add quick search text field to ab sidebar and "select addresses" dialog (because quick search rules, and this is the only way you can use LDAP directories)

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.0

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Address Book & Contacts
P2
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead), Assigned: shliang)

Tracking

Trunk
mozilla1.0
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: nab-ldap,nab-search, URL)

Attachments

(2 attachments)

don't show LDAP directories from the sidebar and the "select addresses" dialog, 
or add quick search text field

either we need to add a quick search text field, or we need to hide LDAP 
directories in these two places.  the reason is that without a quick search 
text field, LDAP directories are useless (as nothing will show up.)

note, in 4.x, the "select addresses" dialog had a quicksearch text field.

assign to jglick, for her to decide what to do for these two scenarios.

jennifer, when you've decided what you want, assign back to me.

Updated

16 years ago
QA Contact: nbaca → yulian
Whiteboard: nab-ldap

Comment 1

16 years ago
I think including the quick search text field is valuable if that is doable.

Once the Select Addresses dialog is changed, bug 89495, it should have a search 
field.
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showattachment.cgi?attach_id=54967

See attachment below for Sidebar AB tab.

Folks agree?

Comment 2

16 years ago
Created attachment 66954 [details]
AB Sidebar tab with Qsearch

Comment 3

16 years ago
Looks good to me!

Comment 4

16 years ago
Responding to Jen's Comment #2:

Similar to what's planned for the Select Addresses dialog, I think we should add
text labels to the sidebar tab as follows:

Look in: [drop down list of address books]

for: [Qsearch field]

Comment 5

16 years ago
space is an issue for sidebar, but i'll post some screenshots to give folks an 
idea of what robin's idea might look like.

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.9

Comment 6

16 years ago
Created attachment 67140 [details]
AB sidebar with text labels

OK, this is with the "Lock in:" and "for:" labels added. I squashed things in,
but in reality, the AB name most likely be cut off ("Collected Address..."),
unless the user had the sidebar larger.

I think I am leaning towards leaving the labels off for the AB sidebar tab,
because of space issues. 

The full AB and Select Addresses dialogs would still have the labels.

Comment 7

16 years ago
I vote for the keeping the labels, if there's room. However, if there's not
enough room for labels, we could use tooltips instead. For example, when user
mouses over the drop-down list of address books, a tooltip would be: "Choose the
address book you want to search". If the user mouses over the Qsearch field, the
tooltip would be: "Enter the name you want to find". 

Comment 8

16 years ago
I agree with Robin.
updating summary, as it looks like we are going to add the text field.

jglick, once the decision is official, and the spec is update, can you provide 
a link to it?
Assignee: jglick → sspitzer
Summary: don't show LDAP directories from the sidebar and the "select addresses" dialog, or add quick search text field → add quick search text field to ab sidebar and "select addresses" dialog (because quick search rules, and this is the only way you can use LDAP directories)

Comment 10

16 years ago
Seth mentioned in another bug, that Select Addresses dialog and Sidebar AB panel 
will need a way to stop a directory search in progress. Because a Stop button 
will use up space, and because space is so tight for sidebar tabs, and because 
my assumption is that more intermediate/advanced users will be using this 
feature (Sidebar version), I'd like to go with Robin's Tooltip suggestion, but 
no text labels for the Sidebar version only. If we get negative feedback, we can 
revisit. The Address Book window and the Select Addresses dialog will both have 
descriptive labels as appropriate. This sound ok?

Spec linked in url field above will be updated shortly. Search field should work 
in the Select Addresses dialog and AB Sidebar tab the same way it does in the 
Main Mail window.

Select Addresses Dialog: Add a "Stop" button to screenshot in bug 89495. 
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showattachment.cgi?attach_id=54967

AB Sidebar Tab: No "Stop" button to the right of search field when a Local AB is 
selected. Results are so quick, the button would always be disabled. Add a Stop 
button to the right of the search field if an LDAP dir is selected. Stop button 
only enabled when a search is in progress. Seth, if this isn't doable, we could 
just have the Stop button always to the right of the search field.

Updated

16 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Keywords: nsbeta1+
Priority: -- → P2

Updated

16 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → mozilla1.0

Comment 11

16 years ago
reassigning to shliang.
Assignee: sspitzer → shliang
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Updated

16 years ago
Whiteboard: nab-ldap → nab-ldap,nab-search

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 128661
(Assignee)

Comment 12

16 years ago
fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 13

16 years ago
20020320 trunk build on Wins

Please refer to bug 124066 for Stop Button.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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