Closed Bug 1366763 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Change stub installer icon

Categories

(Firefox :: Installer, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

()

VERIFIED FIXED
Firefox 55
Tracking Status
firefox55 --- verified

People

(Reporter: RT, Assigned: mhowell)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

User Story

The streamlined stub installer icon is the same as the Firefox executable icon, this may cause user confusion with users re-installing Firefox to launch it.

As a user installing Firefox, I want to visually understand the difference between the stub installer icon and the Firefox icon so that I don't get confused.

Acceptance criteria:
- Update stub installer icon to a new icon that does not look like the Firefox icon
- Do not change the UAC prompt icon (the UAC prompt icon brings trust at a moment where users have to trust that they install a legitimate copy of Firefox)

Attachments

(5 files, 3 obsolete files)

No description provided.
User Story: (updated)
Sean, per our discussion please provide the asset here for the icon so that Matt can follow-up with implementation.
Flags: needinfo?(smartell)
Blocks: 1328445
Blocks: 1367070
Assignee: nobody → smartell
Any update on this?
Are we still on track to land this today?
Flags: needinfo?(rtestard)
Icon from Sean:
https://people-mozilla.org/~smartell/photon/firefox_installer.png
Matt and Grover, are we OK to make the change at this stage without risking the QA sign-off date?
Flags: needinfo?(rtestard)
Flags: needinfo?(mhowell)
Flags: needinfo?(gwimberly)
Attached image New icon - original image (obsolete) —
I'm attaching the image here since people.m.o is being shut down soon.

I can go ahead and patch this in today, it doesn't take long to do.
Flags: needinfo?(mhowell)
Attached image New icon - converted to ICO (obsolete) —
Here's my quick and dirty attempt at converting the PNG into the Windows ICO format, which really just involved shrinking it way down and adding transparency.

I'm a little worried about how the icon reads at the really small sizes. It looks great at 128x128 and at 64x64, and still really good at 32x32, but at 16x16, I think it loses too much detail to remain readable. And that size is what the Windows file explorer uses by default in the downloads folder on machines with standard DPI displays, so it does still need to look good. I wouldn't mind having an alternate version, just for those really small sizes. I also wouldn't mind if anyone wants to get a second opinion from, you know, an actual designer. ;)
(In reply to Matt Howell [:mhowell] from comment #5)
> Created attachment 8871794 [details]
> New icon - converted to ICO
> 
> Here's my quick and dirty attempt at converting the PNG into the Windows ICO
> format, which really just involved shrinking it way down and adding
> transparency.
> 
> I'm a little worried about how the icon reads at the really small sizes. It
> looks great at 128x128 and at 64x64, and still really good at 32x32, but at
> 16x16, I think it loses too much detail to remain readable. And that size is
> what the Windows file explorer uses by default in the downloads folder on
> machines with standard DPI displays, so it does still need to look good. I
> wouldn't mind having an alternate version, just for those really small
> sizes. I also wouldn't mind if anyone wants to get a second opinion from,
> you know, an actual designer. ;)

Hey Matt,
I see what you're saying. Michael is our UX designer. Michael can you please provide a second opinion for us?
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)
For the benefit of anybody not running Windows and/or not able to easily open .ico files, here's a screenshot of my file explorer window to show the new icon in context, along with the icon we're using on current nightlies (which is just the Firefox logo).
(In reply to Romain Testard [:RT] from comment #3)
> Icon from Sean:
> https://people-mozilla.org/~smartell/photon/firefox_installer.png
> Matt and Grover, are we OK to make the change at this stage without risking
> the QA sign-off date?

Yes, that's fine.
Flags: needinfo?(gwimberly)
(In reply to Nicole Yee (:nicoleyee) from comment #6)
> Hey Matt,
> I see what you're saying. Michael is our UX designer. Michael can you please
> provide a second opinion for us?

Yeah we need to fix that. Sean said he can do it next week.
Flags: needinfo?(mverdi)
Attached image icon64.png
Flags: needinfo?(smartell)
Attached image icon48.png
Attached image default32.png
Attached image default16.png
Bottom 4 sizes pixel refines and cleaned up.  Enjoy!
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 55
Attached patch PatchSplinter Review
Thanks, Sean, these look awesome!

Here's the patch. As Romain requested, this only replaces the file icon for the installers (both the stub and the full); the icon that appears in the UAC prompt and on the installer window will continue to be the Firefox/Dev Edition/Nightly application icon.
Assignee: smartell → mhowell
Attachment #8871785 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8871794 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8871858 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8872768 - Flags: review?(robert.strong.bugs)
Comment on attachment 8872768 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

rubberstamp since this is a binary patch
Attachment #8872768 - Flags: review?(robert.strong.bugs) → review+
Hi Matt, 

Is there a timeline that this build will be put into the Streamlined Stub Installer build that we're testing? Or will it be in Nightly the following day? Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(mhowell)
(In reply to Grover Wimberly IV [:Grover-QA] from comment #18)
> Hi Matt, 
> 
> Is there a timeline that this build will be put into the Streamlined Stub
> Installer build that we're testing? Or will it be in Nightly the following
> day? Thanks!

Should be in tomorrow's Nightly. If not, then definitely the one after that.
Flags: needinfo?(mhowell)
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/612e32792109
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Per Comment 19, I have downloaded the new Firefox Stub Installer on the Nightly main webpage, and it still contains the old icon. 

But per the link provided on Comment 20, it does contain the new stub installer icon, but not the installation procedure.

Matt, can you provide some clarification on this?
Flags: needinfo?(mhowell)
I'm seeing the new icon on the file I get from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/desktop/#nightly.

This is going to sound really odd, but try moving the file to a different location and see if the new icon shows up then. I've noticed while working on this that the file explorer is being really aggressive about caching these icons, but changing the path the file is at gets around that.
Flags: needinfo?(mhowell)
Got it. Clearing the system cache for the administrator account solved the issue. Thanks for the assistance.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Duplicate of this bug: 513748
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