[FIG] Hard to swipe between panels on tablets

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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P1
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: ibarlow, Assigned: sriram)

Tracking

26 Branch
All
Android
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(fennec26+)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
We need to adjust the swipe threshold for moving between panels on the Awesomescreen. 

It's easy to do on phones, but on tablets the threshold is larger than what can comfortably be achieved by a thumb swipe.

Updated

5 years ago
tracking-fennec: --- → ?

Updated

5 years ago
OS: Mac OS X → Android
Hardware: x86 → All
Assignee: nobody → lucasr.at.mozilla
tracking-fennec: ? → 26+
Assignee: lucasr.at.mozilla → sriram
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
What's needed here?

Updated

5 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)
(Reporter)

Comment 2

5 years ago
A smaller swipe threshold for switching panels, so that you can comfortably swipe with your thumb to move from panel to panel.
Flags: needinfo?(ibarlow)
(Assignee)

Comment 3

5 years ago
Hacking the thumb tracking logic will make us re-write entire ViewPager tracking. At this point in the cycle, that approach feels scary. Also, we have a TabWidget in tablets, that the users can tap to switch between pages -- instead of relying on scrolling between pages. Shall we mark this WONTFIX or track it for 27?
(In reply to Sriram Ramasubramanian [:sriram] from comment #3)
> Hacking the thumb tracking logic will make us re-write entire ViewPager
> tracking. At this point in the cycle, that approach feels scary. Also, we
> have a TabWidget in tablets, that the users can tap to switch between pages
> -- instead of relying on scrolling between pages. Shall we mark this WONTFIX
> or track it for 27?

We could probably override ViewPager's touch handling and add some logic "on top" of the default behaviour. However, this is prone to breaking the ViewPager in subtle ways.

Unless ibarlow feels strongly about it, I'm leaning towards a WONTFIX here.
(In reply to Lucas Rocha (:lucasr) from comment #4)

> We could probably override ViewPager's touch handling and add some logic "on
> top" of the default behaviour. However, this is prone to breaking the
> ViewPager in subtle ways.
> 
> Unless ibarlow feels strongly about it, I'm leaning towards a WONTFIX here.

Overriding the built-in behavior is always worrisome. We lose any platform fixes and future changes. We also add our own bugs.

I'd like to vote for WONTFIX too.
It might be interesting to look at the homescreen launcher for Tablets and see if they're using different values here. While its not a ViewPager, I'd expect they're using the same system values and should have similar behavior.

Do you find the homescreen hard to flip on the same device ian?
(Reporter)

Comment 7

5 years ago
I would say the Android home screen and our Awesomescreen are equally hard to swipe through. Which gives me an uneasy feeling about the future of this bug :(
(Reporter)

Comment 8

5 years ago
I guess it's a wontfix for now

:(
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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