From:  Brian Grinstead <bgrinstead@mozilla.com>
Date:  15 Jan 2016 07:10:49 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.memory
Subject:  

Re: Dominator tree memory analysis now in Nightly

NNTP-Posting-Host:  63.245.214.181

> On Jan 14, 2016, at 3:01 PM, Nick Fitzgerald  wrote:
> Also, what is the plan for making tools like the Memory view appear in a default install? In other words, without having to go to the Settings. I worry that users may not know to click on the Settings and just think that other browsers offer more tools than we do.
> 
> ​This is a good conversation to have, but I don't have any good answers. We have a lot of panels in the devtools, many of which are fairly niche, and it isn't clear how to simultaneously give them visibility and not overwhelm users.
> 
> Console, debugger, performance: these panels are ​a clear "always show" to me. The web audio tool is very niche and so I don't think it would make sense to show it by default. The memory tool falls in between in my mind. I'm open to suggestions!

There are some designs in flight that would make selecting a non-default panel much easier by adding an arrow after the last one, which would open a popup with all panels available.  So you could avoid a trip to the settings panel.  I’ve filed a bug 1239859 for this since I couldn’t find another one on file.

Brian