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New tab opened switch (notification)

Hi, Is there any way to disable the pop-up switch notification which reads "New tab opened Switch"? I'm talking about the momentary button on the bottom.onnthe screen wh… (read more)

Hi,

Is there any way to disable the pop-up switch notification which reads "New tab opened Switch"?

I'm talking about the momentary button on the bottom.onnthe screen which provides a way to immediately switch over to the newly opened tab (the colored one).

For clarification, I want to disable ONLY the momentary notification itself, not the ability to open links in new tabs. I've installed a custom add-on which opens new tabs automatically, so the notification is now redundant (and annoying).

Thanks!

Asked by nahcos 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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Phone has no buttons, cannot go Back

I got a new Android, Nokia G10 and like the Apple phones it has no buttons. So if I want to go back I have to swip down, click the 3-dot menu, and then back. Is there a w… (read more)

I got a new Android, Nokia G10 and like the Apple phones it has no buttons. So if I want to go back I have to swip down, click the 3-dot menu, and then back. Is there a way to customise the display so I can get a quick way to go back?

Asked by Dean 1 year ago

Answered by Dean 1 year ago

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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 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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How to disable custom pages?

In Android when opening any links from any App, they open in the App. There is an option to disable in-app links in some apps but not in all and it is lengthy to do it on… (read more)

In Android when opening any links from any App, they open in the App. There is an option to disable in-app links in some apps but not in all and it is lengthy to do it one by one. In chromium browsers we can disable them with this option called custom pages (might be called little bit different) where if it is turned off, the apps will open links in browser fully no matter their settings.

Is there a way like this in Firefox? The option called Open Links in Apps does not seem to be working as I have it turned off but it still lets Apps open links in themselves.

Asked by Amay 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 11 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 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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add Google Photos app as option for photos

I'm using Firefox for Android. On previous phones (Moto) when I was on e.g. Twitter and clicked to upload a photo, one of options was the Google Photos app Now on a new p… (read more)

I'm using Firefox for Android.

On previous phones (Moto) when I was on e.g. Twitter and clicked to upload a photo, one of options was the Google Photos app

Now on a new phone (Samsung) I do not have that option. See attached image.

Is there a way to add the Photos app? Is this a Firefox thing, a permissions thing, a phone OS thing, or what?

Thanks for any help

Asked by nicholdav 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Dark Mode

How to prevent Firefox from leaking device theme. I cannot be the only one that likes Dark Mode on the O/S and on the Firefox browser, but not have websites "assume" I wa… (read more)

How to prevent Firefox from leaking device theme.

I cannot be the only one that likes Dark Mode on the O/S and on the Firefox browser, but not have websites "assume" I want it on their websites..

Dark Mode when executed and implemented well is a fantastic option to have. However, I dont need algorithms doing the thinking for me. I only want websites to read the smallest amount of information about my web browser and operating systems as they need to function. The IOT has far to much information about me then I would like. Websites "assuming" I want to view their website in Dark mode, because I have my O/S or Web browser in Dark mode is a disgrace. To all the extra smart people out there, I realise this is a continence for some people, if not most. I am a Firefox user. I am not "most" people. We're is the option to block this behaviour?

Thank you.

Asked by Nate 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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Firefox Beta: Changes made to about:config not persistent

it seems changing security.enterprise_roots.enabled in about:config is reverted after closing and reopening the app. Is this intentional? Is this caused by a setting that… (read more)

it seems changing security.enterprise_roots.enabled in about:config is reverted after closing and reopening the app. Is this intentional? Is this caused by a setting that's changeable?

Asked by thegingear 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Physical Keyboard Access

I'm a physical keyboard user for Android and find it impossible to use Firefox, there doesn't seem to be any documentation on simple keyboard shortcuts for access the add… (read more)

I'm a physical keyboard user for Android and find it impossible to use Firefox, there doesn't seem to be any documentation on simple keyboard shortcuts for access the addressbar or menubar, getting to search in the page, or access fine-grained tools for navigation like there is on the desktop version.

Where are these features documented? The Android Talkback feature doesn't cut it for me.

Asked by Nathan 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago

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about:config keeps resetting in Firefox beta

Has anyone else faced the issue, that about:config resets all changes made on a daily basis? I use AdGuard for Android, which performs HTTPS filtering via a local VPN. Si… (read more)

Has anyone else faced the issue, that about:config resets all changes made on a daily basis? I use AdGuard for Android, which performs HTTPS filtering via a local VPN. Since Firefox handles certificates differently that all other browsers, I'm forced to use the beta branch, where I can access the about:config menu. There I can set security.enterprise_roots.enabled to true. Unfortunately I have to keep setting this feature on a daily basis, since it resets every night.

Asked by weiss.nikolaus 1 year ago

Answered by kbrosnan 1 year ago

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Can't open anymore txt file on Firefox Android device Moto G5 since few months.

Hi, Since few months, can't open anymore txt files located on sd memory card. Firefox 87.0.0.rc1 Android 8.1.0 Device Moto G5 Can't understand why ? Did I made a mista… (read more)

Hi,

Since few months, can't open anymore txt files located on sd memory card.

Firefox 87.0.0.rc1 Android 8.1.0 Device Moto G5

Can't understand why ? Did I made a mistake ? Is it one of the updates ? This feature has been canceled in news versions ?

The phone only propose 2 options

- Html viewer (can't search specific caracters with this tool)
- word (I'd rather not use it...)

Even Chrome disapeared from the allowed application list that may open txt file... (doesn't matter, cause like Word I'd rather not...)

I finally dare to ask...

Thank's for any advise.

Regards, Fodil

Asked by fodilattar 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox android can't put a shortcut to Piped on my home page?

I originally was able to create the home page shortcut to Piped with Chrome, but the shortcut launched Chrome, even though Firefox is my default browser? Piped [https://p… (read more)

I originally was able to create the home page shortcut to Piped with Chrome, but the shortcut launched Chrome, even though Firefox is my default browser?

Piped [https://piped.kavin.rocks/https://pip.../|Piped]

So I deleted the shortcut. Now, Chrome no longer even offers me the option to "Add to Home Screen" from the Piped page, but it still does for other sites. Within Chrome, It now offers me the option to open the page in Firefox, even if I make Chrome the default browser.

How can I get a shortcut to Piped on my home page that will open in Firefox?

Asked by noel_envode 3 months ago

Answered by Paul 3 months ago

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Is it possible to get rid of the download confirmation box on Firefox for Android?

I often download multiple files daily. Firefox has a confirmation box that pops up every time, so I have to type twice for each download. I also have to tap OK for the fi… (read more)

I often download multiple files daily. Firefox has a confirmation box that pops up every time, so I have to type twice for each download. I also have to tap OK for the first confirmation before it will let me tap to download again. Is there a way to turn this off for mobile, even if it's limited to a single trusted site? Or is this possible in Nightly?

Asked by pillowdemon 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. C… (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 3 months ago

Answered by paulshanks48 3 months ago

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Tools / Features missing

Hi, I have been using Firefox for months now..I did not get any reply from devolopers why is that? Are they too busy to reply their own users? Anyway Some features are m… (read more)

Hi, I have been using Firefox for months now..I did not get any reply from devolopers why is that? Are they too busy to reply their own users? Anyway Some features are missing..I request dev teams to look into it and try to add them..

       Those are....

#1 forward/Backward button on direct Index screen missing..So everytime when I try to shuffle pages from back to front I had to go to Inside settings. It's so irritating. #2 There is no actual adblocker/pop-up blocker which actually work. Everytime I go to a ads enabled page I had to face pop-up ads. I can't do anything about it. #3 no VpN #4 No resume/pause button on Downloads.'

Asked by arghabasu248 1 year ago

Answered by Mohamed Adnan 1 year ago