Closed Bug 856565 Opened 7 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Removing bookmark will unpin and remove website from Home page


(Firefox for Android :: Awesomescreen, defect)

Not set



Firefox 31


(Reporter: angelc04, Assigned: liuche)




(1 file)

Reproduce steps:
1. Launch Fennec and open a website
2. Pin this website to Top sites
3. Browse this website and add it to bookmarks
4. Check about:home, this website is pinned in topsites
5. Click on this website, and click ok the "Star" to remove it from Bookmarks
6. Go to About:Home again
   => This wensite is unpinned and removed from topsites

Expected behavior:
Websites should remain on Home page and stay as pinned

Devices used:
Sumsung Galaxy S3 I9300, Android 4.0.4
Sumsung GT-P7510, Android 4.0.4
Android 4.2.2; Nexus 7
Just a note. Future home page designs will only allow thumbnails (and therefore pinning) of bookmarks. So in the future this won't be a bug.

However, as it stands right now, this seems like a bug.
Assignee: nobody → wjohnston
The future is here! Do we still consider this a bug?
An update to the actual results in comment #1 from what I'm seeing is that the site will remain a top-site just not pinned. UX call I think on wether the item should still be pinned?
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)
Version: Firefox 20 → Trunk
Wow, that's quite an edge case :)

I'm not sure there really is a right or wrong answer here. On the one hand, if I pin a site that isn't a bookmark, it is also automatically turned into a bookmark, so the two actions are somewhat linked. On the other hand, deliberately pinning an item seems like a stronger action than bookmarking and I could see how removing the pin automatically when the bookmark is removed could feel undesirable. 

As long as it doesn't create a total mess of logic for our home screen, I would be happy to see pins stay intact even if its corresponding bookmark is removed.
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)
Assignee: wjohnston → liuche
Attachment #8409718 - Flags: review?(margaret.leibovic)
Comment on attachment 8409718 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch: Keep site pinned on unbookmarking

Review of attachment 8409718 [details] [diff] [review]:

I thought we already did this, but I must be thinking of some other edge case we fixed. These magical bookmark folders are a source of trouble.
Attachment #8409718 - Flags: review?(margaret.leibovic) → review+
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 31
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Duplicate of this bug: 917770
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