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Haptic buzz when tapping on clickable elements

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

()

Firefox for Android
General
P3
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
8 months ago

People

(Reporter: johnath, Assigned: mfinkle)

Tracking

unspecified
ARM
Android
Points:
---
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox11 fixed, fennec11+)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
<johnath> madhava: should we use haptics on link clicks, or is that a terrible, terrible idea?
<madhava> johnath: not against it
<johnath> madhava: I'll put it in a bug
<chofmann> johnath: that would solve my feedback problem, not understanding if my link click actually happened...

I suspect it's cheap, maybe worth experimenting with having a haptic buzz triggered by link navigations, to make them feel a little more prominent?

Not sure where haptics would land, cc'ng some people who will know, though.
https://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/xpcom/system/nsIHapticFeedback.idl#54

Comment 2

5 years ago
dupe of bug 595441? or would we track for native separately?

by the way, I love this idea.
Created attachment 580035 [details] [diff] [review]
WIP

This should work, but isn't. The method is getting called when we tap links and buttons in web content. Yes, I have haptic feedback "on" in settings.
Assignee: nobody → mark.finkle
Created attachment 580064 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

This patch adds support for "performHapticFeedback" back into GeckoAppShell. It also limits the haptic feedback to "clickable" elements.
Attachment #580035 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #580064 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs)
Priority: -- → P3
Attachment #580064 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs) → review+
(Assignee)

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: Haptic buzz on link click → Haptic buzz when tapping on clickable elements
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/b4293d6a23ff

Updated

5 years ago
Depends on: 709048
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/b4293d6a23ff
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Comment 7

5 years ago
I um... *really* like this.

Asa maybe disagrees, or maybe is seeing more than the expected quantity of haptics? ( https://twitter.com/#!/asadotzler/status/145926037845458945 )

Asa - are you disliking the feature as-designed, or do you have a new bug for us?
(In reply to Johnathan Nightingale [:johnath] from comment #7)
> I um... *really* like this.
> 
> Asa maybe disagrees, or maybe is seeing more than the expected quantity of
> haptics? ( https://twitter.com/#!/asadotzler/status/145926037845458945 )
> 
> Asa - are you disliking the feature as-designed, or do you have a new bug
> for us?

bug 709048

Comment 9

5 years ago
I am seeing haptic buzz every time I touch the screen. I think that's too much. On link clicks or form button presses, etc. I think the buzz is nice. On scrolling and panning and other actions, it feels like way too much.
(In reply to Asa Dotzler [:asa] from comment #9)
> I am seeing haptic buzz every time I touch the screen. I think that's too
> much. On link clicks or form button presses, etc. I think the buzz is nice.
> On scrolling and panning and other actions, it feels like way too much.

That should be fixed by bug 709048.
tracking-fennec: --- → 11+
status-firefox11: --- → fixed
Depends on: 712772
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