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Stop opening in external apps?

When I tap on a YouTube link, or Reddit, or Amazon etc, FireFox Focus opens it in the native app. This completely undermines the entire purpose of app. I use it when I do… (read more)

When I tap on a YouTube link, or Reddit, or Amazon etc, FireFox Focus opens it in the native app. This completely undermines the entire purpose of app. I use it when I don’t want to access something while signed in. It’s crazy that a “Privacy Browser” happily gives my searches over to the companies I’m trying to avoid.

This seems to be new behavior in a recent update… it used to occasionally ask me if I wanted to open the app but now it’s just automatic.

If I long press a link and tap “open link” it usually stays inside FireFox Focus… but it’s inconvenient, hard to remember, and I never know what is going to trigger the external apps.

Can we please at least give the option to disable this??

Asked by thisisbensilver 1 week ago

Preview

Since today, tapping and holding a link would use the same preview method as Safari, where it would show you a preview box that could show either a preview of the website… (read more)

Since today, tapping and holding a link would use the same preview method as Safari, where it would show you a preview box that could show either a preview of the website or just the URL, switched by tapping the top right of the box. Now it uses its own preview mechanism and there is no option to show only the URL and nothing else. Could you please add such an option on the box? Thank you in advance.

Asked by etonclgyrknvhvphwx 2 months ago

Last reply by tawoca9292 1 week ago

Open in Safari Missing or brown

I have Focus set as my default browser but the “open in Safari” option is gone and replaced by “open in default browser “ and “open in Firefox”. How do I open in Safari i… (read more)

I have Focus set as my default browser but the “open in Safari” option is gone and replaced by “open in default browser “ and “open in Firefox”. How do I open in Safari if focus is my default browser. I’ve already tried reinstalling the app.

Asked by Richard J Ashe 2 weeks ago

ask before opening in another app

recently i noticed that focus no longer asks before opening a link in another app (e.g. a youtube link in the youtube app). i know that you can open it in focus by long p… (read more)

recently i noticed that focus no longer asks before opening a link in another app (e.g. a youtube link in the youtube app). i know that you can open it in focus by long pressing on the link and clicking open link rather than open in default browser (which is set in settings to be firefox focus, but still opens it in the relevant app), but it's a hassle to do every time. is there a way to re-enable asking before opening an app, or at the very least opening it in focus by default?

Asked by cypherousskies 3 weeks ago

Tracking

I notice that there’s a long tracking code connected to my browser should it be. https://mail.yahoo.com/m/folders/1?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sb2dpbi55YWhvby5jb20v&guc… (read more)

Asked by Grateful 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Extend interface language support

Hello dear Firefox Focus team, At the moment I see a bunch of interface languages available for the Firefox Focus application. At the same time the list is far from full … (read more)

Hello dear Firefox Focus team,

At the moment I see a bunch of interface languages available for the Firefox Focus application. At the same time the list is far from full in comparison even with Firefox app itself.

Personally I wish Belarusian language to be added to the app so that I would like to clarify the following:

1. Is there any way I could personally help with this and perform a translation from English to Belarusain (I'm a native speaker and a software engineer)? If yep who is the best contact point to kick-off the process? 2. Where can I raise the feature request if external contributions are not available?

Thank you.

Asked by rakkattakka 2 months ago

Answered by rakkattakka 1 month ago

For the last 72 hours I have been blocked from my accounts: codes change, passwords too (by either Mozilla, or Google or Microsoft. At 70 years old, two Covids-19 and living alone with a DPOC, this Christmas is being hell for me due to "technology"! bell

'It is a mix of topics, not one browser. Can´t access any of my emails & accounts (Google, Mozilla Firefox, Windows.) Could the tree of you please come to an agreeme… (read more)

'It is a mix of topics, not one browser. Can´t access any of my emails & accounts (Google, Mozilla Firefox, Windows.) Could the tree of you please come to an agreement and automatically take care of my passwords/2-step verification/etc? Or send me another kind of authorization?I am a Brazilian journalist and professor in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Still lucid enough to work but memorizing became more difficult after 2 covid-19 for million of people. I am 70, live alone and am not complaining - but wished IT, IA and others would at least help me. On the contrary, I am uncapable of writing/talking with family and doctors due to what seems to be a tech conflict between the above mentioned providers. Tks a lot for any help you may provide: please send me one, not three passwords or codes or 2-factor. It would be my Christmas present! Tks a lot! Vitor Sznejder at either [removed email from public], or [removed email from public]. WhatsApp and/or Telegram, both [removed phone# from public forum]

Asked by vitorsznejder 1 month ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 month ago

Firefox Focus & Display Zoom

Hello Firefox Focus seems to have display issues when “Zoomed” view is selected in the ‘Display Zoom’ setting. Settings->Display & Brightness->Display Zoom Th… (read more)

Hello Firefox Focus seems to have display issues when “Zoomed” view is selected in the ‘Display Zoom’ setting. Settings->Display & Brightness->Display Zoom The favourite icon spacing is misaligned (especially if you have 4 favourites), as well as the text items overlap on the main app screen. Some web sites also run off screen right. Thank you.

Asked by gerrytodd1984 1 month ago

Last reply by gerrytodd1984 1 month ago

Crashes regularly

Hi, Team! I've been experiencing FFF crashes for a while. It happens occasionally when I'm watching YouTube videos in FFF while using AppSwitcher (or checking Notificatio… (read more)

Hi, Team! I've been experiencing FFF crashes for a while. It happens occasionally when I'm watching YouTube videos in FFF while using AppSwitcher (or checking Notification Center). Iphone X, FFF 108.0.

I've just turned on both SendUsageData and Studies switchers to help you to dig in (if that helps).

Cheers,

Asked by staply 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

A new way for track people in Firefox Focus (and any)

Hello, Today I was surprised that Ali Express application was automatically opened when I clicked on a web page. This is done by downloading content/type file into the b… (read more)

Hello,

Today I was surprised that Ali Express application was automatically opened when I clicked on a web page.

This is done by downloading content/type file into the browser which cause launching external application.

The application may get information out of the page such as cookie or ip:port to match it with the user of the application, breaking the semi-privacy setup.

I do not see any option to disable automatically download/launch these kind of files.

Does anyone know how to block this behavior?

Thanks, Alon

Asked by Alon Bar-Lev 1 month ago

Delete this app from my phone

I would like to no longer use Firefox focus on my iPhone. How do I delete it from my App Library? It doesn’t have proper internet accountability software built in. … (read more)

I would like to no longer use Firefox focus on my iPhone. How do I delete it from my App Library?

It doesn’t have proper internet accountability software built in.

Asked by jedat66 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

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Keyboard lags on iPhone and iPad

The onscreen Keyboard lags on both an iPhone and an iPad. I tried restarting the app and the devices and tried reset the keyboard dictionary. The issue persisted. The … (read more)

The onscreen Keyboard lags on both an iPhone and an iPad. I tried restarting the app and the devices and tried reset the keyboard dictionary. The issue persisted. The Keyboard doesn’t lag anywhere else.

Is this a known issue?

Asked by nickschirm 2 months ago

Answered by nickschirm 2 months ago

Disabling JavaScript in Firefox Focus

Is there any means to add an option to disable JavaScript in Firefox Focus? This browser has been my go-to / default browser for years on iOS, but lately it has become … (read more)

Is there any means to add an option to disable JavaScript in Firefox Focus? This browser has been my go-to / default browser for years on iOS, but lately it has become more difficult to use because websites wait several seconds or wait until I’ve scrolled halfway through a page before blasting a huge window up on the screen asking/demanding/requesting I sign in or agree to their (not so private) privacy policy. Even if I get by that, it seems to refresh the page and I lose where I was.

I’ve found Safari obviates this issue when I leave JavaScript off. I don’t really want to shift entirely to safari, but websites have made using Firefox Focus a bit less useful because of those pop-up windows.

I primarily use Tor Browser or Firefox with uBlock Origin (JavaScript disabled) on my regular computers and happily have few issues using the internet.

Asked by Rico295 5 months ago

Last reply by Rico295 2 months ago