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cannot browse to attach photos without firefox asking for a permission request
While logged into a social media, I cannot use the browse command to open a file to upload pictures from my cell phone, WITHOUT a popup asking for permission for firefox to record sound AND take photos/video. That is a new request, as of 5-1-2017.
I denied both requests, and am now unable to retrieve image from my phone.
Why is that?
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In version 6 and newer Android devices the user must grant access to applications that want to use information such as your location or camera.
There is a wall between the Android files and Firefox. Firefox asked for a way through the wall to access files. You said no. Thus Firefox is unable to upload a file.
You can grant Firefox access to the files in the Android application settings.
Ok, makes sense. Thanks, I will try that to see if that works.
To allow firefox image/video acces, aka break through firewall, was a success in one case. However, by allowing access on another, the browse files window doesn't appear. Perhaps that may be an issue with the site itself, and I will notify them directly.
I also checked my permissions, and firefox has image and video permissions.
Well. It answered my question but it is nevertheless very annoying and I would prefer to maintain my privacy.
Madness, isn't it. Storage permission is the logical choice if you want to upload a file from your phone and, yet, this is not what happens. :-/