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The Guardian website: 40 second hangs when using tabs (FF Android)

Hi! Version: FF Android 101.2.0 (plus other version stuff I can provide if needed), Android 12 Just thought I'd report this because it appears to be a consistent, reasona… (read more)

Hi!

Version: FF Android 101.2.0 (plus other version stuff I can provide if needed), Android 12

Just thought I'd report this because it appears to be a consistent, reasonably long-standing issue (months) on a popular news site. Or is it "just me"?

Website: https://www.theguardian.com/uk (several million uniques visitors per month)

Expected behaviour: I am able to open various links on this website as backround tabs and continue browsing.

Actual behaviour: 1. After a couple are opened, Firefox for Android hangs for very close to 40 seconds then does a deep redraw/repaint of all tabs and continues to function until I next try to open another background tab from that website. 2. During the hang tab interface continues to redraw, but the pages are not repainted and no taps events work. 3. At the end of this hang time, the pages appear to redraw from scratch and the context pop-up for the third long-press appears on top of whichever tab I was looking at.

It is 100% repro for me -- long-press fails when attempting to open the 3rd background tab, but repaint failure occurs earlier. There is something toxic happening.

Curiously, when I next view my Android Home screen, there is some sort deep refresh/repaint, as if it has been swapped-out or GC'd etc.

e.g. Is there some massive memory blow-out happening?

Context/workarounds: 1. I have tried clearing all browsing data and using a guess account on the phone. 2. I have no addins installed. 3. Neither Chrome nor FF Desktop exhibit this behaviour. This ia FF Android specific

Thanks!

Asked by mrjames 3 months ago

Last reply by creinig 1 week ago

Firefox password manager isn't saving or filling in app passwords

I'm using a Galaxy A13 5G and A13 4G and when I go to have Firefox save a password for an app after entering my credentials, it doesn't offer to save the credentials. It … (read more)

I'm using a Galaxy A13 5G and A13 4G and when I go to have Firefox save a password for an app after entering my credentials, it doesn't offer to save the credentials. It will prompt me to enter my phone's PIN when I select a username and password field in an app, but it doesn't do anything. The password manager works most of the time with the browser though.

Really would like this fixed since I prefer to use firefox's password manager.

Asked by tha.next.episode 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Why No Import Of Bookmarks?

Why oh why, does Firefox not have an import button to move my bookmarks from another browser? I am trying to get rid of duck duck go and go back to using Firefox. Thank … (read more)

Why oh why, does Firefox not have an import button to move my bookmarks from another browser? I am trying to get rid of duck duck go and go back to using Firefox.

Thank you.

Asked by dak46cmai 3 months ago

Last reply by p21013023 3 months ago

Is my browsing history saved anywhere?

I had 1.1Gb of browsing history bogging down my Android phone, so I deleted history and cookies. But now I need to search my browsing history (about a month back) to help… (read more)

I had 1.1Gb of browsing history bogging down my Android phone, so I deleted history and cookies.

But now I need to search my browsing history (about a month back) to help resolve a medical issue.

Since I have Firefox Sync set up, could I find that history anywhere?

Asked by AnnieBoneswoggle 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

GMX Email

Not so much a question as information really. I had to close and uninstall the GMX App because it became too problematic. Wanting me to verify my account all the time, so… (read more)

Not so much a question as information really. I had to close and uninstall the GMX App because it became too problematic. Wanting me to verify my account all the time, sometimes more than once a day. There really wasn't any unusual activity I would have noticed and asked for help. I kept sending messages that seemed to have no effect. It was really time consuming. Perhaps they wanted me to give them more than one account to manage, but as I'm a bit of a technophobe I could imagine too much going wrong. They were telling me that my login details were wrong when they weren't. I had them written down. The end came when they with-held my emails, and gave me only restricted access. I didn't feel that I had any choice at that point. I thought I should let you know as you had it listed as a suggested login. I won't be using it again. I have been with Google for a good number of years now and have never once been asked to verify my account. I actually wondered if it had been hacked, so that really was the only course of action I could take. Just so you know that I won't be choosing it as a login. I am hoping that you will remove it from the suggestions as I am relieved to be out of the nightmare that it became. It's kind of you, but there really isn't any need for help to fix it. Closing it down did the trick.

Best wishes Jackie

Asked by Nanna Jack 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

All of my open tabs/inactive tabs are suddenly gone. hundreds of them.

D told me to ask support here. my Browser was running slow with having hundreds of tabs open (mostly in inactive section), especially after mobile browser update. Then I… (read more)

D told me to ask support here.

my Browser was running slow with having hundreds of tabs open (mostly in inactive section), especially after mobile browser update.

Then I just open Firefox, and everything is Gone.

I go download Firefox on my desktop to attempt to backup up any copy of open tabs.

there are none.

luckily I have my history from my mobile saved on to my desktop.

but from what I read and my understanding, there is no way to backup Firefox history, only bookmarks.

what am I suppose to do? any fix? any recovery to access open tabs? or backup history?

(Note; I have tabs on my mobile browser to Never delete tabs. this glitch is Firefox's problem. I probably would've backed up my tabs if it was still working to fix the slowness issue.)

Asked by lxmadnessxl.yt 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Tabs Not Staying Closed

Hi, hope someone can help! When I close tabs on my Android (not all tabs but usually a few) when I open the app later I find the tabs have returned, is there anyway to ma… (read more)

Hi, hope someone can help! When I close tabs on my Android (not all tabs but usually a few) when I open the app later I find the tabs have returned, is there anyway to make the tabs stay closed? Sometimes I'll close a few then find them randomly back next time I use Firefox. I've been using Firefox on Android for a long time and this has only just started happening. My laptop is not physically switched on so it is not syncing to that. Thanks in advance!

Asked by Phil's Firefox 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

pop up ads

I have an app called look movie and it just continuously pops up ads in blue and also a big circle called VPN with a forward simple so I really really need to block these… (read more)

I have an app called look movie and it just continuously pops up ads in blue and also a big circle called VPN with a forward simple so I really really need to block these pop-up ads I cannot see anything no show no movie I cannot use the app on Chrome or anything I need to know how to block this this is the reason I came to Firefox

Asked by Taina 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Embedded IG and TikTok videos will not play

When I open websites with embedded Instagram or TikTok videos there is a play icon in the embedded video, but when tapping the play icon the video will not play. My curre… (read more)

When I open websites with embedded Instagram or TikTok videos there is a play icon in the embedded video, but when tapping the play icon the video will not play. My current solution is to copy the url and paste it into chrome where the videos play just fine, but I'd rather they played in Firefox. Does anyone have a solution for this?

Asked by henning_bote 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago