Last Comment Bug 784297 - Thumbnail for about:home is out of date/incorrect
: Thumbnail for about:home is out of date/incorrect
Product: Firefox for Android
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
: Trunk
: ARM Android
-- normal (vote)
: Firefox 20
Assigned To: Peter Retzer (:pretzer)
: Sebastian Kaspari (:sebastian)
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Reported: 2012-08-21 04:00 PDT by Peter Retzer (:pretzer)
Modified: 2012-12-06 06:10 PST (History)
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Screenshot of the issue (167.59 KB, image/png)
2012-08-21 04:00 PDT, Peter Retzer (:pretzer)
no flags Details
The new tumbnails (100.21 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2012-11-12 02:42 PST, Peter Retzer (:pretzer)
no flags Details
The new thumbnails (localization friendly) (91.26 KB, application/zip)
2012-11-13 05:29 PST, Peter Retzer (:pretzer)
no flags Details
patch (118.09 KB, patch)
2012-11-14 05:13 PST, Peter Retzer (:pretzer)
sriram.mozilla: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review

Description User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-08-21 04:00:45 PDT
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 The layout of about:home has since been overhauled leaving the thumbnail out of date.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)
Comment 1 User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-11-12 02:41:59 PST
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 User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-11-12 02:42:46 PST
Created attachment 680569 [details]
The new tumbnails
Comment 3 User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-11-13 02:04:39 PST
Ian, can you have a look at the thumbnails I created and check if they work for now? Or do you prefer another solution?
Comment 4 User image Ian Barlow (:ibarlow) 2012-11-13 05:01:14 PST
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.
Comment 5 User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-11-13 05:29:12 PST
Created attachment 681010 [details]
The new thumbnails (localization friendly)

Like this?
Comment 6 User image Ian Barlow (:ibarlow) 2012-11-13 05:35:03 PST
Yep, thanks Peter.
Comment 7 User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-11-14 05:13:15 PST
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.
Comment 8 User image Sriram Ramasubramanian [:sriram] 2012-12-03 12:17:00 PST
Comment on attachment 681450 [details] [diff] [review]

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

Oops. Sorry for getting late at this. This looks great :) :)
Comment 9 User image Peter Retzer (:pretzer) 2012-12-03 12:29:48 PST
Thanks, Sriram! :-)
Comment 10 User image Sriram Ramasubramanian [:sriram] 2012-12-03 13:22:52 PST
Comment 11 User image Ryan VanderMeulen [:RyanVM] 2012-12-04 19:08:48 PST
Comment 12 User image Cristian Nicolae (:xti) 2012-12-06 06:10:15 PST
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

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