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Firefox Multi-Account Containers on Android

Hello, I want to know how to use Firefox Multi-Account Containers on Android. I have it on firefox nightly android but if i click on a category it doesn't show anything.… (read more)

Hello,

I want to know how to use Firefox Multi-Account Containers on Android. I have it on firefox nightly android but if i click on a category it doesn't show anything.

Asked by Jeppie 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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How to disable related term sites in history from being grouped?

I remember sites with related terms not always being grouped up not too long ago. The change isn't bad but would like to know how to disable it. The main issue being ever… (read more)

I remember sites with related terms not always being grouped up not too long ago. The change isn't bad but would like to know how to disable it. The main issue being ever since this change was implemented, it breaks some functionality. It keeps you from being able to look through the rest of your history until you delete the group. Either it prevents you from continuing to scroll down. Or when you do keep scrolling, it keeps looping the sites already shown.

Asked by justinzhu17 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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enable javascript

Being a decade user of Firefox I must say that I started to hate it because the last editions hide the choice for enabling or disabling javascript. The stupid comand "abo… (read more)

Being a decade user of Firefox I must say that I started to hate it because the last editions hide the choice for enabling or disabling javascript. The stupid comand "about:config" leads nowhere and all previous answers are absurd. Why Mozilla decided to hide the option " turn on / turn off" javascript? It turned a previously great navigator into a stupid user unfriendly useless software. I use the internet for over 40 years and Firefox has always been my favourite. What obscure financial reasons made developers decide to hide the simple option of earlier editions? Please put back the "on/off" option for javascript. Untill then I'll use Chrome.

Asked by titorosemberg 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Custom addons / extensions broken in Firefox nightly

Hi, I tried following this guide: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2020/09/29/expanded-extension-support-in-firefox-for-android-nightly/ For these add-ons: https://addon… (read more)

Asked by thekiefs 1 year ago

Answered by thekiefs 1 year ago

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Wrong Search Location Result

I'm not even in California, much less Sacramento. Google account addresses Not in California! Locations for search results always shows Sacramento. FireFox search cashe… (read more)

I'm not even in California, much less Sacramento.

Google account addresses Not in California! Locations for search results always shows Sacramento.

FireFox search cashed cleared. FireFox app closed. Phone reloaded.

Not yet Firefox reinstalled. Last time done ALL SHORT CUTS & BOOKMARKS LOST! ANOTHER MAJOR HINDERANCE.

And NO, THERE IS NO GOOD FIX FOUND SEARCHING FIREFOX SUPPORT. NOTHING FROM GOOGLE EITHER. ALL THE SIMPLE LOGICAL "SET MY ADDRESSES". NEED REAL FIX

Asked by rmynatt 9 months ago

Answered by rmynatt 9 months ago

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Stop redirects to mobile sites

Hi there On some sites I use, their aps are next to useless as are their mobile sites. I want to be able to access the REAL websites but when I change the URL (e.g. chan… (read more)

Hi there

On some sites I use, their aps are next to useless as are their mobile sites. I want to be able to access the REAL websites but when I change the URL (e.g. change m.twitch.tv to just twitch.tv) it simply redirects to the mobile site again. How can I force it to show me the full web page instead please ?

Many thanks

Zoe

Asked by Zoe Ballz 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year 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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Pull to Refresh

For a few weeks I had the ability to pull to Refresh pages. Now for the last 48 hours the feature has disappeared. Is there any way to get it back? I didn't install any … (read more)

For a few weeks I had the ability to pull to Refresh pages. Now for the last 48 hours the feature has disappeared. Is there any way to get it back? I didn't install any add-ons for that function to my knowledge.

Flip 4 phone

Asked by Ajax3000 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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Bitwarden Extension

I have been unable to get the Bitwarden Extension to add to Firefox on my Android devices. I have uploaded 4 images (from Google Pixel 3s xl) showing what I have tried. … (read more)

I have been unable to get the Bitwarden Extension to add to Firefox on my Android devices. I have uploaded 4 images (from Google Pixel 3s xl) showing what I have tried.

Can you assist please with information how to get the correct file?

Asked by paulshanks48 1 year ago

Answered by paulshanks48 1 year ago

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Is there a "manage colors" for mobile, or something similar?

Is there a way to force "dark mode" for websites on mobile WITHOUT using an extension like Dark Reader? I am comparing this to coming from Brave, where I am using their … (read more)

Is there a way to force "dark mode" for websites on mobile WITHOUT using an extension like Dark Reader?

I am comparing this to coming from Brave, where I am using their "experimental" Night Mode settings (which works great). For the desktop browser, I've gone to Manage Colors and swapped text/background white/black to make most websites appear as if they have a dark mode, but that option doesn't seem to exist on mobile.

I've attached 4 images that show the differences across the two browsers on mobile. Even Google's own Dark Theme doesn't seem accessible through whatever method FireFox uses, so I can't even use that dark theme without an extension at the moment.

If this is not currently possible, I'm hoping it's planned for future implementation. I can't suggest it either since the feature suggestion page appears to be down at the moment (being reworked?).

Asked by matthewrjwilson 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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No wallpapers to choose from in homepage settings

I just updated to version 106.1.0. Before the update, there were 6 wallpaper options in homepage settings. According to this after updating there was supposed to be more … (read more)

I just updated to version 106.1.0. Before the update, there were 6 wallpaper options in homepage settings. According to this after updating there was supposed to be more wallpaper options to choose from. But after updating not only there are no new options, but the existing options are also removed.

Asked by Ram Pawar 1 year ago

Answered by Ram Pawar 1 year ago

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Firefox for android adds recently visited sites to my "shortcuts" randomly. So frustrating...

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avo… (read more)

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avoid clutter, and streamline the process of using your favorite websites, right?

I manually add three shortcuts to my "firefox home screen". Google, Google news, and another page that is hosted on my local network. That's it. I don't want recommended sites, affiliate links, suggestions, or sites from my history clogging up my very short list of favorite website shortcuts. For this reason I configured the home screen to ONLY show "Shortcuts". Sponsored shortcuts, jump back in, recent bookmarks, recently visited, and pocket are all turned OFF. Still, I sometimes get new shortcuts to other sites I have visited added to my home screen (without the pin icon) randomly. Some sites that I visit sometimes appear there....but not always. Just randomly. If I wanted to have my history appear in shortcuts I supposed I would check the option to show recently visited sites...but I don't. Why would I want shortcuts added for random sites I have visited when I could just look at my history? If every site I visit has the potential to be added to my shortcuts randomly, how does that make using shortcuts a convenience? It doesn't seem to matter what I want because Firefox just does it anyway....sometimes....

The only way to remove these random automatic shortcuts is to remove them from my history individually or clear my entire history. This means I'm constantly fighting to keep these randomly created shortcuts at bay. I don't want to necessarily remove sites from my history, I just don't want them to randomly auto appear on my manually curated list of shortcuts.

I attempted to work around this issue by using the "Add to my Home Screen" option. I could just have shortcuts on my android home screen instead of the Firefox browser home screen. Then I can turn off the shortcuts option under "customize my home screen" entirely. Unfortunately this works fine for some sites, but for others that option is replaced with "Install" instead. I assume this is meant to install the app associated with that domain. I don't want to install the Google News app or I would do so in the app store, not with my non-google web browser. That's a moot point though because tapping on "install" doesn't install anything anyway, but rather it does the same exact thing that "Add to my Home Screen" does. It adds a shortcut to my home screen. Great! Except the problem now is that when I use that home screen shortcut, all of the Firefox UI breaks (Incidentally this also happens to the Brave Browser as well). I have no address bar, no menus, no tabs. It's as if I'm looking at the Google News app instead of a page in Firefox. I do not have the Google News app installed, so I know that is not the case.

I have posted comments about this in the google play store firefox page, and even emailed developers. The only response I got was a confusing explanation that this feature was added to mirror the functionality of the desktop browser. Either I didn't explain my problem well enough or they didn't read my explanation. This is why I posting yet again in another place, and I'm trying to be very detailed in my explanation so there is no misunderstanding my issue.

I am a huge advocate for Firefox. I recommend it to everyone and I have been using it personally for decades. Before there was even a Chrome! So imagine how painful it is for me to be trying out Brave or even Samsung's "Internet" to see if they are viable alternatives to Firefox. It doesn't seem like I'm asking for something unreasonable... I just want a few icons on my screen that I can tap on to open my favorite web pages. I don't care if it's on the android home screen or the Firefox home screen, although I should be able to choose either or both. Unfortunately neither method seems to work without bugging out.

Again, I'm a big FF advocate. I would love to see you back on top instead of having a 1% market share....but I can hardly sympathize with your plight when what should be basic functionality is not working correctly.

Please make it so that random sites that I visit aren't added to shortcuts, at least unless I have enabled "recent" options. Please make it so that I can add ANY website to my android home screen, without seeing the confusing alternative choice, "Install". Please make it so that websites cannot interfere with the Firefox UI. If I am indeed using Firefox to view a page, then I should at all times have the UI available. I should always have access to the basic functionality of a browser, such as stop, reload, bookmarks, history, help, about, etc.

Asked by Aoxo 1 year ago

Last reply by Allan 1 year ago

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Background video and audio playback

Add the Play background option to videos and audio, pre-installed in settings, as it is in the Brave browser. The current Background Video Playback add-on does not fully … (read more)

Add the Play background option to videos and audio, pre-installed in settings, as it is in the Brave browser. The current Background Video Playback add-on does not fully play all video and audio background playback features, it does not fully work. I have submitted an option request in Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1827371

Asked by Claudiu 12 months ago

Last reply by Paul 12 months ago

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Set Firefox home page on Android 12

How do I set the Firefox home page on Android 12? I want to set it so that whenever I open Firefox or press the "home" icon in the upper left corner, it takes me directly… (read more)

How do I set the Firefox home page on Android 12? I want to set it so that whenever I open Firefox or press the "home" icon in the upper left corner, it takes me directly to https://www.duckduckgo.com.

Asked by wbforbestx 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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How to keep Mozilla VPN always on with Android OS?

Mozila VPN on Android sometimes appear to automatically turn itself off. The explanation could be in your settings on Android: Go to settings, - select Apps, - - cho… (read more)

Mozila VPN on Android sometimes appear to automatically turn itself off.

The explanation could be in your settings on Android: Go to settings, - select Apps, - - choose Mozilla VPN in the list, - - - go to Battery and select background Use,

go back to Mozilla VPN in the list, - - - go to Mobile Data, - - - - turn On "Allow Background Data Usage" - - - - turn On "Allow App while Data saver is On"

now your VPN shouldn't turn off any longer.

When restarting your phone the explanation why the Mozilla VPN is OFF is that to keep your security, the app requires re-authenticating with their servers (new encryption key).

Asked by 139744cwb$×^4ho74cqo#€7bxq3b 2 years ago

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Embedded videos have closed captions enabled by default

I just got a new phone (Pixel 7a) and embedded videos have closed captions enabled by default in Firefox. Even if I turn them off while watching one video, they'll be bac… (read more)

I just got a new phone (Pixel 7a) and embedded videos have closed captions enabled by default in Firefox. Even if I turn them off while watching one video, they'll be back on the next video. I want them to just be off by default. It's not an Android setting as far as I can tell - I have all live captioning turned off and the video player isn't showing captions when I use Chrome to watch the same videos. Here's a link to a video that has captions on by default when I view it in FF for Android. I've also included a screenshot of the CC controls.

Asked by Nick T 8 months ago

Answered by Nick T 8 months ago