Slashdot.org - comment-detail slider widget doesn't work with touch input

NEW
Unassigned

Status

Tech Evangelism
Desktop
9 months ago
9 months ago

People

(Reporter: inejge, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox 52
Unspecified
Windows 8.1

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [touch] [needscontact], URL)

(Reporter)

Description

9 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Build ID: 20170303012758

Steps to reproduce:

Open a story on slashdot.org (e.g., https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/03/10/1414202/nasa-finds-lunar-spacecraft-that-vanished-8-years-ago) in incognito mode, so you get the default desktop site. Between the summary and the top comment there is a bar containing a slider with two handles, controlling the number of displayed comments. Under Win 8.1, on a touchscreen device, running FF 51.0.1, it's possible to gently tap a slider and immediately drag it to the right.


Actual results:

With FF 52, the tap + drag doesn't work.


Expected results:

Tap + drag should work like click + drag with the mouse. It's not the only touch UI difference between 51 and 52, but it's the most annoying.

Updated

9 months ago
Blocks: 1334161
Component: Untriaged → Toolbars and Customization
OS: Unspecified → Windows 8.1
In 52 we are now sending touch events instead of mouse events, and the page reimplements drag behaviour with mouse events, so it doesn't work with touch events. Same behaviour in Chrome and Edge. They would need to fix their code to deal with touch events.
No longer blocks: 1334161
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Toolbars and Customization → Desktop
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
Version: 52 Branch → Firefox 52
Summary: Touch interface UX regression in from 51.0.1 to 52 (Win 8.1) → Slashdot comment-detail slider widget doesn't work with touch input

Updated

9 months ago
Summary: Slashdot comment-detail slider widget doesn't work with touch input → Slashdot.org - comment-detail slider widget doesn't work with touch input
Whiteboard: [touch] [needscontact]
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