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Too many steps to access bookmarks after opening a new tab in Firefox Beta for Android

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After the recent update (81.1.0-beta.2?), the search bar is automatically focused plus the On-screen keyboard. Somebody might have thought it would be convenient to use, but it was not my case. It forces more steps to access the bookmarks. I loved to open bookmarks on a new tab and this update drives me crazy. See this:

1. Opens a new tab. 2. Press the back key to hide the keyboard. 3. Tap the three-dot button to open the menu. 4. Tap the "Bookmarks" menu. 5. Finally, choose a bookmark item which to access.

FIVE steps to use bookmark is non-sense! Bookmarks are intended to access the favorite sites within minimal steps. This feature is dying now.

I think this procedure can be reduced to 1-4-5. Just show the "Bookmarks" option after the "Scan" and "Search Engine", which are placed on the upper of the search bar (Indeed, I can't imagine QR search or changing the search engine is more frequent than opening bookmarks). This will revive the usefulness of the bookmarks.

After the recent update (81.1.0-beta.2?), the search bar is automatically focused plus the On-screen keyboard. Somebody might have thought it would be convenient to use, but it was not my case. It forces more steps to access the bookmarks. I loved to open bookmarks on a new tab and this update drives me crazy. See this: 1. Opens a new tab. 2. Press the back key to hide the keyboard. 3. Tap the three-dot button to open the menu. 4. Tap the "Bookmarks" menu. 5. Finally, choose a bookmark item which to access. FIVE steps to use bookmark is non-sense! Bookmarks are intended to access the favorite sites within minimal steps. This feature is dying now. I think this procedure can be reduced to 1-4-5. Just show the "Bookmarks" option after the "Scan" and "Search Engine", which are placed on the upper of the search bar (Indeed, I can't imagine QR search or changing the search engine is more frequent than opening bookmarks). This will revive the usefulness of the bookmarks.

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TyDraniu said

See Customize the Firefox home screen.

Top Sites cannot be an alternative to Bookmarks. I have massive number of bookmark items and those are organized with directories. Top Sites is too simple to satisfy my needs.

Modified by flyjsw

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Hi

Thank you for your feedback. This new update to Firefox for Android will allow us to do more with the browser, including possibly looking at the changes you mention.