Only show TabsToolbar gradient in classic themes

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 28

Status

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defect
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: mconley, Assigned: mconley)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug)

Trunk
Firefox 28
x86_64
Windows XP
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [Australis:M9][Australis:P1])

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(1 attachment)

We have this vertical gradient spanning the entire background of the tabstrip in Windows XP when using Luna (blue, silver, olive).

I think this is slowing us down. The gradient is (arguably) useful in classic themes where the titlebar gets a horizontal gradient from the system, and so the vertical gradient helps to make background tab labels easier to read.

But not for Luna. The gradient there is just silly.

And, handily enough, preliminary testing shows that removing this gradient gives us TART wins across the board for at least Windows XP.
Cc'ing people who might be interested in this bug.
Posted patch Patch v1Splinter Review
This patch makes it so that the gradient is only ever visible when using classic themes.
Attachment #809954 - Flags: review+
I didn't expect an r+ so fast. :) I'll just land this then, and we'll see what wins we get. Try pushes cancelled.
Landed on UX as https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/ux/rev/bd0548b83afc
Whiteboard: [Australis:M?][Australis:P1] → [Australis:M9][Australis:P1][fixed-in-ux]
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/bd0548b83afc
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [Australis:M9][Australis:P1][fixed-in-ux] → [Australis:M9][Australis:P1]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 28
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