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Status: New idea

Using bookmarks on mobile is pretty annoying. Your options are: 1) using uncustomizable shortcuts; 2) using the (...) menu to open bookmarks and 3) pin "latest bookmarks" to homepage and click "show all". Option 1 is pretty much out of the question if you use a lot of bookmarks and/or need folders; Options 2 and 3 have you clicking a lot to get to the bookmarks toolbar, which is extremely annoying.

Also, adding something to bookmarks on mobile, doesn't bring up the menu to choose where it ends up, and doesn't have a way to set up a default location, which forces me to then go into the bookmarks menu and manually move them. Having a default location option and the desktop-style bookmarking menu would be much appreciated.

I suggest an option for the current bookmarks widget or a new widget altogether for the homepage, that would just allow you to pin a bookmark folder (Bookmarks\Desktop\Bookmarks Toolbar in my case). Widgets usually have limited space, so I suggest having an arrow/show all button that will expand to show the whole folder (and you should have the option to have it expanded by default). Also, preferably in a list format rather than tiles with thumbnails.

Alternatively add a bookmarks menu to the tab button menu, but this way the whole homepage is just wasted space for me, so I would prefer the former option.

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+1 to this 

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A bookmarks widget is essential! Samsung did a very good job with the bookmarks widget on their browser. Their widget is customizable and resizable and has folders. Hopefully, FIrefox will do even better!

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+1 for this. Bookmarks on Firefox mobile is simply terrible. I love Firefox on desktop but it's ridiculously difficult to use on mobile.

The Homepage is a neat idea and the Add To Shortcuts is a good start, but it's unwieldy because the Shortcuts section on the Homepage gets cluttered with web pages from the history - and when you remove one, it just puts another in its place. AND you have to do this by vising a page and adding it.

There should at least be an option for the Homepage that shows your bookmarks.

Any of the options of the OP and the other posts would work to make it much, much better.

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Hey all,

A Firefox Product Manager just kicked off a discussion here on Mozilla Connect about improving the Firefox Mobile homepage: Firefox Mobile Users: Share Your Thoughts on the Mobile Homepage! 📱 

Check it out and add your thoughts there. It's a great opportunity to share feedback and communicate directly with the team working on this feature.

Hope to see ya there 🙌

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Hey this would be great on desktop too, or a more robust customizable homepage would also be great!

Maybe custom rss feeds, splitting recent pages from pinned, letting us add a pinned page without having to edit an existing recent page...block thingy etc.

Making moves

+1 Either allow to pin a bookmarks folder to the home page or pin a specific folder to the hamburger (settings) menu.

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Unbelievable. Years later and this problem still exists. It would help if it simply would remember the bookmark folder last opened. But obviously thats too complicated. This one persistent issue (and arm64 support) forced me to try and move to Edge. Now I want to switch back but the boookmark/android situation makes this impossible.

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I like Firefox on Android, to the point that I've set it as my default browser, eschewing Chrome - which is not a trivial feat, as Chrome tries to take over twice a week.

HOWEVER, I just don't like the homepage as it is. I have a couple of bookmarks that I have to find quickly - I'm using them as online apps, basically - and they get mixed in with lots of links from the history. I only bookmarked very few pages not to have to wade through menus to find them, and I get history items bogging me down? It's unfriendly. I don't want any history in my homepage. I only want the few bookmarks I need. There is no option to have only bookmarks in the homepage. Could we please have that?

Alternatively, or in addition, a tool to make bookmarks into independent widgets would be very welcome.

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Please let me see my bookmarks on the homepage

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The fact that this isn't the default is baffling.

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+1000 if I could. I want to open the browser on my phone, and choose from bookmarks I have created for a few different sites. I don't find the "customize homepage" feature very customizable.



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Well, I wanted to finally make the switch from Chrome to Firefox on mobile, but the inability to do something as simple as adding Bookmarks to the Homepage is a deal-breaker. This indicates to me that Mozilla's mobile development team fundamentally fails to understand how people use basic browser features, along with the overall purpose and opportunity of a browser home screen.

Why would anyone want only "Recent bookmarks" on their homepage? In what scenario would someone want a bookmark to automatically disappear (which presumably happens when it's no longer deemed "recent") from a place where it's most easily accessible, rather than make the choice to remove it when it's no longer needed? On top of all this, even while using Recent bookmarks there's no way to organize them by importance. Google and Wikipedia already show a pinned icon, so it's clear this functionality exists and is being withheld.

Making moves

@Jon& @Justine - Similar ideas have been proposed and discussed in multiple threads (see below).This is a major missing feature in Firefox mobile versions, IMHO.

I so much want to switch to using Firefox on my Android but the lack of this feature is the only reason why I cannot switch. Remember that, on mobiles, the screen real estate is less and it's better UX for user to click on saved bookmarks to dive into browsing than manually typing URLs or only visiting recently visited/recently bookmarked site or going into multiple menus (i.e. multiple clicks) to visit saved bookmarks.

Is there a roadmap on when home page improvements would be implemented? How else can I push/vote for this change to happen?

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I have basically 3 websites that I use on a daily basis. I just want them to be on my homepage. Simple.