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App UI should never be visible when an overlay (prompt, value selector, etc) is open.



Firefox OS
Gaia::System::Window Mgmt
5 years ago
20 days ago


(Reporter: jcarpenter, Assigned: alive)


Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking-basecamp:-, b2g18+)


(Whiteboard: interaction, UX-P2)


(2 attachments)



5 years ago
Build: 20121226061418

Error prompts 


1. Open Twitter from E.me > Social.
2. Turn on Airplane mode form Power menu.
3. An error prompt appears.

Expected: prompt covers all app UI, including the E.me wrapper footer.
Actual: prompt is partially covered up by still visible E.me wrapper.

This is a big no no. Prompts (and value selectors, incoming call screens, etc) should always cover the foreground app completely. They should be on a higher z-depth. We've worked very hard in interaction design patterns and visual design to establish this fundamental spatial rule of the UI. 

Nominating bb+. The current implementation:

* ...fails to properly implement a basic UX rule (visual and usability problem)
* ...breaks functionality by preventing the user from easily interacting with overlay inputs. Very frustrating for users who are trying to complete a form, clear an error message, etc.
Triage: people in triage cannot reproduce and see #3 (the error prompt). can you provide a screenshot or updated STR?
Flags: needinfo?(jcarpenter)
Will make an attempt to reproduce following triage today.
QA Contact: mozillamarcia.knous
I wasn't able to repro using the 12-27-12 nightly unagi build, will try the updated build which just came out. I did see a flash when I switched to airplane mode but that was all.


5 years ago
Component: Gaia → Gaia::System

Comment 4

5 years ago
Created attachment 696647 [details]
Screenshot 1
Flags: needinfo?(jcarpenter)

Comment 5

5 years ago
Created attachment 696648 [details]
Screenshot 2

Comment 6

5 years ago
Hi folks, please see the attachments above :)
blocking-basecamp: ? → -
tracking-b2g18: --- → +
Assignee: nobody → alive


4 years ago
Component: Gaia::System → Gaia::System::Window Mgmt

Comment 7

20 days ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Last Resolved: 20 days ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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