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Firefox Nightly Installation

If I want to installt he nightly version for Android on my phone. Will it be better to uninstall the common version before? Can the present settings, passwords and bookma… (read more)

If I want to installt he nightly version for Android on my phone. Will it be better to uninstall the common version before? Can the present settings, passwords and bookmarks be transfered from the common version to the Nightly. Any useful tips or recommendations, please? Thank you very much for the help provided.

Asked by Straydog 4 days ago

Answered by Paul 4 days ago

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Downloading PDF files.

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person … (read more)

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person who asked a similar question and was told to use the "Share" option and then "Save as PDF" - this doesn't work. Another advise given was long-pressing on the PDF link and choosing to save target - it won't work when I am pasting the pdf link into the address bar, which is how I do it primarily. I'm stuck using the Open in External App, which opens the pdf in Google drive, then having the option of saving the file. So many unnecessary steps. Please fix.

Asked by dlukian 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

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Some one been signing in on Android 12 I need help

Just got a Email saying some signed in on a android 12? I have a another phone. The android 12 may be my old phone. I changed my password word. Is moz://a real? Email me … (read more)

Just got a Email saying some signed in on a android 12? I have a another phone. The android 12 may be my old phone. I changed my password word. Is moz://a real? Email me back.

Asked by littlekitty1013 6 months ago

Last reply by SAMSUL KAMARULLAH 3 weeks ago

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Playing in background no longer works

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the … (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the lock screen and could be played/paused from there when open in the browser. Now, I have found no way of playing media from Firefox without having the window in focus.

I'm wondering if this was an Android change or a Firefox change that broke Android detecting media playing in Firefox, and whether this is/was intended, a known issue, or a bug?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

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Force landscape orientation in fullscreen mode

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape… (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), entering fullscreen mode when playing back video (such as YouTube) would automatically force landscape mode, even with auto-rotation disabled. Now, there seems to be no way for me to enter landscape mode while playing back a video, without enabling auto-rotation (which I otherwise always keep disabled).

I realize that the desired behavior here can be subjective, but at least it would be nice if there is/would be a way of configuring this behavior?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 3 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 3 weeks ago

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Removal of an old account

Hello, I created an account in Firefox with my old e-mail; nyayesh_abdollahi@fripost.org. However, I have since deleted that e-mail and also forgotten the login passwor… (read more)

Hello,

I created an account in Firefox with my old e-mail; nyayesh_abdollahi@fripost.org.

However, I have since deleted that e-mail and also forgotten the login password for that Firefox-account; therefore, I can't login to it albeit it exists.

I'm not sure how this works but I do believe the best way to resolve the matter is through the deletion of the aforementioned account.

Kindly, Nyayesh Abdollahi

Asked by Nyayesh Abdollahi 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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No media notification while watching youtube videos (since Firefox 111 or earlier)

No media notification while watching youtube videos (since Firefox 111 or earlier). It was availabe recently, it was possible to play video in the background. Now it's n… (read more)

No media notification while watching youtube videos (since Firefox 111 or earlier).

It was availabe recently, it was possible to play video in the background. Now it's no longer possible.

i checked on two different Android devices - the same issue.

Any tips?

Thabk you for help.

Asked by cpphool 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago

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Widowed and split screen mode on Huawei P40

Firefox seems to be unable to start in widowed or split screen mode on Huawei P40, EMUI 12. On EMUI 12, apps that support widowed mode are marked with a "window" button i… (read more)

Firefox seems to be unable to start in widowed or split screen mode on Huawei P40, EMUI 12. On EMUI 12, apps that support widowed mode are marked with a "window" button in the "recent apps" view. You can see in on screenshot in a yellow circle for Facebook app, but it is absent for Firefox. When I try switching to split screen mode, it shows a message, that Firefox is unable to be run in this mode (sorry, the message is in Japanese). Even if I try using an app Split Screen Shortcut, that seems to have it's own split screen function, separate from the EMUI one, Firefox still launches in fullscreen, and the Shortcut app returns an error.

The thing is, I tried Firefox on Samsung Galaxy A04s (presumably, Android 12?..), and it works without any problems.

It's it a bug and Firefox should support split screen and windowed mode, but doesn't, or does the app lack this support, but Samsung A04s's system just forces it to open in that mode itself?

If it's a bug, I would really appreciate it if you could fix it. This is literally the only downside (for me) this app has.

Asked by alkir-2 1 month ago

Answered by alkir-2 1 month ago

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Set Firefox as a default browser on Android

Hi I have an issue when I try to set Firefox as my default browser on Huawei P20 lite (EMUI 9.1) device. When I go to the app Settings--> Set as default browser opt… (read more)

Hi

I have an issue when I try to set Firefox as my default browser on Huawei P20 lite (EMUI 9.1) device.

When I go to the app Settings--> Set as default browser option, I'm not getting the default apps page (screenshot 3). Instead, a premission settings page (screenshot 1) is popping up, and the button on Settings--> Set as default browser, is still grey (screenshot 2).

Earlier today, I've installed Firefox Focus browser, and when I tried to set it as my default browser, everything worked as it should, and the page of defaults apps opened up (screenshot 3).

I'll be very happy to know if this is a bug related to my device, or it happens with other devices.

Thanks in advance

Asked by Garcia 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago

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android download

‘Firefox will not download files from most websites (including discover.com and chase.com). How can I get this done?’ for ‘Firefox for Android’ … (read more)

‘Firefox will not download files from most websites (including discover.com and chase.com). How can I get this done?’ for ‘Firefox for Android’

Asked by mwwilsons 1 month ago

Answered by mwwilsons 1 month ago

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YouTube videos black screen

When I play YouTube videos the audio functions but I get a black screen. Tried it with add ons disabled still have problem. Videos play in other android browsers (opera a… (read more)

When I play YouTube videos the audio functions but I get a black screen. Tried it with add ons disabled still have problem. Videos play in other android browsers (opera and chrome) and in YouTube app but not in fx.

Cleared cache, cookies, restarted phone, checked for system updates. Not having problem with non YouTube videos.

Using fx version 110.1.0 (Build #2015936097).

Asked by Franco 2 months ago

Answered by Franco 2 months ago

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Latest version of firefox

The Mozilla article says to go into about Firefox where you will be able to view which version of Firefox you are using. How do I know if this version is the latest versi… (read more)

The Mozilla article says to go into about Firefox where you will be able to view which version of Firefox you are using. How do I know if this version is the latest version?

The article says that the best way to update Firefox is to do it from Play store. It says to tap on the my apps link to see which apps need to be updated but there is no my apps Link in Play store.

How do I determine if I'm using the latest version of Firefox on android?

Asked by Franco 2 months ago

Answered by Franco 2 months ago

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Always is in dark mode on moble.

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested th… (read more)

On the moble browser for android I can't get websites to change from being in dark mode. I have made sure dark mode is off on the browser and the system. I have tested the same sites on other browsers to make sure it was not the sites. The browser and system are up to date.

Asked by John Cochran 2 months ago

Answered by John Cochran 2 months ago