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Possible text rendering glitch on Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) SM-T380 Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) SM-T380 Android version: 9 Firefox 115.0.1 Only Addon is ublock origin I've had this problem for months now, but it was never as bad as it ha… (read more)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) SM-T380 Android version: 9 Firefox 115.0.1 Only Addon is ublock origin

I've had this problem for months now, but it was never as bad as it has become now on the latest Firefox 115.0.1 Android release. The issue would (seemingly) mainly occur on text heavy websites, like Wikipedia, but it never disrupted me enough to file a report until now. It's now happening on practically every website I can visit.

Basically, huge 'blocks' of websites will be 'blanked out', and the only way to potentially work around this is to pinch zoom until these 'blocks' get out of the way of the text/page elements they're obscuring. This isn't consistent however, so you can't reliably just pinch to zoom to a perfect level to have the page render all the way correctly, the 'blocks' will simply move to obscure other parts as you're zooming and trying to fix whichever specific portion of the screen you want to see properly.

So far I've tried disabling ublock origin for pages this was occurring on, clearing the program cache, restarting my phone, clearing all browser cache/history, toggling the different Accessibility options pertaining to page zoom, and none of these things have worked at all.

I've attached some screenshots of how this looks when zooming in. Other browsers (the Samsung browser, specifically) don't have this issue on this tablet, and I saw one google play store Firefox app review with my same device also mention having a similar sounding issue.

Anyone have any idea what the issue could be? If more screenshots from a different website are needed, or if I should have posted this elsewhere, please let me know.

Asked by yungtarp99 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Firefox doesn't display text correctly

Firefox is failing to display text properly on pages. Paragraphs are getting whited out at seemingly random. If I zoom or highlight the missing part I can usually get it … (read more)

Firefox is failing to display text properly on pages. Paragraphs are getting whited out at seemingly random. If I zoom or highlight the missing part I can usually get it to show up.

I'm using the android mobile version.

I've tried: Clearing the cache Uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox Deleting all add ons Restarting my device Changing font display sizes in Firefox and on my device

It's only Firefox, pages display properly when I try using a different browser. This has been an ongoing problem but its suddenly effecting huge chunks of text on all websites where previously it would only block a word or two on some websites.

(It was even effecting text while trying to type this ticket which is super annoying. )

Asked by thespicydiamond 11 months ago

Last reply by orange_cat 11 months ago

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Clicking on phone numbers not opening dialer

Hi community, I have a Pixel 8 Pro and not sure if this has been a recent issue since the December update when I click on a phone number or dial icon I expect to end up … (read more)

Hi community,

I have a Pixel 8 Pro and not sure if this has been a recent issue since the December update when I click on a phone number or dial icon I expect to end up on Google dialer but for some reason it just loads for a sec and nothing happens. This works fine on other browsers like Chrome and Vivaldi, is there a setting to tweak otherwise I had copy the number or use another browser.

Asked by wilpang20 6 months ago

Last reply by wilpang20 6 months ago

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Black boxes

So I got directed here after leaving an unfavourable review due to an ongoing issue that google had no answers for. The screenshot should show the problem. I don't not kn… (read more)

So I got directed here after leaving an unfavourable review due to an ongoing issue that google had no answers for. The screenshot should show the problem. I don't not know what causes it, only that it feels random when it breaks. Cashe/data clearing doesn't help, only a full reinstall seems to fix it, but this gets annoying pretty quick. The issue is search boxes on websites become black, and the text looks weird. The only add-on I use is UBlock, and when I left the review, the app broke after just an hour after being reinstalled, before I even installed UBlock.

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S20Ultra if that helps, though I'm due for an update, and haven't had the time to sort it.

Asked by jonboultby 10 months ago

Last reply by jonboultby 10 months ago

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keyboard blocks text

Problem: keyboard covers text area in chat and scroll does not function. In a chat with customer service usually, the text I am writing does not appear, it is behind the … (read more)

Problem: keyboard covers text area in chat and scroll does not function. In a chat with customer service usually, the text I am writing does not appear, it is behind the keyboard and scroll is frozen. I have to close the keyboard to see the text, also scroll works. Then I click on my partially filled text box, keyboard comes back covering it, no scroll. Repeat. Pixel 6, FF for Android, T-mo, Ad-Guard only addon, everything updated, see attached.

