Closed Bug 1293467 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

send tab notification has no icon


(Firefox :: Sync, defect, P1)




Firefox 51
Tracking Status
firefox51 --- verified


(Reporter: edwong, Assigned: eoger)


(Whiteboard: [send-tab])


(3 files)

Attached image sendTabNotification.png
setup two profiles signed into the same sync acct
1. on desktop 1 - context click on page and send tab to all devices
2. on desktop 2 - poke sync now button

actual: you a notification with no image or icon
a Logo would spruce things up.  Also the originating device name italicized or on a new line would provide more visual clarity.
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
Whiteboard: [send-tab]
We did something similar for the "notifications upgraded" prompt: Native notifications already use the app icon, and we specified the logo manually for XUL notifications.
Whiteboard: [send-tab] → [send-tab][triage]
We should use the Firefox (or Aurora, Nightly, etc) icon like we do on OS X.
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
Assignee: nobody → eoger
Priority: -- → P1
Ryan is that ok?
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
It looks a little big to me. Here are the guidelines that make it look like you can use the application icon, and not place it as a big image.

Here is a the dropbox example.
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley) → needinfo?(eoger)
To be honest, I realized while setting up Sync for my tests that we don't have any icon for any of the new notifications we display (sync starting, validation email sent etc).
I think we should open a bug asking for a default icon, just like on OSX, in the Notifications component instead of trying to make an half-assed fix.
Flags: needinfo?(eoger) → needinfo?(ckarlof)
Kit, didn't you work on some of this code? Do you know why we don't get the default Firefox icon for Notifications on Windows?
Flags: needinfo?(ckarlof) → needinfo?(kcambridge)
(In reply to Chris Karlof [:ckarlof] from comment #7)
> Kit, didn't you work on some of this code? Do you know why we don't get the
> default Firefox icon for Notifications on Windows?

The simple answer is that the designs for XUL notifications ( didn't call for an application icon if one wasn't specified. I think we considered using it in place of the favicon, but I'm not certain.

We don't control it on OS X, but, on Windows, it's up to us if we want a default. Let's file a bug in Toolkit :: Notifications, and we can discuss further. In the meantime, I think Edouard's patch is a good workaround.

(In reply to Ryan Feeley [:rfeeley] from comment #5)
> Here is a the dropbox example.
> notifs.png

Ryan, it looks like Dropbox uses native Windows notifications, which we don't implement yet. We can, of course, and probably should, but that's a separate chunk of work. ;-)
Flags: needinfo?(kcambridge)
Ryan, do you have thoughts on using the oversize app icon vs. leaving it without an icon at all?
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
Or using a smaller icon. :-)
We should use the smaller icon à la Dropbox example so that when we do move to native notifications, the transition is seamless.
Flags: needinfo?(rfeeley)
Whiteboard: [send-tab][triage] → [send-tab]
Comment on attachment 8784617 [details]
Bug 1293467 - Explicitely show icon on tab received notification on Windows.
Attachment #8784617 - Flags: review?(markh) → review+
Keywords: checkin-needed
Pushed by
Explicitely show icon on tab received notification on Windows. r=markh
Keywords: checkin-needed
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 51
Flags: qe-verify+
Verified fixed on Windows 7 x64 using Firefox 51 Beta 9 (buildID: 20161219140923): send tab notification has icon.
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