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Firefox android homepage

I've deselected to not have any shortcuts on my homepage from my history & they're still popping up. I only want the short cuts I save. I either have to delete them o… (read more)

I've deselected to not have any shortcuts on my homepage from my history & they're still popping up. I only want the short cuts I save. I either have to delete them one by one or clear my history (which I might need sometimes) to get rid of them. It's annoying me enough to not want to use Firefox. I want a neat home page without any clutter.

Asked by izabela_r2 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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'Add to Home Screen' adds an invisible app that can't be opened and prevents reinstallation

Phone: Oneplus 8 Android version: 12 Build number: IN2015_11_C.21 Firefox version: 105.1.0 Steps to reproduce: - Open Firefox - Go to a website - Click the triple vertic… (read more)

Phone: Oneplus 8 Android version: 12 Build number: IN2015_11_C.21 Firefox version: 105.1.0

Steps to reproduce: - Open Firefox - Go to a website - Click the triple vertical dots - Add to home screen - Press add - Press add

This bug is still here and ruining the PWA that I made and wanted to install on my phone. The app isn't on the home screen or any of the other screens, but attempts to add it again fail with the message "This shortcut already exists".

How do I remove these invisible shortcuts? Can I do this through the file explorer? If not, can this be fixed?

Also please let me know if a video reproducing this issue would be helpful. I can reliably reproduce it every time.

Asked by jlu6fz 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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MacOS Firefox keeps creating a new shortcut in the dock when it is quit

G'day folks, Just wondering if anyone else is having this curious behavior after updating to FF v112.0 for iOS - every time I quit/ close the FF app, it spawns a new doc… (read more)

G'day folks,

Just wondering if anyone else is having this curious behavior after updating to FF v112.0 for iOS - every time I quit/ close the FF app, it spawns a new dock shortcut '(even though I already have a valid one from prior use there which works fine!)'.

Is this a bug/ issue that has been noticed/ logged by others as yet?

Thanks!

Asked by +neo+ 10 months ago

Answered by +neo+ 10 months ago

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Firefox Android place website shortcut on home screen, not "Install" web app?

I want to add a shortcut to my Android device's home screen for a specific location within a popular website (github). However Firefox doesn't allow me to do that, as the… (read more)

I want to add a shortcut to my Android device's home screen for a specific location within a popular website (github). However Firefox doesn't allow me to do that, as the option to "Add to Home screen" changes to "Install" (i.e. prompting to install it as a web-app).

While the "Install" option also places a shortcut on the home screen, it doesn't allow for a specific URL, rather it just leads to the github login screen instead (just as it would with an "app" you wish to use). I don't want that, I want a shortcut to a specific page within github.

Is there any workaround for this? Can this behavior of "Installing" web-apps be disabled somehow in about:config, so that all websites can just be added as regular shortcuts?

I'm using FF Nightly for Android, btw.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Raynor 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Stop new tabs from opening from search screen

I've been reusing android firefox again lately and I noticed I would have a bunch of tabs at a time. Then I realized that it was because whenever I would click a shortcut… (read more)

I've been reusing android firefox again lately and I noticed I would have a bunch of tabs at a time. Then I realized that it was because whenever I would click a shortcut from the search screen it would open the page in a new tab instead of staying on the current tab. Is there a way to change this?

Asked by antoniovaldes121 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Can’t add shortcuts to Home Screen

Version history notes in the AppStore say “you can now add website shortcuts to home screen” as of version 114.0 I am fully updated and do not have this option How do I… (read more)

Version history notes in the AppStore say “you can now add website shortcuts to home screen” as of version 114.0

I am fully updated and do not have this option

How do I add websites to my home screen ?

Asked by zjgreen91 8 months ago

Last reply by zjgreen91 8 months ago

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firefox shortcuts no syncing correctly

i have pinned shortcuts on mac. they do not sync with with my android. i cannot change any shortcuts on mobile. when removing them other ones pop up. is there any way so … (read more)

i have pinned shortcuts on mac. they do not sync with with my android. i cannot change any shortcuts on mobile. when removing them other ones pop up. is there any way so both of the devices have the same shortcuts

Asked by dnconea 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

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Subsequent name changes for home screen shortcuts on Android

While adding a website shortcut to my home screen on Android, I changed the name (to be shown on the home screen). I later decided to use a slightly different name, so I … (read more)

While adding a website shortcut to my home screen on Android, I changed the name (to be shown on the home screen). I later decided to use a slightly different name, so I removed the shortcut and added it again, entering the new name. Nevertheless, the shortcut is now always added with the original custom name. This is also the case when I leave the name unchanged in a later attempt. I get the same results with multiple sites. I get the same results after closing Firefox, restarting my phone and emptying the Firefox cache. Even thought the shortcut on the home screen is probably not actually a bookmark, I tried bookmarking the site, and changing the name of the existing bookmark - with the same results. Is there a way I can choose a different name for the home screen shortcut, or this a bug? Background: I am now manually adding shortcuts to my home screen after getting a new phone (Pixel 7a). I had have mostly the same shortcuts on my previous phone (Pixel 3a XL). The shortcuts were kind-of(!) transferred to my new phone: they appear in the same home screen folders as on my old phone, but gray. When I try to open them, I get the message: "Couldn't restore shortcut because app doesn't backup and restore". Is there a way to transfer (all) home screen shortcuts? If not, please consider adding support for backup or automatic migration.

Asked by bobknip 6 months ago

Last reply by bobknip 6 months ago

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I need "Shortcuts" to be "synchronized & coustomizable."

Im a regular user of Firefox Mobile and also Firefox PC. I'm missing a very important feature in "Firefox Mobile" is Shortcuts are not Coustomizable i can't order them an… (read more)

Im a regular user of Firefox Mobile and also Firefox PC. I'm missing a very important feature in "Firefox Mobile" is Shortcuts are not Coustomizable i can't order them and also shortcut isn't "Synchronized" with Firefox Account which is really frustrating. Became "Vivaldi" & some other browsers have this features!!! I used firefox like 2years but, If i want these features i have to shift from firefox to other browsers, which i don't want to. So Please Solve my problem and make me mozilian forever.

Asked by Nafi 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

Shortcut favicons

Favicons for shortcuts added to the startpage do not persist. In other words, when I add a shortcut to the startpage, the shortcut initially displays the expected favicon… (read more)

Favicons for shortcuts added to the startpage do not persist. In other words, when I add a shortcut to the startpage, the shortcut initially displays the expected favicon for the respective site. However, when I leave the startpage and then come back, the shortcut favicons are no longer displayed. Instead, the shortcut is simply a colored box containing the first letter in the name of the website. I have already tried the prosaic troubleshooting meaure of deleting the app cache (to no avail), and I am using the most up-to-date version of Firefox on Android. Any other ideas, or is this a bug?

Asked by cjw 4 months ago

Last reply by cjw 4 months ago

Option to Rename Shortcut While Installing Web App (as Add to Home Screen behaves)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen. However, when attemp… (read more)

When Adding a Shortcut to the Android Home Screen, it allows you with a pop-up option to Rename the Shortcut before placing it on your Home Screen.

However, when attempting to Install a Progressive Web App (from compatible Web App web sites), and clicking Install, it does NOT give you the opportunity to Rename the Shortcut.

In contrast, Chrome/Android allows the name change in both cases (non-Web App and Web App sites).

Is this feature in the works on FireFox Android?

Is there a work-around to Rename Shortcuts either before or after placing them on the Home Screen ?

Asked by JohnRichard 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Log into facebook

Why do items I save directly from a new website (for example, New York Times) show up in pocket as "log into facebook"? I haven't used facebook in years. Deleting and re… (read more)

Why do items I save directly from a new website (for example, New York Times) show up in pocket as "log into facebook"? I haven't used facebook in years. Deleting and re-saving the page does not help. I can't access the saved item anymore and pocket cannot read it.

Asked by Kim Oldham 2 months ago

Add to Home Screen option doesn't appear

Hello. I have firefox for Ipad. IOS 17.2. The issue I am having is that I would like to save a website shortcut to my home screen like I normally do with Safari. When u… (read more)

Hello. I have firefox for Ipad. IOS 17.2. The issue I am having is that I would like to save a website shortcut to my home screen like I normally do with Safari. When using Firefox, once I'm on the site I want to "Add to Home Screen," I go to the share menu and this option doesn't appear. Other options such as print..etc do, but not ADD TO HOME SCREEN.

Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by ssmaynard29 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago