Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

defect
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: asa, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: p=0)

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(1 attachment)

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Updated

6 years ago
Priority: -- → P2
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Updated

6 years ago
Whiteboard: c=Install_and_setup u= p= → c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=
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Updated

6 years ago
Summary: Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes → Story – Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes
Whiteboard: c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p= → c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user feature=story
Whiteboard: c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user feature=story → feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=0
OS: Windows 8 → Windows 8 Metro
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Updated

6 years ago
Priority: P2 → P3
Blocks: metrov1planning
No longer blocks: metrov1backlog

Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 844837
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Updated

6 years ago
Summary: Story – Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes → Story - Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes
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Comment 1

6 years ago
Moving out to a later version. We'll get the desktop Frefox tile on Windows Start working in a later release.
Blocks: metrov2planning
No longer blocks: 831495, metrov1planning
I'm very concerned about launching without some sort of fix for this.  It seems like a serious UX regression for Windows users who prefer the desktop UI.

Consider the point of view of a Windows 8 desktop user who opens Firefox by clicking its tile.  One day, that user tries to open Firefox, but instead of the familiar desktop interface they are plunged into the unfamiliar Metro interface.  All of their bookmarks, history, and add-ons are gone.  There is no obvious way to get them back.  Even if they manage to figure out what happened, it's not immediately obvious how to put desktop Firefox back on the start screen.

I might be wrong about how bad this is, since both IE and Chrome have some similar issues.  But Chrome at least makes it relative easy to choose whether its tile launches the desktop browser or the Metro browser.  And IE's Metro interface is introduced to users when they are first learning Windows 8, rather than in a silent auto-update at some later date.

Anyway, I hope we can do some extensive user testing before launch to avoid turning off a huge number of Windows users with our Metro launch.

Updated

6 years ago
Component: General → Metro Operations
Product: Firefox for Metro → Tracking
Version: unspecified → ---
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Comment 3

6 years ago
Matt, you might be right.

A user who prefers desktop Firefox has launchers for desktop Firefox on the desktop.

Do we think that enough people are mostly resident in Metro but regularly want desktop Firefox rather than Metro Firefox, or that enough desktop resident people are using Windows Start as their launcher / Start menu replacement?
No longer blocks: metrov2planning
Whiteboard: feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=0 → [mvp?] feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=0
Whiteboard: [mvp?] feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=0 → [mvp?] feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=5
I prefer to add a Desktop option for how activation works like in IE10 and WONTFIX this one. 
The problem is that if we have 2 icons for the same app, then you set some other app as default (IE10 or chrome), then we have 2 launchers that go to the same place.
Blocks: metrov1onhold, 831495
No longer blocks: metrov1triage
Whiteboard: [mvp?] feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=5 → feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=5
Bug 849690 might be an alternative to this story.
See Also: → 849690
Blocks: metrov1planning
No longer blocks: metrov1onhold
Blocks: metrobacklog
No longer blocks: 831495, metrov1planning
Whiteboard: feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=5 → feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=0
Priority: P3 → P5
Priority: P5 → --
Summary: Story - Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes → Have Start and All Apps screen tiles for both Firefoxes
Whiteboard: feature=story c=Install_and_setup u=metro_desktop_user p=0 → [story]
No longer depends on: 844837
Component: Metro Operations → Firefox Start
Product: Tracking → Firefox for Metro
Whiteboard: [story] → p=0
Version: --- → unspecified
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
Mass close of bugs in obsolete product https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1350354
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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