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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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RezaHoss
New member

It would be better if about:config was available in firefox android (standard not nightly).

Justsomeone
Making moves

and here are a post on discourse of mozilla
https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/about-config-missing/66537

hope they return it back

RezaHoss
New member

@JustsomeoneI hope too…

MintMain21
Familiar face

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/difficulties-firefox-android-100

With the recommended fix for potential difficulties with Version 100 being an About:Config tweak, and Mozilla outright recommended Firefox Beta exclusively for the About:Config tweak, I think Mozilla themselves made the case for About:Config in Stable on Android better than any of us could.

If Mozilla can trust users of Stable Firefox on Desktop not to screw up About:Config, then they can trust users of Stable on Android too.

Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

moz_samri
Making moves

 agree

Nich
Making moves

++

alive4ever
New member

I really want this feature on the release channel.

Currently on beta channel since the feature is not available on release channel.

For those who doesn't want beta channel, there is Fennec_Fdroid on the Fdroid app store that support opening about config page.

Soustruh
Strollin' around

Me too, the arguments for removing this feature are very weak, about:config poses the same kind of "danger" on desktop as it does in my mobile phone. Why remove such a basic feature, which helped made Firefox what it is for years?

PS: I've been running on Beta all the time on both Windows and Android for years. Anyway, I just think this is such an essential feature it shall not be removed… 🤔

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has received a great deal of votes and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going (the more details, the better) and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

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.