Often the drawer on the left with ABCDEF etc. doesn't work on first interaction

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
4 years ago
8 months ago

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(Reporter: janjongboom, Unassigned)

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Seen on Tarako with 1.4 and Flame with 2.0. Repro path:

1. Load a ton of contacts on the phone
2. Open the contacts app
3. Flick to a letter via the right drawer

Expected: see results
Result: nothing happens

I understand that we need to load the contacts before we can use this functionality, so we should either:

- Draw the contacts faster
- Hide the drawer until we have results
- Jump to the letter but show a 'loading contacts' or whatever message there
Created attachment 8466922 [details]
Video demonstrating current state
Hi Jan,

the drawer won't work 'properly' until the whole list is loaded. We were talking about disabling it, but since loading the whole list takes time, UX already decided that they won't like to disable it, or jumping to no content.

I guess we will need to be faster, on painting the list. We are working, Sergi and Jose, on a new data structure, where we will index our own data. One of the suggested index is the group of the contact which will allow us to jump to the letter inmediately and start loading the contacts from a specific letter. But that work is still in progress, once we have that, we hope we could give more love to the shortcuts component.

Thanks!
(In reply to Francisco Jordano [:arcturus] [:francisco] from comment #2)
> Hi Jan,
> 
> the drawer won't work 'properly' until the whole list is loaded. We were
> talking about disabling it, but since loading the whole list takes time, UX
> already decided that they won't like to disable it, or jumping to no content.
> 
> I guess we will need to be faster, on painting the list. We are working,
> Sergi and Jose, on a new data structure, where we will index our own data.
> One of the suggested index is the group of the contact which will allow us
> to jump to the letter inmediately and start loading the contacts from a
> specific letter. But that work is still in progress, once we have that, we
> hope we could give more love to the shortcuts component.
> 
> Thanks!

We can render with opacity 0 and then fade in when we have the data, shouldn't jump. But it keeps being sub par. At the moment a vital part of the UI doesn't work often on first interaction, so hiding it until the list is loaded and its usable would be my choice tbh.
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Updated

4 years ago
Assignee: nobody → sergi.mansilla
Assignee: sergi.mansilla → nobody

Comment 4

8 months ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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