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where is my home page & bookmarks ?? where is anything/everything on android version ??
I've been using firefox on my laptop for sometime now & think its better than other browsers. So I thought I'd try it on my android phone so I could sync bookmarks etc.... However, it is completely different. I can't find a home page button anywhere & trying to find a bookmark takes me a week. Why is it so ridiculously laid out? Its pathetic, can anyone tell me how I can get it to look like the standard version or where all the icons are hidden? If not I'll just have to uninstall it.
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I was the same as you, already using Firefox on my computer and wanted to use it on my Android phone. You are right in saying that the layout is a little different, but that is due to having to make more efficient use of the screen size and also to optimise the software for a touch screen interface.
I recommend having a read of this article that will introduce you to the way that Firefox for Android does things. I like using Firefox for Android and I understand the efficiencies that have been built into it to make it easy to use.
I hope this helps, but if not, please come back here and we can look into a different solution for you.
Thanks, the article was helpful, as I can now locate certain pages & functions.
HOWEVER, it is still a ridiculous layout & they have done away with the home page (or its so well hidden I can't find it?) as well as navigation buttons. To open a bookmark I now need to navigate at least 5 times !! (compared to only twice in the desktop version). Why isn't it on the drop down menu? If mozilla want us to use the 'awesome' page (worst name ever) why have they hidden it away in the tabs menu ? There is plenty of room at the top or bottom of the page to place an icon or button with these features on. Why hide everything away so that it takes ages to navigate to it ? Ridiculous, I'm not prepared to waste my time with such a poorly laid out app, there are far better developed one's available.
If mozilla want to improve firefox for android, my suggestion would be to have the search bar up the top with a drop down menu alongside it (for settings etc) & then five or six icons either below it or at the foot of the page. Then let users choose what those buttons do or link to (ie: customised like the desktop version), cause at the moment they don't know how to design a browser for android. What were they thinking of? Awful.
Hi h*tethesef*ckingforums (i'd love to hear your suggestions on how to do better support for an open source project :-) !
I’m replying to you because you posted a question about setting a homepage last month.
We’re testing a homepage feature in Firefox Nightly and we’d love to get your feedback before we release it to the public!
Here are a few questions we have for you, but please include any other feedback:
- Briefly describe what you expected the homepage in Firefox to be like.
- How does the homepage in Firefox compare to your expectations?
- Is anything missing from the ‘homepage in Firefox’ experience?
- Was it easy or difficult to set your homepage in Firefox?
- What is one thing you would change about the homepage in Firefox?
Ready to give it a try? Here’s how it works:
- First, allow third-party app installation on your Android. Go to your Android Settings and enable 'unknown sources' (usually under "Security").
- Download and install Firefox for Android Nightly at nightly.mozilla.org
- Open Firefox for Android Nightly, then in the menu, tap Settings -> Customize -> Home -> Set a Homepage
- Enter a homepage by either typing in a URL, or put a check mark next to ‘Use current tab’.
- Finally tap ‘OK’ to set your homepage.
You’ll will see your homepage every time you restart Firefox for Android Nightly.
I'm not a developer. If you want me to test your products then you'll need to pay me.
I've not got time to waste on poorly developed apps.
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