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Hi, I did not realize that default option for browsing in Firefox for Android these days is Private mode. I downloaded it on Android 14 and am unable to see my browsing h… (read more)

Hi, I did not realize that default option for browsing in Firefox for Android these days is Private mode. I downloaded it on Android 14 and am unable to see my browsing history which had some hours of search work across a topic

Is there a way to access the browsing history without rooting the device?

Asked by Tarun Agarwal 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

previous session lost

I just opened firefox on my samsung galaxy note 8 and all of my tabs are gone. I have not seen the "restore previous sessions" option, nor are they in the "recently close… (read more)

I just opened firefox on my samsung galaxy note 8 and all of my tabs are gone. I have not seen the "restore previous sessions" option, nor are they in the "recently closed tabs" part of my history. Please help. Is there any way to restore the tabs?

Asked by andrespatino2005 3 weeks ago

Last reply by ahmad hanif 3 weeks ago

Firefox Android, want to export history?..please someone make addon for this..

Now that firefox Android supports addons, please someone make addons for History export.. Is there any other better way to export history.. I have tried sync.. but there… (read more)

Now that firefox Android supports addons, please someone make addons for History export..

Is there any other better way to export history.. I have tried sync.. but there seems to be some limitations in sync, it didn't sync all the history..

Asked by fatec31634 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 4 weeks ago

private history mode

Hello Why getting a black mask and purple screen. I did not set private and security is in lower case and cant access. I want the normal screen with history that I can de… (read more)

Hello Why getting a black mask and purple screen. I did not set private and security is in lower case and cant access. I want the normal screen with history that I can delete myself. Not sure if this is new or update caused this to change.thxs joseph

Asked by joseph paul falcone 1 month ago

private history mode

Hello Why getting a black mask and purple screen. I did not set private and security is in lower case and cant access. I want the normal screen with history that I can de… (read more)

Hello Why getting a black mask and purple screen. I did not set private and security is in lower case and cant access. I want the normal screen with history that I can delete myself. Not sure if this is new or update caused this to change.thxs joseph

Asked by joseph paul falcone 1 month ago

Tabs/history not loading and resetting

Hello, My Firefox Android tabs in grid view constantly get reset. I can open 5 new tabs and them be in order and at the bottom, since they are the last viewed. Then whe… (read more)

Hello,

My Firefox Android tabs in grid view constantly get reset.

I can open 5 new tabs and them be in order and at the bottom, since they are the last viewed. Then when I reopen Firefox they are gone and tabs I had closed before are back there.

My history tab is also always blank unless I search.

I appreciate any help :)

Asked by Dragonz135 2 months ago

Private Browsing History

For some reason my browser occasionally jumps over to a private browsing tab and I may never realize Firefox has performed this action. I may continue with my research f… (read more)

For some reason my browser occasionally jumps over to a private browsing tab and I may never realize Firefox has performed this action. I may continue with my research for any length of time when I may need to look at something other than my browser, say jump over to a Note or some other function not having to do with Firefox, when I return I find maybe an hour of research has automatically been closed and of course there is no record of that lost work. This function is really frustrating additionally it's tricky that a link to another site or page of information can cause the Firefox Browser to open the following tab in Private Mode, then automatically close when it becomes necessary to look at some other functions on my Android device, everything is wiped out gone lost no way to retrieve the info.

What ever happened to Lazarus, the app that always brought back lost work, private or otherwise? That was an excellent and very helpful tool. Is there some other way unknown to me where I can retrieve those closed private tabs, how do I stop the links from auto-opening privately, and I'd like to know how to stop private tabs from closing when I leave those tabs to focus on something other for a split second.

Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by Trevor 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

firefox share menu disabled

When I try to use the share menu, it's not functioning and blank of options to select. I used to be able to restart FF and it would restore the menu. Lately, not only do… (read more)

When I try to use the share menu, it's not functioning and blank of options to select.

I used to be able to restart FF and it would restore the menu. Lately, not only does restarting lose my most recent tabs but it also fails to restore the share menu.

I REALLY need to be able to consistently save tabs to my reading app and Google Keep as a part of my daily PKMS processes.

FYI (and Unrelated) the share menu's Print does function (brings up printing screen) but Print to PDF just hangs in a neverending download process. This also happens when attempting to download certain .ics files from Gmail. Might be related, might not be.

When the share options are available, it works as intended.

TIA!

Motorola Thinkphone See additional bug and platform details below:

Asked by atonb117 2 months ago

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Access data etc.

My phone has died and I have Miles of history data collections very important that is that I want to be able to access on my new phone I have downloaded Firefox and it wi… (read more)

My phone has died and I have Miles of history data collections very important that is that I want to be able to access on my new phone I have downloaded Firefox and it will not bring anything at all across even though it's recognized my sign in my email my photo

Asked by Malia Stewart 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

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Any way not have a history or automatically prune the history on Android? Without deleting all other data?

What I want is: 1. History should either not be saved, or alternatively auto-deleted after a certain time (e.g. only keep history of the past hour), or as a last resort g… (read more)

What I want is: 1. History should either not be saved, or alternatively auto-deleted after a certain time (e.g. only keep history of the past hour), or as a last resort get deleted when closing the browser. 2. I want to keep the ability to restore recently closed tabs. I realize this is a bit in conflict to not having a history, but just remembering the last few closed tabs would be enough, or all tabs closed in the last few minutes. 3. When I restart the browser (after pressing "Quit"), I want it to restore my previously open tabs 4. When I restart the browser (after pressing "Quit"), I want to keep cookies and logins (i.e. not get logged out everywhere, and have the cookie dialogues after restarting the browser). 5. Not super important, but ideally I want to keep my saved favicons/website logos in the bookmarks and on the new tab page after a restart.

So basically I just want to way for the history to be empty or automatically pruned, without sanitizing any other data on exit or browsing in a kind of permanent private mode.

I haven't yet found the correct configuration to do this. If there is an extension or about:config option for doing this, please also let me know (I'm happy to switch to Firefox Beta or Fennec F-Droid which have full extension support and expose about:config functionality.)

Thank you in advance!

Asked by August3180 8 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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"Delete a specific webpage from your browsing history" - Does not work

Hi, Taken the following quote from your FAQ regarding Firefox Android: "Delete a specific webpage from your browsing history" This quite simply does not work. I am try… (read more)

Hi,

Taken the following quote from your FAQ regarding Firefox Android:

"Delete a specific webpage from your browsing history"

This quite simply does not work. I am trying to delete a webpage, but it still shows up on "Firefox suggests" when typing similar words in search bar in browser.

Additional info just in case:

  • No, not confusing this with my google search history.
  • No, I am not syncing the history back in the android browser.

Any suggestions?

Asked by kapten_rektum 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Usability of History on FF Mobile

Tldr: it would be much more usable to have the back button return to History search results, and also to be able to right click those results to open in a new tab. When … (read more)

Tldr: it would be much more usable to have the back button return to History search results, and also to be able to right click those results to open in a new tab.

When using the history feature, most of the time I am looking for something but I have done a bunch of looking for that thing and so my history is kind of polluted with false results.

These results might be a month back. If I'm trying to go through those false results, I need to open more than one. The history search feature, though, doesn't persist beyond a single click, and does not have the opening new tab function. So, if I am to go through those results, I have to keep redoing the same history search.

Asked by David T. Macknet 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago