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    Question Firefox Mobile... why is the mobile version so horrible?

    It's true that on the desktop my favorite web browser is Chrome and has been for quite some time, but I have traditionally been a big fan of Firefox. I started using it before it went to Version 1, and I still have a Firefox 1.0 release t-shirt. So, my point is I've had a long and (for the most part) satisfied relationship with it.

    But Firefox on Android is horrible. Every time you go to type in something in a text field, unless it's coded as being something like a username, password, or other text field, you get a litany of autofills of everything you've ever typed before. It fills up the screen and you can't see a single other thing. And the only way to shut it off is to go into a specialized section of options and search for an obscure feature and toggle it to disabled. Without googling for this, you'd never find it in a million years.

    Also, when you try to type in a text field, under various circumstances you're not where the cursor says you are. It starts either overwriting other text or you are typing in the wrong spot. This happens on various message boards (such as this one) and Facebook. Also sometimes you can't scroll around properly on a web page, or it madly flips back and forth at a high rate of speed between different modes (text editing, browsing, etc.)

    All of this basically discourages me from ever wanting to touch FM again.

    Am I the only one having these problems?

    Related specs: Nexus 4; Android 4.2.2, 4.3, and 4.4
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    Default Re: Firefox Mobile... why is the mobile version so horrible?

    Well, I have to say I haven't run into a lot of what you describe. But I may be using Firefox differently from how you do. It's not perfect but I use it exclusively so far on my other phone.

    For forums like this I use Tapatalk obviously but the forum apps are the same and much easier than posting in web view.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2

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