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In Nova launcher, I create a custom icon for each of 100 Firefox bookmark shortcuts on my Android home screens.

But, after an Android "Backup & Restore" (including Nova's backup and import)... All of my links are broken. Touching a shortcut says "app isn't installed" (while both- Firefox and Nova - ARE installed)

Any suggestions on how to lay out custom-icon website shortcuts which SURVIVE an Android Backup and Restore?

Thank you.

In Nova launcher, I create a custom icon for each of 100 Firefox bookmark shortcuts on my Android home screens. But, after an Android "Backup & Restore" (including Nova's backup and import)... All of my links are broken. Touching a shortcut says "app isn't installed" (while both- Firefox and Nova - ARE installed) Any suggestions on how to lay out custom-icon website shortcuts which SURVIVE an Android Backup and Restore? Thank you.
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PS, forgot to mention:. Android 9, on Moto G7. (But that probably doesn't matter; same problem on Android 8 w Moto G6, and Nokia.). Tried various "Website Shortcut" apps for custom icons, but: Same problem - doesn't survive Android "Restore"

PS, forgot to mention:. Android 9, on Moto G7. (But that probably doesn't matter; same problem on Android 8 w Moto G6, and Nokia.). Tried various "Website Shortcut" apps for custom icons, but: Same problem - doesn't survive Android "Restore"
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Seburo
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Hi Sean

When you are using the backup and restore process, apps get reinstalled and desktop shortcuts are not kept (this is not just a Firefox for Android thing). I do not think that there is ay way around this at the present time, but it might be something that changes ina future update to Android.

Hi Sean When you are using the backup and restore process, apps get reinstalled and desktop shortcuts are not kept (this is not just a Firefox for Android thing). I do not think that there is ay way around this at the present time, but it might be something that changes ina future update to Android.
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Seburo - Thanks for taking the time to respond. Here's the rub: Website shortcuts for Chrome and Firefox DO get restored to the Android homescreen, after a Backup/Restore... and they work fine. They work - UNLESS I've changed their ICON (which required, in this case, Nova launcher). So, I think you're guiding me the right direction: This is more of a Nova question & problem, not Firefox. I was just hoping Firefox shortcuts had some way to be assigned custom icons (and still survive a restore). Thank you.

Seburo - Thanks for taking the time to respond. Here's the rub: Website shortcuts for Chrome and Firefox DO get restored to the Android homescreen, after a Backup/Restore... and they work fine. They work - UNLESS I've changed their ICON (which required, in this case, Nova launcher). So, I think you're guiding me the right direction: This is more of a Nova question & problem, not Firefox. I was just hoping Firefox shortcuts had some way to be assigned custom icons (and still survive a restore). Thank you.
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Seburo
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Ok, great. Glad you have found a soluton and than you for letting us know.

Ok, great. Glad you have found a soluton and than you for letting us know.
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