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"Add to Home screen" option missing from menu

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-web-page-shortcuts-your-home-screen indicates that to add a bookmark to my Android home screen, I should navigate to the desired … (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-web-page-shortcuts-your-home-screen indicates that to add a bookmark to my Android home screen, I should navigate to the desired website, open the three dot menu and click on "Add to Home screen." I have successfully done this in the past. But now the option is missing from the menu. I am using Firefox Daylight V 91.1.0. The option still shows up and works in my Andriod Chrome, but not in my Android Firefox Thank you in advance for your ideas.

Asked by Tom Lent 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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bookmarklets in Firefox Android

I am trying out bookmarklet functionality on a mobile platform (Android 10). The bookmarklet is named test and points to the code javascript:alert('boo') How I test: … (read more)

I am trying out bookmarklet functionality on a mobile platform (Android 10). The bookmarklet is named test and points to the code

javascript:alert('boo')

How I test:

  1. Save the bookmarklet as described above to the bookmarks folder;
  2. Go to some random website;
  3. In the address bar, start typing test;
  4. The browser will recognize the bookmark and offer it in a menu;
  5. Click it.

Results:

  • In Brave for Android (Chrome-based) the alert window appears as expected;
  • In Firefox for Android absolutely nothing happens.

Question:

Is this intentional on Mozilla's part and/or expected or am I missing something?

Asked by grobber 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Adding a bookmark to the home screen

Firefox 87.0.0-rc.1 I have a bookmark that I created to an online Bible. I have to create and edit the bookmark, because as soon as I open it, it redirects me to whatever… (read more)

Firefox 87.0.0-rc.1

I have a bookmark that I created to an online Bible. I have to create and edit the bookmark, because as soon as I open it, it redirects me to whatever my previous reading location was. The URL I end up with might look like this.

https://www.esv.org/Matthew+8/

Where the URL I want bookmarked needs to just be "https://www.esv.org/".

So I create and edit the bookmark, I have what I want. Whenever I open it, it redirects me to the correct last location.

Now I want to put this bookmark on my home screen. How do I do it?

I see where I can "Add to Home screen" in the menu, but this nets me a home screen button with the entire URL that will always return me to that specific location, not the edited URL that I want.

I hope that makes sense. Thanks.

Asked by david.chamberlain 1 year ago

Answered by david.chamberlain 1 year ago

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lost all bookmarks on Android phone after updating Firefox!

Immediately after updating Firefox on my Android phone today, all my bookmarks disappeared on my phone! To clarify, these were not the same bookmarks as on my computer. I… (read more)

Immediately after updating Firefox on my Android phone today, all my bookmarks disappeared on my phone! To clarify, these were not the same bookmarks as on my computer. I just started my Firefox account via phone a few minutes ago. I need to get my Android phone bookmarks back! Help!

Asked by D.S. 10 months ago

Answered by Paul 10 months ago

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export android bookmarks

I want to know how to export on my android Firefox browser bookmarks to a android chrome browser. What are the steps to accomplish this? Thank you for your assistance! … (read more)

I want to know how to export on my android Firefox browser bookmarks to a android chrome browser. What are the steps to accomplish this? Thank you for your assistance!

Asked by cellphone 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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bookmarks for android

When I open firefox, I click on "bookmarks". This opens "desktop bookmarks". When I click on that, it opens 3 others: Bookmark menu Bookmark toolbar Other bookmarks If I … (read more)

When I open firefox, I click on "bookmarks". This opens "desktop bookmarks". When I click on that, it opens 3 others: Bookmark menu Bookmark toolbar Other bookmarks If I click on "bookmark toolbar", it opens "bookmarks". After all of this, I click on bookmarks and it FINALLY opens my bookmark list. Why do I have to go through so many links just to open my list? What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it to only show bookmarks/my list? I have an android tablet and phone. The problem only occurs with android, not with my windows 10 desktop.

Thanks.

Asked by barryb1717 1 year ago

Answered by Master Superman 1 year ago

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Add bookmark to top sites directly

Hi, I've a bookmark of type http://forum.example.com/forum/search.php?do=getnew When opened it changes to https://forum.example.com/forum/search.php?searchid=(everytime d… (read more)

Hi,

I've a bookmark of type http://forum.example.com/forum/search.php?do=getnew When opened it changes to https://forum.example.com/forum/search.php?searchid=(everytime different id)

I want to pin the first url to top sites, but I can only add "open" urls, so I get always the second url added to top sites - and I see no way to edit the top site's url. So is there a way to add the bookmark to top sites directly without opening it?

Can you please help?

Kind regards, Thomas

Asked by TomG 1 year ago

Answered by TomG 1 year ago

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Firefox Nightly Collections

I had a ton of tabs saved in collections. My phone died and when I installed Firefox on the new phone, all the collections had disappeared - is there any way to restore t… (read more)

I had a ton of tabs saved in collections. My phone died and when I installed Firefox on the new phone, all the collections had disappeared - is there any way to restore them?

Asked by matdiss 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Lost Everything, bookmarks, collections, etc.

It's very difficult to say I'm not an idiot, right now... I was having problems deleting my Google search history. It wouldn't give me an option for all or today or anyth… (read more)

It's very difficult to say I'm not an idiot, right now... I was having problems deleting my Google search history. It wouldn't give me an option for all or today or anything.

I went to delete my Firefox search history and had no intention of deleting my bookmarks, nor my collections.

I had saved many things related to my stroke recovery that apparently are now a devastating loss.

I don't see any option for import or Recovery. I intentionally never synced to my PC.

I don't think there is any hope to recovery the losses.

Any suggestions are appreciated, but going forward from this point.... PLEASE tell me how to properly backup ALL my Firefox information... Mainly my bookmarks and collections and how to avoid whatever I accidentally chose that caused my loss of bookmarks and collections.

I can't tell you the shock and now profound sadness that this has caused. My stroke recovery IS my life and the information and sources were vitally important to me on a daily basis.

Thank you for any help, whatsoever. I'm just in disbelief, and it's nobody's fault but my own. I may have just been too fatigued during the process.

Asked by txdoc2 7 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 months ago

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Cannot rename Bookmarks on a Android 11 phone

I cannot rename saved Bookmarks. I can go through the process but after finishing, the Bookmark is NOT renamed in the Bookmarks list. This is very inconvenient. This need… (read more)

I cannot rename saved Bookmarks. I can go through the process but after finishing, the Bookmark is NOT renamed in the Bookmarks list.

This is very inconvenient. This needs to be fixed. I am using a Samsung Galaxy A12 phone.

Another unrelated question is concerning coping and pasting URLS. I can't paste them elsewhere but I guess that needs to be addressed separetly.

Wayne Carpenter

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 2 months ago

Answered by peter404 2 months ago

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Homepage

Hi I've just changed phones and I'm trying to customise my Firefox homepage to how it was on my old phone. I select a bookmark, click on the option to add to the home pag… (read more)

Hi I've just changed phones and I'm trying to customise my Firefox homepage to how it was on my old phone. I select a bookmark, click on the option to add to the home page, give it a title and it confirms that it's been added to the home page. But when I return to the home page, the shortcut is not there. Am I doing something wrong?

Asked by tammymcminn 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago