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Different news outlets on my home page

Why do I not have any control over which news outlets are on my home page. Every article is from Fox News and I am not interested in anything that News outlet is putting … (read more)

Why do I not have any control over which news outlets are on my home page. Every article is from Fox News and I am not interested in anything that News outlet is putting out. I am a Democrat and the page all of the sudden the past few months have almost all been from Fox News which is obviously a Republican and Donald Trump loving News outlet. So I am wondering why do I not have the option like in the past where I could choose which news outlets I would like to read from? It's kind of creepy to me that I would be sent almost every article from Fox News. Is there any way to change it? I know it might sound like I'm a nut but I promise I'm not, I'm just surprised by this whole situation. Thanks.

Asked by bareleethare 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

sepia reading mode cannot be turned off without compromising privacy

Dear sir/madam, The new sepia reading mode cannot be turned off easily without compromising privacy. If i click to set it to dark mode through controls , the next page i… (read more)

Dear sir/madam,

The new sepia reading mode cannot be turned off easily without compromising privacy. If i click to set it to dark mode through controls , the next page is sepia again. But if i use the fast way, by clicking on the icon next to the url, it turns my page from a https to a http. It feels like the feature is not supposed to work like that. Now i think about it, any page that by default is https is darkmode, but any page that is turned into an https is turned sepia or not https anymore. I get that it strains the eyes less and i am certainly not against the feature itself, but i do enjoy pictures and video's in full colour and for me personally, dark mode reads better.

In other words, i love it as a feature not as a default and i don't think it was meant as one, but it cannot be turned off right now.

Kind regards Jen.

Asked by E.T. Phone Home 2 weeks ago

Last reply by E.T. Phone Home 2 weeks ago

Ugly "customise homepage" button with latest update

Since updating to v 122.0 (Android) today, my home page displays a permanent intrusive "Customise homepage" button on my Homepage (see attached picture). This is totally… (read more)

Since updating to v 122.0 (Android) today, my home page displays a permanent intrusive "Customise homepage" button on my Homepage (see attached picture).

This is totally redundant when you can simply access this in 2 clicks from the taskbar. Why are such cosmetic features forced onto users? Customising my homepage is something I would do once, I don't need it to be slapped on my face every time I reach my home page.

Please advise, this is extremely annoying.

Asked by hevinroyal 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

Homepage wallpaper from the gallery in Firefox Android

Dear Mozilla Firefox team, I am writing to request a feature for the Firefox Android app that would allow users to follow a homepage wallpaper from the gallery. This fea… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Firefox team,

I am writing to request a feature for the Firefox Android app that would allow users to follow a homepage wallpaper from the gallery. This feature would enable users to customize their browser experience by choosing a wallpaper that suits their preferences and mood. The wallpaper can be choosen from the image gallery of User. This feature available in edge browser android

I think this feature would enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the Firefox Android app, as well as increase user engagement and satisfaction. It would also showcase the diversity and creativity of the Firefox community, as users could submit their own wallpapers to the gallery or vote for their favorites.

I hope you will consider adding this feature to the Firefox Android app in the future. Thank you for your time and attention.

Sincerely, B R Shriradhakrishnasharnam (A Firefox User)

How to add speed dials in homepage and URL bar on Firefox Android?

How to add speed dials in homepage and URL bar on Firefox Android? I access some sites instantly like alternative search engines, social media, news sites, messages and … (read more)

How to add speed dials in homepage and URL bar on Firefox Android?

I access some sites instantly like alternative search engines, social media, news sites, messages and others so need them on homepage of browser (also new tab like Chrome otherwise speed dials won't work).

But in Firefox Android and Chromebooks, I can't find a way to have done sites as speed dials like Edge browser, Samsung browser, cococ browser, soul browser, mask browser, kiwi browser, Brave browser, Vivaldi browser, and Opera browsers among others. Only Firefox is light years backward despite being veteran.

Humbly requesting this feature urgently as usability is zero when using Firefox browsers and I have to go back to one of the browsers mentioned in that case.

Asked by Net_Hunter_90s 1 month ago

Last reply by Net_Hunter_90s 1 month ago

homepage preferences not being respected?

Hi, i am on firefox mobile android beta and i am seeing a behaviour that seems weird to me, but maybe i misunderstood something. So essentially pages i opened are showing… (read more)

Hi, i am on firefox mobile android beta and i am seeing a behaviour that seems weird to me, but maybe i misunderstood something. So essentially pages i opened are showing in homepage, alongside the shortcuts,pinned items, despite having history unchecked. Is this intended? Thanks in advance.

Asked by careca 1 month ago

Android, context menu

Hello I am writing to report a problem with the context menu in Firefox for Android. I am very dissatisfied with how it is designed and I would like to have more control… (read more)

Hello

I am writing to report a problem with the context menu in Firefox for Android. I am very dissatisfied with how it is designed and I would like to have more control over it.

