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Cannot access about:config as of 2022-Oct-25

About:config simply shows me a blank screen. I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking a… (read more)

About:config simply shows me a blank screen.

I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking about a solution to the specific reason they were trying to access about:config, not why they cannot access it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1373286

Others say to use the nightly build, which I don't want. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1302626

What's the deal? I've spent an hour or so now looking this up and haven't found anything.

Asked by ImplierOfThings 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Print to pdf with

Hello, Quite à few month ago, after update, my new Firefox for Android does not allow me to access to the print option. I cannot find the page nor the tools options usin… (read more)

Hello,

Quite à few month ago, after update, my new Firefox for Android does not allow me to access to the print option. I cannot find the page nor the tools options using my mobile. When using edge, chrome or other browser, I still do have this option and therefore able to print pdf copies of the resources I do want to archive. Is it possible to know why these printing options are unaccessible on Firefox using Android ?

Regards

Asked by Yacou 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Open link in another app disable popup Firefox Nightly for Android

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm. This was not present in pre… (read more)

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm.

This was not present in previous releases and I don't know if there is a way to prevent this popup as it makes it uncomfortable. Is there an option I may be missing to disable this feature? If not, could an option like this be introduced?

Thanks and regards

Asked by chetitos 1 year ago

Answered by chetitos 11 months ago

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Full-screen video problem

I'm having a problem with playing videos on websites. When I click the expand to full screen button about half the time the full screen video comes up for half a second a… (read more)

I'm having a problem with playing videos on websites. When I click the expand to full screen button about half the time the full screen video comes up for half a second and then the window shrinks down to a small square on the bottom right-hand corner of my screen. Sort of like when the youtube app minimizes a video. This window is unclickable and also everything at or below it in android is unclickable while it's there. If I click the window button on android and swipe the firefox app up to close it and restart it, Firefox doesn't even close and I can still hear sound from the video. I have to select on the Firefox app again which will restore the full window and then click the full screen button one more time and it will work. This issue is happening on every website I play video on on the Firefox app and it is extremely irritating. I'm about ready to switch to another app if this can't be solved, but Firefox is the only browser that allows ublock origin so I don't want to do that. Can anyone help?

Asked by raistlinnuitari8 7 months ago

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About: Config not working. Instead, typing this shows search engine results.

I am trying to disable auto-refresh on my tabs when I minimize them, but when I type 'about: config' into the address bar, it just shows search engine results instead of … (read more)

I am trying to disable auto-refresh on my tabs when I minimize them, but when I type 'about: config' into the address bar, it just shows search engine results instead of opening it as an actual URL. I have already gone into settings and disabled all search suggestions, and it's still doing it anyway.

What am I supposed to be doing here? I spent tons of time in the support community looking for fixes to my problem and all I found were people telling me to use Nightly, but I don't want to give up basic capabilities like printing etc.

Thanks!

Asked by forevernervouszan 1 year ago

Answered by forevernervouszan 1 year ago

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PDF Download

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am no… (read more)

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am not able to download any pdf, instead it keeps opening up the pdf in another tab which is not what I'm trying to do. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Shamil 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Downloading PDF files.

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person … (read more)

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person who asked a similar question and was told to use the "Share" option and then "Save as PDF" - this doesn't work. Another advise given was long-pressing on the PDF link and choosing to save target - it won't work when I am pasting the pdf link into the address bar, which is how I do it primarily. I'm stuck using the Open in External App, which opens the pdf in Google drive, then having the option of saving the file. So many unnecessary steps. Please fix.

Asked by dlukian 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Safe search

Hello. There is an issue that I have faced whith in Firefox android browser and that is I can not find safe search option in order to have safe browsing I mean like block… (read more)

Hello. There is an issue that I have faced whith in Firefox android browser and that is I can not find safe search option in order to have safe browsing I mean like blocking inappropriate and unmoral sites and contents... I am thankfully waiting for your answer please Have a nice day

Asked by hajiheh8 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Unable to sync firefox Android with Desktop due to missing Sync Menu Item

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-set-firefox-sync-firefox-android, there should be a Sync and Save Date option in Firefox Android Menu, but it's nowe… (read more)

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-set-firefox-sync-firefox-android, there should be a Sync and Save Date option in Firefox Android Menu, but it's nowehere to be found.

Am currently using the latest version of Firefox

See attached screenshot.

Asked by myxsys 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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moving Collections

Can't move Collections from my old phone to my new phone I have pressed sync BTW it still doesn't appear on the new phone. The photo is the two Collections containing 100… (read more)

Can't move Collections from my old phone to my new phone I have pressed sync BTW it still doesn't appear on the new phone. The photo is the two Collections containing 100 web addresses each on my old phone.

Asked by cyberdraccula 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Force landscape orientation in fullscreen mode

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape… (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape mode, even with auto-rotation disabled. Now, there seems to be no way for me to enter landscape mode while playing back a video, without enabling auto-rotation (which I otherwise always keep disabled).

