Closed Bug 1271781 Opened 8 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Promote tab to "pinned" when homescreen shortcut is created


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: Margaret, Unassigned)


We have logic for homescreen shortcuts to always open in the same tab, but that doesn't apply to pages that were open *before* they became a homescreen shortcut.

Let's see if we can convert a page into a special pinned page when it gets added to your homescreen.
Somewhat related: we lose the "pinned" state on restart: Bug 1249318.

IIRC (I had a brief look at this code) we rely on setting an "appOrigin" to find the previously opened tab, and this is only set when you open a new tab from a homescree shortcut (but not in any other scenario).
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Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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