Asked by andy 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Scrolling up requires two downward swipes

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can s… (read more)

I'm having an issue with Firefox on Android. On certain websites (e.g., Yahoo News, Calscape.org, Google search results--with Goggle Search Fixer add-on enabled), I can scroll down the page without issue, but scrolling slowly back up toward the top of the page with downward drags of my finger is only responsive half of the time. That is, I can only scroll back up with every-other downward swipe/drag of my finger. This odd behavior does not happen with other mobile browsers (I'm on Android 13 and using a Galaxy A53 5G). Any suggestions?

Asked by cjw 1 year ago

Answered by cjw 1 year ago

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rampant false positive pull down to refresh gesture

Firefox Nightly 110.0a1 (Build #2015925675), Sony Xperia 1 mk3, 61.2.A.0.382 release-keys Android 13 Been having issues with the refresh gesture, namely it activating wh… (read more)

Firefox Nightly 110.0a1 (Build #2015925675), Sony Xperia 1 mk3, 61.2.A.0.382 release-keys Android 13

Been having issues with the refresh gesture, namely it activating when just trying to scroll up the page.

I'm not certain of the proper behaviour, but I've had pull down to refresh initiate with all kinds of downward swipes; fast, slow, short and long; and in various locations on the screen; centre, sides (close enough to also start back gesture), lower third; and even seen it wanting to refresh when simply tapping to stop inertia scroll, as well as when pressing and holding to keep screen alive for seconds before pulling down to return to the top.

Noticing it initiate, then releasing upward to cancel, then repeating the previous downward swipe intermittently triggers it again; sometimes it's gone, sometimes it triggers another once or twice, and one time it just would not stop and I couldn't scroll up the page no matter where on the screen I began to swipe down.

I'm presuming it's only meant to activate in upper third or even quarter, but regardless, this is a relatively recent (several days to a week, idk) issue that I'm dealing with, although it has become rife tonight.

Some websites seem better than others, and I was considering it was a fault of some designs, but alas I couldn't find any spots where I could consistently get it to happen; not even dragging from the top of the screen is working right now, so I have no idea what's going on.

https://ok2fly.com.au/ was a nightmare; tap anywhere to open a pop-up, scroll to bottom, then try to scroll up. I've got a great little screen record to demonstrate how inconsistent it is, if anyone wants.

Lemme know if there's anything else I can do to help diagnose this.

Asked by Dog 1 year ago

Last reply by simonmorgan73 1 year ago

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"Read more" and other simple scripts broken with dark reader

I was told to post this here so someone could look into it. I use the Dark Reader Addon, which seems to be the only dark mode add-on for Firefox, but lately it is causing… (read more)

I was told to post this here so someone could look into it. I use the Dark Reader Addon, which seems to be the only dark mode add-on for Firefox, but lately it is causing issues with simple scripts on websites, namely the "read more" button on pretty much every news article. The button is just completely unresponsive unless I disable Dark Reader. Very frustrating as bright white backgrounds strain the eyes and dark mode really helps.

I posted a review directly on the Dark Reader Addon page as well.

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13.

It would be nice if dark mode capabilities were standardized and built into the app/websites instead of needing special workarounds like add-ons.

Asked by ajcantrell 10 months ago

Last reply by Medhasree Suram 10 months ago

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"Google Search Fixer" add-on breaks scrolling on the search results page when the "Pull to refresh" gesture is enabled

When the "Google Search Fixer" addon is installed and the "Pull to refresh" gesture is enabled, I am not able to freely scroll up on the search results page. After scroll… (read more)

When the "Google Search Fixer" addon is installed and the "Pull to refresh" gesture is enabled, I am not able to freely scroll up on the search results page. After scrolling animation finishes, if I try to scroll up, the browser thinks that I want to refresh the page, therefore the input is sank.

Asked by fedorovegor1 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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youtube full screen auto-rotation

Before recent firefox updates, youtube videos were automatically rotated in full screen mode. But now youtube videos are not auto-rotated in full screen mode. I've just w… (read more)

Before recent firefox updates, youtube videos were automatically rotated in full screen mode. But now youtube videos are not auto-rotated in full screen mode. I've just wondered if you could solve this problem. Thank you.

cf. I'm using "video background play fix" add-on.

