build 2002031104 Description Don't know why in chatzilla tabs are called views... Anyway: there is no intuitive way to know how to close a "view". By user interface design in many other programs, including Mozilla's tabbed browsing feature, a right-click on a tab leaf will bring a menu from which a "close tab" option can be used to close it. However, chatzilla does not feature such menu. A similar menu exists in the view area for right-click and this one offers the close option. But it is not intuitive and also when changing between views (users, channels, etc) an additional step is required to close a view. Also, naming is not uniform. While "leave channel" is an appropriate name for a channel view, it is not straightforward for people migrating from other IRC clients that are more consistent in the user interface. Another issue related to view changing : - when 2 or more channels are active, switching between them takes a HUGE time. (athlon 650/256ram, only mozilla with this window and chatzilla with 2 channels open on undernet with moderate traffic...) Reproductibility: every time Steps to recreate: 1. right-click on a tab in chatzilla. nothing happens. Menu appears for right-click only in window area 1. open chatzilla. connect. open some channels 2. try switching between channels. It takes a very long time (seconds) to display another channel and during this interval, chatzilla does not respond to any command. 3. Expected results : A consistent nameing of commands related to control of the tabbed windows in chatzilla. (why views here and tabs in mozilla anyway?) right-click functionality on tabs in chatzilla improvement in speed when switching between channes. Way to slow. (maybe still unoptimized). Missing functionality : - ignore user does not exist (spammers on IRC are very annoying and very persistent) - apparently DCC still not implemented Severity : Minor + Enhancement
Thanks for the input, but keep in mind that bugs are meant to deal with one issue at a time. After looking your bug over, I had a hard time figuring out what your real issue was. It is often useful to use the Bugzilla Helper until you get the feel for Bugzilla: http://www.mozilla.org/quality/help/bugzilla-helper.html You will also want to check for duplicates before you file a bug. It is really easy to check ChatZilla since there are only about 100 open bugs total. > improvement in speed when switching between channes. Way to slow. This is a known issue, but I don't see a bug for it. If you want to file a bug on that issue, carefully check for duplicates just to be sure, then file a new bug. > - ignore user does not exist (spammers on IRC are very annoying and very persistent) bug 111475 > - apparently DCC still not implemented bug 73257
the UI issues in this report are a bit vague. of the clear issues mentioned, two are dupes of other bugs, but I don't see another bug for the slowness. so... updating summary to make this bug "slow switching between channels". the slowness is noticable (i'm on a p4 1.7Ghz here, win2k, build 2002061008, and it takes a while). confirming. reporter (Andrei): if you still want to report the UI issues, you'll need to file separate bugs giving a clear description of what you think should be changed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: non-intuitive UI and slow switching between views → slow switching between channels
Created attachment 90355 [details] [diff] [review] make chatzilla use a <deck> This patch converts the content pane into a deck with a frame for each channel. This is much faster for switching tabs and I also fixed some other bugs in the process which I will depend on this bug.
XPI posted to <http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/>. If you disable "open at startup" for the client view, all your tabs end up off by one :(
I think to cz0.8.9a has a bug. Please test next case. /server irc.mozilla.org /join #aaa /join #bbb Leave #aaa by right clice menu. I can't use #bbb
deleting views isn't working properly with this patch :(
The fix is to change in handlers.js 2 lines that have "view.browser" to "view.frame". rginda has the fix
checked in to trunk
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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