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brochard
Making moves
Status: In review

Progressive Web apps are an important feature of a browser that Firefox is the only one missing.
For some, it can be the reason to switch to another browser.
In other cases like for the Steamdeck, it's what imposed the choice to only include Chrome in the SteamOS interface.
Other problem even for avid Firefox users, since I wanted Social apps on my pc I had to get them on the Microsoft Store which is an Edge PWA that opens every link in an Edge window, making me use this... other browser.

119 Comments
Rayke
New member

I agree.   I use plenty of webapps both personally and professionally and PWAs are a huge plus for organizing what I am doing across virtual desktops.  I use many of them simultaneously and being able to have them represented by their own icon and window is a big help.   I have been using another browser on my Windows, Linux and OSX boxes because of this for a while now.  I will return to Firefox when they start understanding what their users actually want and deliver those functionalities instead of the recent (last couple of years) round of feature additions that nobody asked for. 

dryanau
New member

Yep. On the verge of switching back to a chrome based browser because of this.

alexdelorenzo
Making moves

I dislike having to use Chromium for this and would rather use Firefox for PWAs.

LatinCanuck
Making moves

One guy created a extension that enables PWAs on Firefox Desktop. And it does work like charm. So I don't understand how Mozilla, the parent company, is unable to pull this feature.

 

https://github.com/filips123/PWAsForFirefox

Bjones
Strollin' around

Is PWA support required for the “add website to Home Screen” functionality on iOS? If not then I’ll make that a separate request. If so then native PWA support is even more important. 

Mood
Strollin' around

I too dislike having to switch to chrominium browsers for pwa as pwa are really important for organizing but there is a extension but it would be better to have it intergated

 

schipht
Strollin' around

One more thing about PWA, Please allow us to use extension toolbar like chromium based browsers.

AshenPaladin
New member

I fully agree. I don't usually use progressive web apps, but every once in a while I find a situation where I need to use one, and my only choice is to use a Chromium browser for it, something that I really dislike.

Pedro
Making moves

Although opening the website gives you almost the same experience, both Google and Microsoft are pushing PWAs really hard and even allowing them to be seen as installed apps in the operating system. They don't bring a huge amount of value, but they are the kind of feature that turns people really off if they can't use them as they are supposed to be experienced.

dix_huit
New member

I'd also like to see PWA support return to Firefox, as a PWA user & developer using Firefox as a daily driver.