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Browser shortcut not working consistently in app grid

asked 2018-11-18 07:40:14 +0300

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updated 2018-11-29 18:55:12 +0300

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You can add a shortcut icon to the web page to open the specific page from the app grid with a browser. When opening the browser with the icon the behaviour is similar compared to the normal app icons.

When the normal app is reopened it enlarges the app from the home screen. When you have browser opened on the home screen and you tap shortcut nothing happens. I would expect the browser to be enlarged to the whole view size.

The problem started with Sailfish 3.

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The same issue appears on Sailfish X (running on Sony Xperia X or XA2 devices). My guess is that this is a general Sailfish 3 problem. Please @JollaHQ, fix this in Sailfish 3.0.1 (release mid December)

JSEHV ( 2018-11-18 09:06:55 +0300 )edit

Trying to open Telegram Web ( doesn't even give any response. None when browser app is open. None when it's not.

JSEHV ( 2018-11-24 17:23:48 +0300 )edit

Same thing happens when I tap 'Storage' icon in Aqua Fish. That should take me to Storage section in already open Settings app, but nothing happens. So, it is a general issue where an already open app does not get focus if called with arguments.

addydon ( 2018-11-29 18:42:24 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-11-18 12:38:44 +0300

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Currently it is really a browser shortcut that you can place on the app grid. Despite the inconsistency you discovered I would rather like to see those icons on the app grid opening up a web app with just that one page in it, not the whole browser with a new tab. That should speed up opening the website a lot and is what I would expect from an app icon. The browser has bookmarks anyways so if you want a new tab in the browser, you can open it up from there.

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That would be a good improvement to this function.

Mohjive ( 2018-11-18 14:46:42 +0300 )edit
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