Firefox/Features/Tab move detach animations
|Tab move/detach animations|
|Status note||We've identified a handful of regressions as well as this feature impacting DND for existing tab related add-ons. The team is evaluating backed out the changes for Firefox 8.|
|Product manager||Asa Dotzler|
|Directly Responsible Individual||Alex Limi|
|Lead engineer||Frank Yan|
|QA lead||Paul Silaghi|
|UX lead||Alex Limi|
|Product marketing lead||`|
Stage 1: Definition
1. Feature overview
When dragging tabs on the tab bar, we should show the tab and animate when you rearrange them, instead of showing a placeholder indicator like we currently do. We should also show a thumbnail of the page on detach operations, and make sure we have a good threshold, so this isn't triggered accidentally.
This feature falls primarily in the Experience category (from the "Discover, Experience, and Connect" vision statement.)
We're making this change because:
- It's a 1:1 representation of what will happen when you drag a tab, and makes it clearer which action you're actually performing.
- It also makes it easier to see when you're moving tabs vs. detaching.
- Also, it's pretty ;)
2. Users & use cases
- Ability to move tabs left/right and have them animate when being rearranged.
- Ability to detach a tab to a new window and put back a detached tab into an existing window.
Stage 2: Design
5. Functional specification
6. User experience design
- Interaction is described in bug 455694.
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 for Firefox 8 Beta||Test Plan|