Move "+" image to the left side of the tab menu, to make it more thumb-friendly

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 12

Status

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Firefox for Android
General
P4
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
7 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: ibarlow, Assigned: sriram)

Tracking

({polish})

unspecified
Firefox 12
x86
Mac OS X
polish
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox12 verified, firefox13 verified, fennec11+)

Details

(Whiteboard: tabs-ux)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

Comment hidden (empty)

Updated

7 years ago
Assignee: nobody → mark.finkle
tracking-firefox11: --- → +
Priority: -- → P4

Updated

7 years ago
tracking-fennec: --- → 11+
tracking-firefox11: + → ---
(Assignee)

Updated

7 years ago
Assignee: mark.finkle → sriram
@:ibarlow, what about those that hold the device in their right hand as it is now? Can't win :)
(Reporter)

Comment 2

7 years ago
As a matter of fact, Madhava, Patryk and I have been talking about designing a way to make the UI reversible, for that very reason. Mking a browser that's comfortable to use is super important to us, so expect to see more thinking on that in the near future. :)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

7 years ago
Oh, sorry I misread your comment. The idea of moving the plus icon to the left is actually specifically for the benefit of people who hold the phone in their right hand. It's generally more comfortable to touch the left side of the screen with your thumb than it is to scrunch up your thumb to tap the right edge.

That said, my previous comment is still true, a reversible UI is something we are thinking about.
(Assignee)

Comment 4

7 years ago
Created attachment 590881 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

This patch moves the "+" to the left.
However, the touch area is available for the entire row (currently).
I don't find any change in "target size", except for a visual change to align the X and + on the left side.
Attachment #590881 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle)

Updated

7 years ago
Whiteboard: tabs-ux
Attachment #590881 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle) → review+
Why not move the + button to a static position like top and center?
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/be23da096c40
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 12
Sriram, be sure to request approval for aurora
Verified on M-C
Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:12.0a1) Gecko/20120130 Firefox/12.0a1 Fennec/12.0a1
status-firefox12: --- → verified
(Assignee)

Comment 10

7 years ago
Comment on attachment 590881 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

[Approval Request Comment]
User impact if declined: 
None. Just the "+" is moved from left to right. The tappable area remains the same.

Testing completed (on m-c, etc.): Landed on m-c on 01/28

Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky):
None.
Attachment #590881 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #590881 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+

Comment 11

6 years ago
Verified on:
Nightly Fennec 13.0a1 (2012-03-05)
Aurora Fennec 12.0a2 (2012-03-05)
Device: HTC Desire Z
OS: Android 2.3.3

The "+" is moved to the left and the touch area is available for the entire row.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
status-firefox13: --- → verified
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