Pre-load top site thumbnails for popular sites that disable caching?

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Firefox for Metro
Firefox Start
RESOLVED INVALID
5 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: bbondy, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [defect] p=0)

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
Should we preload some of the top 10 site thumbnails for the Firefox Start page that use https?

We have a really cool start page, but currently everyone's view of the start page that uses twitter, gmail, facebook, bing... will be a bit crappy with a solid block color for those top sites.

Or maybe we need to be less restrictive about when we generate thumbnail snapshots.  Ally mentioned a generate snapshots for https pref. I think we should only be using the no-cache Cache-Control http header?

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: Preload top site thumbnails for top sites that use https by default? → Defect - Pre-load top site thumbnails for top sites that use https by default?
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
(In reply to Brian R. Bondy [:bbondy] from comment #0)
> We have a really cool start page, but currently everyone's view of the start
> page that uses twitter, gmail, facebook, bing... will be a bit crappy with a
> solid block color for those top sites.

Another solution would be to grab screenshots using a background request without cookies, as desktop Firefox will do (bug 841495).

> Or maybe we need to be less restrictive about when we generate thumbnail
> snapshots.  Ally mentioned a generate snapshots for https pref. I think we
> should only be using the no-cache Cache-Control http header?

This is already fixed (bug 849819).
Depends on: 841495
OS: Windows 8 → Windows 8 Metro
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Summary: Defect - Pre-load top site thumbnails for top sites that use https by default? → Defect - Pre-load top site thumbnails for popular sites that disable caching?
Depends on: 850909
No longer depends on: 841495
FWIW this is pretty much what desktop's going to do in bug 870100 as a first start. Can we un-fork thumbnailing in the near term?

Comment 3

5 years ago
Why is this marked as a defect? Technically it's a new feature request.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

5 years ago
(In reply to Jim Mathies [:jimm] from comment #3)
> Why is this marked as a defect? Technically it's a new feature request.

I don't have the original story handy, but probably because the original story just said to present thumbnails and in some cases we're not showing them when we could by sending a request without cookies.  

The whole Defect vs Change things is sometimes subjective though so I don't give too much weight to it.

Updated

5 years ago
Priority: -- → P3

Updated

5 years ago
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → feature=defect c=Firefox_Start u=tbd p=0

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 821923
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Firefox_Start u=tbd p=0 → feature=defect c= u=tbd p=0

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 831923
No longer blocks: 821923

Updated

5 years ago
Whiteboard: feature=defect c= u=tbd p=0 → feature=defect c=firefox_start u=metro_firefox_user p=0

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 861683
No longer blocks: 859003

Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 831923

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 861680

Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 861683

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: Defect - Pre-load top site thumbnails for popular sites that disable caching? → Pre-load top site thumbnails for popular sites that disable caching?
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=firefox_start u=metro_firefox_user p=0 → [defect] p=0

Updated

4 years ago
Priority: P3 → --
(Assignee)

Updated

4 years ago
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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