Closed Bug 593684 Opened 11 years ago Closed 10 years ago

The new Stop button is too eye catching

Categories

(Firefox :: Theme, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 9
Tracking Status
blocking2.0 --- -

People

(Reporter: tommyjb, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: ux-consistency, ux-minimalism, Whiteboard: fixed by bug 684450)

I find that the colour of the new Stop button makes it too eye catching.  When this button appears, I'm constantly drawn to it, as if it's something which requires my immediate attention.

Reproducible steps:

1) Load a page (e.g., Google) to make the Stop button appear.
2) Look away from the button, so that you can see it only in your peripheral vision.

In Step 2, my eyes are drawn to the Stop button.
Status: NEW → UNCONFIRMED
Ever confirmed: false
See also bug 593640 and its discussion. The appearance of the stop button is essentially now a loading indicator, and bright red usually means error.

Restating my suggestion from bug 593640:
> One possible suggestion would be to have the stop button only be red on hover
> and during loading have just a plain 'X' with a normal background, similar to
> how the refresh button state is done. If we still want some red in both states,
> the non-hovering 'X' itself could be red.
Blocks: 544816
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86 → All
No longer blocks: 544816
Blocks: 593293
blocking2.0: --- → ?
status2.0: --- → ?
Not going to hold the release for this. Would love to see some UX attention on this though.
blocking2.0: ? → -
> One possible suggestion would be to have the stop button only be red on hover
> and during loading have just a plain 'X' with a normal background, similar to
> how the refresh button state is done. If we still want some red in both states,
> the non-hovering 'X' itself could be red.

+1
status2.0: ? → ---
Component: Toolbars → Theme
Depends on: 684450
QA Contact: toolbars → theme
Whiteboard: fixed by bug 684450
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 9
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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