Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#13323 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Redesign the Instantbird protocol screen

Reported by: sukhbir Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Tor Messenger Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: arlolra Actual Points:
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The protocol screen during the account creation process should be redesigned: protocols such as IRC and XMPP should not be hidden behind the "show all protocols" and instead should be shown on the first screen itself.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sukhbir

The current protocol list is:

[Top protocols, shown by default]

  • Google Talk
  • Facebook Chat
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo!

["Show all protocols"; the user has to click "Next" before these are shown]

  • IRC
  • XMPP
  • Odnoklassniki

The Instantbird code says that exceeding four protocols under the top protocols list may cause scrolling. So what all protocols should come under the "top protocols"? IRC, XMPP, Facebook Chat, Google Talk? (And as a side note, should we stick to the four protocols limit?)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by karsten

Or just start with IRC and XMPP and show the commercial ones upon request only?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by sukhbir

Arlo and I discussed this today. While IRC and XMPP seem like obvious choices, the concern is that we are targeting a more general audience with Tor Messenger -- an audience that may not necessarily know about IRC or XMPP, but instead uses Google Chat, Facebook, and Twitter. Keeping this in mind, we are going to have the following protocols on the front page:

  • Google Chat
  • Facebook Chat
  • Twitter
  • IRC
  • XMPP

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sukhbir

(Further inputs on this are of course welcome and this is not the final list.)

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by sukhbir

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The redesigned screen has the following top protocols (in order):

  • IRC
  • XMPP
  • Google Talk
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

If you can suggest a better order (hopefully, with a short explanation ;), please feel free to reopen this ticket.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by sukhbir

Resolution: fixed
Severity: Normal
Status: closedreopened

Reopening this ticket. Based on feedback from Greg Norcie, it seems we should use only one screen, instead of first showing the window with four protocols and then asking users to "Show more protocols". I agree with it and let's discuss a bit more.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by arlolra

Resolution: worksforme
Status: reopenedclosed

The ordering in comment:5 is fine for now.

comment:8 Changed 20 months ago by traumschule

<+sukhe> hello. yes, I think it's fine to close the tickets. thanks for doing what we should done earlier :)

sad but true:

luckily there are alternatives:

.. and maybe someday

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