today, I got the upgrade to Firefox for Android 79. There were several changes I noticed but didn't pay any attention to it. Many changes aren't important to me, some… (read more)
today, I got the upgrade to Firefox for Android 79. There were several changes I noticed but didn't pay any attention to it. Many changes aren't important to me, some changes showed their importance only after I read some responses to this upgrade.
First and foremost: I miss the feature to gather links in the background and open them when I switch to Firefox. For me that's almost a dealbreaker as this was the feature that made me switch from Chrome to Firefox. Are there any plans to get "Open URLs in background" back?
A few responses mentioned that now we were unable to resort the list of open tabs. The tab list is not my favorite but I could live with it (the option to change it to tiles would be nice, though). But there are always situations when I want to reorder my tabs. Are there any plans to reintroduce tab sorting?
In respect to other missing features: Are there any plans to reintroduce them? Where can we find your roadmap for Firefox for Android (featurewise, technical details are mostly unimportant for end-users)?
I appreciate all the effort that went into this major overhaul of Firefox for Android. But I really miss a clear and concise communication of the changes, which features will be gone forever and which will be delivered in a later update. Your help articles not being up to date aren't helping either (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/open-links-background-later-viewing-firefox-android). There are some welcome new features in this release and I will give them a try. But I don't need a browser that does everything as all other major browsers. Scrolling through different apps and being able to send URLs to Firefox without losing focus seemed kind of unique to me.