The Mozilla Firefox app has the “Add to Home screen” option that will add the site URL and an icon on your Android phone’s home screen. You can manually choose the Site Icon’s placement or let Firefox add it automatically. A single tap on the site launcher icon will launch the Firefox app and load the website address.
To add the site to the home screen:
1. Open the site or page in your Firefox browser.
2. Tap the Menu (3-dot) and select the Add to Home screen option.
3. Tap and hold the Site icon to place manually or choose the Add automatically command.
The site’s shortcut link will be created on the phone’s home screen. You can change the launcher name and delete it when it is no longer required.
Adding the website to the home screen will save you time. It will take only a tap to launch the website in the Firefox browser instead of launching the browser app and typing the URL or scrolling through the bookmarks list to open the web page.
In this guide, you will learn to create a site shortcut and place it on your Android phone’s home screen.
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Adding a Site Shortcut to the Home Screen
The site shortcut will create a launcher icon with the site name on your device’s home screen. Follow these steps:
- Launch the Firefox app on your phone.
- Open any website of your choice.
- Tap the More menu, and select the Add to Home Screen menu.
It will open a dialog box allowing you to modify the Shortcut name.
- Modify the Shortcut Name if desired, and tap on the command.
- Next, tap on the Add Automatically command.
The shortcut link will be automatically placed on the phone's home screen.
Alternatively, Touch & hold the site icon at step #5 to place the launcher manually at the desired home screen location.
The webpage/website shortcut will be created and represented by the website’s favicon/logo fused with the Firefox emblem. All you have to do is tap this shortcut icon to launch it directly on the Firefox browser.
Remove a Shortcut from the Home Screen
If you have many sites and app shortcuts on your home screen, it may make your phone screen look cluttered. You can remove shortcuts that are no longer required.
Follow these steps on your Android phone’s home screen:
- Locate a Shortcut icon you want to remove.
- Long press the icon for a context menu, and select the Remove command.
The shortcut will be removed from the home screen page.
Similarly, you can also remove other apps and site shortcut links to free up the screen space.
Quickly Access a Site from the Home Screen
The “Add to Home screen” option can be beneficial if you frequently visit a website or page on your browser. After creating the shortcut link of the page on your home screen, you can tap and launch in split seconds.
Similarly, you can add site shortcut links on your desktop screen using Firefox on the computer. Like a phone, double-clicking the page shortcut link will launch it in the default browser.
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