Add to reading list from open-in-background

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: antlam, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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(Not tracked)

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(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

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Description

4 years ago
What if we could add non-reader mode articles and other stuff from outside Firefox into Reading list?
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Updated

4 years ago
Summary: Implement ability to "Add to Reading list" from other apps → Refine ability to "Add to Reading list" from other apps
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Comment 1

4 years ago
Also to keep in mind, some notification UI is needed to choose what to do with that list of items you've "added" once you open Firefox.

"Open all in tabs", "Add all to Reading List", etc...
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Comment 2

4 years ago
Created attachment 8531838 [details]
IMG_1056.JPG

Adding photo of the sketch we did at Mozlandia today (zig zag path above is what this bug is about). We will probably discover that this touches upon the "Add to Firefox" UI/UX a bit but that's fine as we've discussed a need to clean that up anyways for the upcoming year in bug 1107290
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Comment 3

4 years ago
Created attachment 8531841 [details]
IMG_1056.JPG

I will never know why some photos don't transfer their rotation properly.
Attachment #8531838 - Attachment is obsolete: true
How is this different than the Share Overlay > Add to Reading List ?
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Comment 5

4 years ago
(In reply to Mark Finkle (:mfinkle) from comment #4)
> How is this different than the Share Overlay > Add to Reading List ?

Fair point (this bug may have been filed in a bit of haste, heh) - we've discussed that this _does_ start feeling a lot like our share overlay and we don't want to create a new UX/UI where we don't need to. The goal is still to simplify the interactions and metaphors for the user.

Back to this bug: 
 - to look at adding non "reader mode"-able links to the Reading List
 - perhaps an indicator that pages are being loaded in the background
 - test the UX around current share overlay/ "Add to Reading List" actions to see if we can clean it up

All that said, rename/mark as dupe as appropriate. :)
This is different in that it exposes the reading list to applications which haven't implemented share functionality.
I think this is a closer summary, no?
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Refine ability to "Add to Reading list" from other apps → Add to reading list from open-in-background
(In reply to Richard Newman [:rnewman] from comment #7)
> I think this is a closer summary, no?

Well, I think we shouldn't add UI complexity, if possible. If you open a URL in Firefox and then want to add it to the reading list, use whatever UI affordance exists for that.

I would push back on adding too many choices for "what do you want to do with these URLs you added to Firefox in the background?" UX. To begin, I think the only choice should be "open in a tab". Later, we can see how it evolves.
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Updated

4 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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