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

RESOLVED FIXED in M16

Status

enhancement
P3
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
20 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: Crysgem, Assigned: verah)

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Description

20 years ago
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

?

Updated

20 years ago
Assignee: shuang → german

Comment 1

20 years ago
german is working on the pref final wording etc. reassign.

Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M15

Comment 2

20 years ago
Good concept, I'll consider later, past dogfood. My gut feeling is the full list
is too complex a UI for general usage.

Comment 3

20 years ago
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

Updated

20 years ago
Assignee: german → verah
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Comment 4

20 years ago
Rea-ssign to verah(writer) to see whether we want to change the wording...
Assignee

Updated

20 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Assignee

Comment 5

20 years ago
I'll put some thought into it soon. Thanks!

Comment 6

20 years ago
Bulk move of all Pref UI component bugs to new Preferences component.  Pref UI 
component will be deleted.
Component: Pref UI → Preferences

Comment 7

19 years ago
This is not a stability blocker for M15 checkpoint.
Pushing to M16 to facilitate an M15 branch.
Target Milestone: M15 → M16

Comment 8

19 years ago
What's happening with this?
Assignee

Comment 9

19 years ago
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.

Comment 10

19 years ago
M16 has been out for a while now, these bugs target milestones need to be 
updated.
Assignee

Comment 11

19 years ago
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.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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