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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

incognito tabs closing

tabs that i have open in incognito mode will close automatically. is there ANY way to change this, it's very very irritating. it seems to be an automatic "feature" with n… (read more)

tabs that i have open in incognito mode will close automatically. is there ANY way to change this, it's very very irritating. it seems to be an automatic "feature" with no setting to turn it off. i'd like to keep tabs open in incognito mode. thanks.

Asked by biteq 4 months ago

Last reply by Spencer 4 months ago

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Add a deep link shortcut to my Android home screen when "Add to home screen" menu item is missing

I want to add a shortcut to my Android home screen which deep links to a page within a site I use. However, the "Add to home screen" menu item I'm accustomed to using for… (read more)

I want to add a shortcut to my Android home screen which deep links to a page within a site I use. However, the "Add to home screen" menu item I'm accustomed to using for this is missing.

It turns out that if the website in question is configured to be used as a "progressive web app", then "Add to home screen" is replaced by an "Install" menu item. For my situation, this is unhelpful, because the resulting home screen icon only links to the website's home page, not to the carefully selected URL that I want to deep link to.

SOLUTION

This can be worked around by turning on airplane mode first, then visiting the desired URL. The page, obviously, will not be found, but this causes the "Add to home screen" item to be reinstated. Use it, then turn off airplane mode again. Voilà!

Asked by Jonathan 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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browser Location Issue

Hi, Whenever I'm trying to open Google adwords from firefox it's showing my location as Netherlands, although I'm in India...tried changing it many time but everytime it … (read more)

Hi, Whenever I'm trying to open Google adwords from firefox it's showing my location as Netherlands, although I'm in India...tried changing it many time but everytime it still opens up page as Netherlands.

Is there a way to change it to India. Thanks in advance

Asked by ssilvakumar0101 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

How can I disable the blue notification that occurs after an update?

I just downloaded firefox nightly for the sole purpose of being able to use the about:config editor. My question is, how can I disable the blue dots in both the screensh… (read more)

I just downloaded firefox nightly for the sole purpose of being able to use the about:config editor. My question is, how can I disable the blue dots in both the screenshots attached? I find it annoying to be bothered when any application notify me that an update has been installed. Where in about:config should I search to disable this behavior?

Asked by gsrgtrdg4565653 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Cache & Cookies

When you clear browsing history why does it only clear the web site and not Cache & Cookies? I used to use Chrome, when you clear browsing history you also have the o… (read more)

When you clear browsing history why does it only clear the web site and not Cache & Cookies? I used to use Chrome, when you clear browsing history you also have the option to clear cache & cookies. Why doesn't FireFox do this? Also how do you find site ti clear cookies & Cache Thanks

Asked by leedrn0 5 months ago

Last reply by Nicole T. Arnold 5 months ago

Firefox account wrong language

I finally ditched chrome for the last time. Reinstalled Firefox on all my devices. Now, on my Android phone, the browser is correctly in English, but my account.firefox.c… (read more)

I finally ditched chrome for the last time. Reinstalled Firefox on all my devices. Now, on my Android phone, the browser is correctly in English, but my account.firefox.com information is in Spanish. My phone has no Spanish keyboard installed, nothing Spanish. On my PC, account.firefox.com displays in English. Some of the emails I receive are in Spanish and some in English. Any suggestions appreciated. Firefox is picking up on something I can't find. I've set my account info from system default to English. No help.

Asked by sdencar 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

pinning a website to the desktop

What's going wrong with pinning websites to the desktop? On my old Tesco Hudl2 tablet, I could pin any website I wanted to the desktop. On my new Lenovo tablet, I am able… (read more)

What's going wrong with pinning websites to the desktop? On my old Tesco Hudl2 tablet, I could pin any website I wanted to the desktop.

On my new Lenovo tablet, I am able to pin sites like toolstation.com and Tesco groceries, but not yell.com or groceries.asda.com

On my phone (a Xiaomi X3 Poco NFC), I had successfully pinned traveline.com and yahoo.co.uk, but both of those pins disappeared recently, and now I can't re-pin them. Both remain pinned on my tablet.

Am I doing something wrong? Why is this feature so inconsistent?

Both the Phone and Tablet are running Firefox 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515), 99759dd72+ AC: 104.0.8, 3dc0ff00e7 GV: 104.0-20220816115024 AS: 93.7.2 The phone runs Android version 11 RKQ1.200826.002 The tablet runs Android version 9 TB-X705F_S210164_201119_ROW

Asked by robin28 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Clipboard clearing

I use Dashlane password manager which only half works in Firefox on my Samsung s22 Ultra. I have to manually open Dashlane copy a password and paste it into Firefox. At … (read more)

I use Dashlane password manager which only half works in Firefox on my Samsung s22 Ultra. I have to manually open Dashlane copy a password and paste it into Firefox. At that point it would automatically fill. But that's not the real problem. I opened up the clipboard and found a whole collection of my passwords. How do I set up Firefox to clear the clipboard on exit?

Asked by Gordon 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Change language of Firefox Accounts emails

When I receive an email from Firefox Accounts (for example when I sign in on a new device), the email is in French instead of English. All other menus and webpages from M… (read more)

When I receive an email from Firefox Accounts (for example when I sign in on a new device), the email is in French instead of English. All other menus and webpages from Mozilla are correctly in English. It's only Accounts emails that have this problem.

There is no language option on the settings page at accounts.firefox.com. My language is set to English on every browser I'm signed in on, and my IP is in an English-speaking region. My email client and devices are set to English as well.

My guess is that a Firefox Accounts setting was changed to French many years ago, and at some point that setting was removed, leaving it stuck in French. Anyone know a way around this?

Asked by sarbs 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago