Open Bug 565522 Opened 14 years ago Updated 1 year ago
Newly installed add-ons should be more prominent in about:addons UI
202.24 KB, image/png
207.08 KB, image/png
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.
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+
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?
(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)
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+ → -
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
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.