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Can't install Add Ons

When trying to install a new Add On I get message "You need Firefox to install add-ons. " and Add to Firefox button blanked out. Frustrating, as it is already installed o… (read more)

When trying to install a new Add On I get message "You need Firefox to install add-ons. " and Add to Firefox button blanked out. Frustrating, as it is already installed of course to get to the page in the first place!

Asked by rickglyn 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Search engine defaults and using additional search engines

On the new Firefox for Android there are a much more limited set of search engines you can use. I am assuming that will get better as there is more development. I used … (read more)

On the new Firefox for Android there are a much more limited set of search engines you can use. I am assuming that will get better as there is more development. I used to use Startpage, which I am struggling now to add in as a default, because it is not available as a standard search engine or a add-on.

The main question I have, however, is whether there are any plans to be able to choose what search engine you use each time you enter something in the address bar? One of the best features of the old android app, where I had Startpage as my default search engine, was that I could type something into the address bar and just press enter to use my default search engine or I could choose to revert to Google or Wikipedia straight from the address bar, depending on what search I needed.

Asked by momentaryloss 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Pocket, is out of control

Hi, I've got suggestions explicitly diabled in my preferences but that doesn't care to this new firefox's tool. Could you please give me back control of the browser I cho… (read more)

Hi, I've got suggestions explicitly diabled in my preferences but that doesn't care to this new firefox's tool. Could you please give me back control of the browser I choose to use. Thank you

Asked by musicapidae 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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Have a Samsung Tab A and Galaxy S8 and I don't have the option to turn on "Recommended by Pocket", which works just fine on my PC. Samsung says it's not them!

I like Recommended by Pocket! Have tried on and off to access it on my Samsung Galaxy S 8. Just bought a Samsung Tab A 8". Can't access the option to turn it on there eit… (read more)

I like Recommended by Pocket! Have tried on and off to access it on my Samsung Galaxy S 8. Just bought a Samsung Tab A 8". Can't access the option to turn it on there either. Thought it was because it was a mobile browser, but the button under Top Sites is there on a non-Samsung phone. Long chat with Samsung this AM. They say they are NOT blocking this option and to contact Firefox. Tab is model SM-T290 running Android version 9, Wifi only. Firefox is version 68.2.0. Phone is Galaxy S 8 SM-G950W running Android version 9. Firefox version 68.2.0. Anyone have any ideas.

Asked by kate.kd.martin 1 year ago

Answered by kbrosnan 1 year ago

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Please let keep firefox playing on when the main screen is off

A few days ago, firefox app was updated on my smartphone. Before then, it didn't stop even when the main screen was off so I loved it! I could listen to so many songs and… (read more)

A few days ago, firefox app was updated on my smartphone. Before then, it didn't stop even when the main screen was off so I loved it! I could listen to so many songs and videos on youtube without wasting the power in my smartphone because firefox kept on playing even when the main screen was off. But.. updating made it worse in this case.

Is there any solution for this? Sometimes updating is not updating but downdating..

Thank you for your efforts on firefox and I hope this will get solved and better!

Asked by park1 3 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 3 years ago

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how do I stop Mozilla opening the last viewed page instead of my home page?

It isnt crash recovery, crash count is zero. Home page set to google but never see it. There is no user.js file. I am totally fed up and close to uninstalling Mozilla. I … (read more)

It isnt crash recovery, crash count is zero. Home page set to google but never see it. There is no user.js file. I am totally fed up and close to uninstalling Mozilla. I don't want Mozilla opening last viewed page. If I need that I can use history!!

Asked by harpguy12 4 years ago

Answered by harpguy12 4 years ago

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Display of Chinese Characters in Flash Video

Help needed to resolve issue with display of chinese fonts in Firefox. I used to be able to run an html based chinese language learning program (with embedded Flash) in F… (read more)

Help needed to resolve issue with display of chinese fonts in Firefox.

I used to be able to run an html based chinese language learning program (with embedded Flash) in Firefox on my Galaxy Nexus mobile...that is until I installed the latest version of Firefox.

These are the instructions that came with the program to install/run it:

This site is best viewed with Mozilla FireFox 3.x+ (and above) with either Adobe Flash Player 8+ (and above) at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768. We also recommend that you enable both JavaScript and Cookies in your chosen browser's settings. Obviously things have moved on since then and the version of Firefox I installed around May 2013 would have been around 22.0

While the above appear to be targeted at computer/tablet platforms the program ran successfully on my mobile and the embedded flash video worked well. The video clips and accompanying audio for each lesson were also accompanied by text that updated as each speaker began conversing. This text could be displayed (by selection) in English, Pinyin or Chinese characters.

With an upgrade to the latest version of Firefox the Chinese characters now no longer display although 'English' fonts do...why? Is this a character encoding issue? Can this be set? What has changed between version 22 or thereabouts that I installed in May 2013 and the current version. Someone must surely know ??? If this cant be fixed, how can I re-install an older version of Firefox on my mobile. As an aside I was able to download firefox-22.0.bundle, some bundle.parts and .source files along with Firefox Setup 3.6.28.exe but cant install any of these. HELP needed please.

Asked by dcle007 7 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 7 years ago

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Any suggestion for an alternative to firefox ?

Hello, While waiting for add ons to come back to firefox, what browser would you recommand ? I'm really not an expert but i've always trusted mozilla. I'm would like to a… (read more)

Hello, While waiting for add ons to come back to firefox, what browser would you recommand ? I'm really not an expert but i've always trusted mozilla. I'm would like to avoid chrome and was wondering if there was any alternative on android i could use while waiting for firefox to be fixed :) Thanks !

Asked by henri.schiltz 6 months ago

Answered by lion122 5 months ago

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Reader View missing in private browsing mode with upgrade for Firefox on Android

I just got the nw upgrade for Firefox on Android, version 79.0.5 (Build #2015758619) AC: 48.0.15, 8755ac0cd GV: 79.0.1-20200813192915 AS: 61.0.10 Running on Samsung Gala… (read more)

I just got the nw upgrade for Firefox on Android, version 79.0.5 (Build #2015758619) AC: 48.0.15, 8755ac0cd GV: 79.0.1-20200813192915 AS: 61.0.10

Running on Samsung Galaxy A5 Android 8.0.0 Samsung Experience 9.0

On pages that used to show reader view yesterday, the icon is now missing. What has changed in the upgrade that disables this very useful feature? And I know for sure the website has not changed, so it's definitely because of the upgrade.

Asked by Emily 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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Firefox always starts with previous session's pages loaded

On my S7 with Android 8.0, every time I start Firefox (even after rebooting the phone), it loads the previous session's pages. In several places I have read that I shoul… (read more)

On my S7 with Android 8.0, every time I start Firefox (even after rebooting the phone), it loads the previous session's pages. In several places I have read that I should click on the three bar menu icon in the top corner and select "options". I have a 3 dot (not bar) icon. When I click on it, I get a menu that includes "settings" but there is no "options". The menu I do get has, "New tab, New private tab, History, ... Settings, Help"

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by google2 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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keyboard colon

I have different keyboards using your browser. When typing in the address bar, the keyboard has a colon in the bottom line next to the spacebar. Not only is this key neve… (read more)

I have different keyboards using your browser. When typing in the address bar, the keyboard has a colon in the bottom line next to the spacebar. Not only is this key never used, its frequently inadvertently hit, perhaps the most annoying thing Ive ever seen. Any help is appreciated.

Asked by minetheearth 1 year ago

Answered by Seburo 1 year ago

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How do I disable Firefox tips & tricks messages on Android?

Hello! I currently have snippets and tips about Firefiox that pop-up randomly on the screen while using the app. These range from snippets to pop-ups with various tips, t… (read more)

Hello!

I currently have snippets and tips about Firefiox that pop-up randomly on the screen while using the app. These range from snippets to pop-ups with various tips, tricks and suggestions about using the Firefox App for Android.

How can I disable these messages and snippets from appearing in the first place?

I have attached some screenshots as examples just in case.

Asked by funniestpokemon 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago