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why isn't there a home button on the awesome bar?

Hi, I'm using Firefox beta version 17 on my android gtablet, I'm running the ice cream sandwich version (4.0.4) of android on my tablet.On some other browsers that I use,… (read more)

Hi, I'm using Firefox beta version 17 on my android gtablet, I'm running the ice cream sandwich version (4.0.4) of android on my tablet.On some other browsers that I use,there is a home button that I can press that takes me back to my start page,why doesn't firefox beta provide one? Thanks, David

Asked by David 8 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 8 years ago

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Please report device capabilities in a request header

Responsive Web Design http://bit.ly/f6TPB7 is an extremely important approach/technique/movement for making web mobile-friendly. Given that web mobile traffic is explodin… (read more)

Responsive Web Design http://bit.ly/f6TPB7 is an extremely important approach/technique/movement for making web mobile-friendly. Given that web mobile traffic is exploding and there were more smart-phones sold in 2011 than PCs http://vrge.co/wqOiED the importance of the movement can not be emphasized enough.

We have some significant obstacles on the path of fully optimized Responsive Web Design, however. Responsive Images (smaller images for smaller screens to optimize download times) and optimized CSS/JS (mobile devices don't need the same JS/CSS as desktop browsers do) are the obvious ones.

The most optimal way to handle responsive images and optimize CSS/JS would be on the server-side. However, server-side does not have enough information about device capabilities, resulting in emergence of all kinds of cruft-y solutions (e.g. using
's for tags etc.) that should not exist.

However, browsers do know a lot about devices they are running on and could pass that information to servers as part of the initial request, making it possible for servers to get way smarter than what we have now.

Something as simple as if Firefox passed along device's width/height information as part of the initial request headers would go a very very long way, making it possible to make a lot of intelligent decisions on the server-side (eventually allowing "media-queries-like" systems on the server-side).

Since some proxy servers cut-off or disable custom headers, probably the safest way to add this is to add width/height information in the user-agent header.

Asked by Irakli Nadareishvili 9 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 9 years ago

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How I can clear the cash files of Firefox mobile on Meego?

I have installed the Firefox on my Nokia N9 that is running Meego, however, I dont see an option on Firefox that can delete the cash files (browsing files + history + coc… (read more)

I have installed the Firefox on my Nokia N9 that is running Meego, however, I dont see an option on Firefox that can delete the cash files (browsing files + history + cockies). Thanks

Asked by towfeek 8 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 8 years ago

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How do I only show typed URLs in the Top Sites screen?

It's really obnoxious to see hundreds of ephemeral URLs that you'll never visit again on the Top Sites screen. Is there a way to make this user friendly so I can only see… (read more)

It's really obnoxious to see hundreds of ephemeral URLs that you'll never visit again on the Top Sites screen. Is there a way to make this user friendly so I can only see the URLs I typed. I am happy to set something in about:config.

Asked by jsheehy 8 years ago

Answered by jsheehy 8 years ago

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Why was the swype-right gesture to show opened tabs removed?

In previous versions of Firefox for Android you could swype the screen with 2 fingers to the right, and it would show a list of opened tabs. That design was smooth and ve… (read more)

In previous versions of Firefox for Android you could swype the screen with 2 fingers to the right, and it would show a list of opened tabs. That design was smooth and very easy to access. Why was this removed? Is there any swyping equivalent for new version of tabs on top? Thanks

Asked by renato_ch 8 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 8 years ago

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How do you turn off or clear the awesome screen?

So the awesome screen is so awesome that clearing the history doesn't clear it! How can it be cleared? Only way I found so far is to delete the application and re-insta… (read more)

So the awesome screen is so awesome that clearing the history doesn't clear it! How can it be cleared? Only way I found so far is to delete the application and re-install.

Asked by yiks 9 years ago

Answered by Ioana Chiorean 9 years ago

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clipboard does not open

On Firefox on my Samsung Galaxy SII, the clipboard does not work. I click on a data entry field, or the URL bar, but I cannot get the control handles to appear. It works … (read more)

On Firefox on my Samsung Galaxy SII, the clipboard does not work. I click on a data entry field, or the URL bar, but I cannot get the control handles to appear. It works fine on all other applications on the phone. Why won't it work?

Asked by djenkins 9 years ago

Answered by AaronMT 9 years ago

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android ics on galaxy note, touch the link in a website but firefox only highlighted the link but didn't open that link

when i was with android 2.3.5, i have no problem with webpage that has links which i just touch the link on the screen and it goes. however, upgraded to ics, when i tried… (read more)

when i was with android 2.3.5, i have no problem with webpage that has links which i just touch the link on the screen and it goes.

however, upgraded to ics, when i tried to touch the link in the same webpage, only the link was highlighted in yellow but firefox did not go to the page of that link.

i tried touching the same link many many times and suddenly firefox catches my instruction and it moves to the page of the link.

it is very annoying which i have to repeat touching not knowing when firefox senses my input and move.

Asked by joewaichung 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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I have a lot of tags on my desktop - it there a way to sync those with my phone?

Using Firefox on a Mac and just installed in on Android. I've synced, but I don't see a selection for tags, and I can't seem to find the solution on the internet. Is ther… (read more)

Using Firefox on a Mac and just installed in on Android. I've synced, but I don't see a selection for tags, and I can't seem to find the solution on the internet. Is there an add-on for this or am I looking in the wrong place? If Firefox doesn't have this feature, anyone know a different way or program to get bookmarks and tags synced to phone?

Asked by CRRF 9 years ago

Answered by mluna 9 years ago