Flash-disabled warning-bar should attract less attention




4 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: lodeclaassen, Unassigned)


39 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150629114848

Steps to reproduce:

1. Go to a website which uses invisible Flash content (i.e. a github repository)
2. A warning bar comes on the top of the window (this only happens now as there is a known Flash security issue and Firefox blocks the newest version)

Actual results:

My attention goes to this bar whereas I don't directly miss functionality on the page.

On pages which have visible content (like videos) the bar on the top remains absent as the video already displays this warning well enough.

Expected results:

The bar should attract less attention, because:

- It is often small functionality, which is not directly missed.
- The website should handle the feedback to the user in case they use invisible flash which doesn't load.
- Because the bar comes every time again, I almost get the urge to enable it to get rid of it. (At least on pages I trust, even though I don't know if the security issue is based on such trust.)

I think it would be better to have the bar at the bottom, in light grey. A like the bar you get when starting Firefox for the first time asking consent with data sharing.
Or maybe even just the red icon in the address bar is enough.
Hi Lode,

Can you please try to reproduce this issue on the latest release(42.0) and/or latest Nightly(45.0a1) and provide the results? Please install the latest Flash version as well, before testing this.

Can you please provide a direct link to a website where you encountered this problem? Also, please provide the exact Flash version on which you had this issue. You can also attach a screen shoot, so we can better understand the problem.

Flags: needinfo?(lodeclaassen)
Since the reporter didn't provide the requested information, I will mark this issue as RESOLVED INCOMPLETE. If you still encounter this problem, please feel free to reopen this bug, or file a new one.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(lodeclaassen)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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