Closed Bug 15403 Opened 21 years ago Closed 20 years ago

[RFE] Hyperlink-style phrasing in "Location Bar History"


(SeaMonkey :: Preferences, enhancement, P3)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: Crysgem, Assigned: verah)


Apprunner Build ID: 1999100118

In the Navigator category, the bottom preference is thus arrayed:

|- Location Bar History -------------------------------|
|                                                      |
| Clear the list of sites on the location bar: [Clear] |
|                                                      |

<Smiles in true apprecation> This application parses HTML, does it not?
Hyperlinks? May we not re-arrange this interface as:

[Clear] the list of sites on the location bar

Assignee: shuang → german
german is working on the pref final wording etc. reassign.
Target Milestone: M15
Good concept, I'll consider later, past dogfood. My gut feeling is the full list
is too complex a UI for general usage.
It is somewhat unusual to have the coammnd button that performs the action in
front the label that explains the consequences. Yes I agree the wording could be
finetuned (and it will) but I would not reverse the order. Usually users are
afraid to click a command button without having read what it does. cc'ing vera
for ideas on better wording...moving to m16
Assignee: german → verah
Rea-ssign to verah(writer) to see whether we want to change the wording...
I'll put some thought into it soon. Thanks!
Bulk move of all Pref UI component bugs to new Preferences component.  Pref UI 
component will be deleted.
Component: Pref UI → Preferences
This is not a stability blocker for M15 checkpoint.
Pushing to M16 to facilitate an M15 branch.
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
What's happening with this?
I've changed the explanatory text to "Clear the list of sites stored in the 
location bar menu." We're not using hyperlinks in the Prefs dialogs, so we still 
have a button labeled "Clear Location Bar." This section of the Navigator Prefs 
dialog has the heading "Location Bar."

I'm hoping the wording change makes it more obvious what clicking this button 
does. However, I'm planning on looking at it again for a general UI text cleanup 
before M20.

You will see the wording changes I've already made when M16 comes out (or maybe 
you can see it now -- it's checked in, but I haven't been able to install the 
latest build!). If you think it's okay then go ahead and close this bug after 
you see the change; if not, add a comment and I'll up the milestone to M20 and 
work on it some more.
M16 has been out for a while now, these bugs target milestones need to be 
I'm going to mark this fixed. My new wording is in as of M16; it's not exactly 
what the author of this bug suggested but it is more clear.
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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