Closed Bug 1463708 Opened Last year Closed Last year

The theme list padding allows the current theme preview during hover in customize mode


(Firefox :: Toolbars and Customization, defect, P3)




Firefox 62
Tracking Status
firefox60 --- wontfix
firefox61 --- wontfix
firefox62 --- fixed


(Reporter: JuliaC, Assigned: Gijs)


(Depends on 1 open bug)



(1 file)

[Affected versions]:
- 62.0a1 (2018-05-22)
- 61.0b7 build1 (20180521110957)
- 60.0.1 build2 (20180516032328)

[Affected platforms]:
- Windows 10x64
- macOS 10.13.4
- Ubuntu 16.04 x64

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Launch Firefox
2. Enter the "Customize..." mode
3. Open the Themes drop down and set the Dark theme 
4. Reopen the Themes drop down and hover every list item 
   - pay attention to the areas that delimit each list item and to the preview process

[Expected result]:
- The user can smoothly hover each theme from the list
- The preview process is displayed without any glitches and properly indicates the hovered items

[Actual result]:
- The border between each theme allows the current theme preview after each hovered theme (see the screencast
- This fact can be confusing for the users
- If hovering the theme list quickly enough, the behaviour is just like a glitch and it can be annoying  

[Regression range]:
- This is not a recent regression, as it reproducible all the way back to 38.0a1 (2015-02-07)
This seems most severe when the selected theme is dark and you hover between two light themes (or vice versa) but I agree it doesn't look great and fixing it would improve things. Marking as P3, though wontfixing for 60/61 as it doesn't seem severe enough to backport to those branches.
Comment on attachment 8986291 [details]
Bug 1463708 - only reset previews when leaving the panel,


::: browser/components/customizableui/CustomizeMode.jsm:1422
(Diff revision 1)
>        });
>        panel.insertBefore(button, recommendedLabel);
>      }
> +    function panelMouseOut(e) {
> +      if (e.explicitOriginalTarget == panel) {

Why are you doing this check? Can you please add a short comment why this is necessary? :)
Attachment #8986291 - Flags: review?(jhofmann) → review+
Pushed by
only reset previews when leaving the panel, r=johannh
Assignee: nobody → gijskruitbosch+bugs
Closed: Last year
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 62
QA Whiteboard: [good first verify]
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