FEATURE: Block vibration in Firefox Android (#10389)

FEATURE: Block vibration in Firefox Android (#10389)

Legacy Firefox Android has some quirks around vibration where it:

  • asks for permission
  • doesn’t persist the permission

This makes the default like vibration popup a permission on Firefox Android <= 68.

This isn’t the case (yet?) on their new Firefox which is rolling out worldwide right now.

I’d say we merge this now and revert in 3 months or so when https://arewefenixyet.com/ shows a full rollout.

diff --git a/app/assets/javascripts/discourse/app/pre-initializers/sniff-capabilities.js b/app/assets/javascripts/discourse/app/pre-initializers/sniff-capabilities.js
index a3a3f76..45d97e4 100644
--- a/app/assets/javascripts/discourse/app/pre-initializers/sniff-capabilities.js
+++ b/app/assets/javascripts/discourse/app/pre-initializers/sniff-capabilities.js
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@ export default {
       caps.hasContactPicker =
         "contacts" in navigator && "ContactsManager" in window;
 
-      caps.canVibrate = "vibrate" in navigator;
+      caps.canVibrate = "vibrate" in navigator && !caps.isFirefox; // Remove Firefox condition when https://arewefenixyet.com/ lands
     }
 
     // We consider high res a device with 1280 horizontal pixels. High DPI tablets like

GitHub sha: a97e36cf

This commit appears in #10389 which was approved by eviltrout. It was merged by Falco.