Android 14 Battery Drain with all of Firefox Versions

Hello, I'm facing a severe battery drain issue that occurs with all of the current Firefox versions for Android (Stable, Beta, Nightly). I have noticed that the problem … (читать ещё)

Hello,

I'm facing a severe battery drain issue that occurs with all of the current Firefox versions for Android (Stable, Beta, Nightly). I have noticed that the problem mainly arises when I have played any type of video through the browser, such as a YouTube video or any auto-playing html video through a website. And I don't mean that the battery drain occurs WHILE I have the browser open, I mean in the background, after I have exited Firefox. I have also installed GSAM battery monitor with the necessary ADB battery stats permission given, and it seems that the "Video On" wakelock is always on with Firefox. It's like that the thread that plays the video has not stopped, even if I have force closed Firefox, and killed the video tab. For example, I'm attaching two screenshots from the battery monitor, where I have previously opened Firefox and played a video for like 15 seconds (see the "Audion On"), then immediately closed all the tabs and force closed the application. As you can see, the "Video On" has not stopped, like the "Audio On" wakelock, and continues to count (35 minutes). This may go on forever, such as if I leave the phone at night, I'll wake up the next day with Firefox video wakelock displaying something like 15 hours of playback (something that of course, is not true). The only way to stop the drain, is to restart the phone and not open Firefox.

Though, the issue may not even be related with video playback. I have read in the forums (like here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1432706) that other people are facing this issue as well, and worked around it by not using Firefox as the default browser. I have not tried it but, even if it works, this is not at all convenient. Other posts on reddit that verify the same issue I am having: https://www.reddit.com/r/pixel_phones/comments/18xh7w3/why_is_firefox_using_all_this_battery_i_havent/ https://www.reddit.com/r/zenfone/comments/18zlow0/since_android_14_video_seems_to_be_the_top/ https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/174d13d/firefox_excessive_battery_usage_on_android/

I do not wish to switch to chromium based browsers. Please take a look at the issue and let me know. Thanks a lot.

Задан Kelsios 2 месяца назад

Последний ответ от Kelsios 1 месяц назад

Google Image Search Gallery View

I just did a Google image search on my pixel 8 and saw that all the image results were forced to "fit width" so I can only really see 1 result at a time. I have the "Goog… (читать ещё)

I just did a Google image search on my pixel 8 and saw that all the image results were forced to "fit width" so I can only really see 1 result at a time. I have the "Google Search Fixer" installed and dialsabling it returns the image search view to gallery. But when I enable to addon it goes back to that "ft to wish" view.

I've looked through the options and tried searching for similar problems/solutions and found nothing. How do I return my Google image search view to gallery? It's really obnoxious and frustration to only be able to see 1 image at a time when searching.

Задан Matthew Pollett 4 дня назад

Последний ответ от Seamus Pomeroy 1 день назад

Youtube videos dropping 2/3 of frames.

When playing a video on YouTube the video is choppy and drops around 2/3 of the frames. This happens on every video that I click on. I have found that if I double tap to… (читать ещё)

When playing a video on YouTube the video is choppy and drops around 2/3 of the frames. This happens on every video that I click on.

I have found that if I double tap to jump back 10 seconds in the video it will no longer drop frames and play smoothly, but if I change the playback resolution it returns to being choppy until jumping in the video again.

I am currently running the latest stable download from the play store, and my phone is a OnePlus 8t.

Задан pblock4 2 месяца назад

Последний ответ от tomaszuk 1 день назад

Firefox artefacts during streaming video and website animations

During video streaming and visiting sites, that use animation while browsing, artefacts appear. Tried reinstalling firefox, clearing data, disabling addons but to no avai… (читать ещё)

During video streaming and visiting sites, that use animation while browsing, artefacts appear. Tried reinstalling firefox, clearing data, disabling addons but to no avail.

On video streaming it occurs specifically when playing the video and interacting with the in browser player i.e. just bringing up the seekbar or playback speed.

Device: Redmi Note 13Pro+

Does not occur with chrome and duckduckgo browser.

Задан Tony Mankottil 6 дней назад

Android, context menu

Hello I am writing to report a problem with the context menu in Firefox for Android. I am very dissatisfied with how it is designed and I would like to have more control… (читать ещё)

Hello

I am writing to report a problem with the context menu in Firefox for Android. I am very dissatisfied with how it is designed and I would like to have more control over it.

First of all, there are too many options from other apps that I do not use, which clearly take up space and I want to remove them, but I cannot. They are irrelevant to my browsing experience and they clutter the menu.

Secondly, I do not like that despite the bulkiness of the context menu, it only displays 2-3 items, and to get to the one I need, I have to scroll through the menu several times, which is extremely inconvenient. For instance, I often want to copy text, but this option is hidden at the bottom of the menu. It would be much easier if it were visible at the top or have the ability to build the context menu for my needs.

In other words, there is a bulky and inconvenient menu, which also has unnecessary and annoying options that I cannot do anything about, because apparently, the ability to customize and change the context menu is removed in the Android version.

Задан DntWorry BeHappy 4 месяца назад

Последний ответ от DntWorry BeHappy 4 месяца назад

Firefox for Android has been "forgetting" active tabs lately (since, I suspect, Version 124.0)

Lately, Firefox for Android has started "forgetting" active tabs. I have changed absolutely nothing in the settings. Most of the Active Tabs I've had for years are gone. … (читать ещё)

Lately, Firefox for Android has started "forgetting" active tabs. I have changed absolutely nothing in the settings. Most of the Active Tabs I've had for years are gone. Now I only have about 5 left & they get corrupted every couple of days. For example, the 3rd one in the attached Screenshot: I'm playing "catch-up" on old Guardian crosswords, currently on 15,179. At irregular intervals, say every couple of days, it gets replaced with an older one, 15,166 for example. I suspect it must have been changed in the Version released on March 19, 2024 (124.0)

Задан Mozilla559 1 день назад

Tabs are reopening in Firefox Android

If I close some tabs and then close FF in the next period of time, more than half of the time when I open it again the tabs are still there. Could be a cache problem? One… (читать ещё)

If I close some tabs and then close FF in the next period of time, more than half of the time when I open it again the tabs are still there. Could be a cache problem? OnePlus 6t here, last FF update installed

Задан Luca Frau 2 недели назад

Последний ответ от Luca Frau 1 неделю назад

graphic artifacts when scrolling on sone pages

When I scroll some pages in Firefox mobile, there are some graphic artifacts and glitches, especially when elements are moving. I tried this site on different browser (c… (читать ещё)

When I scroll some pages in Firefox mobile, there are some graphic artifacts and glitches, especially when elements are moving. I tried this site on different browser (chrome), there are no problems.

Задан kanarek0698 5 дней назад

500 Internal Error

Keep getting the message on new Tab page..."500 Internal Error". Tried a search of it, found correction suggestions...did a soft & hard reboot=nothing. Tried finding … (читать ещё)

Keep getting the message on new Tab page..."500 Internal Error". Tried a search of it, found correction suggestions...did a soft & hard reboot=nothing. Tried finding the Firefox Cache, that said to delete, but can't find that file in the Settings tab in Firefox. So can't do any searches in Firefox for 2 days now. Can you help to resolve this? Or, do I have to delete Firfox & go to another browser?

Задан Reg Reg 2 месяца назад

Последний ответ от Paul 2 месяца назад

  • Решено

How to make google search on firefox look like google search on other browsers

I much prefer how google search looks on other browsers like opera and chrome (obviously), so I was wondering if there was a way to make it look like this on firefox. I h… (читать ещё)

I much prefer how google search looks on other browsers like opera and chrome (obviously), so I was wondering if there was a way to make it look like this on firefox. I have attached two images, the first is from Firefox and the second is from opera.

Задан jimmy582263 1 месяц назад

Дан ответ jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 месяц назад

how to download without Google play?

Hello, I have an android. Google play hasn't worked in forever. No great loss except when you hit the button to send a download it takes you to Google play. It used to g… (читать ещё)

Hello,

I have an android. Google play hasn't worked in forever. No great loss except when you hit the button to send a download it takes you to Google play. It used to give you the link and installs it. Silly me I deleted Firefox to clear space just for a short time until I got the new sandisk over a year later I still can't get the link. Why do we have to go through Google play? Never had to do it before, it's okay if your looking for something but if you know what you need and the website why oh why oh why make you go somewhere else. It's sillyness.lol Anyway. Where can I get the link without using Google play.....and I had techs walking me through it first days trying to fix it when office 365 stopped working when I was in college. No one could fix the Google or the 365

Задан missemarie 2 месяца назад

Последний ответ от James 2 месяца назад

  • Решено

Tabs Reappearing After Being Closed

This applies to the latest Firefox for Android version (this issue did not occur with the previous version). I manually closed my tabs and closed the Firefox app when I e… (читать ещё)

This applies to the latest Firefox for Android version (this issue did not occur with the previous version). I manually closed my tabs and closed the Firefox app when I exit. However, when I open the app again, the previously closed tabs are there as if they were never closed. This is fixed if I delete browsing data but, obviously, this is not an ideal solution. I have tried to attach a short clip of this issue in action but it will not upload. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Задан daylight_EX 5 месяцев назад

Дан ответ daylight_EX 5 месяцев назад

Unable to sync firefox Android with Desktop due to missing Sync Menu Item

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-set-firefox-sync-firefox-android, there should be a Sync and Save Date option in Firefox Android Menu, but it's nowe… (читать ещё)

According to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-set-firefox-sync-firefox-android, there should be a Sync and Save Date option in Firefox Android Menu, but it's nowehere to be found.

I am using the current version of fire fox and am using the same smail on both devices.

I tried using using the QR scanner from the dialogue box in the firefox keyboard, however that only brings up a "Did you use the system camera? You must pair from within the Firefox app." display.

The option is still missing from the menu.

Задан Ava E 5 часов назад

Accessing local HTML files on my android, sync

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file t… (читать ещё)

There are three problems, all related, that are frustrating me with Firefox on Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy 24+. I am trying to get Firefox to use a local HTML file that are my bookmarks, but I am stymied at every turn:

1) when I click on the local, Galaxy, HTML file, I get the standard "Open with" pop up, but they only list: Chrome, HTML View, Android's Internet browser, and Samsung Print Services. Why doesn't Firefox show up there? This is important to me. Is Firefox failing to register its browser properly in Galaxy products?

2) The next thing I try to do is to sync bookmarks so that I can use my hundreds of bookmarks (rather than adding them into Firefox one at a time). So, I click on the famous three vertical dots and there is no "Sync" function in that menu, see attached. So I cannot import my bookmarks from my PC's bookmarks.

3) Thirdly, I try to type into the URL field what Chrome uses to access local files, which is for example: "content://media/external/file/1000005061" but Firefox android does not recognize that. When I change it to "file://media/external/file/1000005061" that does not work either.

Can you fix the three issues above? Thanks. Rick. see attached.

Задан Rick17 14 часов назад

Последний ответ от Rick17 14 часов назад