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    I sometimes forget that Firefox Focus is an actual browser and not just a Content Blocker for Safari.

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      Updated Notification Actions: No longer solely for reminders to erase your history, Notifications now features a shortcut to open Firefox Focus. Finally, a quick and easy way to access private browsing.

      Don’t get me wrong, I love Focus. But this seems like a really weird thing to trumpet as a feature. I thought that’s what app icons were for? And if it’s your default browser, then you’ll almost never actually launch it from the icon or the notification anyway. Seems like a solution in search of a problem, but perhaps there’s a need for this that just hasn’t come up in my workflow?

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        I sit near some of the people who work on Focus. From what I’ve overheard in the office, they’re very focused on making the app fit what users want while keeping it as slim as possible. So if this made it in, it’s something people must have been asking for in significant numbers, and not just a random feature a developer threw in because they could.

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          I’m not sure, I mostly worked on Focus for iOS. But I think this feature is not to open a new browsing session but instead to get you back into Focus?

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            Ah, so pressing it can take you back to the session or clear it from memory? I’m assuming this uses the standard Android notification shortcuts. I guess I can see that being handy since it’s there already, as opposed to having it live in your notifications all the time just to start a new session.

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            Before, the notificationclosed the browser (instead of opening it). I’m sure ot others (like me) got surprised :)

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              This is exactly the case for me. A vast majority of apps work by opening when you tap the notification. I got used to Focus, though, so I hope the change is easy to adjust to!

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              This is just badly phrased. I use Focus and didn’t know what this meant either. But here’s what actually changed:

              If you open a website in Focus, you used to get a permanent notification that, when you tapped on it, closed the website (and erased associated data). This notification now has two buttons, one for opening the browser, one for erasing history.

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                In German speaking regions the application is called Firefox Klar. It’s complicated and silly. Exactly the same app though.

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                  on iOS? If it’s on Android, you can get from F-Droid https://f-droid.org/packages/org.mozilla.klar/