I have a web page that I visit that I'd like to open in Firefox via a home screen shortcut (it uses SVG, which isn't supported by the default browser). Firefox doesn't show in the list of possible shortcuts, nor do I see any option in Firefox to create one. Btw, I like Firefox, but I'm not ready to make it my default browser yet, so I really want to continue to use the stock Browser for everything but this one shortcut.

I'm running Firefox 7.0.1 / Fennec 7.0.1 on Gingerbread 2.3.4

  • Edited to mention that I don't wish to change default browser at this time. Also, for those that will recommend Dolphin HD, it doesn't support SVG yet either.
    – TomG
    Oct 21, 2011 at 13:53
  • Related question: android.stackexchange.com/questions/28607/…
    – Greg Bray
    Aug 8, 2013 at 3:36
  • Is the problem still relevant or has been solved?
    – Firelord
    Sep 12, 2015 at 23:49
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    @Firelord - wow, that was a while back... I just tested with Firefox 40.0.3 on Android 4.4.4 KitKat -- a Home Screen shortcut saved with Firefox launches with Firefox, even though another browser (Chrome in this case) is the default.
    – TomG
    Sep 13, 2015 at 0:12

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I've never used Firefox for Android, but if it is the same as other Android browsers, then you should be able to create a home screen bookmark and choose which browser to open the bookmark in (unless you previously saved defaults, then you need to clear the defaults first).

  • Thanks Lie. At this point, I don't want to change my default browser; I was hoping I could do it for a specific shortcut.
    – TomG
    Oct 21, 2011 at 13:48

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