don't put the "Invite someone to talk" button on the toolbar by default when there's no mic/webcam available

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Hello (Loop)
Client
RESOLVED WONTFIX
4 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: xtc4uall, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

4 years ago
STR:
* have no mic and/or webcam active/installed/plugged-in to your box
* start nightly with a new profile

actual: you get non-usable button to make calls
expected: you get no button

IMHO the case of the possibility that a mic/webcam *might* be added/upgraded to later on does not justify an adding-at-all approach.
this should be handled dynamically.

Updated

4 years ago
Summary: don't put the WebRTC button on the toolbar by default when there's no actice mic/webcam available → don't put the "Invite someone to talk" button on the toolbar by default when there's no mic/webcam available

Updated

4 years ago
Component: Toolbars and Customization → Client
Product: Firefox → Loop
Version: Trunk → unspecified
backlog: --- → -

Comment 1

3 years ago
Does this depend on bug 1046245?
As written, I'm not quite sure this makes sense. If I haven't got my webcam/mic connected that day for some reason, then it'd stop me easily seeing if people are entering my rooms or not.

The only case I can see that this might be viable is on first-time use only, but then we're into the area of which users should see it, and if users hear about Hello but don't see the button, then they'll get confused. If we did, then I could see complexity in getting it in the right places at the right time.

I suspect this is probably a wontfix, but passing to product/UX for their opinions.
Flags: needinfo?(sfranks)
Flags: needinfo?(rtestard)
I suggest Wontfix. Now that we have chat, you don't actually need a camera/mic to make a call.
Flags: needinfo?(sfranks)

Comment 4

3 years ago
Makes sense to me.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(rtestard)
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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