Closed Bug 1536003 Opened 5 months ago Closed 3 months ago

Update search widget user documentation

Categories

(Firefox for Android :: General, task, P1)

Firefox 67
Unspecified
Android
task

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RESOLVED FIXED
Tracking Status
firefox66 --- unaffected
firefox67 --- affected

People

(Reporter: petru, Assigned: jsavage)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: dev-doc-needed)

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The current user documentation regarding Search Widget

feature initially discontinued in Firefox 58
will need to be updated to reflect the recent changes from bug 1518874.

Blocks: 1518874

Do you need my help with this?

(In reply to vzare from comment #1)

Do you need my help with this?

I don't really know what's the procedure for this or who should update the documentation.
I just found that there is now deprecated documentation regarding the search widget and filed a ticket so to not forget about updating it.

Joni, can you help out with the search widget docs? Or, if it's something that should be for the developer doc team we can pass it on to them.

Flags: needinfo?(jsavage)
Keywords: dev-doc-needed
Priority: -- → P1

Thanks for the heads up, Liz. We can update the docs on SUMO (keeping my needinfo as a reminder. Is this still for 67?

Thank you Joni!

(In reply to Petru-Mugurel Lingurar[:petru] from comment #2)

(In reply to vzare from comment #1)

Do you need my help with this?

I don't really know what's the procedure for this or who should update the documentation.
I just found that there is now deprecated documentation regarding the search widget and filed a ticket so to not forget about updating it.

Should we remove the note that states this feature is discontinued at the top of the following articles?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-instantly-android-home-screen
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-firefox-search-widget-your-home-screen

Can you also confirm any other changes that need to be made to these articles?

Flags: needinfo?(petru.lingurar)

I believe only the second article about Search Widget applies here and should be updated with new screenshots.

Thank you Lamont for looking further and finding that the Asisstant feature should also have the "discontinued" status removed!
(I think the Assistant was marked as discontinued because of bug 1221344 which landed in 58 but then in 59 it was readded with bug 1413739 and unfortunately the user documentation was not also updated to reflect this)

I just checked and indeed, we now have both the assistant feature and the search widget features available for users.

Regarding the needed changes:

  • The page regarding Firefox Search should be revamped to better describe the Assistant feature from bug 1413739 and it's current status:

    • removal of the discontinued banned
    • updated imagery
    • replace "Firefox Search" with "Firefox Assistant"
    • update the steps to use this feature. There are 2 ways now:
      • either following the 3 steps already described and selecting the Firefox app,
      • either selecting an assistant app from ~"Settings -> Apps -> settings icon -> Default apps -> Assist & voice input -> Assist app".
  • The page regarding the Search Widget should be revamped to better deescribe the feature from bug bug 1518874:

    • removal of the discontinued banned. Feature will be available again starting with Firefox 57.
    • updated imagery
    • the steps to add the widget should be the same but maybe it would worth mentining that the user can resize the widget to better suit their homescreen layout
    • I think it would also worth mentioning that the widget offers the possibility to either enter the search params witht the help of the keyboard or by voice.

If you need any other info or help with the widget you can also ping me on slack, #fennec @Petru.

Flags: needinfo?(petru.lingurar)

Discussed during triage today. Assigning to Joni and updating this as a "task" instead of a defect. It looks as if the target release is 67 which will be shipped in May.

Assignee: nobody → jsavage
Type: defect → task

Petru - Thanks for that information. I'm trying to update the screenshots. However, when I try to add the Firefox Assistant widget to my home screenshot, it displays in the widget list as "Firefox Beta" instead of "Firefox Assistant". Can you look into this matter? I would imagine that this label would be updated at some point.

Flags: needinfo?(petru.lingurar)
Attached image differentAssistApps.png

Checking again, there is no "Firefox Assistant".
The Firefox assistant is actually our application. In any of it's variants.
So the user must select the Firefox application he wants to be considered as the device assistant app.

Flags: needinfo?(petru.lingurar)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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