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In the Firefox address bar, enter about:config. Search for media.play-stand-alone. You can see true below the item's name. Tap the item's name (not on the search bar). A Toggle option has appeared at the bottom right. Tap it once. Notice the true has changed to false Now, when you'll tap on a .mp3 link, Firefox will prompt you with a Complete action using ...


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Google Search uses Chrome Custom Tabs since April 27, 2016. From 9to5Google, After its most recent update, the Google app now opens search results as Chrome Custom Tabs. [...] [...]. By default, links from search results now open as a Custom Tab that features a blue action bar with options to Share, Copy link, Find in page, and Open in Chrome. To change ...


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In short, it's because of the different ways that Android and MS Windows are distributed. MS Windows is a retail product, sold directly to PC owners. Therefore, Microsoft is responsible for making it run on PCs. PCs are standardized, and (nowadays) have a hardware-discovery mechanism, so Microsoft can design the Windows installer so that it can run on any PC-...


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Google Chrome on Android so far doesn't support plugins, of which Tampermonkey is necessary to run userscripts, so here I recommend Firefox for Android. You can install Tampermonkey addon in Firefox and then start with your favorite scripts. Note that all userscripts are not compatible with Tampermonkey such as SE-AutoReviewComments for which you need USI- ...


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Your issue is not related to Firefox but to your internet provider (Time Warner Cable). According to this site, it "hijacks" your browser's default DNS resolution failure behavior (also known as "404 page"), redirecting you to Road Runner. Following this site instructions, you just have to go to Road Runner's preference page and disable the Web Address ...


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Note: this solution requires a rooted Android. In a terminal emulator app, execute: (Requires Busybox if running Android 5.1.1 or below. For Marshmallow, remove the term busybox from the following command.) su content query --uri content://org.mozilla.firefox.db.tabs/tabs/ --projection url | busybox cut -d '=' f 2 > /sdcard/firefox_tabs.txt Explanation ...


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On Android system you can use Termux (No root required): Navigate in Firefox to URL: file:///data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/files/mozilla/ Choose the link of ***.default folder of your profile Choose the sessionstore.js file Copy content of this file and save it in sessionstore.js file on local storage Run the command in Termux to output your tabs ...


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I try to complete Dale answer Open Firefox and type: about:config filter with: network.trr.* and set the following values: network.trr.mode value 3 network.trr.bootstrapAddress and set value as one ip from this page (mine value is currently 104.16.249.249) now open a new tab to this page used to verify if everything is working. You should have all green ...


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The first problem is space. Most phone until recently have too little storage space to contain the entire generic kernel and android framework. A compounding issue is that phone hardware is generally more variant and less standardized than PC hardware, which can be unavoidable due to the limited space. The other problem is that there no single standard for ...


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This may be a solution. You can make the video open in the YouTube app when you press the little Android icon in the right corner of the address bar while you're on the site!


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End of August Mozilla has pushed a new major version of Firefox for Android that bases on a new web engine. For an unknown reason for this new version they only allow a very small set of hand selected addons. May be the engine changes were so big that most of the addons now have problems? It seems like the developers at Mozilla are trying to bring back the ...


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This is the setting of Firefox on Android and not android itself Follow these steps: Open Firefox and in address bar type "about:config" Search For "browser.download.preferred.audio/mpeg" (just "mpeg" does the same) Press on the reset button From now on, if you download any mp3 file in Firefox, it asks for available apps capable of playing the file. You can ...


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Besides the points mentioned in Lie Ryan's answer, there is one big issue people tend to underestimate: Drivers. Remember Windows 95? Most people remember it as a bad and unstable OS. Why was it unstable? Because the drivers came in the beginning not from Microsoft but from the hardware manufacturers and some (most?) of them where of poor quality, crashing ...


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Apparently there is an Android specific Firefox browser plug-in called Tabs Backup. This seem to work like charm! It places a text file in /storage/emulated/0/Android/tabs_backup/ (Aka. /sdcard/Android/tabs_backup/) called backup_DDMMYYY_hhmmss.txt. However, it would still be interesting to know how to do this from command line. UPDATE: 2018-08-15 Since ...


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I agree that the description is ambiguous on this matter — i.e., is the Fennec F-Droid app an official Firefox release, or a fork like Orfox or Iceweasel? The different branding implies the latter, but the lack of any dedicated repository and all the Mozilla links imply the former. The answer is somewhere in between. The first thing you have to understand ...


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It's reader view for clutter free reading, similar to simplified view on Chrome Reader View is a Firefox feature that strips away clutter like buttons, ads and background images, and changes the page's text size, contrast and layout for better readability. Reader View settings are easily customizable to fit your reading preferences. Tap it to reveal a blue ...


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This seems to be an old bug as reported here. I did not find any other bug report that specifically relates to Android for this problem (Edit:OP has created a feature request) A url shortner such as Tiny url add-on may be an alternative, till a better solution is found, keeping in mind the reservations of OP in comments


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tl;dr Using the browsers' "Add to Home Screen" (A2HS) feature may not open the expected link due to the browsers trying to comply with the standard of Progressive Web Application (PWA). Try other approaches instead, like using app widgets or 3rd-party apps altogether (examples below). Progressive Web Application (PWA), Manifest file, and Add to ...


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You should be able to go into Settings>Application Manager and clear data and cache for the Firefox application.


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The short answer is, you can't. Unfortunately. The Firefox for mobile (Android) is rather limited in its bookmarks capabilities. I stumbled upon your question as I was trying to find out if the tagging of bookmarks is nowadays possible. .. It isn't. See Mozilla Support for information on using FF for Android bookmarks: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...


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Apps on Android store their data in /data/data/[package_name], so Firefox should be keeping its data in /data/data/org.mozilla.firefox. NOTE: To access this directory you need root access. Use file:///data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/ from inside Firefox to access the folder (without root). This work because Firefox owns the folder (see the comments)


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Try typing about:config in the address bar. After you open it, search for the browser.snippets.enabled parameter, tap on it, then tap on the Toggle button. This disables the banners from appearing in the bottom. Source: Annoying Firefox for Android Banners - SOLVED.


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You can try HTTrack Website Copier. Seems to match your needs fully, not tried by me : HTTrack is a free software (GPL) offline browser utility, allowing you to download (copy) a website from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting html, images, and other files from the server to your device. HTTrack arranges the ...


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Go to about:config. Create a new boolean value (+ icon) called places.history.enabled and set to false. source note: the answer only applies to the eventually deprecated Firefox Fennec, not Fenix which is currently in the beta phase.


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I had the same problem and got inspired by your idea to use WebIDE. It turns out it is possible to access the profile files throughout JavaScript at least in my Firefox for Android version 59.0.2, but this only helps partially to back up all profile data. Principle The file contents can be accessed using Ajax (see here), also if they are binary (reference)....


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Firefox settings → Clear Private data → clear search history


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Why is it so? Because the Chrome developers decided to integrate with the accounts on the phone, to make it easier to log into websites with your Google account. The Firefox developers chose not to add this feature, because it's not as important to them, or because they don't want to add the "use accounts" permission to their app. wouldnt it be against ...


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If you need localhost, than run a web server on your Android and bind it to loopback address. There are many apps on Play Store that can run a web server. I just tested out HTTP Server powered by Apache and it works fine. Instructions: Install and launch it. Grant Storage permission/access. Download an Apache version. The latest version comes with the app ...


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Although I have not been able to prove it's really changing the routing of DNS queries, I have changed the settings on Firefox for Android: network.trr.mode to 2 (fail-over enabled) or 3 (fail-over not enabled) and network.trr.uri to 1.1.1.1 (Cloudflare) or 8.8.8.8 (Google) or 9.9.9.9 (Quad9). This came from this Mozilla page (not specific to Android ...


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Fennec (<=68) is being phased out in favour of Fenix (>=69). From that standpoint, Fennec will be "frozen" at version 68 and will not be updated to the engine used by the desktop version of Firefox 69. Fenix will, at some point in the future, replace the current version of Firefox Android and is slated to begin at version 69, with some ...


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