Show "Firefox Nightly" as an individual tile under a zoomed-out view of "Apps"

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

defect
P4
normal
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: ywang, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 8.1

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: p=0)

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We need to customize the Apps page, list "Firefox Nightly" as an individual tile. The users could tap and open the app without going into the alphabetical list, which may increases the visibility of our apps.

To make this happen, we need to add a new folder named "Firefox Nightly" under this path: "ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs", and move the shortcut to the "Firefox Nightly" folder.

I think it's better to create separate folders for the upcoming "Firefox Aurora", and eventually "Firefox". So we could increase the visibility of Firefox as much as we can on this page. 

We need to look into how we could do this automatically for the users when they first install Firefox Nightly on the Windows 8 machine.
this seems a bit messy for upgrades and existing installs, I'd prefer if we moved this out to v2.
Hi Asa, can we move this out to V2 as Brian has recommended?
Flags: needinfo?(asa)
Agreed. Let's move this out. We should dig into this though because I do think we'll want this or similar in v2.
Flags: needinfo?(asa)
Blocks: metrov2planning
No longer blocks: metrov1triage

Updated

6 years ago
Component: General → Install/Update

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 935467
No longer blocks: metrov2planning
No longer blocks: 935467
Whiteboard: [feature] p=0
(In reply to Yuan Wang(:Yuan) – Firefox UX Team from comment #0)
> To make this happen, we need to add a new folder named "Firefox Nightly"
> under this path: "ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs", and
> move the shortcut to the "Firefox Nightly" folder.

We used to do this, but we eliminated the sub folder. I'm not sure why. rstrong would know. Generally if we had a good reason for not creating a programs folder, we probably won't want to go back despite any negative side effects on win8.
Flags: needinfo?(robert.strong.bugs)
On non-Win8 it takes less clicks and is overall cleaner in the Start menu. I am fine with doing this on Win8 and above.
Flags: needinfo?(robert.strong.bugs)
Priority: -- → P4
Whiteboard: [feature] p=0 → p=0
Changing this after release can be a pita so if you want to do this it is by far best to do it now.
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)
(In reply to Robert Strong [:rstrong] (use needinfo to contact me) from comment #7)
> Changing this after release can be a pita so if you want to do this it is by
> far best to do it now.

We would have to change desktop as well since we share the main shortcut we install in Start Menu. I think we could just add the folder on win8 and create a new shortcut/delete the old one.

Regardless this is p4 so not a priority.
Flags: needinfo?(jmathies)
You would have to change the location of the Start Menu shortcut on Win8 desktop. I suspect that if you delete it and then create a new one then any customizations the user has made will be lost.
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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