Closed Bug 1287289 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Add checkboxes to open the data manager and the addon manager in standalone windows instead of a browser tab


(SeaMonkey :: Preferences, enhancement)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)



(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1255354 +++

(Quoting rsx11m from bug 1255354 comment #3)
> We should probably have a bug to expose those prefs in the UI once this is done, e.g., in the
> "Tabbed Browsing" prefpane (though neither Add-ons nor Data Manager are specific to "Browser")
> or "Advanced" as a more general alternative.

An easy fix is to invert the prefs and add them to "Tabbed Browsing" like:

Open tabs instead of windows for
[x] Middle-click, Ctrl+click or Ctrl+Enter on links in a Web page
[x] Ctrl+Enter in the Location bar
[ ] When opening the Data Manager
[ ] When opening the Add-ons Manager

Since they open in a browser tab, it's sort of related to the Browser category but may nevertheless be obscure.
I'll go with the Tabbed Browsing prefpane as proposed. I don't see any better fit than that, and there is sufficient space left to add those two checkboxes. Intuitively, if you are looking for a place to toggle whether to open something in a tab or rather in its own window, "Tabbed Browsing" would probably be my first best guess where to find it.
Attached patch Proposed patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
I have listed Data Manager before Add-Ons Manager as this is the order they appear in the Tools menu. I've also added a paragraph and link to the prefpane Help in the "Using the Add-Ons Manager" description and planned to do the same for the Data Manager, but apparently we still don't have some help text for it (that's bug 599097).
Attachment #8772371 - Flags: ui-review?(philip.chee)
Attachment #8772371 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
Blocks: 599097
Depends on: 1287642
Comment on attachment 8772371 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch

"Open tabs instead of windows for" ... "When opening the ..." is rather awkward.
How about a new groupbox with:
Open in a new tab instead of a separate (stand-alone?) window for the
[ ] Data Manager
[ ] Add-on Manager
Attachment #8772371 - Flags: ui-review?(philip.chee) → ui-review-
(In reply to Philip Chee from comment #3)
> Open in a new tab instead of a separate (stand-alone?) window for the
> [ ] Data Manager
> [ ] Add-on Manager

Ok, I've made it a separate group and opted for "stand-alone window" in the group caption. I didn't use "for the" given that the previous group /with/ that "for" was about actions whereas this group is about objects (managers), thus there is no logical continuation of the sentence but simply an itemized list follows.

I stole the 'd' accesskey from autoHide as an 'e' in "Data Manager" comes really way back.
Attachment #8772371 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8772371 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
Attachment #8780295 - Flags: ui-review?(philip.chee)
Attachment #8780295 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
Comment on attachment 8780295 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v2)

r+ a=me if necessary
Attachment #8780295 - Flags: ui-review?(philip.chee) → ui-review+
Thanks for the a+, but this still needs r=IanN before I can push it. ;-)
Comment on attachment 8780295 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch (v2)

Attachment #8780295 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla) → review+
Landed as
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey2.48
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