IOS app Home Button
The IOS home button placement is by in large the dumbest idea I’ve seen on a web browser to date. For years the refresh button has been right there exactly where its perfectly useful, easily accessible but not in the way as I use the refresh button fairly often for various reasons. But now its the home button, a feature I've never used and a feature I can’t think of a particular use for. Which is fine I’m not the only user in the world I don't expect that every feature can be tailored exactly to my tastes, I'll just pop into the settings disable the home button and move the refresh button back to where it works best for me like on desktop... but I can’t do that for some gods forsaken reason, don't get me wrong I understand app development is difficult but I for a fact you can make adjustable menus in IOS, I've personally done it for a college project.
And yes, yes I'm aware you've added the pull down to refresh function which is neat i guess but utterly useless when I'm 8 miles down a page and I subconsciously hit the home button since its where the refresh button use to be and now whatever i was looking at is buried once more in the bowels of the internet with no way to just hit a back button to return to that page. Its beyond dumb, so be smart either move it back or make a way for people to put it back.
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Agreed. This latest update ruined my iOS browsing experience. If it’s not changed I may have to switch completely away from Firefox on all my devices—mobile and desktop—to escape these changes.
I ditched Google Chrome because the pull-down-to-refresh control is disruptive, annoying, incredibly frustrating, and detrimental to my work or general usage.
I literally never have a reason to use the home button. The Home Screen doesn nothing for me. Like the original poster, I wonder what user even cares about the Home Screen. Maybe like 1 in a million?
Your refresh button was perfect in the middle of the bottom bar. Perfect. Firefox. Best browser. Easy choice. Fixed all the problems of other bowsers. Now it just copied the problems that chased me away from other browsers.
I need to be able to replace the home button with the refresh button and DEFINITELY DISABLE THE PULL TO REFRESH. WORST FEATURE IN THE HISTORY OF MOBILE BROWSERS.
I’m sorry for yelling.