Bug 832808 - default home page lacks buttons, no easy way to fix
default home page lacks buttons, no easy way to fix
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-17 10:29 EDT by Michael S. Tsirkin
Modified: 2012-06-21 09:26 EDT (History)
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Description Michael S. Tsirkin 2012-06-17 10:29:43 EDT
Description of problem:
firefox homepage (about:home)
now has convenient buttons to go to popular
locations: Downloads,Bookmarks,History,Addons,Sync,Settings.
This is more convenient than hunting for them in menus,
and also addresses the problem that the location
is different between firefox on linux and windows.

For branding, Fedora changed the homepage to:
whiuch lacks these buttons.
Default homepage also does not need internet access to work,
fedora's one does.

Especially annoying as promotional video you get
from firefox update highlights these buttons
as a new feature.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. disconnect from internet
2. start new instance firefox
3. click home if not already there

Actual results:
get an error page

Expected results:
should get a local homepage with access to downloads,
settings etc.

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Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2012-06-21 06:47:24 EDT
The default Fedora homepage is used by other browsers too (epiphany, midori, seamonkey) and it's something what user should see when the browser is started for first time. We can consider to switch it to the "firstrun" page, but it's more political than technical decision. I suggest to raise such question on fedora-devel or file a FESCO ticket.
Comment 2 Michael S. Tsirkin 2012-06-21 07:06:21 EDT
In my humble opinion, there's no need to go political.
Just copy the fedora page locally, as part of firefox rpm, call it about:fedora and include both branding and features that about:home has.
Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2012-06-21 09:26:01 EDT
Such page can't provide dynamic content which the recent one provides...it may be archieved somehow (as nested element in the static page) but I don't think it's worth the complications. Just set the about:home as your default homepage. Closing as WONTFIX.

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