Closed Bug 1423566 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Firefox assist app: if Firefox is in tab view, switch to the newly opened tab


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect, P3)

Firefox 59


(firefox57 unaffected, firefox58 unaffected, firefox59 fixed)

Firefox 59
Tracking Status
firefox57 --- unaffected
firefox58 --- unaffected
firefox59 --- fixed


(Reporter: mark.paxman99, Assigned: JanH)



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User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_1) AppleWebKit/604.3.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0.1 Safari/604.3.5

Steps to reproduce:

Follow on from bug 1413739
Long pressing the home button results in Firefox being called (Assist app) with a new tab.


If Firefox was previously left with the tabs tray open, invoking the assist button just shows the tabs tray.
Firefox should switch to the newly opened tab, even if the tab tray was opened.

See also bug 1350994
Hi Jan
Please help advise. Thanks!
Flags: needinfo?(jh+bugzilla)
Priority: -- → P3
Hmm, in theory it's just another variety of bug 1350994, although the fact that we open edit mode causes some additional weirdness, because no matter what tab you select from the tabs tray, you end up in edit mode and when you then leave edit mode, in the newly opened assist intent tab. I'll try and see if there's some easy way of doing this without waiting for the rest of bug 1350994.
Assignee: nobody → jh+bugzilla
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(jh+bugzilla)
OS: Unspecified → Android
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Version: 57 Branch → Firefox 59
Comment on attachment 8940285 [details]
Bug 1423566 - Hide tabs tray when receiving an Assist App intent.
Attachment #8940285 - Flags: review?(cnevinchen) → review+
Pushed by
Hide tabs tray when receiving an Assist App intent. r=nechen
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 59
Fixed for me too.

Thanks for adding this Assist feature so quickly. Now I have one-touch access to the Awesomescreen which is Awesome.

Now, for an encore, how about pull-to-reload? I know it's been subject of a Big Mozilla Debate for years ;)
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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