The final push to start using Firefox over Chrome on Android might finally be thanks to the enormous selection of add-ons (Firefox’s version of extensions) coming out next month. Chrome doesn’t offer native support for extensions in its mobile app. Also, better security.

  • Obinice
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    75 months ago

    Can I log in to my Google account in the browser and have it sync all of my stuff with my account though? Bookmarks, visited pages, etc etc.

    That’s the thing that makes it hard to switch to something else on PC too, I need my Google account integration, and other browsers just don’t seem to support it :-(

    I’d absolutely love up switch back to Firefox, it was my browser of choice before Chrome was released, but I do absolutely want to keep all my Google account integrations at this point.

    • @Lammertje
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      235 months ago

      You can log in to a Mozilla account in both the desktop and mobile browsers and sync everything that way. No Google needed!

      • Tippon
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        05 months ago

        To bring your bookmarks and everything else OP mentioned over from Chrome

        • @Pantherina@feddit.de
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          05 months ago

          Oh that… no Fenix is still a trimmed down piece of ***

          It cant even import bookmarks from Json or HTML, which is very annoying for Torbrowser-Android, as it doesnt have sync and onion=bookmarks

    • @Ferris@infosec.pub
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      85 months ago

      Don’t all modern browsers import data from your primary browser when you switch?

      There is such a thing as a Firefox account, and your Firefox on your phone will know what your Firefox on pc was doing, etc if you’re logged in

      I suppose you could do it manually if you want. https://takeout.google.com/

    • @Potatos_are_not_friends@lemmy.world
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      35 months ago

      As a person who had a Google account for over 15 years… With all the stories of Google locking accounts, I’d recommend exploring a backup. It’s been my thing all year.

      There are stories of people who use their gmail for everything. Then they got their account locked and suddenly couldn’t pay bills, see their baby pictures, reset passwords on other sites. And Google doesn’t really have customer service so it was locked for weeks.

    • @MSugarhill@feddit.de
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      35 months ago

      Import once in FF for Desktop, sync everything privacy friendly with an Firefox account. Never felt a difference.