Newly installed add-ons should be more prominent in about:addons UI

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REOPENED
9 years ago
7 months ago

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(Reporter: adw, Unassigned)

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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

Details

(Whiteboard: [rewrite])

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(2 attachments)

After dragging an XPI into the about:addons tab and clicking "Install Now", the yellow-boxed "Ready to install" message at the bottom of the page is really easy to miss.  I have a big monitor, and my eyes were focused on the top of the page where the install dialog popped up.  After clicking Install Now I waited a few seconds for something to happen before realizing a yellow box had appeared at the bottom.
Hmm, that should indeed be showing at the top.
Blocks: 550048
Whiteboard: [rewrite]

Comment 2

9 years ago
It has been showing up at the top, but I wonder if an installed or updated add-on should not appear where it would once it has been installed as it does in the Extension tab of the old Add-on Mgr. UI.
Needs something better here
blocking2.0: --- → final+
Keywords: uiwanted
Assignee: nobody → bparr
Created attachment 458921 [details]
mockup: giving emphasis to new add-ons via number on category and different styling

Newly installed add-ons should have emphasis in the add-ons manager - at least for the duration of one session.  There are two ways to give this emphasis:

1. The number of new add-ons per category that have not yet been viewed should appear as a small number after the name of that category.  Once the category is selected or a new session begins (whichever happens first), the number should disappear.

2. New add-ons should have a different graphical style in the add-on list than older add-ons, such as a different border.  They should also be denoted as new-addons in lieu of the "last updated" text.  The new add-ons should also appear at the top of the list since by default we should order extensions and themes in the order of last update.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Created attachment 458921 [details]
> mockup: giving emphasis to new add-ons via number on category and different
> styling

How does the styles presented in this mockup relate to the styling of the new mockups?
Created attachment 458931 [details]
mockup: newer styling would have same indicators of new add-ons

(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > Created attachment 458921 [details] [details]
> > mockup: giving emphasis to new add-ons via number on category and different
> > styling
> 
> How does the styles presented in this mockup relate to the styling of the new
> mockups?

These would have the same basic functionality, with different styling (see attached)
Keywords: uiwanted
Assignee: bparr → dtownsend
I don't believe that this blocks anymore. Add-ons that need a restart to install should be prominent enough now, anything more would be nice but I would ship without it.
Assignee: dtownsend → nobody
blocking2.0: final+ → -

Comment 8

7 months ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INACTIVE → ---
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