User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0 Build ID: 20180321220044 Steps to reproduce: Open about:preferences Click on the Home tab Actual results: Drop-down menus are different lengths "(Default)" text in drop-down menus aren't grey/faded No colon after "Homepage and new windows" and "New tabs" Expected results: Drop-down menus are the same length "(Default)" text in drop-down menus is grey/faded Colon after "Homepage and new windows" and "New tabs" As per https://mozilla.invisionapp.com/share/EGFI16P8Y36#/screens/280785532
Also full-stop missing at the end of "Choose what you see when you open your homepage, new windows, and new tabs"
Also, gap between header ans description should be consistent. Sorry for spam, forgot to include this in the original comment
Has Regression Range: --- → irrelevant
Has STR: --- → yes
Component: Untriaged → Activity Streams: Newtab
The colon was removed to match the rest of about:preferences as per 1417155 comment 36. Bug 1447988 covers the width. Design is good with non-gray "(Default)" if it's not supported easily, which seems like it would require a new xbl binding to have double <xul:label>s differently styled: https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/content/widgets/menu.xml#180-187 So the remaining issue is the full stop. k88hudson, do you know if it was intentionally omitted?
Summary: Home preferences don't match spec → Missing full stop period at end of "Choose what you see when… and new tabs"
The full stop was not intentionally omitted – it should probably be consistent at least across our other sections in about:preferences#home. I think this should be fixed
flod, this punctuation addition should require an id change to trigger relocalization?
Whiteboard: [strings m-c needed]
(In reply to Ed Lee :Mardak from comment #5) > flod, this punctuation addition should require an id change to trigger > relocalization? Yes, if you want to ensure that all locales notice the change and adapt their translation, you need a new ID. For punctuation, most locales follow English, so it's good to change the ID.
Comment on attachment 8964670 [details] Bug 1447972 - Missing full stop period in home page preferences gandalf, any differences with ftl for string changes?
Attachment #8964670 - Flags: review?(edilee) → review?(gandalf)
We are working toward a bit more sophisticated model which will only require ID change when semantics of the message changes. In the new model we may be able to distinguish stylistic change from en-US specific spelling/punctuation change, which would be helpful here. My gut feeling is that it is ok to leave the ID, but I'll NI flod for confirmation.
We need the new ID if we want consistency in the UI. Most locales follow blindly en-US when it comes to punctuation. Result: English is inconsistent, only 8 locales don't have the issue (consciously or not) https://transvision.mozfr.org/string/?entity=browser/browser/preferences/preferences.ftl:home-new-windows-tabs-description&repo=gecko_strings
Comment on attachment 8964670 [details] Bug 1447972 - Missing full stop period in home page preferences https://reviewboard.mozilla.org/r/233360/#review239114 Ok, this is a great example of the planned string versioning feature then. Until that gets enabled, let's keep changing the ID even in such cases (my heart bleeds a little) :(
Attachment #8964670 - Flags: review?(gandalf) → review+
Pushed by firstname.lastname@example.org: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/1d7c8c50aeab Missing full stop period in home page preferences r=gandalf
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