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Syncing of tabs between FF Desktop and FF Android happens maybe once every 12-24 hours

On the desktop, I'm using 32-bit Firefox 22.0 on Windows 7 Professional. On my phone (Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD) I'm using Firefox 22.0. On my desktop, going to Histo… (read more)

On the desktop, I'm using 32-bit Firefox 22.0 on Windows 7 Professional. On my phone (Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD) I'm using Firefox 22.0. On my desktop, going to History -> Tabs from Other Devices, I see the tabs that I had opened on my phone maybe 12 hours ago, and possibly as long as 24 hours ago.

On the phone, I go to Settings -> Sync -> (select the Firefox account) -> toggle syncing on and off. It updates the time of the last sync to be the current minute. On the desktop, I go to Tools -> Sync. The dropdown menu closes, but otherwise there is no feedback suggesting success or failure. These steps don't seem to do anything.

I've tried every combination of opening the Firefoxes, attempting to sync, closing the Firefoxes, reopening in different orders, etc.

It's been this way since I set up sync a few days ago. https://twitter.com/mozservices shows no ongoing issues at the moment.

I'd like to use sync as described on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-take-your-bookmarks-and-tabs-with-you?esab=a&as=aaq :

"Firefox Sync makes it easy to surf the Web on your PC, get up and go and have everything (open tabs, saved passwords, browsing history and bookmarks) waiting for you on your phone just the way you left it."

Is that a supported scenario?

Asked by WalterGR 7 years ago

Last reply by WalterGR 7 years ago

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How do I keep my tabs open?

With the latest build of Firefox Android, the tab bar will not remain open. As soon as I start interacting with the page, the tab bar slides closed. I'd like for it to … (read more)

With the latest build of Firefox Android, the tab bar will not remain open. As soon as I start interacting with the page, the tab bar slides closed. I'd like for it to remain open.

Asked by Andir 7 years ago

Last reply by cooperised 6 years ago

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Can I use the Firefox tablet UI on my phone? (i.e. individual tabs visible)

Hi, I use Firefox for Android on my Nexus 7 (2013) tablet and my Nexus 6 phone. Since these devices are nearly the same size, I would like to get the tablet interface (wh… (read more)

Hi,

I use Firefox for Android on my Nexus 7 (2013) tablet and my Nexus 6 phone. Since these devices are nearly the same size, I would like to get the tablet interface (which I prefer) on my phone as well, so that I don't have to hit a button to see my open tabs. Is there any way to do this? Anything I can change in about:config, or install a different APK, or anything like that? I love that Firefox for Android is more customizable than Chrome, so I'm hoping for just a bit more of that.

Thanks!

Asked by austinsharp 3 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 3 years ago

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How to rearrange open tabs

This is a simple drag and drop operation on the desktop, but I've had no luck getting it to work on the Android version. In fact, I've accidentally closed tabs trying to … (read more)

This is a simple drag and drop operation on the desktop, but I've had no luck getting it to work on the Android version. In fact, I've accidentally closed tabs trying to reorder them.

Help!

Thanks

Asked by Tbone85 5 years ago

Answered by Shahriar Turjoe 5 years ago

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How to stop tabs auto hiding

The auto hide feature of the tabs is quite annoying on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 browser.chrome.dynamictoolbar stops the address bar from hiding but not the tabs. Any ideas? … (read more)

The auto hide feature of the tabs is quite annoying on my Galaxy Tab 10.1


browser.chrome.dynamictoolbar stops the address bar from hiding but not the tabs.


Any ideas?

Asked by Homer_J 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago

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What does the "bell" icon do?

When you press the number in the upper right hand corner, you're shown a gray screen with 3 options at the top - i understand the mask for private browsing, the sync icon… (read more)

When you press the number in the upper right hand corner, you're shown a gray screen with 3 options at the top - i understand the mask for private browsing, the sync icon for syncing, but why the bell icon?


It's the 1st on the top left - i guess it means home or awesome screen? And why's it a bell???


Thanks for any illumination you can provide!

Asked by jazminc 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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How do i get rid permanently of a Tab that opens up to download something for Android Mobile when I open Firefox to use Google?

When I want to Open Mozilla to use google which is my default search for the WWW I get Mozilla wanting me to Download something. I don't because I don't use Moble or Andr… (read more)

When I want to Open Mozilla to use google which is my default search for the WWW I get Mozilla wanting me to Download something. I don't because I don't use Moble or Android. I get angry because I have to click it off and i have filled with the Tabs which i know nothing about and wish I didn't have any because i don't mind just using my Bookmarks and clicking them off when i have finished. Please tell me because this has only happened recently without my permission. Bette

Asked by hardybette 7 years ago

Last reply by Cashout 7 years ago

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Can you restore the browser session after closing the browser

Every time I close Firefox mobile it does not remember my last session as the default android browser does it or even chrome. I haves not yet found a setting to turn this… (read more)

Every time I close Firefox mobile it does not remember my last session as the default android browser does it or even chrome. I haves not yet found a setting to turn this on. Thanks

phone: Nexus 4 unrooted on android 4.2

Asked by DarkredD14 7 years ago

Last reply by kbrosnan 7 years ago

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Firefox keeps opening links as well as new tab

While browsing, if I long-click a hyperlink and select "Open in a new tab" from the ensuing menu, even though it opens the tab it also follows the hyperlink in the origin… (read more)

While browsing, if I long-click a hyperlink and select "Open in a new tab" from the ensuing menu, even though it opens the tab it also follows the hyperlink in the original tab. How do I prevent it from opening the link in my current tab?

Asked by darkPrince010 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Deleting tabs

I have a list of tabs in my Firefox browser on an IdeaTab2109 running Android 4. I think they are there from when I first set up the tablet and was suffering from finger … (read more)

I have a list of tabs in my Firefox browser on an IdeaTab2109 running Android 4. I think they are there from when I first set up the tablet and was suffering from finger trouble. How do I delete them? Clearing Private Data has no effect

Asked by ThomasEH 7 years ago

Last reply by patrickmc 7 years ago

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how do I keep my tabs ALWAYS visible?

since the last update the tabs on the left hide automatically and I haven't found a way to keep them always showing. this new improvement is annoying, so much so that I'… (read more)

since the last update the tabs on the left hide automatically and I haven't found a way to keep them always showing. this new improvement is annoying, so much so that I'll be looking into another browser.

Asked by bleue 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago

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On my Nexus 4 (running Android 4.3) am unable to sync desktop tabs, history, and bookmarks from desktop Firefox (on Win8).

I have done a clean reinstall of the latest versions of Firefox on both systems, and also tried registering and syncing new accounts. Each time I get the same problem: bo… (read more)

I have done a clean reinstall of the latest versions of Firefox on both systems, and also tried registering and syncing new accounts. Each time I get the same problem: both systems claim to have synced, but the data is not available to view on the phone.

None of the other similar issues in the help section had solutions which resolved my problem. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Best, James

Asked by ememeh 7 years ago

Answered by ememeh 7 years ago

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cannot see tabs

Until recently I could see tabs in landscape i.e. I could see multiple tabs at the same time. Now I have to see them one at a time bt accessing via the top left number sh… (read more)

Until recently I could see tabs in landscape i.e. I could see multiple tabs at the same time. Now I have to see them one at a time bt accessing via the top left number showing how many tabs are open. It was more convenient to be ble to see them alll at the same time. CanI go back to the old view?.

Asked by rooney08 5 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 5 years ago