Asked by cardiacsmile 1 year ago

Last reply by langston.amadi 1 year ago

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Notification tile of Firefox app is not disappear even the app exit from background. --bugid: 5257060

issue information: Title:Notification tile of Firefox app is not disappear even the app exit from background Package name: org.mozilla.firefox Build number/version: 110.0… (read more)

issue information: Title:Notification tile of Firefox app is not disappear even the app exit from background Package name: org.mozilla.firefox Build number/version: 110.0.1 Device, Model, Android ,OS: OPPO (New Tablet,not released), Android 13.0, OS 13.1 (Google pixelT also have this issue ) Recurrence rate: 10/10 Expected impact: All Android users will be affected.

Steps to reproduce: 【Prerequisite】Download the latest version of Firefox from the Google Play Store 【Operation steps】 Open Firefox app > Play YouTube video > Clear the app from background > Observe the issue

Actual Result:Notification tile of Firefox app is not disappear even the app exit from background. Expected Result:Notification tile of Firefox app should disappear when the app exit from background.

Analysis from our engineers: All Android devices are experiencing issues, and analysis confirms app issues.

Log link: attached phenomenon video & log: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vvuV2Wfx-Vv6u4VWWxpfb9uZ7JZ1pAxn?usp=share_link

Looking forward to your reply.

Asked by wenting Hou 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

Home page keeps opening new tabs

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it st… (read more)

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it stays in the same tab like on PC?

Asked by sz.zoltan939 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

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blank spots on specific web pages

When I'm on any page on a particular website, in this case archiveofourown.org, there are patches of text on the page that do not show up unless highlighted. This problem… (read more)

When I'm on any page on a particular website, in this case archiveofourown.org, there are patches of text on the page that do not show up unless highlighted. This problem has recently gotten worse, with more and larger blank spots and even sometimes the text not even showing up when highlighted. I've tried refreshing the page, restarting the browser, switching to the desktop site (same problem there), uninstalling and reinstalling the browser app, and restarting my phone, none of which has had any effect. I haven't had this problem on any other site so far, and I have no problems with the same site using Firefox on my laptop.

Edited to add: I've now also had this problem on THIS site.

Asked by Calico Jack 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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task bar icons disappear

(using 118.2.0) At times the navigation icons and the reload icon disappear from the task bar. When I go into Settings and then back to the browser page the icons are gon… (read more)

(using 118.2.0) At times the navigation icons and the reload icon disappear from the task bar. When I go into Settings and then back to the browser page the icons are gone. They are still in the "3 dot" menu. The only way I have found to reappear them is to close the app (go into android task list and "swipe" it closed) and reopen it.

Any ideas/suggestions?

Asked by rgochnour 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

Tab tray doesn't open completely

Since release 114.0 the tabs tray doesn't completely open in horizontal mode on my device(s) (Pixel 2 & Zenfone 9, Android 13). I click the tabs button, then swipe th… (read more)

Since release 114.0 the tabs tray doesn't completely open in horizontal mode on my device(s) (Pixel 2 & Zenfone 9, Android 13). I click the tabs button, then swipe the tray up to open it now. Screenshots show what happens when I click the tabs button. This happens in Firefox and Fennec (F-Droid)

As best I can tell, this started happening after Improve collapse animation of the tabs tray FAB & scrim / 444597e.

Asked by winterstillness 5 months ago

Last reply by winterstillness 5 months ago

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Firefox is freezing on Pixel 6a (Android 13) and subsequently causing phone to restart

I am posting this issue at the request of E from Firefox's app developer feedback after I submitted an app review. The app continues to be unstable on my Pixel 6a (lates… (read more)

I am posting this issue at the request of E from Firefox's app developer feedback after I submitted an app review.

The app continues to be unstable on my Pixel 6a (latest OS, Android 13) after freezing up on what appears to be any heavily scrolled pages or those that create a heavy cache. This freezing then causes abrupt phone restarts shortly thereafter, but not always immediately. Usually the culprit seems to be linked to Facebook album viewing, Imgur albums with article-length descriptions, etc. The abrupt phone restarting occurs whether force stopping Firefox and clearing the cache right away or not (although the restarts seem to happen faster if I force stop the app). I have simply closed the app during the freeze, put my phone down, and come back minutes or hours later to it having restarted on its own.

In addition, open tabs have a tendency to lose their scroll spots on a non-infinitely-scrolling page (e.g. an article not requiring expanding) when the app is minimized but not closed. This is probably unrelated(?) and isn't as critical as the spontaneous restarts, however.

It looks like many Pixel 6a users have had this issue, although those support threads from 8-9 months ago have now been archived. Someone else mentioned scripts from the websites themselves may be to blame? Would be curious to hear of any specific fixes. Thanks!

Asked by KitBum 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago