Questions tagged [firefox]

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After installing addons on android, redirecting to mybrowseraddon [closed]

This is so fricking me out: I have a new phone, fresh new every-single-thing, yet when I install a fresh new copy of "Firefox Browser fast & private" by Mozilla, and then install some addons - I ...
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How do I disable Firefox' Custom Tabs?

On my Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean device, the links opened in the Facebook app, open up in Firefox' Custom Tab. I want to disable this behavior and just open up the tabs normally in Firefox. Firefox is ...
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Firefox on Android, “Save to PDF” — where does the PDF go?

I am using the steps here. But... nothing happens, and when I troll around the file system, I do not spot any new pdf. What am I doing wrong?
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How do I open a .ab file on my computer

I have a windows 10 desktop and I did a few google searches and from what I have read it's possible to open the file through Android Studio somehow? I have also read stuff to do with perl, java, etc ...
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Firefox Android Synced tabs problem

I had a lot of tabs open on firefox on my android phone. I was also managing them on my computer and they appeared in a "synced tabs" list. For whatever reason firefox on my android crashed and when ...
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How to undo “Enable autofill for [website]” in Firefox?

My question is similar to [Undo "Disable autofill for [app]" one), but the solution doesn't work for me, so please bear with me. I'm using Keepass2Android for autofill. It works great in ...
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trouble maker when I write email or username

When I want to write email or username, or when I search for topics e.g. on stack overflow, when I begin to write, I see immediately on the screen things I wrote in the past and sometimes, despite ...
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android Firefox notification

In the Firefox app for android, some sites cause a huge notification to be displayed by Firefox. This notification is composed of the site title and a "play" (triangle) icon, as though the site was ...
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Saving a pdf to internal storage with firefox without opening adobe acrobat

I have a link to a pdf in firefox which I want to save to internal memory. When I click on the link a new tab is opened. Then, immediately adobe acrobat is opened and tries to open a file called ...
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How to make fennec(firefox) not reopen and automatically load the last open tab?

After removing the Firefox Android browser (Fennec) activity and reopening it again, the lastly open tab appears and loads the webpage. How can this be disabled? (by this, I mean that the tab that ...
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Is Mozilla Firefox for Android Fennec, using same Desktop Firefox “Quantum Engine”?

I have, up to now always thought that Firefox for Android (codenamed Fennec) uses much of the same codebase as the Firefox for Desktop (Linux/Mac/etc...). However this recent post on HackerNews makes ...
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How do I enable DNS over HTTPS on Firefox for Android?

I found the option to enable DNS over HTTPS for Firefox on the desktop but I can't find it on the Android version of the browser. Is it supported? How do I enable it?
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Galaxy Tab S4 — security patch difference. webrtc no longer works

I have 2 Galaxy Tab S4, model number: SM-T830, and i have a program that connects video via WebRTC (connect to the rasp Pi's WiFi then go to the program localhost page then it loads the program fine, ...
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Can I access an app's data folder by installing a custom build of that app?

I want to access the data for two apps (Mozilla Firefox and Google Authenticator) on my non-rooted[1] Android 6.0.1 phone, to transfer it to a new phone. Unfortunately, both of these apps have ...
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How to save sessions in browser

I use Session Buddy browser session manager chrome plugin quite heavily on desktop and I want similar functionality on android. I know chrome does not have plugin support on Android. So I tried bunch ...
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How do I use a U2F key to log into google account in firefox on android

My u2f key is already setup and working as the second factor on my google account, and I've used it many times, including using it with this tablet via usb. I now want to log into my google account ...
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Delete history by keyword in Firefox(Android)

In android, as far as I know firefox only offers an all or nothing delete hsitory option. Is there any way (Addons included) to delete history entries by a specific keyword?
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Android Firefox Using A Lot Of Memory [closed]

My Android Firefox is using a lot of memory. What can be done about it?
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Fresh install of OS+Firefox and now there's a persistent notification

I just reformatted and reinstalled things on my phone to fix some issues. I installed Firefox from apkmirror and now there's a mostly persistent notification that shows up when I go to certain sites (...
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key or gesture to display “virtual/on screen keyboard” (even if there is not text input)

I want to open on screen keyboard on demand and not when android detects an input. Real scenario, I loaded a url containing a javascript web page, this page asks to type a name. Trying on Android ...
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How to navigate to top/bottom of page in mobile firefox

Is there a way to quickly navigate to the top/bottom of the current page in mobile firefox (i.e. the equivalent of using the home/end keys in the desktop version)?
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Disable push notifications from a non-HTTPS website on Firefox Mobile

I visited a YouTube proxy website, NSFWYouTube, and since then I receive unwanted push notifications from that site like this: [image above, not showing for me, is https://i.stack.imgur.com/xV11T.png]...
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Saving links with Pocket on Android browsers?

Should I have a bookmarklet of some sort that does that? There doesn't appear to be a button to do that in Firefox mobile or for Google for Android which is strange since there's a Pocket App for ...
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What could cause a page opened on Firefox to have an enormous data usage?

I have opened the rather innocuous page on reputable website Quanta Magazine using Firefox Android 65.0.1 (with NoScript installed) and left it open. The data usage rapidly burned through 1 GB of ...
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Why browsers don't accept per site JavaScript settings anymore?

