[FFE] [UIFE] add chromeless mode to Firefox

Bug #1053578 reported by Olli Ries
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libunity-webapps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

= Proposed Change =

drop all decorations & navigation elements from Firefox when invoked as web app from the launcher

= New Package =


= Effects on Ubuntu =
when an webapp is launched from the launcher, it will appear in Firefox without window decorations or navigation elements to make achieve a more native app like experience. This was requested by sabdfl.

= Translations =

this change does not have any impact on translation

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Olli Ries (ories) wrote :

this is split out from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1040313

in summary:

initial merge request (comment 42):

follow up & approval from Chris C (comment 44):
Robert Carr (robertcarr) wrote on 2012-09-19: #44
After some discussion with Chris on IRC chromeless-fix branch has been reworked a little and merged, in a way which should be satisfying. Is there anything blocking this now?

security approval via comment 45 in

description: updated
Olli Ries (ories)
description: updated
affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → firefox
Olli Ries (ories)
affects: firefox → firefox (Ubuntu)
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

+1 from the Docs Team. Like mterry said, the Docs Team basically already approved this by approving the new launcher items.

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Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Please package this and upload on its own, so we can easily revert if there are any unexpected issues with this change.

Given this is part of the sabdfl requested change, go ahead and upload to -proposed, it will need to go through review on the queue since we're now in archive freeze mode.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

I uploaded this to quantal-proposed, FYI.

Iain Lane (laney)
affects: firefox (Ubuntu Quantal) → libunity-webapps (Ubuntu Quantal)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libunity-webapps - 2.3.8-0ubuntu1

libunity-webapps (2.3.8-0ubuntu1) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
    - Add affiliate tags
    - Enable more tests
    - Fix preauthorization for amazon.com
    - Fix duplicate launcher for amazon
 -- Michael Terry <email address hidden> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:58:13 -0400

Changed in libunity-webapps (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

This is not actually fixed in quantal. And as far as I know, won't be. There was a decision not to add further craziness on top of the other million changes we're making. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

(There was an attempt to fix this bug, but it didn't work right, and the decision was not to spend time trying to fix it and just let the feature drop.)

Changed in libunity-webapps (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
tags: added: ffe uife
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb)
Changed in libunity-webapps (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in libunity-webapps (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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