Thumbnail for about:home is out of date/incorrect

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 20



6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: pretzer, Assigned: pretzer)


Firefox 20

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox15 affected, firefox16 affected, firefox17 affected, firefox20 verified)



(3 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)



6 years ago
Created attachment 653709 [details]
Screenshot of the issue

Bug 715928 added a static thumbnail to be shown when about:home is open in the tabs list, because taking screenshots was not possible on about:home. The layout of about:home has since been overhauled leaving the thumbnail out of date. 
In addition, even if it is updated to show the new styling, the thumbnail doesn't apply to the different layouts of landscape mode and tablets because the thumbnail always just shows the phone portrait mode.

Possible solutions:

1) Update the phone portrait thumbnail (and live with the fact that other layouts do not show a perfectly correct thumbnail)

2) Include a thumbnail for all every layout (probably not wanted, due to increased app size)

3) Use a generic icon/thumbnail that applies to all layouts (e.g. a big house icon)

4) Enable screenshots on about:home (might not be possible)


6 years ago
status-firefox15: --- → affected
status-firefox16: --- → affected
status-firefox17: --- → affected

Comment 1

6 years ago
I think it's easiest to just go with option 1) for now, since does not seem to be a big deal for anyone at the moment. Anything else could happen in a follow-up. Any other opinions?
Therefore I created the new thumbnails with the same width/height as the old ones. They'd also save us 11,4 KB in size ;-)

Comment 2

6 years ago
Created attachment 680569 [details]
The new tumbnails

Comment 3

6 years ago
Ian, can you have a look at the thumbnails I created and check if they work for now? Or do you prefer another solution?
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)
Hey thanks for taking a look at this Peter, these look great.

One thing -- I had been meaning to blank out the text, since on larger resolutions it's actually readable and would look incorrect for other locales. 

Would you mind trying one where you remove the "Top Sites" text and thumbnail titles? Keep all the backgrounds in place, just remove the titles.
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)

Comment 5

6 years ago
Created attachment 681010 [details]
The new thumbnails (localization friendly)

Like this?
Yep, thanks Peter.


6 years ago
Attachment #680569 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 7

6 years ago
Created attachment 681450 [details] [diff] [review]

I always wanted to submit a patch to Firefox, so here is my first try! \o/
No code change, I just swapped the three thumbnails.
Assignee: nobody → peter.retzer
Attachment #681450 - Flags: review?(sriram)
Comment on attachment 681450 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 681450 [details] [diff] [review]:

Oops. Sorry for getting late at this. This looks great :) :)
Attachment #681450 - Flags: review?(sriram) → review+

Comment 9

6 years ago
Thanks, Sriram! :-)
Keywords: checkin-needed
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 20
The about:home thumbnail was updated on the latest Nightly. Closing bug as verified fixed on:

Firefox 20.0a1 (2012-12-06)
Device: Galaxy Tab2 7"
OS: Android 4.0.3
status-firefox20: --- → verified
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