Status of click-to-play plugins in Firefox 24/26

Mike de Boer mdeboer at mozilla.com
Wed Oct 30 10:26:12 UTC 2013


On Oct 29, 2013, at 8:50 PM, Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin at smedbergs.us> wrote:

> On 10/29/2013 3:44 PM, Gijs Kruitbosch wrote:
>> Non-UI expert idea coming up, please shoot me down: a lot of feedback seemed to say that the lego block icon wasn't obvious enough.
> You mean the icon in the page, or the icon in the location bar? In general, the goal is for the icon in the location bar not to be obvious: the primary UI is clicking on the plugin in the page.
> 
>> Notification bars are strongly disliked (and with good reasons). Could we do something like we do for the downloads icon, and display an animation of sorts that highlights the lego block temporarily, and/or use a more obvious color than (at least on OS X) the blend-in-with-the-nav-bar-grey?
> We do make the notification icon blue when the plugin on the page is hidden (or now also when it is removed).
> 

IF there’s a problem with the discoverability of the grey/ blue icon, Jared’s http://people.mozilla.org/~jwein/shine.html could make it stand out more. Just a thought ;)

- Mike.

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