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Feedback or just a few worth ideas to put in the browser app

1. I want to able to change the order of the tabs, for I'm unable to really use the browser this way. Chrome and 1DM both have the ability to change the order of the tab… (read more)

  1. 1. I want to able to change the order of the tabs, for I'm unable to really use the browser this way. Chrome and 1DM both have the ability to change the order of the tabs by holding each one and moving it above or after a specific tab.
  2. 2. Another thing is to remove the full-screen notification in the bottom, or add a setting that makes it go away faster when someone toggles the full screen on a video player.

Asked by Hossam Abd-Elghafar 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

double tap to zoom doesn't work

I miss two features from using Chrome on Android. Your help file says "double tap with a single finger to zoom" should work, but double tapping to zoom in or out doesn't … (read more)

I miss two features from using Chrome on Android. Your help file says "double tap with a single finger to zoom" should work, but double tapping to zoom in or out doesn't work. At least not on my phone. But it does work in Chrome.

The other features is to swipe down at the top of a page to refresh it. I use this feature a lot and feel like it would be pretty easy to implement.

Without the zoom working I will probably switch back to Chrome. Which is unfortunate because I use Firefox on my desktop.

Asked by bpdronkers 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

When you open link, media, in a new tab switch to it immediately not working

My tabs are not working right and changing the check mark in General - Tabs does not change anything. When I click on a Bookmark I want a new tab and focus on it. When I… (read more)

My tabs are not working right and changing the check mark in General - Tabs does not change anything. When I click on a Bookmark I want a new tab and focus on it. When I click on a link in a tab I want a new tab and focus, When I click on a search phrase I want a new tab and focus. I'm not getting focus. on new tabs at all except in search.

Asked by Simson FireFox 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

NOT opening search upon opening new tab

Hello guys, I've recently began using firefox on android. Upon opening a new tab, firefox automatically opens the search bar, and I'm just wondering if there's an option … (read more)

Hello guys, I've recently began using firefox on android. Upon opening a new tab, firefox automatically opens the search bar, and I'm just wondering if there's an option or a dev flag to disable that. I'd rather be looking at my original new tab page.

Asked by sixuanleogu 3 months ago

Last reply by sixuanleogu 3 months ago

Position on page lost when returning to firefox

The biggest problem I have with Firefox on android is this problem. After reopening Firefox it commonly (but not always) forgets where I was and jumps to the top of the p… (read more)

The biggest problem I have with Firefox on android is this problem. After reopening Firefox it commonly (but not always) forgets where I was and jumps to the top of the page (or the anchor point). I can only get back to where I was if I manage to glimpse it before it jumps and then use find in page.

Seems to be fine if Firefox has closed since it was last open because several times it finds its place after that, but then I switch apps and come back soon after and it suddenly jumps.

This is the main reason I gave up on Firefox last time I tried to use it, until Chrome started becoming unresponsive on pages more and more frequently.

Asked by BetaKeja 3 months ago

Last reply by BetaKeja 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

Android Firefox should follow the system for auto dark mode.

The android version of firefox should follow the "system" for its auto dark mode instead of following the "battery saver". Just like chrome and other chromium browsers do… (read more)

The android version of firefox should follow the "system" for its auto dark mode instead of following the "battery saver". Just like chrome and other chromium browsers do.

The major advantage this gives is that it allows even older android version users to experience auto dark mode, since there are ways for them to initiate system wide dark mode through 3rd party apps (like this one for example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=systems.maju.darkmode&hl=en&gl=US) But since Firefox follows battery saver, this never works on android version lower than 10.

Therefore, I'd like to request the developers to implement the uato dark mode in firefox android to follow the system instead of the battery saver status.

Asked by Ajmayeen 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Firefox keeps says use app - how do i stop it doing this

I use Firefox on my tablet to access reddit and it keep saying use app. the app will not rotate and is slow and useless any way. How do I stop these pop-ups? … (read more)

I use Firefox on my tablet to access reddit and it keep saying use app. the app will not rotate and is slow and useless any way.

How do I stop these pop-ups?

Asked by zaax 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

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Physical Keyboard Access

I'm a physical keyboard user for Android and find it impossible to use Firefox, there doesn't seem to be any documentation on simple keyboard shortcuts for access the add… (read more)

I'm a physical keyboard user for Android and find it impossible to use Firefox, there doesn't seem to be any documentation on simple keyboard shortcuts for access the addressbar or menubar, getting to search in the page, or access fine-grained tools for navigation like there is on the desktop version.

Where are these features documented? The Android Talkback feature doesn't cut it for me.

Asked by Nathan 3 months ago

Answered by Paul 3 months ago

Back Navigation button closes Firefox

This is very annoying.. it someone's does not navigate to the previous page or close tabs, but just exits the browser. How can this behaviour be fixed? No settings to cha… (read more)

This is very annoying.. it someone's does not navigate to the previous page or close tabs, but just exits the browser. How can this behaviour be fixed? No settings to change this is available.

Asked by drshajul 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

cannot close Firefox on android (samsung 10+)

When trying to close Mozilla firefox on Android, it just doesn't happen. I can "swipe" it away in app-selector, but it is still open in the background. It is also refusi… (read more)

When trying to close Mozilla firefox on Android, it just doesn't happen. I can "swipe" it away in app-selector, but it is still open in the background.

It is also refusing to go away from the notification bar, and I am going out of my mind, having to restart my phone each time I use the browser.

Do anyone here have a suggestion? I already tried re-installing FF and rebooting my phone obviously.

It started happening about 1 month ago.

Firefox 105.1.0 (build #2015904299)

Asked by cashiimo 4 months ago

Last reply by Spencer 4 months ago

Deleting invisible browser shortcut apps

Phone: Oneplus 8 Android version: 12 Build number: IN2015_11_C.21 Firefox version: 105.1.0 Steps to reproduce: - Open Firefox - Go to a website - Click the triple vertica… (read more)

Phone: Oneplus 8 Android version: 12 Build number: IN2015_11_C.21 Firefox version: 105.1.0

Steps to reproduce: - Open Firefox - Go to a website - Click the triple vertical dots - Add to home screen - Press add - Press add

The app isn't on the home screen, but attempts to add it again fail with the message "This shortcut already exists".

How do I remove these invisible shortcuts? Can I do this through the file explorer? If not, can this be fixed?

Asked by jlu6fz 4 months ago

Last reply by jlu6fz 4 months ago

Is it possible to remove the homescreen from Firefox for Android?

Hi there So the issue that I have (on Samsung S21 Ultra Android Firefox with integrated DuckDuckGo as search engine) is that I repeatedly press the back button after I fi… (read more)

Hi there So the issue that I have (on Samsung S21 Ultra Android Firefox with integrated DuckDuckGo as search engine) is that I repeatedly press the back button after I finished with the website and Firefox would not go beyond (exit the browser) the homepage/homescreen. I love Firefox and added security, privacy and integration between devices but this homescreen thing is causing me enough irritation to make me move to another browser. So my question is are the a way for me to not have a homescreen? I have tried your help section and went through the options but no luck I also have turn everything off in homepage subsection but still no luck. I would like Firefox to work (in this instance) like other browsers which is if you continuously press the back button you will eventually exit the program/application (Chrome and Samsung Internet works like that)

Sincerely Jan

Asked by jannes3de 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

More padding around Add Bookmark button

Can you please add more padding around the purple 'Add' button (with the star icon) for adding bookmarks on Firefox for Android? Currently it needs to be pressed very pre… (read more)

Can you please add more padding around the purple 'Add' button (with the star icon) for adding bookmarks on Firefox for Android?

Currently it needs to be pressed very precisely and I'm always opening the existing bookmarks (which I don't want) instead of adding a bookmark (which I do want).

Thank you.

Asked by andrew186 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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Is there any plan to support multi-instance for Android?

I want to open multiple pages at the same time in Android 12, but Firefox for Android does not seem to support multi-instance (like in the attached image). I also tried b… (read more)

I want to open multiple pages at the same time in Android 12, but Firefox for Android does not seem to support multi-instance (like in the attached image). I also tried beta and nightly but none of them worked either. As other browser apps (Chrome, Edge, Samsung, etc.) support it, I switched my default browser app to Samsung internet on Android (temporarily).

I don't want to use multiple apps (Stable, beta and nightly) just for opening multiple pages in a single screen. Is there any plan to support multi-instance in the future version of Firefox?

Asked by snoopy3476 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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I can't type linebreaks (Enter does not work) in textboxes

On any site I have tried (including this one right now) the Enter button of my digital keyboard does nothing. I am on a Kindle Fire HD 8 (7th generation). The Enter butto… (read more)

On any site I have tried (including this one right now) the Enter button of my digital keyboard does nothing. I am on a Kindle Fire HD 8 (7th generation). The Enter button works just fine in other apps, and worked in the browser apps I used before Firefox. I just checked and it's still working in the native Silk browser.

Asked by blay.paul 5 months ago

Answered by blay.paul 5 months ago