Regression: cannot add bookmarks to homescreen

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 28

Status

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Firefox for Android
Awesomescreen
VERIFIED FIXED
4 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: Mark Tyndall, Assigned: Margaret)

Tracking

26 Branch
Firefox 28
Other
Android
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Description

4 years ago
I used to be able to add a bookmark (a lovingly created and curated bookmark) to a home screen.  I can't any more.

The alternative, to navigate to a URL and then add it to the home screen, is fairly poor in comparison.

Let me explain the use case for directly adding bookmarks:

On a mobile device, a screen full of quick links is incredibly useful. But, I want to make sure I'm clicking on the right link, so the label is of the utmost importance.

So if I'm stuck with the URL title (as I am now), I might get
Weather Corp (TM) Weather - /place 1/ Saturday weather
Weather Corp (TM) Weather - /place 2/ Saturday weather
etc.

which get truncated on the home screen in a really unhelpful way (and are wrong for 6 days of the week).
Blocks: 933428
This is being fixed by backing out bug 933428
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Assignee: nobody → margaret.leibovic
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 28
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Confirming that this works in the just-released Fx Beta.
Thanks!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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