Closed Bug 790268 Opened 8 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Prompting to try metro browser in desktop

Categories

(Tracking Graveyard :: Metro Operations, defect)

x86_64
Windows 8.1
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: mbrubeck, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: parity-ie, Whiteboard: [story])

Attachments

(1 file)

When IE10 is not set as the default browser on Windows 8, it asks the user whether to set it as default (just as Firefox does).  If the user says yes, then IE launches its Metro UI automatically.  This saves the user from going back to the start screen and re-launching IE to get to the Metro UI.

We should do the same, at least in the case where the user starts Firefox from a Metro tile (but it launches in desktop mode because it is not the default browser).
Component: Shell Integration → General
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Metro
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Whiteboard: [metro-mvp?][parity-ie]
Summary: [Metro] Launch Metro UI automatically after setting Firefox as default browser → Story – Automatically Open Metro Firefox at default browser choice, when the user launched not-default Firefox from its application tile on the Start screen.
Whiteboard: [metro-mvp?][parity-ie] → feature=story [metro-mvp][parity-ie]
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: feature=story [metro-mvp][parity-ie] → feature=story
Whiteboard: feature=story → feature=story [parity-ie]
Blocks: metrov2planning
No longer blocks: metrov1onhold
Priority: P3 → --
Whiteboard: feature=story [parity-ie] → [parity-ie]
Summary: Story – Automatically Open Metro Firefox at default browser choice, when the user launched not-default Firefox from its application tile on the Start screen. → Story - Automatically Open Metro Firefox at default browser choice, when the user launched not-default Firefox from its application tile on the Start screen.
Component: General → Metro Operations
Product: Firefox for Metro → Tracking
Version: Trunk → ---
Blocks: metrobacklog
No longer blocks: metrov2planning
Summary: Story - Automatically Open Metro Firefox at default browser choice, when the user launched not-default Firefox from its application tile on the Start screen. → Automatically Open Metro Firefox at default browser choice, when the user launched not-default Firefox from its application tile on the Start screen.
Whiteboard: [parity-ie] → [parity-ie] [story]
Some discussion around whether we should automatically drop the user into the metro mode here or provide some sort of messaging (an about:tab maybe) that advertises / explains how to get into metro mode.
Summary: Automatically Open Metro Firefox at default browser choice, when the user launched not-default Firefox from its application tile on the Start screen. → Prompting to try metro browser in desktop
Depends on: 967815
Removing 'ux' keyword as UX dependency bug has been created which blocks bug 790268.
Depends on: 963212
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
Mass bug change to replace various 'parity' whiteboard flags with the new canonical keywords. (See bug 1443764 comment 13.)
Keywords: parity-ie
Whiteboard: [parity-ie] [story] → [story]
We never shipped the metro support, closing!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Tracking → Tracking Graveyard
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