I realize that the desired behavior here can be subjective, but at least it would be nice if there is/would be a way of configuring this behavior?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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navigating forward & back is deeply frustrating

please i am Begging you let me put the forward/backward buttons on the search bar why do i have to open a separate menu to do this ability to Choose what gestures do (fo… (read more)

please i am Begging you let me put the forward/backward buttons on the search bar why do i have to open a separate menu to do this

ability to Choose what gestures do (for example, swiping on the search bar in either direction to navigate history rather than tabs) would also be acceptable, if slightly less convenient (as i suspect something like that would only allow moving forward/back one page at a time, as opposed to simply press-and-holding to pull up all your options to jump to)

i am losing my mind a little bit here i don't understand why it has to be so roundabout

Asked by aft 10 months ago

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Moving bookmarks

Firefox - Android I don't seem to have an option to move a bookmark into a new bookmark folder.There is supposed to be an option in the menu (after you click and hold th… (read more)

Firefox - Android I don't seem to have an option to move a bookmark into a new bookmark folder.There is supposed to be an option in the menu (after you click and hold the selected bookmark) but the menu only has 3 options - 'open in new tab  :. open in private tab. :. Delete. '. -. Am I missing something ? Can anyone help

Asked by mikeburnell 1 year ago

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request to unlock Facebook locked Facebook account

Hello dear Facebook team my Facebook account has been locked it has problem regarding confirmed identity i have nothing to confirm my safe please help me to unlock my Fac… (read more)

Hello dear Facebook team my Facebook account has been locked it has problem regarding confirmed identity i have nothing to confirm my safe please help me to unlock my Facebook account name ma ka laadla my

Asked by mdjamshed17240 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Auto fill for login details not working properly

Hi. So for quite a few months I've been experiencing two issues relating to the Firefox auto fill for login details. Issue 1. When you visit a website sign in page the "… (read more)

Hi. So for quite a few months I've been experiencing two issues relating to the Firefox auto fill for login details.

Issue 1. When you visit a website sign in page the "Suggested logins" box pops up at the bottom (all normal). But then when you login the box won't go away. I can navigate to somewhere new in same tab or switch to another tab already open and the box won't disappear. To get rid of it I need to open a new tab and go to a new webpage, then I can go back to my already open tab.

Issue 2. The "Suggested logins" auto fill for sign in fields on a webpage won't work. This issue started around the same time as the first and is not on every website but a few including Google Account sign in which I use a lot. I will navigate to a sign in page, the Suggested logins box pops up, I select the login I want, but then it won't fill it in.

I've tried reinstalling the Firefox app, but it didn't work. I've kept using the app despite dealing with this everyday. They may be small bugs but they do get tedious after months of it daily. I was hoping an app update would fix the problem but no update has. So I thought I would share, see if its just me.

Asked by Deltazero 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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Download PDF Without Opening in New Tab

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the G… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the Google Chrome app to make it download properly. How do I fix this?

Asked by tjlford 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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The lack of a JavaScript switch in Firefox (Android) - why?

I have noted from a web search that the subject of Javascript in Firefox (Android) has caused issues for some users of this browser. I understand that JavaScript is now … (read more)

I have noted from a web search that the subject of Javascript in Firefox (Android) has caused issues for some users of this browser.

I understand that JavaScript is now enabled by default in the standard version of Firefox (Android). It appears that once upon a time there was a config setting that could be tweaked to switch JavaScript on or off, but that setting may no longer work. Additionally, I also understand there are add-ons for the Android version of Firefox that can, amongst other things, apparently switch JavaScript on or off.

People here might be surprised to learn that the minimalist Firefox Focus (Android) browser already has a built-in, easily accessible, switch to turn JavaScript on or off:

Settings > Privacy & Security > Web Content > Block JavaScript

So, the point I would like to raise with Mozilla (but it seems to be impossible to contact them directly) is, if it is available in Firefox Focus (Android), why the heck is this switch not available in the mainstream, standard version of Firefox (Android)? It makes absolutely no sense not to have it, surely?

I would suggest that a good place to include a JavaScript switch would be in the 'Site permissions' section of Firefox (Android) settings. It is merely a suggestion as, for example, within the rather useful competitor Vivaldi (Android) browser there is such a switch located here:

Settings > WEB PAGES > Site settings > JavaScript

As for why there should be a JavaScript switch within Firefox (Android), that question is largely irrelevant. Mozilla have already seen a need to include it in Firefox Focus (Android), so what possible good reason could there be for not including it in Firefox (Android)? It mystifies me, and it's omission is an inconvenience too.

Does anyone here have a sensible answer to this question?

Asked by SaturnV 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Cannot pair from android app

I try using the pair feature but each time I scan, I get a page showing "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within the Firefox app" Even though I did pair … (read more)

I try using the pair feature but each time I scan, I get a page showing "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within the Firefox app" Even though I did pair from the Firefox app. I have tried multiple times, always the same issue. Device: Samsung s20 fe OS: Android 12 Browser version: The latest on both PC and Mobile

Asked by garym3 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago