Add-on sync needs visual progress feedback

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Cloud Services
Firefox Sync: UI
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: reuben, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [sync:addons])

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
We don't have any visual feedback when add-ons are being synched. It's confusing and the user might try to install his add-ons again. We should add a panel to the Add-ons Manager mentioning that Sync is in progress or something like that.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Not sure how we'll want to proceed here. On one hand, I agree with you. On the other, one of the tenets of Sync is for it to "just work" [without any UI].

When Sync is installing extensions, about:addons will show progress as it is being made. Basically, an extension will magically show up once it is installed by Sync.

Assigning to Sync product for now. Maybe add-ons people can comment.
Component: General → Firefox Sync: UI
Product: Firefox → Mozilla Services
QA Contact: general → sync-ui
Yeah I'm unsure what we'd do here. The synced add-ons should show up in the add-ons manager anyway (even if a restart is necessary to install them), and I wouldn't expect there to be an issue if users tried installing add-ons again.
(In reply to Gregory Szorc [:gps] from comment #1)
> When Sync is installing extensions, about:addons will show progress as it is
> being made. Basically, an extension will magically show up once it is
> installed by Sync.

Yep. It'll even show a progress bar for the download/install progress.

One thing the Add-ons Manager could do is show something in the manual-install confirmation dialog - "You already have this add-on installed". Which would be useful even without Sync. Filed bug 756348.
Greg: more triage needed?
Flags: needinfo?(gps)
Whiteboard: [sync:addons]

Comment 5

4 years ago
I don't believe there is any interest for this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(gps)
Keywords: uiwanted
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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