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Web browsers' privacy - how much does the OS know?

TL;DR: When using 3rd-party web browsers (e.g. Firefox), how much does the OS (Android) know about the user's activities? Most information on the internet about privacy-focused web browsers focuses on ...
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How to configure sync and auto-opening of browser tabs

I'm looking for a way to get all open tabs on my PC to be open on android also. Not really need real-time sync just open automatically or with a button. Also, it would be great if it can be done with ...
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Open Chrome Bookmarks in the default browser (Firefox)

My primary desktop browser is Chrome. Chrome Bookmark Sync to my Android phone is a snap. The Chrome Bookmark Widget in Android is very easy to use. But without the Chrome extensions I have on my ...
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Firefox "Open links in apps" blacklist?

I'm generally OK with urls opening dedicated apps, but there's 2 exceptions: youtu.be youtube.com i don't want these 2 urls to open in the dedicated youtube app. is there some way to blacklist these ...
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Firefox 99 on Android: how to set the home page to a website

Firefox 99 on Android: how to set the home page to a website? The settings page contains many options for the home page but not, apparently, the one I want. Searching produces results that don't apply ...
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How to turn off Firefox Android autocomplete ads?

On a previous version of Firefox for Android, I was able to turn off the address bar ads. By address bar ads, I mean that, e.g., if I type in "al" into the address bar, the site "...
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Desktop Firefox on Android

Is it possible to run the full desktop Firefox on Android somehow? Since the UI rewrite, Firefox Mobile is lacking quite a few features and is really bad to use on a device with a bigger screen (...
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Trimming Firefox for Android data and its implications

I was wondering whether to submit this question to SuperUser or here, but here are more firefox application-related questions. Hopefully it was correct step. My Firefox for Android's storage (not ...
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Firefox Reader Mode lost my form input

I accidentally clicked on the stupid Reader Mode button in Firefox while I was typing into a form on a webpage, then quickly tapped it again to return to normal mode, but it reloaded the page, losing ...
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How can I install Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey, or similar in Firefox Android?

I have Firefox 94.1.2 on a Pixel 3XL with Android 10. I'm trying to install a user-script extension like Greasemonkey Tampermonkey. addons.mozilla.org shows these are both available for Android: ...
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Can Firefox on android be set to open bookmarks in current tab rather than opening in an new tab?

I am running LineageOS 16.0.20200308 (android version 9) on a Samsung Note 3 (hlte) and have Firefox 94.1.2 installed. When I open a bookmark in Firefox it opens in a new tab and I would prefer the ...
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Firefox for Android: How to change upload app?

I'm using 94.1.2 on Android 11. For upload handling I accidentally set a file manager app. Now I want to change the app or at least get the request popup back, which asks me which app (Google Photos, ...
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Is there a way to make Android's Firefox quit on swipe?

Is it possible to setup Firefox so that when you swipe to close it, it also runs 'Quit', deleting left-over data? Or does Quit need to be chosen explicitly from the three-dot menu every time to run?
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Can't left click with USB Mouse on Firefox for Android in Tablet mode

I have a Rog Phone II (ZS660KL) & Desktop dock (ZS600KLD). When docked, the Rog phone asks the user to pick a display mode between: Mirror mode Twinview mode Tablet mode Mirror mode is way too ...
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How to change user agent sent by firefox?

I'd like to change user agent in firefox runnig on android, but there is no add-on for this, and no about:config. What can I do?
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IBM website zoomed in too far in various browsers

Android 11; Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-S205G) I've had a long-standing problem on my Android phone with IBM Community forum websites. Forum postings like this one are zoomed in too far. I can't read the ...
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How to add prefix to any url or link in webpage and open it in new tab in firefox?

I want to add a fixed prefix like https://blah.com/viewerng/viewer?url= to an URL in clipboard or url on webpage (by long pressing on Firefox Android). The functionality I want to achive is similar to ...
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How to change Bing Search to my default search engine in Firefox?

After installing Microsoft's Outlook app I noticed that when going to search for something on the Internet by selecting text and searching, I am forced to use Bing instead of my default search engine (...
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android firefox 68.0 weird background colour

The firefox browser on my Samsung tablet appears to have a pink background on the bookmark list panel and "back button" history list pane. On the history panel, there's a pink stripe under ...
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Close tab and end current page in browser. When I restart FireFox, Chrome or other browser on Android phone or tablet, last page browsed comes up

On my Windows computer, if I close a browser page, the next time I launch the browser, it goes to my home location. This is true regardless of the browser so far as I can tell. On my Android tablets (...
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How do I disable Javascript in the stable version of Firefox in Android?

Sometimes I need to disable Javascript on some webpages for various reasons. From a rather old post on Mozilla Support and some other sources, I learned that it is done through about:config. However, ...
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How do I open about:config in Firefox on Android?

A lot of settings on Firefox for Android need about:config, but I cannot open it by typing in the address bar. Here is a screenshot 15 seconds after I typed about:config in the address bar and pressed ...
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Firefox stable version

If I go to the Play Store, and pull up Firefox, I notice that its version 88.0.0-beta.3. I searched some more and found another version that is 87.0.0-rc.1 I dont want a beta version or rc version, I ...
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Firefox Android with password storage

Can you suggest a good solution how I can store my passwords secure with Firefox for Android? Firefox sync has no "cloud storage" which means I have no cloud backup. Keepass2Android with ...
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How can I always get desktop version of web sites using Firefox for Android?

Some sites offer restricted functionality based on mobile user agent. Although the current Firefox for Android (67.2.0) offers the ability to select Desktop site from the menu, I'm required to do ...
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How can I enforce Google SafeSearch on Firefox/Chrome?

