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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… (funda kabanzi)

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.

Asked by Rick17 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

How Get Firefox To Stop Opening External Apps?

Firefox keeps opening up external apps when I do not want them to be opened. It opens the link in the browser AND in the app, which makes it insultingly frustrating when … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox keeps opening up external apps when I do not want them to be opened. It opens the link in the browser AND in the app, which makes it insultingly frustrating when I eventually go to close the tabs in the browser because every time I try to close the tabs, the external app reopens!

Asked by peteroo 1 inyanga edlule

Context menu in my Firefox on android

Hello there! I have an issue with the context menu, which appears on selecting a word on any web site (you can see it on the screenshot attached one after another as it a… (funda kabanzi)

Hello there! I have an issue with the context menu, which appears on selecting a word on any web site (you can see it on the screenshot attached one after another as it appears)

The context menu is too long, and most frequent options like copy text are in the end (I should switch it many times to copy anything, it appears only on the third tap, and some weird functions like search in Edge appears before the really useful ones). How could it be fixed?

Asked by Vlrud 1 inyanga edlule

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DNS over HTTPS is undermining my family DNS filter. Can I password protect the DNS settings or other solution?

Hello all, I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via D… (funda kabanzi)

Hello all,

I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via DNS filtering. Currently the only solution that has worked is to use a different browser (the Spin browser, for whoever is interested). I have Firefox blocked using the Android family link feature (and they can't install new apps without permission). Personally, I would love to move everyone back to Firefox, but I can't find a way to do it safely. Is there a way to effectively disable DNS-over-HTTPS such that it can't be changed (kids are pretty quick at figuring out that they can just go to the settings and figuring out that they can turn the feautre back on). A parental control feature would be ideal, so I can just set the DNS-over-HTTPS to use the family DNS filter in a way they can't turn it off. Does anyone have an helpful solution, or is Firefox dead for family protection?

Respectfully, Andrew

Asked by Andrew Davis 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 inyanga edlule

Unable to change new tab background color even with firefox colors

I REALLY hate the colorless background! I just want to change it into a different solid color. I don't want to change my theme, I just want a different background color. … (funda kabanzi)

I REALLY hate the colorless background! I just want to change it into a different solid color. I don't want to change my theme, I just want a different background color. Trying to use firefox colors just changes my theme into a nasty pink without even changing the background color. Nothing works.

Asked by Flappers 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Infinity__ 1 inyanga edlule

google-search-fixer

This should be a feature request, I don't know where to ask: Could you please include this add-on feature in stock or better remind user at install, cause As I understan… (funda kabanzi)

This should be a feature request, I don't know where to ask:

Could you please include this add-on feature in stock or better remind user at install, cause As I understand this is a Google issue...

https://addons.mozilla.org/de/android/addon/google-search-fixer/

Thanks

Regards

Asked by mm12345 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Paul 1 inyanga edlule

Night Mode/Reader

Hey, not sure if there was an update but night mode/reader is no longer an option available in the bottom right menu. The inverter is my favorite feature; I hope it’s not… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, not sure if there was an update but night mode/reader is no longer an option available in the bottom right menu. The inverter is my favorite feature; I hope it’s not going away permanently.

Asked by pocketcobra 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by James 1 inyanga edlule

Default bookmark saving location on iOS

I would LOVE to see the option to either save bookmarks to the last selected location or to set a different default location than „mobile bookmarks“ The backgroun… (funda kabanzi)

I would LOVE to see the option to either

  • save bookmarks to the last selected location
  • or to set a different default location than „mobile bookmarks“

The background d is that I usually never want to save to mobile bookmark folder, and almost exclusively use the bookmark bar or even a specific „sort“/„inbox“ folder in it.

Is there a way to achieve this on iOS already?

Asked by Pascauli 1 inyanga edlule

removing private browsing

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like privat… (funda kabanzi)

I gotta ask... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox? Now yeah sure it's free security but we got add ons for that. I've always felt like private browsing and incognito stuff is just a way to go to pornhub feeling secured from criticism. That's why I quit Chrome (+ being able to watch YouTube with ads for free) so I gotta ask again... why isn't there a setting to remove private browsing on firefox?

Asked by BenjiTheHunterYT 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 inyanga edlule

124.0 significantly backslide on browser fingerprinting protection

this is relevant to privacy & security, as well as websites browser fingerprinting is a serious threat to privacy & security. fenix 123.0 & 1240a1 eventuall… (funda kabanzi)

this is relevant to privacy & security, as well as websites

browser fingerprinting is a serious threat to privacy & security.

fenix 123.0 & 1240a1 eventually achieved "non-unique browser fingerprint" in std pbmode as tested via covefyourtracks.eff.org

however, since 124.0 & 125.0a1, browser fingerprinting protection has slid all the way down to "partial." orbot-hostile Brave Andro always achieves a fully "random browser fingerprint." all i want/expect from fenix is a robust & reliable "non-unique browser fingerprint."

my fenix UI P&S is always set to Strict & GPC enabled. i haven't changed anything. no 3rd party cookies. caches cleared, etc, & always uses expert mode orbot proxy.

why this very unwelcomed fenix backslide?

Asked by wti0 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by wti0 1 inyanga edlule

Why can I no longer download Firefox to my cell phone without using apple App Store?

I typed my question in the subject line. I want to use Firefox on my new iPhone and can’t seem to download without using the App Store. Is there any way? Goggle is all ov… (funda kabanzi)

I typed my question in the subject line. I want to use Firefox on my new iPhone and can’t seem to download without using the App Store. Is there any way? Goggle is all over my Apple when I want to be on line Thanks

Asked by mysterydot77 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 izinyanga ezidlule

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disable auto refresh

duplicate of /questions/1443129 thread. Hello! Does anyone know how to disable auto refresh on an iPad with Firefox for IOS? About:config does not run on the iPad... … (funda kabanzi)

duplicate of /questions/1443129 thread.

Hello! Does anyone know how to disable auto refresh on an iPad with Firefox for IOS? About:config does not run on the iPad... Thanks!!

Asked by mdhilliard 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Home page keeps opening new tabs

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it st… (funda kabanzi)

When I press the home button, the tab I was on remains in the background and a new tab is opened if I tap on one of the shortcuts. Is it possible to make it so that it stays in the same tab like on PC?

Asked by sz.zoltan939 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Paul 2 izinyanga ezidlule

menedżer pobierania

Kiedy rozwinięcie chociaż trochę menedżer pobierania na androida? Nawet na PC jest baaardzo uproszczony ale na Androidzie to już tragedia. Nie widać co jest pobierane, sk… (funda kabanzi)

Kiedy rozwinięcie chociaż trochę menedżer pobierania na androida? Nawet na PC jest baaardzo uproszczony ale na Androidzie to już tragedia. Nie widać co jest pobierane, skąd, dokąd, z jaką prędkością... Menedżer jest się jakby go nie było.

Asked by rafnov 2 izinyanga ezidlule