User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0 Build ID: 20121024073032 Steps to reproduce: Click on a link for Google Play Store / YouTube / etc. Actual results: The web page opens in a new tab Expected results: The installed application opens with the specific video / application / link. This behaviour is already possible with a long-press on the link -> context menu but it would make more sense to make it default to open those links directly with the installed application.
OS: Windows 7 → Android
Hardware: x86_64 → ARM
I believe the context-menu was added so that it provides the user with a choice of path. I think this is wont-fix; Mark?
Severity: normal → enhancement
I know but what about changing that behaviour vice versa? Would be more intuitive.
From an Android integration standpoint, I would be more inclined to show the "Open this app in..." menu when you tap a link to the Play Store. I'd be interested to hear what Mark thinks too, though.
re; android integration stuff
In general, our view on this concept is: If the link is HTTP/HTTPS, it opens in Firefox. Other link schemes, like market://, should prompt for the registered native app. We are looking for ways to allow users to be shown "open this in X?", but in an unobtrusive way.
There should be an option to adjust the default behavior so it's Win Win for everyone. Firefox Settings Menu: Default Option 1: Open in Firefox Default Option 2: Open in 3rd party app
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 851693
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