Firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

defect
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: jbecerra, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 8.1

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
Tested on 2013-06-27 using latest nightly.

While test driving Windows 8.1 I noticed that after installing the nightly and setting up as my default browser, the Nightly tiled was not shown in the Windows Start page automatically.

Steps:
1. Install Windows 8.1 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-download)
2. Download and install Firefox Nightly (nightly.mozilla.org)
3. Set it up as your default browser
4. Go to the Start page

Expected: The Nightly tile should be there.

Actual: By default the Nightly tile is not added to the Start page.

You can go to the list of all Apps and you can then bring up the context menu to pin it, and it will then show in the Start page.

This is different from Windows 8 where this happens automatically. It could be intended because the new Windows 8.1 interface has a simplified Start page.
I thought this was one of the "features" of Windows 8.1?  I remember reading that it would not be possible for apps to pin themselves, and only the user would have that power.
Summary: defect - firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1 → Defect - firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
I don't think a bug in a non-released rev of the os should block v1.
Let's not go changing anything until we're sure that change is shipping to the world in a release. Also, let's wait to hear back on our query about any changes to the Modern Style Enabled Desktop Browsers docs.
Moving to Triage Backlog based on Comment #3 from Asa.
Blocks: metrov1triage
No longer blocks: metrov1defect&change
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [on hold] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
Whiteboard: [on hold] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [triaged-on hold] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
Blocks: metrov1defect&change
No longer blocks: metrov1triage

Updated

6 years ago
Whiteboard: [triaged-on hold] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [triaged-on hold][8.1] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
Summary: Defect - firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1 → Defect - [8.1] firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1
Blocks: metrov1planning
No longer blocks: metrov1defect&change

Updated

6 years ago
Component: General → Install/Update
Depends on: 915761

Updated

6 years ago
Whiteboard: [triaged-on hold][8.1] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [8.1] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
I think this is just how win8.1 works.  New apps do not get pinned to the start screen.
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-find-your-installed-apps

Also see bug 915375.
Per testing results in bug 915761, this appears to be out of our control. I think we should keep this bug open though in the hope that at some point we'll be able to come up with something.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Blocks: metrov2planning
No longer blocks: metrov1planning
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Status: REOPENED → NEW

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 935467
No longer blocks: metrov2planning
Summary: Defect - [8.1] firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1 → Firefox metro tile does not get pinned by default on Windows 8.1
Whiteboard: [8.1] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [defect] p=0
I would like this investigated to see if there is anything we can do about pinning this app to the Start page (obviously for ease of discoverability once the app has been downloaded).
No longer blocks: 935467
This data is stored in a binary file (appsfolder.itemdata-ms) in the user data folder. AFAICT there's no api to manipulate it, and editing it manually seems like a bad idea.

We could simulate user input to try and pin, but that's hackish.

At this point we have no good solution here.
Resolving because this is a change in Windows policy, and no longer a feature that Windows supports.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
No longer blocks: metrobacklog
Whiteboard: [defect] p=0
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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