'Redo' item is missing in the context menu of message body

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: neil, Assigned: neil)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 95

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Description

16 years ago
Per bug 172047 the 'Redo' item was added to all the text fields in Mozilla, such
as the subject. But it is still missing from the message body context menu.
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Updated

16 years ago
Summary: 'Redo' item is missing in the context menu of message body → 'Redo' item is missing in the context menu of message body
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Comment 1

16 years ago
Created attachment 113697 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch
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Updated

16 years ago
Attachment #113697 - Flags: superreview?(sspitzer)
Attachment #113697 - Flags: review?(cavin)

Comment 2

16 years ago
Comment on attachment 113697 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch

r=cavin.
Attachment #113697 - Flags: review?(cavin) → review+
are we sure this is something we really want?

see blake's comment http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172047#c23

"It made no sense to "fix" this.  Windows doesn't have Redo in textbox context
menus, and for good reason -- it's hardly ever used.  Blind consistency isn't
always a good thing."

the mailnews compose spec doesn't cover it (see
http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/compose/)

let's wait for jglick to comment (that might be a while). 

let's hold off unless someone else has some usability data or examples of where
apps have both undo / redo in the context menu.
Assignee: ducarroz → neil
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Comment 4

16 years ago
Note that Editor has a Redo context menu item (when available).

Comment 5

16 years ago
I would agree if we don't feel its a commonly used item, it shouldn't be in the
context menu. In order to avoid huge context menus, we should limit them to the
more frequently used actions.

http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/compose/Comp_Menus.html#ContextSpecificMenus

Subject Field - toggle Undo/Redo
Context Area - no Undo or Redo.
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Comment 6

16 years ago
Oh, so would you like to have Undo removed from the content area context menu?
Or perhaps you would prefer to see them only when they are available?
Comment on attachment 113697 [details] [diff] [review]
Proposed patch

rejected, based on the feedback from jglick.

should this be wontfix, or should we morph this into the spin off issue?
Attachment #113697 - Flags: superreview?(sspitzer) → superreview-

Updated

15 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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