Firefox 42.0.2 for Android has no way to block images or disable JavaScript




3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: jason.vas.dias, Unassigned)


42 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android 4.2.2; Mobile; rv:42.0) Gecko/42.0 Firefox/42.0
Build ID: 20151201133251

Steps to reproduce:

Try to disable image loading or JavaScript with 
Firefox 42.0.2 .

Actual results:

In desktop Firefox (FF) versions, there are Settings 
menu options for this (if I remember correctly, one
can disable JavaScript on the Settings->Security
panel and loading of images on the about:preferences Content panel. 
These panels no longer exist with FF 42.0.2 for Android.

Expected results:

There should be a path through the menu options that enable me to disable JavaScript and image loading.   I need these options for web development testing, and also to use severely brain-damaged websites like - I have been trying to use this site to book a ticket for 2 hours now without success : the ancient Android Chrome browser can't
handle the advanced JavaScript AT ALL, leading me to download FF 42.0.2,  which displays so many images that the pages are unusable,  and also the
site JavaScript fails to allow me to make a booking
. I got a bit further with Orbit+Orweb , which at least lets me block the images, but which makes the site think it can't set its cookies, even though cookies are enabled.  Now I have to drive 60 miles to somewhere with an internet cafe & desktop computer to enable me to book a ticket, all because of poor , lazy web development practices and firefox regression bugs.


3 years ago
Severity: normal → critical
OS: Unspecified → Android
Priority: -- → P1
Hardware: Unspecified → ARM


3 years ago
Severity: critical → normal
Component: Untriaged → General
Priority: P1 → --
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Android
Version: 42 Branch → Firefox 42
bug 1170725 implements click to play images. We are working on refining it on the nightly build

We don't display a JavaScript checkbox just like desktop. There are extensions or the user can open about:config, search for javascript.disabled and set the value to false.

Since this bug report has two totally different issues reported in it I am closing as invalid.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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