Closed Bug 735564 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

about:newtab has on-hover UI that doesn't work well with touch-screens


(Firefox :: General, defect)

Windows 8
Not set



Firefox 14
Tracking Status
firefox13 --- verified


(Reporter: Unfocused, Assigned: Unfocused)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: [qa+])


(1 file)

Running a Windows 8 tablet - touch-screen, no mouse. The new tab page has on-hover UI (pin/unpin, forget) that doesn't work well with a touch-screen.

Current workaround is to start moving a thumbnail, drop it in it's original place, then hit one of the buttons.
Might be able to include a CSS media type for handheld which makes the buttons always visible?

@media handheld {
  .newtab-control {
    opacity: 1;

in /browser/base/content/newtab/newTab.css
That sounds like a good idea to me. I unfortunately don't have a handheld that runs default Firefox. Anyone willing to test this? Should I kick off a try build?
A tablet isn't a handheld. You want -moz-touch-enabled.
Attached patch Patch v1Splinter Review
This works.
Assignee: nobody → bmcbride
Attachment #606161 - Flags: review?(ttaubert)
Comment on attachment 606161 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

Review of attachment 606161 [details] [diff] [review]:

Nice, thank you!
Attachment #606161 - Flags: review?(ttaubert) → review+
Flags: in-testsuite-
Flags: in-litmus-
Keywords: checkin-needed
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 14
Comment on attachment 606161 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

[Approval Request Comment]
Regression caused by (bug #): new newtab layout
User impact if declined: thumbnail controls unreachable on touch devices running desktop firefox
Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): small css-only fix, virtually no risk
String changes made by this patch: none
Attachment #606161 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Comment on attachment 606161 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v1

[Triage Comment]
Looks good, low risk and positive user experience impact.
Attachment #606161 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
Whiteboard: [qa+]
Verified on Fx13b6 20120528154913 on a touch screen machine with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Previous builds do not show the pin/remove icons, but they always show on Fx13b6.
Thanks Juan.
Blocks: 1055531
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