Questions tagged [firefox]

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Why are there not generic phone OS installers? [duplicate]

I am used to install and remove various operating systems in my PCs, even having several at a time. Usually, to install a new OS means: Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB. Insert it. Boot. (Maybe you have ...
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Firefox / uBlock Origin only showing camera / image apps when clicking on a file upload button

I'm looking to import my uBlock Origin settings from my desktop PC, which is in a text file, to uBlock Origin in Firefox for Android. The issue is: When I click on the 'Restore from file...' button ...
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How do I make Adobe Flash work with Firefox?

I have Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and Firefox 5.0 installed on Android 2.2. However Flash animations seem not to work in Firefox, although they do in the Android default browser. How can I fix it?
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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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How to stop Time Warner cable search on Firefox for Android?

I went into about:config and have the following: browser.search.defaultenginename Google browser.search.official true browser.search.order.1 Google keyword.URL https://www.google.com/search?p= ...
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How can I export all my open Firefox Tabs to a text file?

I've been trying to find a method to export all my currently open tabs in the Android Firefox browser. Unfortunately this seem impossible from default browser installation and very hard to do from ...
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Can I sync Firefox bookmarks with Android?

Is there any way to sync my Firefox bookmarks with Android?
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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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How can I access the folders where Firefox mobile stores its application data

I know the information is supposed to be at data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/ but I cannot seem to view/access them. My device is rooted, and I've checked device storage as well as external storage, ...
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Stop Google Search Opening in Chrome

Until recently when I used the default Google search bar and tapped a search result it would open in Firefox. However there must have been an update to either the search bar or Firefox as the results ...
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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 version 21 installed easily but greasemonkey won't install - error saying not compatible with ver 21

I can't find anyone with this problem of not being able to install greasemonkey since installing Firefox version 21 on my android. My ultimate goal is to combine my fitness pal logging with weight ...
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Mp3s open in Google play after tapping always, have already reset all app preferences. What now?

Thanks for not scrolling by after the first half. This happens in Firefox, irrespective of which site used. The first time it offered the choice of downloading using play or downloads. Naturally I ...
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How do I open an offline website on Android?

I have a directory with some .html files, some .jpgs, an index.html file, and some other stuff. If I drag the index.html into chrome (or other browsers) on my desktop PC this static/offline website ...
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How do I retrieve timestamps from my Firefox download history?

I'm looking for a way to retrieve timestamps of my download history at the full precision that they are stored at, preferably to at least second precision. Unfortunately though, without obtaining ...
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Is there an obvious reason FireFox would freeze on my DroidX (2.2 Froyo)?

For some reason, when I run FireFox, it starts out pretty snappy, but very frequently (though not 100%) after 1-2 hours of very normal/light use (e.g. 1 tab with actively read Google Reader mobile ...
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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 the default search engine in firefox?

In firefox if I type a bunch of words instead of a web address and hit go it does a google search. You can install addons for other search engines and they appear in a list below the address bar and ...
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Export Firefox for Android bookmarks to HTML file

I would like to transfer my Firefox mobile bookmarks to my desktop and would prefer doing it without using Firefox sync or any cloud-based extension. Is there a way to export Firefox for Android ...
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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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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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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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Where does Firefox keep browsing history data?

This linked question describes how to find the time a file was downloaded in Android for Mobile. How does one do the same for browsing history? What file is that information stored in?
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Why do some bookmark icons have a red background in Firefox?

I have Firefox for Android installed on both my phone (Nexus 5X) and tablet (Nexus 9). On my phone, some bookmark icons have a red background: Whereas on my tablet they appear "normal": What does ...
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How to downgrade Firefox without losing my settings

Firefox just got upgraded to version 57. Unfortunately this version breaks compatibility with an add-on that I rely on. Until support for add-ons improves, I want to stick with a version that works. ...
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Firefox DB doesn't include the latest bookmarks

I've located the browser.db (\data\data\apps\org.mozilla.firefox\files\mozilla\%$#!.default), but opening it and looking at the "Bookmarks" table doesn't show the latest bookmarks. Seems like the ...
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Where Firefox for Android is keeping add-on generated files?

I want to find a folder, where Firefox for Android is keeping files generated by installed add-ons (list of saved tabs in OneTab, for example). I've tried to do a full root file system search (e.g. ...