Closed Bug 1264223 Opened 6 years ago Closed 5 years ago

'Next' link often hidden on smaller screens (3.5'')


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: First Run, defect)

Not set


(firefox49 fixed, fennec48+)

Firefox 49
Tracking Status
firefox49 --- fixed
fennec 48+ ---


(Reporter: aryx, Assigned: ahunt)



(5 files)

Firefox for Android 46.0b10 on Nexus S (Android 4.1.2)

On the Nexus S, the 'Next' link is only visible on the first screen (at least in German), likely due to the small screen size (3.5''). It's easy to miss the panels which follow the second one.
I wonder if we can fix this by moving the "next" link outside of the scrolled view - that might be too ugly? Alternatively we could reduce the padding, but that isn't guaranteed to fix this for all devices.

Here's a screenshot to illustrate the problem (I took the screenshot while scrolling up, the scrollbars disappear automatically when you don't scroll - so by default it's not obvious what you're supposed to do)
This isn't a huge issue, but highly confusing for new users on small devices. (It's easy to exit first run by either typing a url, or even just using the tabs tray or main menu.) I haven't found any telemetry regarding what percentage of users are affected (i.e. how many users have small screens), so I'm not sure just how important this bug is.
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
Attached image nonscrolling-next.png
Here's one possibility - I don't think it's particularly pretty, and it doesn't translate well to larger devices (i.e. we probably want to keep the appearance as is on larger devices, even if we fix smaller ones).
Assignee: nobody → ahunt
Let's try to land a fix for 48.
tracking-fennec: ? → 48+
I'm getting much nicer behaviour if we make the image resize to fit the screen (i.e. we can reduce the image size to fit everything on screen). This would only affect smaller devices, and other devices are completely unaffected. This seems the best way of minimising degradation on those phones.

The tricky part is making this work well with screen rotation (we probably want to keep everything scrollable / retain existing behaviour in landscape mode), I'm still figuring out how to only enable scrolling in landscape mode (it seems we don't reinflate our firstrun fragments on rotation, so having separate layout doesn't work).
(In reply to :Margaret Leibovic from comment #5)
> Let's try to land a fix for 48.

I've not had much luck actually improving this situation (liuche also looked into this while reworking the first run, and couldn't get anything better in place). It seems like fixing this would require a lot of effort, for what I'm guessing is a small number of devices - do we still want to prioritise fixing this?

Note: you can still scroll the screen to see the next link, it just isn't immediately visible. It would be nice to fix, but it isn't really "broken" either.

(I haven't found any telemetry for screen sizes, so I have no idea how many users are actually impacted by this.)
Flags: needinfo?(margaret.leibovic)
The Nexus S screen size is the single most common screen size in the Google Play data. paired with

WVGA800 (480x800) at  ~240 DPI (high DPI) is the most common combination. The Nexus S is 800×480 @ 233 DPI
Previously the "next" link was hidden on devices such as the Nexus S.
Reducing the size of the top image seems to be the most efficient way
of ensuring that all content fits on screen.

Review commit:
See other reviews:
Attachment #8755495 - Attachment description: MozReview Request: Bug 1264223 - Prototype: move "next" into separate panel that is always shown in first run → MozReview Request: Bug 1264223 - Pre: move values-large-v11 into values-large r?liuche
Attachment #8758934 - Flags: review?(liuche)
Attachment #8755495 - Flags: review?(liuche)
Comment on attachment 8755495 [details]
MozReview Request: Bug 1264223 - Pre: move values-large-v11 into values-large r?liuche

Review request updated; see interdiff:
Attached image nexus_s_fixed.png
I've managed to implement a much simpler solution: simply reduce the size of the image on smaller devices. Here's a screenshot on a Nexus S.
Flags: needinfo?(margaret.leibovic)
Attachment #8755495 - Flags: review?(liuche) → review+
Comment on attachment 8755495 [details]
MozReview Request: Bug 1264223 - Pre: move values-large-v11 into values-large r?liuche
Comment on attachment 8758934 [details]
MozReview Request: Bug 1264223 - Reduce firstrun image size on smaller devices r?liuche

Okay, this seems like a small fix, and makes sense. I was hoping for something using weights to dynamically size things but I think this is probably fine (and simpler).
Attachment #8758934 - Flags: review?(liuche) → review+
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 49
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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