First of all, there are too many options from other apps that I do not use, which clearly take up space and I want to remove them, but I cannot. They are irrelevant to my browsing experience and they clutter the menu.

Secondly, I do not like that despite the bulkiness of the context menu, it only displays 2-3 items, and to get to the one I need, I have to scroll through the menu several times, which is extremely inconvenient. For instance, I often want to copy text, but this option is hidden at the bottom of the menu. It would be much easier if it were visible at the top or have the ability to build the context menu for my needs.

In other words, there is a bulky and inconvenient menu, which also has unnecessary and annoying options that I cannot do anything about, because apparently, the ability to customize and change the context menu is removed in the Android version.

Asked by DntWorry BeHappy 2 months ago

Last reply by DntWorry BeHappy 2 months ago

How to change default font on Android?

The default font in Firefox Android is Roboto, and I want to change the default font to the system default font or a font I downloaded locally. I can't find any settings … (read more)

The default font in Firefox Android is Roboto, and I want to change the default font to the system default font or a font I downloaded locally. I can't find any settings in Firefox Android regarding font settings. about:config doesn't seem to work on Android. How do I change the default font in Firefox Android, like in Firefox Windows?

Asked by Rayy 2 months ago

Option to Rename Shortcut While Installing Web App (as Add to Home Screen behaves)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen. However, when attemp… (read more)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen.

However, when attempting to Install a Progressive Web App (from compatible Web App web sites), and clicking Install, it does NOT give you the opportunity to Rename the Shortcut.

In contrast, Chrome/Android allows the name change in both cases (non-Web App and Web App sites).

Is this feature in the works on FireFox Android?

Is there a work-around to Rename Shortcuts either before or after placing them on the Home Screen ?

Asked by JohnRichard 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Firefox on Android shortcuts

Firefox on Android is great, but you can't move your shortcuts, edit the URL for them or sync them with desktop. Am I missing something? Since it's easy to do this very… (read more)

Firefox on Android is great, but you can't move your shortcuts, edit the URL for them or sync them with desktop.

Am I missing something? Since it's easy to do this very basic thing that most other browser's have by default?

I can't find an answer to this, and if it's by design, then why? It makes no sense to not have a basic feature like this in a browser.

Asked by Pac81 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

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Let me choose my Homepage

Why does Firefox purposely choose to alienate their Android users by not allowing them to choose their own home screen. The Firefox web browser on Windows does. As much … (read more)

Why does Firefox purposely choose to alienate their Android users by not allowing them to choose their own home screen. The Firefox web browser on Windows does.

As much as I distrust Google as a company and avoid using their products (as much as convenietly possible), I am very comfortable using their search engine and comfortable seeing a Google homepage with the Google search bar.

Firefox doesn't even give me the courtesy to: 1) know or understand which search engine I am using when I am on the "forced" Firefox homepage, or 2) set my own homepage. Therefore, I have to ensure the cursor is in the "search/web address" bar, start typing "google", and hit enter in order to get to the familiar Google homepage of which I am comfortable. I hate that Firefox forces me to do that!

Otherwise, I like using the Firefox browser as an alternative to Google. Nonetheless, it's your company and you can do what you like, but as soon as I come across an alternative browser that allows me to adjust it's settings to my preferences, it's adios MFr's to Firefox.

FYI, I would LOVE to meet the decision maker at Mozilla that OK'd this change and listen to him/her/they hem, haw and double-speak through their ridiculous justification. Another thing, while I'm at it.... Exactly, when did it become a better idea for companies (challenging the industry leader) to alienate their users?

Asked by dfitzgerald2002 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

Homepage refuse to stop showing recent history

Even though Recently Visited is turned off I have lots and lots of recently visited sites showing up on my homepage. I have to manually remove them to clear the homepage.… (read more)

Even though Recently Visited is turned off I have lots and lots of recently visited sites showing up on my homepage. I have to manually remove them to clear the homepage. How do I make it stop showing all this clutter?

It happens on both me and my girlfriends phones, so I guess either something is wrong with the setting or it doesn't do what I think it is supposed to do.

See screenshots for example.

Asked by firefox659 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Setting home page

I am trying to set the home page on my Samsung S21 with android v13 and firefox v117. I cannot find any means for setting the home page. The customize homepage in the to… (read more)

I am trying to set the home page on my Samsung S21 with android v13 and firefox v117. I cannot find any means for setting the home page. The customize homepage in the top (3 button) menu has no option for setting a different home page.

The homepage option under settings gives you exactly the same options as above.

The customize option under settings applies only to the theme and has no options for managing the home page.

Unfortunately every version of firefox is different and all the instructions I have found apply to different versions of firefox than the one I am using.

Asked by Wayne Knight 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago