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Show sites in desktop mode

Hello! I suggest the option in the settings that enables the display of websites in desktop mode by default. This option can be found in Microsoft Edge for Android and iO… (read more)

Hello! I suggest the option in the settings that enables the display of websites in desktop mode by default. This option can be found in Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS as well as in Brave Browser for Android and iOS. When enabled in the settings, the browser will always display websites in full (desktop) mode.

Asked by Rogerio Cesar 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Any way not have a history or automatically prune the history on Android? Without deleting all other data?

What I want is: 1. History should either not be saved, or alternatively auto-deleted after a certain time (e.g. only keep history of the past hour), or as a last resort g… (read more)

What I want is: 1. History should either not be saved, or alternatively auto-deleted after a certain time (e.g. only keep history of the past hour), or as a last resort get deleted when closing the browser. 2. I want to keep the ability to restore recently closed tabs. I realize this is a bit in conflict to not having a history, but just remembering the last few closed tabs would be enough, or all tabs closed in the last few minutes. 3. When I restart the browser (after pressing "Quit"), I want it to restore my previously open tabs 4. When I restart the browser (after pressing "Quit"), I want to keep cookies and logins (i.e. not get logged out everywhere, and have the cookie dialogues after restarting the browser). 5. Not super important, but ideally I want to keep my saved favicons/website logos in the bookmarks and on the new tab page after a restart.

So basically I just want to way for the history to be empty or automatically pruned, without sanitizing any other data on exit or browsing in a kind of permanent private mode.

I haven't yet found the correct configuration to do this. If there is an extension or about:config option for doing this, please also let me know (I'm happy to switch to Firefox Beta or Fennec F-Droid which have full extension support and expose about:config functionality.)

Thank you in advance!

Asked by August3180 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Site Permissions Images Toggle

Around 3 years ago, I made a request to bring back Firefoxs amazing image toggling feature to allow users to toggle on and off images while browsing the web. https://su… (read more)

Around 3 years ago, I made a request to bring back Firefoxs amazing image toggling feature to allow users to toggle on and off images while browsing the web.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1303546#answer-1348088

Some may think the only purpose of this feature is to save data and that is a good reason. But it has other uses as well. The internet can be triggering, it can be overstimulating. A power user can take control of that, and honestly, after my thread from 3 years ago was closed, the last word was, "Due to your request, The Team has decided to add this permissions (images, web fonts, javascript) somewhere around the end of this year."

It was even put on github as an issue to work on. https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/11460

But 3 years later, here we are. Still no Images selection in the Permissions menu.

I'm back asking for it again. I'm tired of using Opera mobile as the only mobile browser that has this feature. I want to come back to Firefox. And if someone won't do it, please point me in the direction for how I myself can alter this open source software so that I can add this old feature back.

Asked by retrowire 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Tablet

I had Firefox on my Samsung A8 tablet. I was having a problem with it so I called Samsung Tech. They told me my problem was Firefox because it is a third party program.… (read more)

I had Firefox on my Samsung A8 tablet. I was having a problem with it so I called Samsung Tech. They told me my problem was Firefox because it is a third party program. Samsung suggested I use only Google. What is your opinion on this?

Asked by pyadkins 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Add-on claiming I need to upsate when no update is available

I have been trying to get the Add-on "sponsorblock" on Firefox for Android. However when I check the Add-on page for it, it tells me that I need a more updated version of… (read more)

I have been trying to get the Add-on "sponsorblock" on Firefox for Android. However when I check the Add-on page for it, it tells me that I need a more updated version of Firefox. I have checked multiple times, and confirmed that I am already on the newest version and there are no updates for me to get. Is this add-on no longer supported on the Android version of this browser, or is there some other issue?

Asked by chzdavmpr 5 months ago

Last reply by James 5 months ago

Please reinstate media blocking

Woke up this morning and my stupid phone had updated to the new, awful, Firefox on Android: ‎ 119.0 (Build #2015980915), 367d60e851+ GV: 119.0-20231019122658 AS: 119.0 … (read more)

Woke up this morning and my stupid phone had updated to the new, awful, Firefox on Android: ‎ 119.0 (Build #2015980915), 367d60e851+ GV: 119.0-20231019122658 AS: 119.0


To my horror I was seeing images on webpages, totally ruining my browsing experience. The main reason I use firefox on Android is because it allows me to turn off media. I don't want to see any of that, almost always entirely irrelevant, distraction. Now I'm going to have to use Samsung internet and continually click reader mode. This is NOT about ad blocking, it is not about saving data. It is about drastically improving the browsing experience. Please reinstate blocking of all images and videos.

Asked by Brendan 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Firefox bookmarks for android

Good morning everyone. I find managing bookmarks on Firefox for Android extremely difficult. To open a bookmark I have to click on bookmarks, desktop bookmarks, bookmar… (read more)

Good morning everyone. I find managing bookmarks on Firefox for Android extremely difficult. To open a bookmark I have to click on bookmarks, desktop bookmarks, bookmarks bar, favorites bar and choose the bookmark. A very long journey. Furthermore, once I have opened a bookmark and subsequently want to open another one I have to repeat the same very long procedure, Firefox does not resume from the folder where I opened the last bookmark, as happens in other browsers. I don't know if I explained myself. Can it be remedied somehow?

Asked by damia0807 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Adding translate extension or function to firefox mobile android

Hello dear mozilla support! Im coming here with a question, will there be a addon like google translate on pc for android devices? Thanks! Using: Mull 119v (firefox fork… (read more)

Hello dear mozilla support! Im coming here with a question, will there be a addon like google translate on pc for android devices? Thanks!

Using: Mull 119v (firefox fork) android 12

Asked by kacperpiatek2020 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

How can I change the download folder of firefox for android?

I need to change the download folder from my phone intern memory to my SD card, but I don't see the option to do it, I've seen forum post of people saying It can be done … (read more)

I need to change the download folder from my phone intern memory to my SD card, but I don't see the option to do it, I've seen forum post of people saying It can be done by entering about:config in the browser, but that doesn't work.

Asked by Seride 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

about:config on Android

I have used Firefox on many systems - MacOS, Linux, Winblows and mainly Android Cellphone. "about:config" on a Cellphone has never worked, never worked consistently, or … (read more)

I have used Firefox on many systems - MacOS, Linux, Winblows and mainly Android Cellphone.

"about:config" on a Cellphone has never worked, never worked consistently, or mainly been confused with Desktop Firefox :P

Hello?!? The future is mobile not stationary desktops  :P But I digress. Please dont misunderstand me - I love FF - but when I want "about:config" on A Cellphone - I WANT IT to actually work on a freaking cellphone  :P

Is the software config too much for International Mozilla to understand? Or has Mozilla had way to much input from everyone on the planet thus watering down an otherwise great browser?

Kind of rhetorical - I know it will never be fixed in favor of locking in a dieing desktop setup  :P

CYa/Bill

Asked by Bill Jones 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago