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ad blocking extension not working

Hi, I just transferred from a Pixel 4a to a pixel 7. Previously, everything on the ad blocking front worked well. But since the transfer, any ad blocking extension seems … (read more)

Hi,

I just transferred from a Pixel 4a to a pixel 7. Previously, everything on the ad blocking front worked well. But since the transfer, any ad blocking extension seems not to be working in any shape or form.

Asked by simonboucher3 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

Android app freezes and restarts the device

After a variable time-frame, from few minutes to a couple of hours maximum of usage, the app freezes. It is possible to close it from the drawer and restart it after a wh… (read more)

After a variable time-frame, from few minutes to a couple of hours maximum of usage, the app freezes.

It is possible to close it from the drawer and restart it after a while. The problem always recurs.

Sometimes the phone also reboots itself. Approximately once every 5/10 freezes.

The problem does not seems dependent on updates, add-ons or other phone options.

The problem is present since I bought the phone in August. After a few months of tests I'm fairly sure this is a problem related only to the Firefox app.

Device: Pixel 6a

Asked by MBalza 1 month ago

Last reply by MBalza 3 weeks ago

Why Does "Find In Page" constantly close itself?

I've noticed this across devices on Firefox android. Happens on various sites. I recorded the screencast video to demonstrate it: https://youtube.com/shorts/51u3Ko7CARw W… (read more)

I've noticed this across devices on Firefox android. Happens on various sites. I recorded the screencast video to demonstrate it:

https://youtube.com/shorts/51u3Ko7CARw

When I replicate this with the same site in Chrome it does not do this, it stays open in Chrome. it only happens in Firefox

Asked by zach6 4 weeks ago

Last reply by zach6 4 weeks ago

Favicon being overridden by images from webpages instead

I've noticed since I've replaced my Samsung tablet with a newer version (S6 Lite running Android 12) that this version of Firefox is not picking up the favicon on my webs… (read more)

I've noticed since I've replaced my Samsung tablet with a newer version (S6 Lite running Android 12) that this version of Firefox is not picking up the favicon on my website. When I save the website shortcut to my homescreen, instead of the favicon Firefox is picking up the first image it finds on the page.

So - if I save all five webpages of my website to my tablet, each will have a different image - and none of them will be my favicon. The image from my tablet screen, attached (5 rows x 6 icons, against a beach backdrop) - shows three of the pages from my website, circled in yellow. You can see that none of them have picked up my fish favicon, and some of them have picked up the Etsy image link instead.

This problem of the favicon being ignored isn't being replicated elsewhere - my PC (very ancient, running an up to date Firefox browser) shows the favicon in the browser toolbar and on the homescreen, and my Samsung phone (equally ancient, running an up to date Chrome browser) shows the generic alphabet letter icon when the website is saved to my homescreen (this is not a problem, I'm just mentioning it). Images attached.

Is there a simple fix for the favicon being overridden, or a workaround? I'd be grateful if someone could explain why it's happened and what I can do to fix it. I'm conscious that if someone saved my website to their browser using just the favicon and no text, as I do, they might simply delete it if they don't recognise the favicon. Thanks in advance. Rachel

Asked by rachel321go 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 4 weeks ago

Arrow does nothing, empty folders!

Again this is MOBILE Firefox on Android and all the backing out using arrows does is leave me with yet another empty folder. F*** that arrow button!!! It really needs t… (read more)

Again this is MOBILE Firefox on Android and all the backing out using arrows does is leave me with yet another empty folder. F*** that arrow button!!! It really needs to be more straight forward like making YouTube playlists or even how bookmarks work with Firefox on PC.

I really do want it to work but I have never had so much difficulty adding bookmarks to folders on any other browsers mobile or PC, this sucks!

So one more time, you select edit on a bookmark then checkmark the folder you want and arbitrarily back out without using any kind of confirmation button and then go back into said folder and expect that bookmark to be there. Am I getting that right?

Cause it would super sick if there was actually a bookmark in the damn folder when I went back to it. All I have now are empty folders so what am I missing???

Thanks for the help I greatly appreciate it and I would really like to like to keep using Firefox

Asked by brandong2g 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Desktop devices not showing in Send to Devices list

On Firefox for Android Nightly my desktop devices no longer display in the Send to Device list. They used to show a few weeks ago. Now only other Firefox for Android devi… (read more)

On Firefox for Android Nightly my desktop devices no longer display in the Send to Device list. They used to show a few weeks ago. Now only other Firefox for Android devices show in the list.

On Firefox for Android (not Nightly) and desktop Firefox (for Ubuntu) all my devices appear in the list. When logged into the Firefox account, all devices show as connected. I can send tabs from any other device to Firefox for Android Nightly.

Asked by mt3ch 1 month ago

Pages keep refreshing and app keeps closing

These "crashes" aren't in the Report, so I'm not sure what to do. I've pressed Quit, I've cleared the Cache (twice), and I've deleted and reinstalled the app. Firefox was… (read more)

These "crashes" aren't in the Report, so I'm not sure what to do. I've pressed Quit, I've cleared the Cache (twice), and I've deleted and reinstalled the app. Firefox was working just fine until recently. These crashes only to seemingly happen on YouTube and Tumblr. It closes worse when I have the YouYube in Background Add-on on, but it isn't just because of that. If anyone knows how to fix this, feel free to answer.

Asked by Thirdy 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Home screen Shortcuts -- No longer work for url in Firefox

Hopeful for solution, multiple posters have asked about issue without responses I have used links to websites added to home screen. These shortcuts recently stopped work… (read more)

Hopeful for solution, multiple posters have asked about issue without responses

I have used links to websites added to home screen. These shortcuts recently stopped working. If I use bookmark on Firefox Android it opens. If I copy url to Chrome and create a shortcut link on home screen it works. Is there a Firefox setting that changed? I've used these shortcuts without problem on this phone until past week or so.

I'm on Android 11 updated to Oct 2022. Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G. Firefox 107.1.0 with "add shortcuts to home screen" enabled.

Thank you for guidance.

Asked by mkevin 1 month ago

Last reply by mkevin 1 month ago

Send Tab from Android says No Devices Connected

I have Firefox sync set up for my desktop and Android. For the past moth or so Firefox on Android can't send tabs to my desktop as it says "No devices connected". Despite… (read more)

I have Firefox sync set up for my desktop and Android. For the past moth or so Firefox on Android can't send tabs to my desktop as it says "No devices connected". Despite this I can send tabs from my desktop to the Android install.

I am using the latest ESR on Windows, and have used both the latest main release and beta versions of Firefox. This issue has been ongoing for several versions. Full uninstall and removal of local files for both devices has not helped, neither has signing in an out. It seems that the Android side simply cannot see there's other devices period.

Asked by Pizzor 1 month ago

Last reply by Pizzor 1 month ago

open in app missing for lyft on Android

I have a regular pattern of plugging in directions in Google maps on Android and using the rideshare section to start a ride in lyft. That brings me through a tiring url … (read more)

I have a regular pattern of plugging in directions in Google maps on Android and using the rideshare section to start a ride in lyft. That brings me through a tiring url and to a lyft.com url. Unfortunately there's no option to open in app in the menu so I have no good way to go from maps (which integrates with my address book) to the Lyft app.

This route works fine when I have "open links in apps", but since I can't configure that on a site by site or app by app basis, I really don't want to have to turn on this functionality just for this.

Asked by OhShazbot 1 month ago

no linked devices to share too

When attempting to share the current tab from Firefox Nighly Android to my linked Linux Firefox no devices appear. I have previously had the issue where too many devices … (read more)

When attempting to share the current tab from Firefox Nighly Android to my linked Linux Firefox no devices appear. I have previously had the issue where too many devices were listed, duplicates and old/one time logins. The unavailability of devices started around the time Firefox on Linux got the new "tab zero" or whatever it's called, the left most pinned styled tab that displays previously closed tabs from all devices (which works well and is a great idea). Anyway this is more of a bug report cuz this has been bugging me for a while.

Merry Christmas all, much love!

Asked by Mason 1 month ago

Firefox on Huawei Desktop Mode

Firefox for Android is not compatible with Huawei Desktop Mode(Huawei P30, Android Emui 12). No tabs shown, Cannot rewind youtube videos(Timeline not working), rarely fre… (read more)

Firefox for Android is not compatible with Huawei Desktop Mode(Huawei P30, Android Emui 12).

No tabs shown, Cannot rewind youtube videos(Timeline not working), rarely freezes.

I may give volunterily support for testing on Huawei Desktop Mode.

Asked by KD 1 month ago

Passwords on PC not syncing with Android

Just as the title says I have had no luck getting my passwords/logins on my desktop to sync with my android. I have tried relogging, reinstalling, and manually forcing th… (read more)

Just as the title says I have had no luck getting my passwords/logins on my desktop to sync with my android. I have tried relogging, reinstalling, and manually forcing the sync. But none of these methods seem to work.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by zalinoth24 1 month ago

Exorbitantly Protracted Load Times

My Specs: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Model# SM-N96OU1 Android Version 10 Firefox: 107.2.0 (Build #2015918523), 1490acda7+ This past year, whenever the Firefox Android app is i… (read more)

My Specs: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Model# SM-N96OU1 Android Version 10 Firefox: 107.2.0 (Build #2015918523), 1490acda7+

This past year, whenever the Firefox Android app is initialized (from a wholly dormant state, as opposed to starting from a "running in the background" state) it can take upwards of five minutes until I'm actually able to utilize it. During the interim, the page itself is grayed-out and clicking on any other tabs, bookmarks or urls results in a delayed reaction which happens all at once, five minutes later. I've attempted all manner of updating uninstalling, reinstalling, cache-clearing, and what have you, all of which have had no discernable effect on the aforementioned load time. I even considered the possibility that my swollen downloads folder might be the cause, so I migrated the contents elsewhere, cleared the temp data, etc. and rebooted the device. To no avail, sadly. Is this normal behavior? (the software I mean). I would've posted this question months ago, but a complaint about being forced to wait a few extra moments each day feels a little like WPP.

Asked by Laserschwingen Dämonenhai 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago