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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.

380 Comments
celsop
New member

Please Mozilla, bring back PWA for firefox. I use it very much with chrome and edge to run my systems, only for PWA support, but my apps run better and faster when using Firefox.

Anonymous
Not applicable

👌

Vectrex71
New member

PWAs is a must in 2022!! This and the error with "Justify" Text , drives me crazy!!

 

Dasein
Making moves

Strongly Agree with this! 

benzo
New member

We all need PWA support !

alfredit
New member

I need PWA on firefox to remove my MS edge on ubuntu !! I use it a lot to make apps for my work stuff and love to do it on firefox

MaxisMan
Strollin' around

Yes please. I switched to Microsoft Edge because I couldn't use Spotify PWA with Firefox.

JamesGecko
Strollin' around

I have a strong preference for desktop PWA support. I've been wondering why Firefox doesn't support it for years.

Without desktop PWA support, users generally have three options:

  1. Run the PWA all the time in a pinned Firefox tab. It's not as fast to switch to on macOS, as the PWA doesn't have a dock entry or a separate entry in alt-tab. Additionally, pinned tabs have some quirks compared to regular tabs; I've actually lost data before when running a note taking PWA in a pinned tab (known issue, I forget what the ticket number is).
  2. Install the PWA though another browser. This is non-ideal; links clicked on in a PWA running via a Chrome app window open in Chrome instead of the system default browser.
  3. Sometimes an Electron app is available as an alternative. This tends to use more system resources and be less secure. Often Electron apps aren't updated promptly in response to security vulnerabilities in the runtime. Sometimes developers unfamiliar with the browser security model inadvertently introduce their own vulnerabilities.
culi
New member

Ugh absolutely essential. PWAs are the future and I hate to see a lack of embrace from Mozilla. I'll probably end up switching browsers if this ends up a dud

ShowMeBillyJo
Strollin' around

PLEASE bring official PWA support to Firefox! It's been normalized now by Chromium-based browsers, and it's critical to so many workflows. I want Firefox and Mozilla to succeed so much. Y'all do so much good for the web, but if I worry about the future if you ignore the demand for this feature.

Urimauri
New member

If Firefox had PWAs, definitely I'd leave MS Edge.

palexdev
New member

Seems like Mozilla really likes to lose market share.

The sad thing is I really believe we must avoid at all costs the Google monopoly, I installed Firefox on my Android device, today on my girlfriend's laptop and smartphone. She uses YouTube PWA a lot and I still have to tell her that she will have to open Firefox regularly from now on.

The point is, how are we supposed to "spread the word" when Mozilla does everything to kill herself? You are supposed to innovate not going backward

I really hope one-day PWAs will return officially

Anonymous
Not applicable

I also agree on that. Mozilla needs to make Firefox support as much things as possible (PWAs etc.) so people don't miss something from other browsers. Otherwise Firefox will die unfortunately.

isumix
New member

I agree. It is such an important feature for me. I tend to use web apps over native where possible because of security and other considerations. And installing web apps as a native apps make the whole lot of a difference. Like: easier to navigate/switch/pin/organize using the standard OS methods instead of browser tabs, or keeping them in separate contexts like language/sound... So for now I'm using Chromium because of that. Heck It can even install not PWA websites as well.

Ud
Strollin' around

PWA is a must!