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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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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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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 12 months ago

Answered by Paul 12 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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disable auto tab saving in Firefox mobile

Why does Firefox automatically save tabs? It is annoying to have to delete them every day... I want the option to NEVER save the tab and close them all when exiting … (read more)

Why does Firefox automatically save tabs? It is annoying to have to delete them every day... I want the option to NEVER save the tab and close them all when exiting

Asked by jcgood1984 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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Install custom add-on

Hello, I am trying to install an add-on on my (android) firefox beta by following this blog https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2022/12/15/new-extensions-available-now-on-fi… (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to install an add-on on my (android) firefox beta by following this blog https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2022/12/15/new-extensions-available-now-on-firefox-for-android-nightly/ I have submitted my add-on,it has been approved and i downloaded the xpi file. I have created a collection (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-use-collections-addonsmozillaorg) How do i add the xpi file on my collection?

Thanks

Asked by dreamewaver91 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year 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

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How to prevent space after period in address bar?

I know this is a feature of Android and/or my keyboard (Gboard), but is it possible to prevent putting a space after a period when typing in the address bar? Otherwise I… (read more)

I know this is a feature of Android and/or my keyboard (Gboard), but is it possible to prevent putting a space after a period when typing in the address bar? Otherwise I end up with things like "firefox. com" which gets sent to the search engine. Thanks

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Can I use Dashlane Password manager with Firefox?

I have an iPad, MacbookAir and Android phone [Samsung}. Can I use my longtime password manager, Dashlane web? It is essential that I am able to use Dashlane with Firefox … (read more)

I have an iPad, MacbookAir and Android phone [Samsung}. Can I use my longtime password manager, Dashlane web? It is essential that I am able to use Dashlane with Firefox

Asked by Marianna LaTour 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Multi-Account Containers for Android yet?

Why is there no Multi-Account containers extension for Android? Honestly I think its an amazing extension for maintaining privacy, and I'd love to have that on my phone. … (read more)

Why is there no Multi-Account containers extension for Android? Honestly I think its an amazing extension for maintaining privacy, and I'd love to have that on my phone.

Asked by arjuniscool0204 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 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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What are the intended uses for: media.volume_scale, media.default_volume, media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled ?

I am not sure this is the right forum to be asking all of the questions below but .. I am starting here and will be guided by your feedback if only some questions can be … (read more)

I am not sure this is the right forum to be asking all of the questions below but .. I am starting here and will be guided by your feedback if only some questions can be answered here.

All my questions pertain to Firefox Nightly on Android. 101.0a1 (Build #2015874793) It is my hope that the Q&A might help other users of Firefox Nightly on Android.

  1. (generic) Where will I find discussion of or documentation (specifications, user manual, usage notes, self-documenting source code, etc.) for the various Firefox settings accessible via about:config ?
  2. (specific) What is the intended use scenario for the media.volume_scale setting?
  3. (specific) What is the intended use scenario for the media.default_volume setting?
  4. (specific) What is the intended use scenario for the media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled setting?
  5. (generic) Is it reasonable to expect that a browser be able to determine either the RMS or Peak loudness of the src for a media element and mute (i.e. set ~.volume=0) if that loudness is above some user specified level? For example:
    • Might there be metadata within the file header that describes loudness just as there is metadata that describes duration?
    • Might parsing just the first 3-5 seconds of the file be sufficiently manageable to estimate loudness without grossly impacting page load-time or grossly taxing the CPU?
    • Might the default action be to set ~.volume=0 until such time as the browser has parsed the entire src to determine actual RMS loudness .. and only then restore ~.volume to user-prescribed maximum permitted volume iff RMS loudness is below a user prescribed threshold? (the bigger the file the longer that media is muted before it can be potentially unmuted!)

Thank you, in advance, for any time you spend responding to my questions. I am especially appreciative of links that I can follow to find answers for myself rather than being spoon-fed answers on a specific case by case basis.

Asked by najevi1 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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add to home screen option not available

Im using Firefox android on my new pixel 7. I found that the 'add to home screen' option is not available on the ... List. I searched for solution. Someone say click on… (read more)

Im using Firefox android on my new pixel 7. I found that the 'add to home screen' option is not available on the ... List. I searched for solution. Someone say click on Install option. But there's no install option either.

The add to home screen is available on my old moto phone

Does anyone have this same issue and have a solution how to fix this? I very much appreciate all your help!

Asked by herennow75 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 8 months ago

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Installation fails for Yomichan add-on on Nightly for Android

I'm trying to get Yomichan by FooSoft to install on Nightly for Android (v117.0a1) to no success. Here's what I've tried: 1. Add Yomichan to a custom add-on collectio… (read more)

I'm trying to get Yomichan by FooSoft to install on Nightly for Android (v117.0a1) to no success. Here's what I've tried:

  1. 1. Add Yomichan to a custom add-on collection.
  2. 2. Go to the add-on manager and tap on install.
  3. 3. A little toast that says "Failed to install Yomichan" comes up instantly (see screenshot attached). Nothing is even downloaded.

Notes and information:

  • a. The development of Yomichan has ceased and the version on AMO is behind by 3 years (June 4, 2020).
  • b. The latest version of Yomichan (October 23, 2022) is only available as an XPI file on the add-on developer's GitHub page. Unfortunately, it is not possible to install add-ons from XPI files on Nightly for Android, so I have no idea if this version would work on Nightly for Android.
  • c. Another user (Occupied Octopus) uploaded a rebranded version of Yomichan's latest release in 'note b' called "KiYomi" to AMO. Unfortunately, installation fails on Nightly for Android too, with the same results as in the screenshot after attempting to install it.
  • d. Installation of other add-ons (e.g. uBlock Origin, SingleFile) succeeds.

Asked by Firefoxuser4327 9 months ago

Answered by Firefoxuser4327 9 months ago

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add-on s don't work

I installed ublock origin. But it doesn't work now, where it used to work. If I click to go to its page, no web is loaded. Re-installing doesn't help. the same situation … (read more)

I installed ublock origin. But it doesn't work now, where it used to work. If I click to go to its page, no web is loaded. Re-installing doesn't help. the same situation happends to other ad block add-ons.

Asked by blinkripplezw 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Settings button is missing/has moved?

I was looking for the settings button on the Firefox Android app but cannot find it in its usual place in the meatball menu in the bottom right (I have the search/tabs ba… (read more)

I was looking for the settings button on the Firefox Android app but cannot find it in its usual place in the meatball menu in the bottom right (I have the search/tabs bar set at the bottom of the screen). Please see attached screenshot. Could you please let me know where the settings button has been moved to? I can't find it by myself, and as this seems to be a relatively recent change I can't find anything online/in the FAQ about where it might have gone. Thank you! :)

Asked by stewarta97 6 months ago

Answered by stewarta97 6 months ago