Investigate Windows 8 metro tile integration

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

defect
RESOLVED INVALID
8 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: bbondy, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86_64
Windows 8.1
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

8 years ago
Investigate providing more information or functionality from our Firefox metro tile. 

I'm not sure of the best thing to do here, but perhaps we can have some discussions on possibilities.
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Comment 1

8 years ago
One idea is to have the tabs that the user has open be scrolled through periodically.  

Also you can have a number on the bottom right or glyph so other ideas for what those can do are welcome.

Comment 2

8 years ago
Not too sure you can do much with the tile, other than show a number for the number of app tabs that have gone into that blue state from an update. Showing the tabs will look sloppy, and there may be privacy issues.

Updated

7 years ago
OS: Windows 8 → Windows 8 Metro

Comment 3

7 years ago
Here are the various tile templates available in Windows 8
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/Hh761491

Updated

7 years ago
Depends on: 735008

Updated

7 years ago
Component: Widget: Win32 → Shell Integration
Product: Core → Fennec
QA Contact: win32 → shell-integration
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Some possible use cases about live tiles:
1. Notifications of download progress; 
2. Notifications from IM or mail sites, for example: the number of new mails,new chat msg. 
3. Integrating with chat functions

The 2 and 3 ones can be applied on secondary tiles. If the pinned site has chat/msg functions, tile can show the live updates.
Reporter

Comment 5

7 years ago
Windows 8 does not allow metro style enabled desktop browsers to have live tiles at this time, I'm marking this as resolved/invalid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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