Closed Bug 715213 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

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


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect, P4)



(firefox12 verified, firefox13 verified, fennec11+)

Firefox 12
Tracking Status
firefox12 --- verified
firefox13 --- verified
fennec 11+ ---


(Reporter: ibarlow, Assigned: sriram)


(Keywords: polish, Whiteboard: tabs-ux)


(1 file)

No description provided.
Assignee: nobody → mark.finkle
Priority: -- → P4
tracking-fennec: --- → 11+
Assignee: mark.finkle → sriram
@:ibarlow, what about those that hold the device in their right hand as it is now? Can't win :)
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. :)
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.
Attached patch PatchSplinter Review
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)
Whiteboard: tabs-ux
Attachment #590881 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle) → review+
Why not move the + button to a static position like top and center?
Closed: 9 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
Comment on attachment 590881 [details] [diff] [review]

[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):
Attachment #590881 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Attachment #590881 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
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.
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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