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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 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 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 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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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 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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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 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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I need "Shortcuts" to be "synchronized & coustomizable."

Im a regular user of Firefox Mobile and also Firefox PC. I'm missing a very important feature in "Firefox Mobile" is Shortcuts are not Coustomizable i can't order them an… (read more)

Im a regular user of Firefox Mobile and also Firefox PC. I'm missing a very important feature in "Firefox Mobile" is Shortcuts are not Coustomizable i can't order them and also shortcut isn't "Synchronized" with Firefox Account which is really frustrating. Became "Vivaldi" & some other browsers have this features!!! I used firefox like 2years but, If i want these features i have to shift from firefox to other browsers, which i don't want to. So Please Solve my problem and make me mozilian forever.

Asked by Nafi 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Theme changing glitch with scheduled dark mode on Android

I have scheduled dark mode enabled on my Android device,when the theme of device changes from light to dark or vice-versa,theme of Firefox doesn't change immediately, I h… (read more)

I have scheduled dark mode enabled on my Android device,when the theme of device changes from light to dark or vice-versa,theme of Firefox doesn't change immediately, I have to restart the FF Android app for the change to take effect.

Asked by Tadaa 8 months ago

Last reply by Tadaa 7 months ago

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Always is in dark mode on moble.

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested th… (read more)

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested the same sites on other browsers to make sure it was not the sites. The browser and system are up to date.

Asked by John Cochran 1 year ago

Answered by John Cochran 1 year ago

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new tab instead of home button on Android

I love the way I can customize my Firefox on my Linux desktop. Not so much on my Android phone. F.ex. I never use the home button, but open new tabs all the time. Would … (read more)

I love the way I can customize my Firefox on my Linux desktop. Not so much on my Android phone.

F.ex. I never use the home button, but open new tabs all the time. Would be nice if I could replace the home button with one that opens a new tab

Asked by Heikki 8 months ago

Answered by Heikki 8 months ago

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Desktop display on FireFox ChromeOS

Hi, am using a Chromebook with FireFox. It is a large screen. By default FireFox open site in Mobile display. Is there a FireFox setting to open all sites in Desktop dis… (read more)

Hi,

am using a Chromebook with FireFox. It is a large screen. By default FireFox open site in Mobile display. Is there a FireFox setting to open all sites in Desktop display? Could it be possible to add a setting in FireFox to open all site in Desktop format by default?

Thanks

Asked by amdredlambda 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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How to increase just font size?

I increased the font size in Firefox to 145%. It increased only the font size, but not other things until the latest update. The first image shows what the webpage looks … (read more)

I increased the font size in Firefox to 145%. It increased only the font size, but not other things until the latest update. The first image shows what the webpage looks like with 145% font size, where everything is larger in this version. The second image with the increment of just font size in previous version. How to increase just font size but not other things? Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by orange_cat 9 months ago

Last reply by orange_cat 9 months ago

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user wallpaper customazation

Hello, chromebook user here. I dont know if i count as android or not but still i have a problem. Just today i switched from chrome to firefox, and i realized i cant cust… (read more)

Hello, chromebook user here. I dont know if i count as android or not but still i have a problem. Just today i switched from chrome to firefox, and i realized i cant customize wallpapers! I have searched up every possible tutorial on here and youtube and on firefox itself. Hopings devs can solve this

Asked by evamaxwell780 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Android FF turned black

I hit something in error and now my search results are dark. Only the google screen as attached. if I go to the links on the search page they will be light. I read someon… (read more)

I hit something in error and now my search results are dark. Only the google screen as attached. if I go to the links on the search page they will be light. I read someone say that by touching the top of the screen can do that?. I may have done I was half asleep.

There is no about:config

The theme is light in settings/ customise. Latest FF in android 12 on an Honor x6

Also it is only FF, Brave shows search results as light.

I hate that dark look and want the ligh one back

Asked by GardenSurfer 9 months ago

Answered by GardenSurfer 9 months ago

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Homepage Themes Secret Menu

Idk if this it's common knowledge or not, but I couldn't find anything anywhere about this! I accidentally opened a menu that let me change the background of my homepage … (read more)

Idk if this it's common knowledge or not, but I couldn't find anything anywhere about this! I accidentally opened a menu that let me change the background of my homepage on Firefox Nightly (Android)

I was just tapping around and a drawer poped up with a bunch of options including some limited edition ones at the bottom

I didn't think to screenshot the drawer but I did pick one I liked the looks of from the preview. I'll include a screenshot of the default homepage grey and the purple gradient I got through the theme drawer

The only other thing I remember is something about "add a splash of color" (it was spelt the American way specifically I remember)

Does anyone know how I can get this menu back? I want to try the different themes and theme my main Firefox app too

Asked by VioletStorm 9 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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native dark mode for websites

Hi, can anyone tell me if Firefox for Android (in my case: Fennec) will get a native dark mode for websites in the future? I know there are addons that do this, but unfor… (read more)

Hi, can anyone tell me if Firefox for Android (in my case: Fennec) will get a native dark mode for websites in the future? I know there are addons that do this, but unfortunately they make browsing much slower.

Thanks, Horst

Asked by Horst Kaluschke 9 months ago

Last reply by Horst Kaluschke 9 months ago

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Firefox Nightly about:config and force dark mode for every site

I dont trust dark reader so in firefox desktop i use settings override the colors specified by the page with your selections above to Always, for me is enough, every site… (read more)

I dont trust dark reader so in firefox desktop i use settings override the colors specified by the page with your selections above to Always, for me is enough, every site is dark and doesnt slow anything, but the real question is how to change or should i say force every site to dark in firefox nightly android, of course in nightly we have about:config available so is hope to do that without extensions but i dont know which line will do the right job? I found something like “browser.display.background_color” but where will be option to activate override the colors like in desktop? Thank you so much as always.

Asked by darkfox66 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago