Open Bug 990548 Opened 6 years ago Updated 3 years ago

[Breakdown] Show an image of the UI as fast as possible on startup


(Firefox :: General, defect)

31 Branch
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(Reporter: phlsa, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Whiteboard: p=13)

Part of why Firefox doesn't feel as fast as it could is that it waits quite a long time on startup before showing a window.

To shorten that time span, we should investigate showing an image of the UI before the actual UI is ready (perhaps using system-level capabilities to show that image, so that we don't have to wait for XULrunner to be ready). Ideally, that image would only contain basic UI (few/no strings etc.) so that users don't get tricked into interacting with it. iOS already does this very successfully.

This is mostly an engineering breakdown bug, but I am happy to be the UX contact for it.
Flags: firefox-backlog?
No longer blocks: fxdesktoptriage
Flags: firefox-backlog? → firefox-backlog+
Whiteboard: p=13
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