Epiphany (GNOME Web) - Web Apps capability missing

Hello All,

I’m using GNOME Web 44.6+ (extra/epiphany 44.6-1) but on the menu, I cannot find the Install as Web App feature, nor the Ctrl+Shift+A shortcut is working.

I just installed the pacman version of epiphany through pacman (no snap / no gnome-software).

Am I missing any dependency? Or doing something fundamentaly wrong?

I don’t use gnome, but are you perhaps referring to this feature?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/GNOME/Web#Web_applications

That is the feature, and I have access to the about:applications, the problem is that I cannot create them in order to manage them in about:applications.

Were you able to access that feature before this? What if you were to downgrade to an older version?

There is also a git version of Ephipany in the AUR, but I’m afraid that’s going to take a long while to build.

I installed my new system yesterday (15/08) so this is the first version I have been using.

I’m not on Arch this second (Fedora), but with my Epiphany gnome nightly flatpak I’m using version 45.beta of the browser which does give me the option you are seeking. Perhaps the team pushed back the feature until the next release, I can’t remember.

IF you’d like to test the flatpak version, you can have both Webs installed, they won’t conflict with each other.

Assuming you don’t have flatpak installed

sudo pacman -S flatpak (then please do a reboot)

Add the Gnome Nightly repo:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists gnome-nightly https://nightly.gnome.org/gnome-nightly.flatpakrepo

And then you can install dozens of Gnome Nightly flatpak apps, which just to be clear are meant for testers, and devs mostly, but anyone is free to use them too if it works. In your case for Gnome’s Epiphany:

flatpak install gnome-nightly org.gnome.Epiphany.Devel

Just installed Epiphany (the repo edition) to test.

$ epiphany --version
Web 44.6+

The referred functionality seems to be working fine on my end.

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