Features/Desktop/Expose prefs for tabs-on-demand
|Expose prefs for tabs-on-demand|
|Release target||Firefox 8|
|Product manager||Asa Dotzler|
|Directly Responsible Individual||Alex Limi|
|Lead engineer||Paul O'Shannessy|
|QA lead||Mihaela Velimiroviciu|
|Product marketing lead||`|
- Talk to Paul about estimates & tracking
- There are cases where you want all tabs to load in the background. We'd like to expose the preference to enable the old behavior for the people that prefer this.
Stage 1: Definition
1. Feature overview
Firefox 4 has the hidden ability to load tabs on-demand by setting the maximum number of concurrent tabs being restored to "0" — now that the feature has been in the wild for a while, we'd like to expose it as the default behavior for session restore. It makes startup a lot faster, and uses a lot less memory.
This feature falls primarily in the Experience category (from the "Discover, Experience, and Connect" vision statement.)
2. Users & use cases
- Ability to toggle on-demand loading of tabs.
Stage 2: Design
5. Functional specification
6. User experience design
When you select "Show my windows and tabs from last time" in Prefs -> General, we should show an indented checkbox "Load on demand" that toggles this setting. This should be enabled by default.
Stage 3: Planning
7. Implementation plan
Quality Assurance review
Stage 4: Development
Stage 5: Release
10. Landing criteria
|Theme / Goal||`|
|Engineering team||Desktop front-end|
Team status notes
|Quality assurance||Signed Off||Test Plan|