share activity should support "open" on a URL

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox for iOS
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RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: dietrich, Unassigned)

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3 years ago
Often I want to "share" a URL from some other app to Firefox, just to open it.

However, our share UI only has options to bookmark or save to reading list.

Given that we cannot be the default open URL action in iOS, I'm surprised we don't support this. Can we add it?
There are two kinds of things in an iOS share overlay: "send to" and "share to". This is a super confusing distinction, but so it goes.

The top row is full of apps with full-color icons. "Firefox" lets you bookmark things.

The bottom row lets you take actions directly, like copying to clipboard, with grey icons. We offer "Send Tab" and "View Later".

If you don't see these, scroll all the way to the right and customize the menu.


Extensions cannot open URLs, so we can't ship something we'd call "View Now" or "Open in Firefox". I think "View Later" is what you're looking for.

We also have Bug 1186013 on the way.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Hardware: Other → All
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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Comment 2

3 years ago
(In reply to Richard Newman [:rnewman] from comment #1)
> 
> The bottom row lets you take actions directly, like copying to clipboard,
> with grey icons. We offer "Send Tab" and "View Later".
>
> If you don't see these, scroll all the way to the right and customize the
> menu.

Ok, found them and enabled, thanks!

Send Tab didn't work. Even though I have my account all hooked up, I got this error:

https://i.imgur.com/GKB79HM.png

> Extensions cannot open URLs, so we can't ship something we'd call "View Now"
> or "Open in Firefox". I think "View Later" is what you're looking for.

Yeah, View Later sounds about as close as we can get, given the limitations of the platform.

Either way, cannot really close this as WFM, since it doesn't ;) Changing to WONTFIX.
Resolution: WORKSFORME → WONTFIX
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