Open Bug 1478365 Opened Last year Updated 4 months ago

Activity stream should have a filter for pretty (rich icon) tiles only

Categories

(Firefox :: New Tab Page, enhancement, P3)

63 Branch
enhancement

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UNCONFIRMED
Tracking Status
firefox63 --- wontfix

People

(Reporter: petcuandrei, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Details

(Keywords: uiwanted)

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User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0
Build ID: 20180724223402

Steps to reproduce:

I opened a new tab


Actual results:

I saw really ugly tiles (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th). Second row has also some ugly ones (1st, 2nd)


Expected results:

I expect either to filter out these ugly tiles by default or have some config option to filter them out. I have to manually remove them.

If you look for example at Trello, Mozilla, HipChat, Reddit, Mastodon, Glitch, Hooktube, CanIUse, DigitalOcean they all look really nice. I expect only these pretty tiles to be shown and all the other ones to be filtered out.
Component: Untriaged → Activity Streams: Newtab
Keywords: uiwanted
Summary: Activity stream should have a filter for pretty tiles only → Activity stream should have a filter for pretty (rich icon) tiles only
Two things that I've noticed trying to reproduce this: We don't have Netflix in our tippytop database and if you add a google search result as a tippytop it will fetch a screenshot and not replace with the high quality tippytop result until you restart the browser.
(In reply to Andrei Oprea [:andreio] from comment #1)
> Two things that I've noticed trying to reproduce this: We don't have Netflix
> in our tippytop database and if you add a google search result as a tippytop
> it will fetch a screenshot and not replace with the high quality tippytop
> result until you restart the browser.

That's interesting (about Netflix); I definitely used to have a Netflix rich icon without me manually altering anything but they must have updated their icons at some point because I don't have one now. It does seem like a good candidate for Tippytop though.
Can this be an easy bug for a new contributor? Since it bothers me, it would be nice if I could contribute. I'm guessing all the changes should be self contained on this page https://github.com/mozilla/activity-stream , right?

I think it should be just a filter for sites with a tippytop icon, right?
Flags: needinfo?(bbell)
Severity: normal → enhancement
Keywords: good-first-bug
Priority: -- → P3
Component: Activity Streams: Newtab → New Tab Page
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