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I am currently using firefox on an android phone and the shortcuts are my favorite feature on the homescreen and I'd be glad if I had more ways of customizing them!

For instance, I would love to rearrange the shortcuts on my home screen into a custom order, preferably via drag and drop.

Thank you for considering my suggestions!

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Ability to move pinned shortcuts on Firefox Mobile

One of the reasons I switched away from Chrome on mobile and PC was the ability to have a decent amount of shortcuts on my homepage.

I Enjoy organizing these on both PC and mobile, on PC I can move them around and somewhat organize them based on "type" of website they are and how often I use them.

Yet on Mobile once something is pinned in place, the only way to move it around is to delete ones in front of it to get it in place.

It's a tiresome process to do, so I have given up on changing it around at the same pace I do so on PC


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Possibility to sort manually the shortcuts

At the moment, the position of shortcuts is assigned automatically. It would be appreciated the possibility to arrange them manually

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I think you agree that the mobile version is very inconvenient to manage shortcuts on the homescreen, so I propose to add the ability to easily move them, so they do not have to delete and add to the right order, change their size, as well as put their custom icon, choosing from the gallery or by URL, as the browser detects some favorite shortcuts wrong and puts them ugly standard icon.

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That's a very good idea. By standard, these shortcuts can't be moved at all on the mobile version. And deleting them and re-creating them in the right order is very inconvenient. I think such a little thing should be introduced in the browser.

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Better shortcut customization would improve the browsing experience on Android greatly and I don't imagine it would be that difficult to implement compared to other features...

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@Jonany updates?

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Over a year later and this still is an issue. What are the Devs doing? This is a simple request that most other browsers have!

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The inability to arrange MY homepage as I want it, the open tabs list randomly returning to the top of the list instead of showing the tab I was just on & the arcane handling of bookmarks are driving me away from Firefox after 17 years of constant use. The developers seem to have lost track of the user's needs & basic principles of logical user interface.

Not only the above are problems but Mozilla won't allow me log into this forum with the credentials I have used for at least a decade!

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Android version of Firefox: Make order of bookmarks in folder rearrangable

Currently, you cannot change the order of the bookmarks within the folder in the android version of Firefox. They are simply fixed in the order that you added them, with the newest one being on the bottom. It would be nice if you could add the possibility to rearrange them.

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Shortcuts could be a lot better; more rows (why is there a limit anyway?), change the order, change the size of the shortcut tiles, don't automatically add recent urls. I really like the way Opera Mobile does this; just a clean startpage with (my) favourite websites. I have all other homepage options disabled; just the shortcuts. Making the homepage/shortcuts changeable with a plugin would also be nice.

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collections and shortcuts should be adjustable on mobile phones

It would be very nice if it was possible to sort your created "collections" and "shortcuts" according to your own wishes instead of remaining in a fixed postion on a mobile device (Android). The same applies to the links stored in the collections. The order of  the collections and links should be freely changeable / adjustable / movable .

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They should be rearrangeable and also I want all my 16 shortcuts on the same screen if it fits (I have everything except shortcuts disabled on my homepage, so why do I need to scroll to the right when 80% of my homepage is empty?)

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I agree:

1) allow manual change to the order of the shortcuts (and bookmarks);

2) Allow for more shortcuts on home page if there is room ;

Allowing customizable order would make FF Android much more desirable.

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Why not implement any of the suggestions in this thread? It's been over a year. The way shortcuts work and are managed on desktop Firefox is good. A very similar but touch-based UI could work on mobile.

The most intuitive to mobile users would be short tap opens, long press opens a menu, and even longer press makes the shortcut "come loose" so you can drag it to a new position. Optionally, after that it could stay in an edit mode with dotted lines around transparent icons that can be dragged around without very-long-pressing them each time, and a checkmark button to leave edit mode. Almost all Android home screen launchers do exactly this, and it's the first thing I tried to do when I wanted to rearrange my shortcuts. Some launchers have an edit mode, others just make you very-long-press icons for each move operation. Either would work fine here.

Alternately, I liked the idea of shortcuts coming from a special bookmarks folder, like the bookmarks toolbar on desktop. Presumably the current behavior where it shows recent/frequent history items mixed with sponsored items should still be the default since many users won't bother to customize it. Maybe there could be a toggle in settings to change where the shortcuts bar draws its data from. Or maybe it should just fill itself with up to 16 items from a special bookmark folder that starts out empty, and then fill any remaining slots with what it usually does.