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Firefox for android adds recently visited sites to my "shortcuts" randomly. So frustrating...

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avo… (читать ещё)

It seems like such a simple thing to ask. I want to be able to manually create a couple shortcuts to load my favorite web pages. The whole point of a shortcut is to avoid clutter, and streamline the process of using your favorite websites, right?

I manually add three shortcuts to my "firefox home screen". Google, Google news, and another page that is hosted on my local network. That's it. I don't want recommended sites, affiliate links, suggestions, or sites from my history clogging up my very short list of favorite website shortcuts. For this reason I configured the home screen to ONLY show "Shortcuts". Sponsored shortcuts, jump back in, recent bookmarks, recently visited, and pocket are all turned OFF. Still, I sometimes get new shortcuts to other sites I have visited added to my home screen (without the pin icon) randomly. Some sites that I visit sometimes appear there....but not always. Just randomly. If I wanted to have my history appear in shortcuts I supposed I would check the option to show recently visited sites...but I don't. Why would I want shortcuts added for random sites I have visited when I could just look at my history? If every site I visit has the potential to be added to my shortcuts randomly, how does that make using shortcuts a convenience? It doesn't seem to matter what I want because Firefox just does it anyway....sometimes....

The only way to remove these random automatic shortcuts is to remove them from my history individually or clear my entire history. This means I'm constantly fighting to keep these randomly created shortcuts at bay. I don't want to necessarily remove sites from my history, I just don't want them to randomly auto appear on my manually curated list of shortcuts.

I attempted to work around this issue by using the "Add to my Home Screen" option. I could just have shortcuts on my android home screen instead of the Firefox browser home screen. Then I can turn off the shortcuts option under "customize my home screen" entirely. Unfortunately this works fine for some sites, but for others that option is replaced with "Install" instead. I assume this is meant to install the app associated with that domain. I don't want to install the Google News app or I would do so in the app store, not with my non-google web browser. That's a moot point though because tapping on "install" doesn't install anything anyway, but rather it does the same exact thing that "Add to my Home Screen" does. It adds a shortcut to my home screen. Great! Except the problem now is that when I use that home screen shortcut, all of the Firefox UI breaks (Incidentally this also happens to the Brave Browser as well). I have no address bar, no menus, no tabs. It's as if I'm looking at the Google News app instead of a page in Firefox. I do not have the Google News app installed, so I know that is not the case.

I have posted comments about this in the google play store firefox page, and even emailed developers. The only response I got was a confusing explanation that this feature was added to mirror the functionality of the desktop browser. Either I didn't explain my problem well enough or they didn't read my explanation. This is why I posting yet again in another place, and I'm trying to be very detailed in my explanation so there is no misunderstanding my issue.

I am a huge advocate for Firefox. I recommend it to everyone and I have been using it personally for decades. Before there was even a Chrome! So imagine how painful it is for me to be trying out Brave or even Samsung's "Internet" to see if they are viable alternatives to Firefox. It doesn't seem like I'm asking for something unreasonable... I just want a few icons on my screen that I can tap on to open my favorite web pages. I don't care if it's on the android home screen or the Firefox home screen, although I should be able to choose either or both. Unfortunately neither method seems to work without bugging out.

Again, I'm a big FF advocate. I would love to see you back on top instead of having a 1% market share....but I can hardly sympathize with your plight when what should be basic functionality is not working correctly.

Please make it so that random sites that I visit aren't added to shortcuts, at least unless I have enabled "recent" options. Please make it so that I can add ANY website to my android home screen, without seeing the confusing alternative choice, "Install". Please make it so that websites cannot interfere with the Firefox UI. If I am indeed using Firefox to view a page, then I should at all times have the UI available. I should always have access to the basic functionality of a browser, such as stop, reload, bookmarks, history, help, about, etc.

Задан Aoxo 4 месяца назад

Последний ответ от Allan 17 часов назад

Open link in another app disable popup Firefox Nightly for Android

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm. This was not present in prev… (читать ещё)

Currently using Firefox Nightly version 111.0a1 for Android now when trying to open a link in another app it always shows a popup to confirm.

This was not present in previous releases and I don't know if there is a way to prevent this popup as it makes it uncomfortable. Is there an option I may be missing to disable this feature? If not, could an option like this be introduced?

Thanks and regards

Задан chetitos 1 день назад

Bugs in Firefox Android

Hi, There is a few bugs: 1. Every time I tap the back button, the page disappears but stays in open tabs. 2. There is no option to move pinned sites and create folders t… (читать ещё)

Hi,

There is a few bugs:

1. Every time I tap the back button, the page disappears but stays in open tabs.

2. There is no option to move pinned sites and create folders there.

3. Recently opened pages appear next to the pinned pages, even though it is turned off in the settings.

regards Thomas

Задан iceneon.pl 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от IcyMint 1 неделю назад

Can I set Firefox on Kindle Fire HD 10" to desktop mode at start

I cannot use the Firefox efficiently on my Kindle Fire HD 10's without going into Desktop Mode each time. As I use it many times a day, but must start & restart it du… (читать ещё)

I cannot use the Firefox efficiently on my Kindle Fire HD 10's without going into Desktop Mode each time. As I use it many times a day, but must start & restart it due to other Kindle limitations, it is a chore and takes a lot of time. I want to be able to start Firefox on my KIndle's in Desktop Mode when I start it each time, rather than having to do it manually several times each day. I am somewhat disabled and cannot easily control my hands (fingers) so it takes a LOT of time to do so manually. This message even took several minutes to type!

Hopefully someone can help me.

God Bless & Health to you and yours

Задан Pandreasen 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от Paul 1 неделю назад

Increasing the scrollbar width?

'I like using firefox, however, I have spent a lot of time trying to increase the scrollbar width and nothing seems to work for me.....am very frustrated over this and al… (читать ещё)

'I like using firefox, however, I have spent a lot of time trying to increase the scrollbar width and nothing seems to work for me.....am very frustrated over this and although I don't want too...just about ready to change to using Chrome as my browser if I can't get it to work....HELP.

Larry'

Задан lehcardinal 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от lehcardinal 1 неделю назад

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Cannot access about:config as of 2022-Oct-25

About:config simply shows me a blank screen. I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking ab… (читать ещё)

About:config simply shows me a blank screen.

I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking about a solution to the specific reason they were trying to access about:config, not why they cannot access it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1373286

Others say to use the nightly build, which I don't want. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1302626

What's the deal? I've spent an hour or so now looking this up and haven't found anything.

Задан ImplierOfThings 3 месяца назад

Дан ответ Paul 3 месяца назад

no search go directly to site

I recall Firefox having an option of not to search yet to go directly to site I wish to click this option yet I cannot find it. Either you have removed it from the option… (читать ещё)

I recall Firefox having an option of not to search yet to go directly to site I wish to click this option yet I cannot find it. Either you have removed it from the options or you have hidden it where someone that has been using the app for years cannot find it hence why I do not like updates

Задан Xteve0 1 неделю назад

Firefox-translations add-on android firefox nightly

Hello, I have added firefox-translations add-on to firefox android nightly. And i have some questions about it. 1. Why do I see two firefox-translations add-ons when i cl… (читать ещё)

Hello,

I have added firefox-translations add-on to firefox android nightly. And i have some questions about it.

1. Why do I see two firefox-translations add-ons when i click on add-ons when on a website?(look picture)

2. if i want to translate something i need to put my phone horizontal instead of vertical. I don't really mind that but why is that?(look pictures)

3. I saw on github i can test somethings from firefox-translations add-on for android but i don't understand the instructions to get it. Can someone explain it wider for me.(see link) https://github.com/mozilla/firefox-translations/#testing

Greetings,

Jeppie

Задан Jeppie 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от Paul 1 неделю назад

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How can I set the home page to a specific URL

Hi I try to move from Google Chrome to Firefox but I fail on a simple but important setting. How can I set the home page to a specific URL. If I go to settings -> Home… (читать ещё)

Hi I try to move from Google Chrome to Firefox but I fail on a simple but important setting. How can I set the home page to a specific URL. If I go to settings -> Homepage I do not find the field where I can set my homepage. Thanks, Rupert.

Задан ruwela 2 недели назад

Дан ответ Paul 1 неделю назад

Is it possible to change the font of passwords for firefox android?

Firefox on Android About logins and password, when passwords contains a uppercase 'i' and lowercase 'L', it is impossible to differentiate between them, e.g. 'I' and 'l' … (читать ещё)

Firefox on Android

About logins and password, when passwords contains a uppercase 'i' and lowercase 'L', it is impossible to differentiate between them, e.g. 'I' and 'l' is exactly the same for some font or at least very similar.

Задан work 2 недели назад

Последний ответ от Paul 2 недели назад

about.config DOES NOT WORK in nightly or beta versions

So I downloaded the nightly Firefox after the normal Firefox app on Android failed to respond to about.config types in my search bar. The nightly, same result. The beta s… (читать ещё)

So I downloaded the nightly Firefox after the normal Firefox app on Android failed to respond to about.config types in my search bar. The nightly, same result. The beta same result. It just comes up with a error saying address not found. I have 3 add ons active. Dark Reader, Privacy Badger and Video Background Play Fix which none of these turned off yields different results. How do I get to about.config and preferences configuration settings? see photo i uploaded of the error. I have startpage as my search provider.

Задан Human 2 недели назад

Последний ответ от TyDraniu 2 недели назад

Some addons can't be installed on Firefox Nightly for Android

I want to install Video DownloadHelper or Ant video Downloader addons but both of them can't be installed. Is there a reason why some addons can't be installed on Firefox… (читать ещё)

I want to install Video DownloadHelper or Ant video Downloader addons but both of them can't be installed. Is there a reason why some addons can't be installed on Firefox Nightly for Android? If the issue is the addon, how should the developer fix to make it support? Any technical details are welcome

Задан quocdung1974 3 недели назад

Последний ответ от jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 недели назад

tools

Suggestion: Why isn't there a <|> sort of tool to navigate (<) backward or forward (>) somewhere on a screen permanently fixed? I can't possibly be the only … (читать ещё)

Suggestion: Why isn't there a <|> sort of tool to navigate (<) backward or forward (>) somewhere on a screen permanently fixed? I can't possibly be the only person in the world who isn't enabled to perform the function while using Firefox, right? Can someone build that little function, please.

Also, the video downloaders offered through add-ons+ really suck. Can someone build and add-on+ to effectively download video, please. Used to be just press on the screen and a vid would download nowadays it's impossible to figure out or I'm stupid and it's too complicated.

Thanks Firefox you're the BEST!!

Задан Trevor 3 недели назад

Последний ответ от Paul 3 недели назад

ad blocking extension not working

Hi, I just transferred from a Pixel 4a to a pixel 7. Previously, everything on the ad blocking front worked well. But since the transfer, any ad blocking extension seems … (читать ещё)

Hi,

I just transferred from a Pixel 4a to a pixel 7. Previously, everything on the ad blocking front worked well. But since the transfer, any ad blocking extension seems not to be working in any shape or form.

Задан simonboucher3 1 месяц назад

Последний ответ от Paul 4 недели назад