Question about the new bookmarking frame of Firefox 62

Lukas Waymann lb.waym at
Sun Aug 19 08:44:28 UTC 2018

The web-page provided image would be from an `og:image` meta tag, right?
That makes much more sense; are there plans to support using those in
the bookmark dialog?

Either way, I think it may be reasonable to postpone showing these
previews/screenshots in a release version until the card metaphor is
implemented in more places, and the value the previews/screenshots add
is more easily evident to users.

Maybe it would generally be sufficient to only show an image in the
bookmark dialog when an Open Graph image is available?

(I realize "an explicit non-goal" of firefox-dev is to "offer community
members the chance to post until they get satisfaction about their
concerns."  Feel free to point me anywhere else I can take this

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 02:48:54PM +0200, Dão Gottwald wrote:
> I can't fully answer the question but at least provide some context.
> 1. The basic idea was to establish a "card" metaphor. A card would, in
> different contexts, consistently represent a site and always have a title,
> an image, and a favicon.
> 2. The original design asks for a web-page provided preview image (see
> We don't have the
> infrastructure in place to use these images here, and many pages just won't
> provide one, so we'd fall back to the screenshot.
> (1) is a vision that we're only starting to implement. I'm not sure that
> the bookmark dialog is the best place to start. (2) will continue to be an
> issue -- a screenshot will always look redundant when you're already on the
> page.
> 2018-08-16 11:06 GMT+02:00 Lukas Waymann <meribold at>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > This is about the new bookmarking frame of Firefox 62: I was wondering
> > what the advantage of showing a small screenshot of the current webpage
> > is?  Isn't that screenshot just a thumbnail of the page the user is
> > already looking at anyway?
> >
> > I'm referring to <>.
> >
> > Off-topic: I asked this question in #ux first, but was told that IRC
> > channel is mostly dead as the UX team moved to a non-public channel on
> > Slack.  I also failed to find a more specialized mailing list to send
> > this message to.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Lukas

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