I'd like to enforce Google SafeSearch on Firefox/Chrome on Android. Is there any way to do it? For example, if I enable it and then switch to Incognito/Private mode the setting will disappear. For ...
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Does sync work on Firefox Lite for Android

As a privacy conscious user I am trying to decouple as much as possible from our internet overlords Google, Facebook, Twitter et al. To that end I have decided to shift from using Google Chrome to ...
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Can't close browser tabs

I'm having an issue with an LG G pad. Chrome 87.0.4280.101 Firefox Daylight 84.1.2 (Build #2015783145) OS Android 5.1.1 LG-V940n Build/LMY47V I don't do much with it other than email, browsing and ...
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How to check Firefox/Chrome developer console/tools on Android without a computer?

I am aware of these two questions How can I access the browser console on Opera Mobile on Android? Is it possible to open developer tools console in Chrome on Android phone? However the first one ...
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Scroll problem with my android mouse

I have a HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite 10 tablet I use it with a mouse connected to USB thanks to this adapter. For some time with my mouse, I can no longer scroll through the pages of browsers like Firefox ...
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Firefox for Android showing "There is a more recent version of the page [...], do you want to reload?"

When I reopened Firefox after a few hours, it normally opens the last website I've viewed, but it displayed for a second a strange message popup similar to: There is a more recent version of the page ...
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On Firefox on Android, how to disable DNS over HTTPS and do normal DNS lookups via port 53?

I want Firefox on Android to be able to browse to local domain names on my LAN: http://koffiezetapparaat.lan should resolve to http://192.168.1.120 for instance. This works on desktop Firefox, but ...
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How can I use userscripts on Firefox for Android?

As of October 2020 I can't seem to find a working add-on/extension for Firefox on Android. Tampermonkey's page says the add-on is not compatible with Android, but I think it used to work fine a while ...
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How do you set your Android smartphone not to switch to the web browser app each time you click on a link?

I'm using Firefox in my android smartphone instead of Chrome (Chrome app is not installed), but I think that it applies the same anyways. In the past when I clicked on a link (from emails, or other ...
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How can I backup my Fennec profile, properly?

I need to backup my Firefox/Fennec profile folder. One way to achive that is by copying it into an external storage. Although, I'm affraid restoring it will not be easy, due to file permissions.
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How do I change default search provider in Firefox?

I have been using All the Internet on my computer and now I want to make it my main search provider in Firefox on my Galaxy S20. Does anyone know how to change your main search provider so it would ...
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How to force Firefox Nightly to install an addon?

Firefox Nightly refuses to install addons unless Mozilla "recommends" them. That's an artificial restriction.[1] How to bypass it? [1] https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-compatibility-...
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Better Protection for Login Data on Firefox for Android?

Across the Desktop, Android and iOS versions of Google Chrome and Android, Firefox for Android is the only browser that allows viewing the list of saved passwords even when a master password is set. ...
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How can I sign up for a Firefox account?

I want to back-up bookmarks and history, but the Sync "application" on my android device "cannot connect to network" and the webpage only provides a never ending swirl, even on a ...
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Where are Firefox bookmark and history files stored?

And what are the names? I want to copy each in the event of device failure. Sync is apparently not an option as the Sync "application" has returned "'Cannot connect to network" for ...
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CA certificate somehow not taken by browsers on android

This is a follow up question related to this answer. In short: I am importing the self signed Root CA certificate into android system via Settings -> Security -> Trusted Credentials -> ...
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Firefox’s “Add to Home Screen”, but different profiles & privacy

I have Firefox 68.9.0 on Android 8.1.0. Some websites allow one to add them to the home screen, a part of HTML5's Progressive Web App, and the website can then be viewed as if it's a real app, without ...
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How do I create a working filter to block sites, etc with NoRoot Firewall?

NRF seems fine for blocking applications' use of data, but not blocking sites or other communication with them on a case-by-case basis; it's an all-or-nothing proposition. I've followed guides on how ...
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Firefox Android Clearing download history without deleting the file

On the desktop version of Firefox, when I open "Show All Downloads" and there "Clear Downloads", the history of downloads is cleared, but the downloaded files are present in the folder still. This is ...
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Chrome and Firefox cannot add specific URL to home screen

I'm using Chrome and Firefox on Android 10. I need to add a link to my home screen and I can't find a way to add the specific link. I know that I can do the following: Go to the URL Tap the overflow (...
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Copy URL with unicode symbols without percent-encoding in Firefox

Methods used on Desktop version don't work. I have both browser.urlbar.decodeURLsOnCopy=true and network.standard-url.escape-utf8=false and URLs are still encoded.
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Under what path is the data for Firefox extensions stored?

/data/data/org.mozilla.firefox is the directory in which Firefox's data is stored on Android. Where are Firefox's extensions' settings and data stored in there? The best I can tell is that they're ...
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How to transfer Firefox bookmarks (and saved logins, etc) from one phone to another **without** using Firefox's "sync", 3rd-party apps nor root?

Title says it all, pretty much. A quick Google search (surprizingly) did not return any pertinent results. I guess it might boil down to copy-pasting some system folders/files from one Android ...
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Can we stop Gmail from calling home to google before resolving a url?

When you click on a link in gmail on your phone, it first queries www.google.com with the url of your query, and then redirects to the destination URL. Is there a way to stop this "feature" of google ...
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Page loading stops and cannot be resumed when changing tabs in Android Tor Browser

I'm trying out the Tor browser on Android 9.0 (device is not rooted). When I open a page and change tabs before the new page is fully loaded, the loading process is interrupted and cannot be resumed. ...
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