Top Sites: Thumbnails vs. Favicons

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: sebastian, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Description

3 years ago
Created attachment 8727994 [details]
top-sites.png

I'm not particular happy about how my top sites look like (see attached screenshot). There are multiple issues but what I really can't understand is why some top sites show a favicon while others show a thumbnail of the page. I assumed that this is because we do not have a thumbnail in our cache but even after visiting those site there's no thumbnail showing.

Comment 1

3 years ago
Created attachment 8728022 [details]
2016-03-08 16.43.41.png

I agree, my top sites are really bad. Part of this will be better with bug 1046709, but I don't know why nextbus has this small favicon. I actually filed bug 1227247 about this a while ago.

Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 1213140
HTTP headers that the site sends have a bit to do with this. We don't save images for sites that send no-cache or similar headers. Maybe we could do something else like a Gaussian blur?

Comment 3

3 years ago
Honestly I'd rather see us go forward with bug 1052933 rather than trying to improve our stored thumbnails.
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Comment 4

3 years ago
Closing this in favor of bug 1052933: The new design won't use thumbnails.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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