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Clearing Cache / Data

What are the effects of clearing cache, and maybe data too? I need to free up some space on my phone and FF has 531MB of data and 138MB of cache. Thanks in advance! … (read more)

What are the effects of clearing cache, and maybe data too? I need to free up some space on my phone and FF has 531MB of data and 138MB of cache.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by dmeyer23 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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Thoughts on the new Fenix update for Firefox on Android

This morning I woke up to the new "Fenix" update (v79) of the Firefox Android app. Lots of UI/UX changes, missing addons, too many steps for basic functionality and an ov… (read more)

This morning I woke up to the new "Fenix" update (v79) of the Firefox Android app. Lots of UI/UX changes, missing addons, too many steps for basic functionality and an overall "stripped" feeling/experience.

Why was this big update not announced well ahead of time, like with Firefox Quantum? It feels like a completely different browser and a jarring experience to get this pushed into the stable channel without prior notification.

Don't get me wrong; I've been using Firefox for at least the past 10 years and it's always been my favorite browser experience on both desktop and mobile. This update feels like it's packing too many changes at once. I'll hold off the update until it's proven stable, extensible and featureful.

For people who didn't yet receive the update: it might be a good idea to read up on the upcoming changes and if you want to move to Fenix.

For people who already had the update: what are your thoughts on the new Fenix experience?

Asked by macbookgetsnewupdate 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Cannot download anything using FireFox for Android

File downloads through Firefox on Android is not working on my phone. For example, here is a file in an email accessed through FireFox on Android I tap download and not… (read more)

File downloads through Firefox on Android is not working on my phone. For example, here is a file in an email accessed through FireFox on Android

I tap download and nothing happens. I have used Astro File Manager to search for the file. It is found no where in the file system of the phone.

Is there a way to fix this?

Thank you.

Asked by Carla Rogers 1 year ago

Last reply by nostromov 1 year ago

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Issues logging into Firefox/Mozilla on Firefox for Android

When trying to login to addons.mozilla.org to add add-ons to my collection, for Firefox Nightly - it prompts me with an e-mail verification. This mail is never sent to th… (read more)

When trying to login to addons.mozilla.org to add add-ons to my collection, for Firefox Nightly - it prompts me with an e-mail verification. This mail is never sent to the specified address, no matter how often I retry. I just can't seem to enter accounts.firefox.com on Firefox, on my Android device.

Ironically, there are no issues logging in using Chrome, on the same Android device, nor on other (desktop) devices. They just ask me for my 2FA code and then I'm logged in.

- I did not forget my password - I have two-factor authentication using an authentication app (Google Authenticator) - I did previously manage to log in to accounts.firefox.com (months ago) - I'm running Firefox Nightly - the latest available version from the Google Play Store - I'm signed into Firefox Sync in Firefox, with the same account - I'm also using Lockwise, with the same account

I don't know when this started, as my last login was months ago, before my botched attempts yesterday.

Asked by ikt 1 year ago

Answered by ikt 1 year ago

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ESET flagged Firefox for Android as containing a malware trojan

I had to remove all instances of this on my mobile devices as my antivirus (ESET) flagged the app as containing a malware Trojan. What the heck? This only affects the l… (read more)

I had to remove all instances of this on my mobile devices as my antivirus (ESET) flagged the app as containing a malware Trojan. What the heck? This only affects the latest update off the play store. Anyone else run into this and is there going to be a fix?

Asked by dhconsulting 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Hit or miss on link taps and scrolls?

Used Firefox Android forever. Past week or so link taps and scrolling has been hit or miss. For example, it's taken me forever to post this because I have to click about … (read more)

Used Firefox Android forever. Past week or so link taps and scrolling has been hit or miss. For example, it's taken me forever to post this because I have to click about 15 times to get a pull down to work, or to get a text box prompt to open. Firefox is the only app on my phone having this trouble. I'm at the latest version and have tried rebooting the phone. I've made no plugin changes in months, so it seems to be Firefox related. Anybody else? Anybody have ideas how to fix it?

