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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 ...


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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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Firefox also requires an ARMv7 processor. The HTC Dream/G1 is officially unsupported because its processor is ARMv6. See the supported/unsupported device list on the Mozilla wiki: These devices have ARMv6 processors and are not compatible with Firefox for Android: ... HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1, Android Dev Phone 1) ...


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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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You can grab the latest .apk on a PC from Mozilla's FTP server and sideload it, as noted on Mozilla's wiki. If you're unsure of how to sideload an app, you can find a variety of methods in How can I install an app given only its APK file? (some require internet connectivity, many do not).


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Got same problem. Here's a fix. Go to the advanced settings by typing "about:config" in the url string, filter settings by "font" substring and change the values of font names corresponding to your codepage from "sans..." (NOT mono) to "Roboto". Restart firefox


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By far the easiest way to do this is to use Firefox as your web browser everywhere, and then use Firefox's built in sync functionality. This will (optionally) sync not just your Bookmarks, but also your History, your Saved Passwords and your Preferences, and let you see the recent tabs you've had open on different machines. Start by installing Firefox for ...


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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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There's no direct relation between the Chrome Mobile and any Firefox version. What you can do, is to synchronize the information from your Chrome mobile to the Chrome desktop version, and then, using a desktop application, pass the bookmarks for any other browser. Xmarks is a FREE Bookmark Sync application that supports among others, synchronization ...


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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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On android you have to add this feature via an addon like Save Link Menus. After installing the Save Link option will appear as on Firefox for desktop.


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Download a downloader (download manager) app like aDownloder. Long press on the Video URL in browser and select "Share" from the context menu. Then select share with aDownloader (or any other downloader app that you install). This should start downloading using the download manager app. This may not always work as some sites don't let you download videos. ...


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Actually, I found that all downloaded files are always stored in /mnt/sdcard/Download no matter they are "opened" or "saved" so I can grab them from there with any file manager


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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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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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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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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 where, ...


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From at least Firefox 11 onwards (may have originated in 10) you just need to tap on the address bar. The dropdown menu with the four tabs you mentioned (including Bookmarks) should appear when you do. This also applies to phones, though the tabs on the phone version appear across the top of the menu right under the address bar rather than along the left ...


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Stylish 1.3b1 adds support for Firefox Mobile.


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Figured this out by looking at the desktop version. Enter "about:config" into the address bar. Search for "keyword.url" Set the value of this setting to the new search provider. For example: "https://www.duckduckgo.com/?q=" UPDATE: This has changed in the newer versions of Firefox (desktop version too). You now have to install search engine addons. Then ...


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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 ...


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Here's what i did. Assuming you've set up the sync process: Go to Firefox on your PC, click Bookmarks in the top right corner Choose Unsorted Bookmarks. This opened a new window for me where i could see a section called Mobile bookmarks that i hadn't seen anywhere else. Click and drag this Mobile Bookmarks folder to either Bookmarks Toolbar or Bookmarks ...


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According to their bug tracker, WebRTC is currently broken on Firefox Android. You can get audio or video, but not both, and attempting to get both results in your getting neither. As for Chrome Android, it's only in the beta (M25 and later) and is disabled by default. To enable it, type chrome://flags into the url bar, then scroll down and find the "...


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Firefox was never the default Android browser. The actual default browser is based on the open-source WebKit engine, which also powers the Safari browser on desktops, laptops and Apple's iOS-based mobile devices. In the other hand, Chrome is based in Chromium and offers more options and performance than the stock browser.


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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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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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