Closed Bug 937234 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Defect - Don't show progress bar on about:* pages

Categories

(Firefox for Metro Graveyard :: General, defect, P2)

x86_64
Windows 8
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: sfoster, Unassigned)

Details

Follow-up from bug 934714, via :yuan: 

"One overall design goal on those in-content pages(from desktop to mobile) is to make it feel less like a webpage, more like one part of chrome. 

If the in-content pages can be displayed without any perceived waiting time, we should go ahead and disable showing progress bar."
Summary: Don't show progress bar on about:* pages → Defect - Don't show progress bar on about:* pages
Whiteboard: [triage] → [triage] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
Whiteboard: [triage] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [release28] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
Assignee: nobody → sfoster
Blocks: metrov1it21
No longer blocks: metrov1backlog
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2
QA Contact: jbecerra
Whiteboard: [release28] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [release28] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=2
Whiteboard: [release28] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=2 → [beta28] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=2
:yuan, are there particular about: pages you think we should remove the progress bar from? I can do this as a white-list. I can also just flag any about: url, but I'm having second thoughts about what that would achieve. About:start is a special case, and it is the only one the user will see without typing themselves into the address bar. I follow the logic for treating about:* as chrome, but unless there's an observed and confirmed problem maybe we can punt on this until v2 - or just wontfix?
Flags: needinfo?(ywang)
I agree that about:start is the most important one.
I cannot think of any other frequent used about:* page. They are made for power users really. 

Given the fact that there is no data to show which about:* page is most frequently used. I am okay with putting it off until v2.

Do we have any way to track the usage of about:* pages? Telemetry?
Flags: needinfo?(ywang)
I've filed bug 949277 to cover tracking usage of about: pages so we can bring some data to this and similar decisions. I've voting wontfix on this; when we know more we can file a new bug to take the appropriate action.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Assignee: sfoster → nobody
No longer blocks: metrov1it21
QA Contact: jbecerra
Whiteboard: [beta28] feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=2
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