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Add to home screen, Add to shortcuts

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I frequently attempt to add shortcuts to web pages to my home screen, but I find that the "Add to home screen" option is not always available. I'd appreciated to insight into that.

If that is the case, I attempt to choose "Add to shortcuts" if it is a present, but I have no idea where to go from there to access the shortcut, since it does not appear on my home page. My only clue Is that I notice it has a "pinned" icon associated with it, so maybe there is a repository containing theses shortcuts? I looked for something related to that but no luck.

I frequently attempt to add shortcuts to web pages to my home screen, but I find that the "Add to home screen" option is not always available. I'd appreciated to insight into that. If that is the case, I attempt to choose "Add to shortcuts" if it is a present, but I have no idea where to go from there to access the shortcut, since it does not appear on my home page. My only clue Is that I notice it has a "pinned" icon associated with it, so maybe there is a repository containing theses shortcuts? I looked for something related to that but no luck.

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Hi

If you select "Add to shortcuts", a link to the page will be added to the top sites at the top of the Firefox for Android home screen. This is displayed as a set of eight icons, but you can swipe that to the side to see a further eight.

Add to home screen (or it may be replaced with "Install" to if it can be installed as a "Progressive Web App") will add a link to the page to the Android home screen. If the screen is full, you may need to swipe to one side to see a second pane.

I hope that this helps.

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Paul said

Hi If you select "Add to shortcuts", a link to the page will be added to the top sites at the top of the Firefox for Android home screen. This is displayed as a set of eight icons, but you can swipe that to the side to see a further eight. Add to home screen (or it may be replaced with "Install" to if it can be installed as a "Progressive Web App") will add a link to the page to the Android home screen. If the screen is full, you may need to swipe to one side to see a second pane. I hope that this helps.
Hi Paul,

Yes, very helpful, but I have another example

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/W4tPm8WZ/Screenshot-1.png/img/url

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/Sxx0qVpP/Screenshot-2.png/img/url[url=https://poemsonly.com/poem/1349]mother dear poem/url

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Paul said

Hi If you select "Add to shortcuts", a link to the page will be added to the top sites at the top of the Firefox for Android home screen. This is displayed as a set of eight icons, but you can swipe that to the side to see a further eight. Add to home screen (or it may be replaced with "Install" to if it can be installed as a "Progressive Web App") will add a link to the page to the Android home screen. If the screen is full, you may need to swipe to one side to see a second pane. I hope that this helps.
Hi Paul,

Yes, very helpful, but I have another example

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/W4tPm8WZ/Screenshot-1.png/img/url

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/zfPHpdJY/Screenshot-2.png/img/url

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Paul said

Hi If you select "Add to shortcuts", a link to the page will be added to the top sites at the top of the Firefox for Android home screen. This is displayed as a set of eight icons, but you can swipe that to the side to see a further eight. Add to home screen (or it may be replaced with "Install" to if it can be installed as a "Progressive Web App") will add a link to the page to the Android home screen. If the screen is full, you may need to swipe to one side to see a second pane. I hope that this helps.
Hi Paul,


Yes, very helpful, but I have another example

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/W4tPm8WZ/Screenshot-1.png/img/url

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/zfPHpdJY/Screenshot-2.png/img/url

Modified by noel_envode

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Paul said

Hi If you select "Add to shortcuts", a link to the page will be added to the top sites at the top of the Firefox for Android home screen. This is displayed as a set of eight icons, but you can swipe that to the side to see a further eight. Add to home screen (or it may be replaced with "Install" to if it can be installed as a "Progressive Web App") will add a link to the page to the Android home screen. If the screen is full, you may need to swipe to one side to see a second pane. I hope that this helps.
Hi Paul,


Yes, very helpful, but I have another example

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/W4tPm8WZ/Screenshot-1.png/img/url

[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/zfPHpdJY/Screenshot-2.png/img/url

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Hi

I am sorry but I do not understand the two screenshots that you have posted. What are you trying to show?

(No need to respond multiple times - responses with links will be held pending approval.)

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Hi,

There's kind of a problem with the links. Try clicking on the portion that says "screenshot."

The first image shows a google search result. The second image shows the drop down menu for the page, without any option to "create a shortcut" or "add to home page."

Sorry, I would have uploaded the images, but lately when I try to do that here, they won't upload (the circle just keeps spinning) :)

Let me know if there ia still a problem and I try to post them from a different site.

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The first image shows a Google search result, the second shows the Google Account options - this is not a Firefox menu.

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I set Firefox as my default browser. I thought google assistant was using Firefox.

Is there a way to do this. A search render any such results.

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@noel,

In modern Firefox on Android, sites which are configured to be a "progressive web app" will not display an "Add to home Screen" menu item. These sites display an "Install" menu item instead. One downside of a progressive web app is that the resulting link is just to the site home page, not to any carefully crafted deep link URL you might have provided.

A cheeky workaround you can use to get the old "Add to Home Screen" menu item back is to turn on the Android airplane mode, then refresh the page you want to use. The page will not be found, but this reinstates the menu item. Use it, then disable airplane mode again.

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