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Search seems to limit results

I'm a 54yr old man, and if I want to search for porn, I should be able to. Your browser doesn't have good results with porn searches. Why is that? Nothing but unrelated c… (read more)

I'm a 54yr old man, and if I want to search for porn, I should be able to. Your browser doesn't have good results with porn searches. Why is that? Nothing but unrelated crap in images and videos tabs and the sites it offers in "all" tab list are minimal and most of the time unrelated to search criteria. It's as if it thinks I'm some child that needs a net nanny. Come on guys!

Asked by scarty2268 6 months ago

Last reply by snowdiva 3 months ago

Serach engine prevents URL opening

I have a link, https://aka.ms/linkedpc, that I'm supposed to enter into my mobile browser. However, the search engine hijacks it, even when I enter the full https:// pref… (read more)

I have a link, https://aka.ms/linkedpc, that I'm supposed to enter into my mobile browser. However, the search engine hijacks it, even when I enter the full https:// prefix, and searches for it, returning the results where none of the links is one that I need.

How can I force FF for Android not to go through the search engine?

Asked by Smnsmwhr 3 months ago

Last reply by Smnsmwhr 3 months ago

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Searching privately

When I select a text from any website there is no option to search privately (unless you're already in private mode). Having Firefox Focus installed makes the option appe… (read more)

When I select a text from any website there is no option to search privately (unless you're already in private mode). Having Firefox Focus installed makes the option appear but it opens the link there aka in a different app, it would be a lot better if you need have to install another app and yes I know i can just do it manually by copying the text, switch to private mode, pasting and then finally searching. It would save you 3 taps. (The images are with the Firefox Focus app uninstalled, I can provide more with it being installed and how it works.)

Asked by Alex 3 months ago

Answered by Paul 3 months ago

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Is it possible to move "Right to Left" languages to the right when searching?

When opening the mobile app and searching in english, the language appears on the left and it works great :), When searching in hebrew, the language appears on the left a… (read more)

When opening the mobile app and searching in english, the language appears on the left and it works great :),

When searching in hebrew, the language appears on the left as well, and it is really hard to type or edit.

Is it possible to add a new language that is Right To Left And display it on the Right?

Asked by yonatanab1 3 months ago

Answered by Paul 3 months ago

What is wrong with the data URLs on Android and iOS?

On Android, we cannot enter data URLs in the address bar. (For example data:,String1 ) We are redirected to the Google search result. However, we can use data URLs from b… (read more)

On Android, we cannot enter data URLs in the address bar. (For example data:,String1 ) We are redirected to the Google search result. However, we can use data URLs from bookmarks. On iOS, Firefox rejects any data URL even from bookmarks. At the same time, Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS don't have any issue with data URL. Why does mobile Firefox handle data URLs differently than the desktop version? Is it a bug?

Asked by YDUBINSKY 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

URL Autocomplete when typing 1 letter

On Firefox for Android, when typing a URL, firefox autocompletes with the wrong URL. Example, when I type the letter "e" it will always suggest ebay.com. I don't want to … (read more)

On Firefox for Android, when typing a URL, firefox autocompletes with the wrong URL. Example, when I type the letter "e" it will always suggest ebay.com. I don't want to go to ebay.com, I never want to go to ebay.com. How can I disable this "feature"?

Asked by coonwhiz 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Getting bad URL autocomplete suggestions

The URL autocomplete behavior changed for me recently - it appears to be incorporating "top sites" to its suggestions. Typing "P" into the address bar now suggests "pint… (read more)

The URL autocomplete behavior changed for me recently - it appears to be incorporating "top sites" to its suggestions. Typing "P" into the address bar now suggests "pinterest.com", "D" gets "diply.com", "C" gets craigslist, etc - none of these are sites that I've visited, they aren't in my history or bookmarks.

In firefox focus, I can turn this behavior off by going into the autocomplete settings and disabling "top sites", and it doesn't happen on my desktop Firefox- how do I disable these junk suggestions in Firefox Android?

Asked by gnogami 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Remove unwanted URL from recommended/autocomplete address list

I am unable to find a way to remove a single unwanted URL from the suggestions list on Firefox for Android. If the website I want to go to (and that I go to regularly) is… (read more)

I am unable to find a way to remove a single unwanted URL from the suggestions list on Firefox for Android. If the website I want to go to (and that I go to regularly) is called abcxyz, and I went to website abcdef once, Firefox will always try to autocomplete the URL to abcdef even though I do not want to go there again. I have found instructions for how to accomplish this on PC, but they can't be followed on a mobile device. I have tried deleting the cookies, etc. for the unwanted website and removing it from my history, but without completely clearing out all browsing data for all websites (which I do not want to do), I haven't been able to figure out how to remove a single unwanted URL.

Asked by inkedphoenix 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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URL autocomplete shows mail.ru

Hi Firefox-Supporters, I use Firefox for Android for long time. I use Firefox for Android Version 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515) Addons: uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, No… (read more)

Hi Firefox-Supporters,

I use Firefox for Android for long time. I use

  • Firefox for Android Version 104.1.0 (Build #2015898515)
  • Addons: uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, NoScript, Decentraleyes
  • Autocomplete URLs (Settings - Search - Adress bar): active
  • Firefox for Android linked with a Firefox account and my Firefox Windows installation

Since about two weeks I sometimes get mail.ru as an Autocomplete URL suggestion when I am starting to type 'm', which should show mydealz.de as my by far the most visited website with letter m (visits: 10 or more / day). Sometimes the Autocomplete Feature still suggests mydealz.de. For months and years, it always suggested mydealz.de as expected, I have never seen any suggestion for mail.ru . Now I am wondering why sometimes mail.ru is suggested, as I did not make any (intentional) changes to my setup. Do you have any tips on finding the source for that suggestion? I was wondering if any app/addon or similar is opening the website in the background, as I did not open it intentionally.

Things I already checked/actions I made to find the potential source or at least fix the issue

  • Searched bookmarks (Android and Windows) for mail.ru - no bookmark set
  • Searched search engines (Android and Windows) for entry for mail.ru - no entry set
  • Searched history (Android and Windows) for visits of mail.ru - no entry
  • Delete browsing data (Android): works short-term, first suggestion after deletion is is monero.org with letter m, mail.ru showed after a few times typing 'm' in the adress bar.
  • Searched for newly installed apps on android phone - max. 1-2 new apps installed within the last weeks, would classify them as reliable.
  • Searched for newly installed apps and total scan for viruses on Windows Laptop - no new Apps installed, no virus found by MS Windows integrated scanner.

Would be glad if anybody got any tips on this.

Kind regards

Asked by skir7749 5 months ago

Answered by Paul 5 months ago

URL autofill suddenly putting popular URLs (microsoft, pinterest, etc.) before my actual frequently-visited URLs

I just opened up Firefox on Android today and suddenly when trying to use autofill to visit my typical sites, it's changed what pops up first to very popular sites (a goo… (read more)

I just opened up Firefox on Android today and suddenly when trying to use autofill to visit my typical sites, it's changed what pops up first to very popular sites (a good chunk of which I don't frequent); microsoft.com instead of marvelousnews.com, office.com instead of oafe.com, stackoverflow.com instead of seibertron.com, twitter.com instead of toyark.com, bing.com instead of brickset.com, etc. I tried looking in the Search settings to see if something had been clicked on that wasn't before, but I couldn't find any culprit that actually changed this.

Asked by tfaholic09 5 months ago

Last reply by amazingmilanvdv 5 months ago

Wrong URL auto fill

Whenever I type "goo" into the address bar, it will prefill with "google.co.uk" i haven't visited uk version of google in years and have been using .com forever but rece… (read more)

Whenever I type "goo" into the address bar, it will prefill with "google.co.uk"

i haven't visited uk version of google in years and have been using .com forever

but recently firefox decided to offer me .co.uk version for some reason and now i always have to delete the prefill and type manually which is time consuming and annoying

i tried clearing history, deleted all history, removed app, reinstalled app, deleted cache and local data, logged out of my firefox account .. changed language to something other than English (UK) but it still thinks it needs to prefill the .co.uk URL

why did it go crazy all of a sudden and how do i make it stop?

Asked by primski 5 months ago

Last reply by primski 5 months ago