Asked by B1keDude 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Add to home screen

In general I am able to navigate to web sites and "Add to home screen", but one web site in particular that option disappears and seems to be replaced with "Install" That… (read more)

In general I am able to navigate to web sites and "Add to home screen", but one web site in particular that option disappears and seems to be replaced with "Install" That is "Breitbart.com". I can navigate to the page with no problem, but no "Add to home screen" option, and when I click the "Install" option, it created a home page link, but does not open the Firefox browser. It opens what looks like an app without browser options, but I do not have the app on my phone, so I suspect opening firefox in some limited form or opening a different browser. I have firefox set to default.

Asked by steve149 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Save FF settings and data before updating

Please explain me how to save FF at my Android item. I started the discussion about collections here and asked also what to do to avoid dataloss. Perhaps here is someone … (read more)

Please explain me how to save FF at my Android item.

I started the discussion about collections here and asked also what to do to avoid dataloss.

Perhaps here is someone who can help me.

Thanks a lot

Mischa

Asked by cx500e1 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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The Firefox address bar does not support ipv6 addresses.

I enter the ipv6 address in the address bar of the Android version of Firefox, and it will jump to the search engine. http://[2408:8552:486:74ed:a9fc:6d3e:bcf4:bf8e]:8080… (read more)

I enter the ipv6 address in the address bar of the Android version of Firefox, and it will jump to the search engine. http://[2408:8552:486:74ed:a9fc:6d3e:bcf4:bf8e]:8080 Chrome can open normally.

Asked by 1669362591 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Missing features in Firefox for Android 79

Hi, today, I got the upgrade to Firefox for Android 79. There were several changes I noticed but didn't pay any attention to it. Many changes aren't important to me, some… (read more)

Hi,

today, I got the upgrade to Firefox for Android 79. There were several changes I noticed but didn't pay any attention to it. Many changes aren't important to me, some changes showed their importance only after I read some responses to this upgrade.

First and foremost: I miss the feature to gather links in the background and open them when I switch to Firefox. For me that's almost a dealbreaker as this was the feature that made me switch from Chrome to Firefox. Are there any plans to get "Open URLs in background" back?

A few responses mentioned that now we were unable to resort the list of open tabs. The tab list is not my favorite but I could live with it (the option to change it to tiles would be nice, though). But there are always situations when I want to reorder my tabs. Are there any plans to reintroduce tab sorting?

In respect to other missing features: Are there any plans to reintroduce them? Where can we find your roadmap for Firefox for Android (featurewise, technical details are mostly unimportant for end-users)?

I appreciate all the effort that went into this major overhaul of Firefox for Android. But I really miss a clear and concise communication of the changes, which features will be gone forever and which will be delivered in a later update. Your help articles not being up to date aren't helping either (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/open-links-background-later-viewing-firefox-android). There are some welcome new features in this release and I will give them a try. But I don't need a browser that does everything as all other major browsers. Scrolling through different apps and being able to send URLs to Firefox without losing focus seemed kind of unique to me.

Bests, Masin

Asked by masin.aldujaili 2 years ago

Last reply by Simson FireFox 1 year ago

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Can not activate navigator.storage.persist in Firefox for Android

Hello! I want to use persistant offline storage for my website. When I run following command in console: navigator.storage.persist.then(function(a) {console.log(a)}) in D… (read more)

Hello! I want to use persistant offline storage for my website. When I run following command in console: navigator.storage.persist.then(function(a) {console.log(a)}) in Desktop FireFox browser it prompts me for a permission and console.log prints "true". But when I run this command from Android version there is no permission prompt and the result is "false". Is there some condition I must to satisfy to switch storage to "persisted mode" on Android Firefox version?

Asked by johnsmith31338 2 years ago

Answered by johnsmith31338 1 year ago