Hover-previews for personas in new addons manager (like on getpersonas.com)

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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enhancement
RESOLVED INACTIVE
9 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: jruderman, Unassigned)

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9 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100429 Firefox/3.7a5pre

I should be able to preview themes (personas) by hovering and select them by clicking, like I can on getpersonas.com.

Having to hunt for an "Enable" button is so 2006.  This didn't seem so bad when Add-ons was a window, but now that it's a browser tab, persona selection sticks out as unsmooth.
Blocks: 550048
Keywords: uiwanted
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Whiteboard: [rewrite]
Agreed. The themes pane is getting an overhaul to make it more visual, and this should be part of it.
Yes, this is the(In reply to comment #1)
> Agreed. The themes pane is getting an overhaul to make it more visual, and this
> should be part of it.

Agreed - preview should be the default behavior for Personas wherever possible, and Themes also if that ever becomes technically possible
Keywords: uiwanted
(In reply to comment #2)
> and Themes also if that ever becomes technically possible

Good idea. Might be able to do that if DSS is enabled (dynamic theme switching). Although I don't know how quick/smooth dynamic switching is (probably not very). See also bug 563241.
Even without DSS, there used to be a preview of the currently highlighted theme in a pane on the right side of the Fx1 themes manager (or of the "Themes" section of the Fx2 addons manager). AFAIK that preview image still exists somewhere in the theme. Couldn't it (or maybe a half-scale thumbnail of it) be shown on a tooltip on mouseover?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Even without DSS, there used to be a preview of the currently highlighted theme
> in a pane on the right side of the Fx1 themes manager (or of the "Themes"
> section of the Fx2 addons manager). AFAIK that preview image still exists
> somewhere in the theme. Couldn't it (or maybe a half-scale thumbnail of it) be
> shown on a tooltip on mouseover?

The plan is to show that preview image by default (without needing to mouseover anything) - both in the list view (which for themes will be more visual - items will be thumbnails), and in the detail view (where normal addons have their screenshot).

Comment 6

a year ago
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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