1. alexcapone's Avatar
    How can I select multiple bookmarks at once (e.g., 15 of them) as I can do on my PC in Firefox, and then open them in separate tabs with one click. This makes browsing easier (i.e., time efficient) for me as I like opening many bookmarks at once in bunches--I go through many bookmarks at once on a daily basis. Is there an app/browser that would allow for this functionality?
    03-16-2016 04:23 PM
  2. Forgewizard's Avatar
    do you have firefox loaded on your mobile device? I have only ever had as many as 8 tabs available. but Firefox lets you sync your pc and mobile. there may be an add on that will group your tabs on Firefox.
    03-19-2016 05:43 PM
  3. alexcapone's Avatar
    Okay, here's a solution (albeit not perfect) that I came up with on Firefox android. I have tasker opening about 20 tabs in the background using the "Open multiple links" feature on Firefox. Tasker opens a link each minute to avoid crashing Firefox so the process takes about 20 minutes to load all 20 tabs. Theoretically its being done in the background so it should not be tying up my phone or preventing me from doing other tasks but I am runniing into problems with this functionality.

    A couple of problems that I am running into:

    1) When links open it consistently requests for default app permission. I have to select "Always" and choose Firefox every time for specific links. Not sure why I am being asked every time if I choose "Always".
    2) Loading the links is truly not performed in the background. When a link loads I get a notification on the bottom and all streaming video such as youtube stops. I have to restart any video that is streaming.

    Can anyone think of a better solution for what I am trying to accomplish? I want to just be able to view 20 different web pages periodically throughout the day. I don't know how else to do this.
    03-28-2016 06:03 PM
  4. Forgewizard's Avatar
    The selection to use Firefox as default always happens on my device also. I think it has something to do with the cookies for that page. Once you select always for that particular page, firefox should be the automatically selected browser. If you are only viewing the same 20 pages through the day, why not simply open them as needed? Why do they need to be open in the background? If there is dynamic info on thise pages it will tie up background memory to update constantly. Whereas if you simply open the page the most current info will be available at the time of opening.

    Have you thought about opening the pages individually and saving them as a read later?

    Another option would be to usr multiple browsers forvselect pages. I find that generally any more than 8 tabs per browser tends to overwhelm the device. You could use the onboard Internet browser for 7 pages or tabs, Firefox for 7 more, and Chrome or Next browser for the rest. That way each browser is only using a small porrion of the cpu at any one time, and the page tabs will be more visible on the small screen. Using multi window may help too.
    03-28-2016 10:24 PM
  5. alexcapone's Avatar
    If you are only viewing the same 20 pages through the day, why not simply open them as needed? Why do they need to be open in the background? If there is dynamic info on thise pages it will tie up background memory to update constantly. Whereas if you simply open the page the most current info will be available at the time of opening.
    Because opening tabs individually on a phone would be a very time consuming and manual process. Opening all tabs on Firefox PC takes one click and 20 tabs can be loaded for viewing in one minute. I can even view and close some of the tabs while others are loading. I am trying to simulate that experience on my phone. For Firefox Android I would have to go to my bookmarks menu, open one link, wait for it to load, view the content, and close that tab. Multiply that by 20 tabs and do it 5 times a day it will be time consuming.


    Another option would be to usr multiple browsers forvselect pages. I find that generally any more than 8 tabs per browser tends to overwhelm the device. You could use the onboard Internet browser for 7 pages or tabs, Firefox for 7 more, and Chrome or Next browser for the rest. That way each browser is only using a small porrion of the cpu at any one time, and the page tabs will be more visible on the small screen. Using multi window may help too.

    Have you thought about opening the pages individually and saving them as a read later?
    This is an option I'll have to consider if there is no better option. Another thing I thought about was an autorefresh add-on that will refresh tabs on specific intervals. Then all I need to do is cycle through the open tabs whenever I access them throughout the day. Still researching this option.
    03-28-2016 11:43 PM

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