but otherwise I'm stuck using the search function on my phone even for pages I visited recently, which is often full of forwarding pages I haven't gotten around to deleting yet.

Asked by arne20 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Start at the Top Level

More a Concern or Desire than a question. Very common these days (2023) are device types - PCs, Cell Phones, etc. Firefox browser is available to (my main interest) Wind… (read more)

More a Concern or Desire than a question.

Very common these days (2023) are device types - PCs, Cell Phones, etc. Firefox browser is available to (my main interest) Windows PCs and Android Cell Phone. Then their OS, versions, etc. All have many differences so establishing these differences in the beginning of questios and explainations are critical to the assumptions going forward in support.

The moz://a Support (most support forums) overlook this vital step before delving down into the myriad of complex and different option settings and discussions. I'm no professional but am confident that instruction details are likely very specific to the different device/OS, versions, Platforms, etc. That said I am very frustrated to the lack of a definite starting point for research as most if not all that information is useless to ones specific needs.

Hope you can take this to Hart and consider adjusting the Top Level Titles and/or providing Option Filters to better guide users to their specific needs.

A little different but related, in the old DOS days the c:\\ path format was a very useful practice to provide an orientation of where you are logically. It even accommodates a backward or higher level logic projection up into the internet or devices. I'm only amateur in the full understanding but am fairly certain of its existence. These no nonsense logical establishments go a long way in understanding & conveying complex theory. STANDARDS.

Thank you. Rod

Asked by rmynatt 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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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

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Searching privately

When I select a text from any website there is no option to search privately (unless you're already in private mode). Having Firefox Focus installed makes the option appe… (read more)

When I select a text from any website there is no option to search privately (unless you're already in private mode). Having Firefox Focus installed makes the option appear but it opens the link there aka in a different app, it would be a lot better if you need have to install another app and yes I know i can just do it manually by copying the text, switch to private mode, pasting and then finally searching. It would save you 3 taps. (The images are with the Firefox Focus app uninstalled, I can provide more with it being installed and how it works.)

Asked by Alex 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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terjemahan bahasa melayu saja

Saya mahu apl forek endriod terjemahan dalam bahasa Melayu saja.sebab bahasa india saya tidak paham .jujur saya cakap .kalau tidak mampu tunaikan .saya terpaksa keluar.pa… (read more)

Saya mahu apl forek endriod terjemahan dalam bahasa Melayu saja.sebab bahasa india saya tidak paham .jujur saya cakap .kalau tidak mampu tunaikan .saya terpaksa keluar.pasal tiada kasih syg .jadi kalau boleh terima berpisah selamanyer.saya bagi masa 30 minit .kalau tidak boleh .mcm saya sampaikan tadi

Asked by HONORXAIZAN 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Custom extension for firefox android

Hello! Look, i just cannot find a way to install my own small addon for firefox android that i made on my own device. I dont need it to be publicly available. I dont nee… (read more)

Hello!

Look, i just cannot find a way to install my own small addon for firefox android that i made on my own device. I dont need it to be publicly available. I dont need noone to install it. I just want to install it on my own phone, and that's it, nothing more! That's just a small, few-lines-of-code addon which blocks annoying ads on a certain site me and my wife are using. All i want to install it on our phones. I dont care if it will be firefox nightly release for devs, or anything. If there's any way to install it, like using web-ext, adb, or maybe anything other than that - please let me know. I just spent 50x time more trying to install it on my own phone than actually writing it. Please, i really hope you can help. Thank you in advance!

Asked by kkls.mike 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago