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Husenberg
Strollin' around
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.

17 Comments
badgraphics
Strollin' around

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

jj_
New member

+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.

 

 

arcendus
New member

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.

augustleo
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?

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/firefox-mobile-users-share-your-thoughts-on-the-mobile-ho...

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/bookmarks-on-home-page-ios/idi-p/50072

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/bookmarks-on-the-home-page-android/idi-p/5517

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/home-page-collections/idi-p/45115

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/please-allow-shortcuts-on-the-home-screen-to-be-rearranged-into...

https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/categorize-pinned-items-on-the-home-page/idi-p/45114

antonyjackson09
New member

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

juanriccio
New member

... and those three only please! No "recent" stuff added - PLEASE!

TinyWorkshop
Strollin' around

right now especially on mobile is super annoying the use fo bookmarks, please add this option, I don't think is that difficult… even the safari have this.