Firefox/Features/Locationbar Domain Highlight

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Highlight the domain name in the location bar
Stage Shipped
Status Complete
Release target Firefox 6
Health OK
Status note `


Product manager Asa Dotzler
Directly Responsible Individual Dao Gottwald
Lead engineer Dao Gottwald
Security lead Curtis Koenig
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Simona Badau (irc: simonab)
UX lead `
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members `

Open issues/risks

Highlight the full domain (like Chrome) or only the base domain (like IE, Opera)? We're currently doing the latter. Do we want a pref for this?

Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Indirectly emphasize the full or base domain in the location bar by de-emphasizing/graying out the rest.

This feature falls primarily in the Discover category (from the "Discover, Experience, and Connect" vision statement.)

We're making this change because:

  • The advantage is to be able to quickly identify what site you're on, and avoid getting tricked into thinking it's a different site.

2. Users & use cases


3. Dependencies


4. Requirements



Chrome and Opera go further and hide "http://", for instance. That's not part of this feature.

Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan


8. Reviews

Security review


Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation

Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority P1
Rank 999
Theme / Goal `
Roadmap Firefox Desktop
Secondary roadmap `
Feature list Desktop
Project `
Engineering team Desktop front-end

Team status notes

  status notes
Products ` `
Engineering ` `
Security pass `
Privacy ` `
Localization ` `
Accessibility ` `
Quality assurance Ready to land in Firefox 6 `
User experience ` `
Product marketing ` `
Operations ` `