Before, I could block JavaScript on Chrome for Android for a specific site. I could let JavaScript enabled as a general setting, and add an exception for a site that annoyed me with it's JavaScript. ...
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How to access files via localhost in firefox browser

I'm looking for a way to access my devices files in Firefox. The reason for this is I want to use an extension to read *.md file. I know that I can use file:/// to access files, but the extension can'...
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Firefox wants to record video/audio

I have an Xperia Z5, running 7.1.1. When I browse the web using Firefox, I keep getting requests from Firefox to record audio and take photos/videos. Both requests always happen together, in that ...
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re: viewing YouTube restricted(NSFW) videos in Firefox Android without having to switch to desktop mode

As I stated in the title of this post, I already know that restricted YouTube videos can be viewed in Firefox Android if you switch to desktop mode as opposed to mobile mode. I was wondering if there ...
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android firefox: opening link with target=“blank” in new background tab but without leaving the current page

In android i have firefox app: I have web page with link element with target="_blank"> property set. So when i click the link it opens it in new tab. But i dont want to leave the current page. I ...
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Firefox proxy setup?

I want to configure autoproxy for specific WiFi hotspots to use with Firefox. The autoproxy prop in about:config is global, but otherwise, apparently, Firefox doesn't use system WiFi settings (because ...
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Can I restore a bunch of Firefox tabs sent to an Android device, which were lost in a restart?

I sent a bunch of tabs to my phone. They arrived as notifications, not actually opened tabs. I opened a few of them, but most were still notifications. And then my phone died, which generally loses ...
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Sometimes firefox on my phone stops working properly

Sometimes firefox on my phone stops working properly, address bar is disabled, hamburger menu has X over it and is disabled. Only working thing is navigation inside the page (== clicking links) and ...
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How can I use browser userscripts on my Android phone?

I am a passionate Stack Exchange user and I have a lot of userscripts in my desktop Chrome browser, installed with Tampermonkey. I want to use them on my Android phone, is it possible?
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My HTC one M9+ doesn't perform background tasks when idle but push notifications work

I have an HTC One M9+. After the update to Android 6 (two years ago?) it stopper performing background tasks. For example: FeedMe - an offline RSS-reader. 100 000+ installs. It is set to download new ...
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Finding out what App causes unwanted new tabs in firefox on Android [duplicate]

Recently some app started opening new firefox tabs with the adress 'livemobilesearch.com'. I uninstalled the most recentently installed apps, but the problem still persists. I assume the pages get ...
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Syncing Firefox Android downloads in Dropbox

I use an Android phone. I use Firefox and Chrome as browsers on it. I want to set the download location for Firefox to a location on Dropbox installed on my phone, such that all my downloads are ...
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How can I view the timestamp for History items in Firefox Android?

I need to view the exact times I visited certain pages in Firefox mobile for Android. Is there a way to do this, or export the data to view it somehow?
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The current version of Firefox is not available from Google Play

I use Lineage OS on a Motorola G4 plus phone. I have Google Play installed and I can install and update all kind of applications (like Stack Exchange for instance). I can also install Firefox but ...
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Firefox - long img titles cut off

This is one thing (in fact, the only thing that comes to mind) about Firefox on Android that bugs me. If an image (or "img") has a title, I can long-press the image to get image options to pop up, but ...
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Is Fennec F-Droid an official product by Mozilla?

Is the Fennec F-Droid Browser an official product by Mozilla? All the links from the F-Droid page link to official Mozilla pages, but I cannot find any hint on one of the Mozilla pages that they ...
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How does Firefox Mobile decide which text to scale up?

Consider this screenshot of regular desktop version of the site Stackoverflow on Firefox Mobile: As can be seen, some text is larger than other. This odd text scaling only seem to appear in Firefox ...
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Why does chrome has access to google account not firefox?

When I go into google accounts on chrome from my android phone , it automatically recognizes the google accounts that exists in my phone. But not when I go there on my firefox browser. Why is it so? ...
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How to install P12 certificates in mobile Firefox?

I successfully imported my .p12 certificate to my two android devices (Galaxy Tab E SM-T560 (Spreadtrum SoC) running Kitkat 4.4.4 and Xiaomi Mi A1 Global Version (SD 625)(was) running (Oreo 8.0.0) Pie ...
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how do I delete search history on Firefox on an Android phone

I've been reading countless articles about deleting the search engine history on Firefox on my Android phone. Let me be clear: I'm not talking about clearing my browser history, rather clearing the ...
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Why are there two different Firefox icons?

Why are there two different Firefox icons? The version is 57 I guess.
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Increasing max # of items in Firefox for Android history

A couple days ago I decided to give Firefox for Android another chance, and it turns out its history only goes back 100 items! How do I fix this? I want unlimited history, as I've set up on my Pale ...
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Firefox Quantum for Android - backup profile without root?

On Firefox Quantum for Android (on a non-rooted phone), how do I back up my profile to another place? This would be easy if my phone was rooted (just go access the folder directly and copy it ...
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Shortcut key to focus the address bar in Firefox for Android

I'm using a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android tablet with Firefox (57+). I tried Ctrl+L, Alt+D to focus the address bar, but it does not work. Is there a shortcut (not using "F" Keys) for focusing ...
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How to have Firefox Widget for Bookmarks?

Google Chrome has own widget for bookmarks, but Android Firefox does not. I am thinking how to proceed to do the feature request for the widget. OS: Oreo 8.0 Phone: Oneplus 3T
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How to change the name of Firefox desktop shortcut icon to website?

I long press the icon but only delete action exists there of the icon. I press it but it goes to Firefox. I create another one but it does not allow me to rename the icon. OS: Oreo 8.0 Phone: ...