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rado84
Making moves
Status: Trending idea

Give about:config to Firefox for Android and let us customize it the same way we can customize the desktop browser. That... high level of customization was the only reason I started using Firefox back in 2006 and why I still prefer Firefox for the desktop to any other browser.

I stopped using FF for Android 2 years ago because many pages simply won't load and hang in the middle of loading whereas the same pages open just fine and fast using Opera for Android. Since I was unable to send you feedback about that, I stopped using it. But now with Mozilla Connect I can share my ideas and hopefully bring FF for Android to the same glory its desktop cousin already has.

When I disabled IPv6 on the desktop Firefox last week, many of the pages suddenly started loading instantly bc my ISP, among many others in my country, still supports IPv4 only. So I'm 90% sure that if I can do the same with FF for Android, that will change its performance for the better. But it turned out that the mobile FF didn't have about:config.

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Justsomeone
Making moves

@Jonthanks for that info but

this should not be an idea from the beginning cause it should be there as it was for long time so no need to change to trending it should be implemented and that happen yesterday

hope to see it in the next update in android

user78335
Strollin' around

I too searched for this and came across this thread.

I am aware of Fennec on F-Droid and the nightly & beta channels, but simply want to make pref changes with the stable release build just like I do with the desktop.

carmelo
Making moves

I believe that Mozilla should take user feedback into consideration to regain market share of its products, and Mozilla Connect is the best place to do it.

rado84
Making moves

Mozilla don't have the market share of Chrome because they didn't spread Firefox aggressively and forcibly like Google did by integrating the browser installer into other software installers. If Mozilla did that, Chrome would drop out of the market share, LOL, bc the mass Windows user has the IQ of a vegetable and doesn't care what they click and what that clicking will do. They just click "next, next, next" and that's it.

tlzyiqleu
Making moves

About:config on mobile

Firefox Mobile only have a few add-ons. Adding about:config on android to allow people enable some function ,such as ECH or GPC. It will allow people to customize their browser.

Fuchsia
Strollin' around

about:config for stable release of Firefox (Android)

Suggestion: Have the about:config settings available on all versions of Firefox for Android, not just Beta/Nightly

Reasoning: about:config allows the user to change settings that you can't in the regular settings, the Beta and Nightly versions of Firefox for Android already have this and the stable version of Firefox for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux have it as well.

kwinz
Strollin' around

I have been wondering for months why this is not the default!

Do you realize that there are users that could want to make changes to my settings but I don't always want to beta test the nightly build?

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

ChicagoTed
New member

About:config was in the last good Firefox for Android version, 68.11. Like many good things, it was removed.

pehy
New member

I was looking for a Solution to configure Firefox for Android to show "https://search.opensuse.org/#" on Startup, like on my other Computers. The normal Settings haven't no longer this Option, so i tried "about:config" to find a Solution. Now i must read, this Page was removed! I dont like the current Android-Version, it behaves way to different from the PC-Version.