Suggestion: Use full area of high resolution icon for displaying icons in home screen instead of wrapping icon in a button

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 25



6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: sole, Assigned: wesj)


Firefox 25

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(1 attachment)

This will make shortcuts blend nicely with the rest of icons, and make better use of the provided high resolution icons where present.

Current favicon-in-a-button style could be still used when the website doesn't provide a high resolution icon.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Do you have a screenshot of how it current looks?
It was for another bug, but here's more or less how they look currently in different versions:

Comment 3

6 years ago
Hmm not sure what the issue is.  I created a transparent .png for the homescreen/launcher icon.  It seems to be adding in a background behind the icon?  

Here's some documentation:
Yes, it currently adds a background i.e. puts the provided icon in a button. My suggestion is to stop doing that, and use the app-provided icon without further modifications.

Comment 5

6 years ago
Posted patch PatchSplinter Review
You ok with this mfinkle? I thought at one point we wanted to emphasize these are "bookmarks" and not "apps", but I could be remembering wrong.

We should use apple-touch-icon as well, but that will require more work updating our favicon db to handle storing multiple icons (or at least the urls for multiple icons) for a single site.
Attachment #767841 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle)
Comment on attachment 767841 [details] [diff] [review]

The patch itself looks fine, but I think we need get Ian to buy into this idea. Some screenshots showing the difference might be useful.
Attachment #767841 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle) → review+
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)
(In reply to Wesley Johnston (:wesj) from comment #5)
> Created attachment 767841 [details] [diff] [review]
> Patch
> You ok with this mfinkle? I thought at one point we wanted to emphasize
> these are "bookmarks" and not "apps", but I could be remembering wrong.

I remember that too, but I think I'm less concerned about that than I once was. If we can get bigger and better looking icons, we should.

Some screenshots would be nice, though.
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)


6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → wjohnston
OS: Mac OS X → Android
Hardware: x86 → ARM
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 25
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