Re: Firefox Will Add a Settings Section That Lets You Control "Performance"
- Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:24:58 -0500
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Firefox Will Add a Settings Section That Lets You Control "Performance"
On 4/13/2017 5:04 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on
4/12/2017 11:25 PM:
That is the philosophy that has taken Firefox from 31% market share to
whatever it is now. Less than 10% I think.
It seems I wasn't very clear with my real point. It would be much wiser
to invest the resources on something that 90+% of the users will use and
benefit from, no? Also, any feature that is added isn't just a one-time
expenditure since then it has a recurring maintenance cost, as well.
On 4/13/2017 12:23 AM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Caver1 graced us with on
4/12/2017 5:42 AM:
"Mozilla engineers are working on a new section in the browser's
preferences that will let users control the browser's performance."
This, on the face of it, seems to break the 80/20 rule or, more
probably, the 90+/10- rule. Specifically, other than geeks and Fx
zealots, very few users will bother fiddling with them since they
will be clueless as what to set them to or what they even are. Before
committing them to a release they should pay special attention to the
telemetry data as to how many and how often people use it.
"if they use UI animations"
Lots of people been clamoring for Animated UI distractions, have they?
Just because only 10% or less, of users use something doesn't mean it
should be removed. How about making the control a special extension
that only power users would choose to install? This removing of this
feature, and that feature, because only 10% of users are using that
feature results in a net loss of users when something they depend on
is removed. It isn't always the SAME 10%! Pretty soon you have no
features, and no users.
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