Closed Bug 915375 Opened 9 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Change - Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to "View in Metro" Firefox from Desktop Firefox)

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

x86_64
Windows 8
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 924914

People

(Reporter: bbondy, Unassigned)

References

Details

Getting into "Metro Firefox" from "Desktop Firefox" is getting harder in Windows 8.1.  Users need to manually pin "Metro Firefox" to the start screen, or go to the 2nd start screen for all apps. [1]

We currently allow switching from "Metro Firefox" to "Desktop Firefox", but not the other way around.

Adding an option in Desktop Firefox is a good idea because it allows users who are detaching their keyboard to easily switch to a touch friendly browser. 

More importantly, it gives us an extra chance to prompt for default browser status (which is linked to the ability to use Metro Firefox).  If the browser isn't the default, and the user selects to switch to Metro Firefox, then we would prompt for default status there. 

I'd normally say let's add an option to the Firefox Menu, but I think that's going away with Australis.  Maybe we need an enabled by default toolbar icon on the top right?

It's currently too hard for a user to i) Set the default via Firefox, ii) Finish with the flyout or control panel, iii) go to the start screen, iv) click on all apps, v) finally click on the browser, or pin it.  A single point of entry via a single button from Desktop Firefox would help.

I think the button would be something like "View page in Metro Firefox" on the button tooltip.

[1]: http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-find-your-installed-apps
Yep. This sounds useful to me. Shorlander, Madhava, Gavin, Dolske, what do you all think about a (conditional on being a Windows 8.x user) "View in Metro" trigger appearing somewhere prominently in Australis Aero Flat?
Duplicate of this bug: 899269
Summary: Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to switch to Metro Firefox from Desktop Firefox) → [MP] Change - Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to switch to Metro Firefox from Desktop Firefox)
Whiteboard: [preview-triage][ux-wanted] → [preview][ux-wanted]
I don't have any philosophical objections :) I'll defer to UXers on what it should look like/how it should work.
No longer blocks: MetroPreviewRelease
Summary: [MP] Change - Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to switch to Metro Firefox from Desktop Firefox) → Change - Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to switch to Metro Firefox from Desktop Firefox)
Whiteboard: [preview][ux-wanted] → [ux-wanted]
Summary: Change - Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to switch to Metro Firefox from Desktop Firefox) → Change - Make it easier to get into Metro Firefox (Add a way to "View in Metro" Firefox from Desktop Firefox)
See Also: → 924914
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 924914
No longer blocks: metrov1backlog
Whiteboard: [ux-wanted]
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