Closed Bug 347585 Opened 13 years ago Closed 3 years ago

application notification widget - replaces software and extension update ui as the notification method

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(Firefox :: General, defect)

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 893505

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(Reporter: rstrong, Unassigned)

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This will need to be a toolkit widget but since it is primarily for Firefox I am filing in Firefox -> General.

This widget would be used for at minimum Application Update and Extension Update notifications.
This screenshot provides a very general idea of how I envision it. It would be best if the widget resulting from this bug could be used by all toolkit apps while still allowing toolkit apps to provide their own if the so desire.
Note: unless I am badly mistaken this is the same as "Browser status indication system & UI" from the following link which was scratched for Firefox 2.0 due to time constraints.
http://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox2/Features
Summary: application notification widget → application notification widget - replaces software and extension update ui as the notification method
Are you thinking this would be an overlay that hovers on top of the content area when the user invokes it? Or is the screenshot just meant to indicate how a new modal window would look?
I think it should be an overlay that would be invoked by clicking an image similar to how the security lock in the status bar brings up info about the page's security except this would bring up the overlay. Each section in the overlay would allow opening each individual item of interest (e.g. app update, add-on update, etc.)
Besides extension update notification while using the application we could use this for software update notification to fix the following.

From Bug 323041 comment #10

Hendrix feedback:

Name:    Cathy Miller
Email:   phonequeen007atearthlinkdotnet
Product: Firefox
Summary: your update just screwed up something I was trying to add to a website
- ruined an hours worth of work!!

Comments: 
I'm really annoyed.  I was inputting info onto a website and it was lost
because your annoying update request popped up and I accidentally hit
the update button while I THOUGHT I WAS TYPING.  As it started it's
update, everything I had already typed just disappeared.  YOU NEED TO
FIX THAT!!!!!!  If your updates can't operate in a multi-tasking
environment w/o negatively affecting the other tasks, then you need to
NOT offer updates!!!!!

Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4)
Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
(In reply to comment #5)

or just not give any of the buttons focus on the update dialog?

Nah... popups not associated with the current user action are just bad.
Could the popup appear *below* the currently active window instead? Then the user would only notice it when they dismiss the window.
I think I'd prefer to use the idle service to pop up the update notification after the user didn't do anything for a few seconds.
No longer blocks: 323041
Perhaps this could be integrated with the alert service. Something along the lines of an indicator that alerts have been received that when clicked would bring up a list of the last n number of alert and provide the text / action the alert provided.
Software update notifications were done a while back so only extension update notifications are left.
(In reply to comment #11)
> Software update notifications were done a while back so only extension update
> notifications are left.

And isn't that bug 447570? So what is this bug about? Shall we dupe it?

This bug is for an application notification and the alert service as it is implemented currently doesn't provide the functionality as discussed in comment #1 onward... bug 447570 doesn't cover this.
We have a design that should cover this in bug 893505
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 893505
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