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Post Posted March 17th, 2019, 8:29 pm

my father use tablet with firefox,though i have installed ubo for him,there are still some ads and some times the web site will ask for download apk which is actually spam,is there any argument in about:config that
prevent firefox down request?
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Post Posted March 17th, 2019, 9:26 pm

Moving to Mobile forum where the android version of Firefox is best discussed.

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Post Posted March 27th, 2019, 3:27 pm

Firefox does not have an about:config option to do that.

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Post Posted July 12th, 2019, 11:23 pm

FateRover wrote:my father use tablet with firefox,though i have installed ubo for him,there are still some ads and some times the web site will ask for download apk which is actually spam,is there any argument in about:config that
prevent firefox down request?


Any or all of the options below might help.

Option #1:
In Android: Settings > Apps > Firefox
Install unknown apps: Not allowed

Option #2:
Check UBlock Origin Filter lists and maybe add some more.
In Firefox: Hit the 3-dot menu > Add-ons > uBlock Origin > Options
The addon NoScript is super, but it requires some management of a whitelist.

Option #3:
Hit the 3-dot menu > settings > Privacy > Clear private data on exit. If you click the text, instead of the checkbox you can configure what will be deleted. You can clear downloads.

Typing about:about is always educational. There is a about:downloads. If you long-press (equals mouse right-click) a file there is an option to delete them.

Option #4:
If you scroll to the bottom of this bug report, it mentions an addon, "Ask before you Download".
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=849630

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