User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030323 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030323 I can't see why anybody would want to waste space or use long as the default preference. Change the defult date text format to SHORT Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
This would help because some people don't bother to use prefs and get mad at something easily configured by prefs
This sounds reasonable and simple. This might be related to the broken default preferences.
------- Additional Comment #2 From Brant Langer Gurganus 2003-04-16 15:37 ------- This sounds reasonable and simple. This might be related to the broken default preferences. The prefs are only broken(for me) when I delete the profile. I don't think it's related to the broken prefs
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(In reply to comment #0) > I can't see why anybody would want to waste space or use long as the default > preference. The long date format typically includes the day of the week, omitted in short. It is not so bad if you have your o.s. settings for long date set to use abbreviations: ddd, dd MMM yyyy (windows: start | settings | control panel | regional options | date )
Do we want this? In that case I'll make a patch for it, If we don't want this change, this bug should be marked wontfix.
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Created attachment 229726 [details] [diff] [review] flip default This patch is trivial with proper pref structure. :-) Attaching to try to prompt a decision on this bug.
I didn't investigate this very much, but i had the idea to remove the entire pref, and just decide (on a per-usage base) which format would be better. My idea is that in some places on the screen, there isn't much space, so almost everybody want short there. But in other places, there is plenty of space, so use long there. Forcing the user to decide which part of the UI is more important sounds like bad usability to me. To get a good idea of this, we need to get an idea of where the long format really wastes space, instead of just using the space that's available anyway.
(In reply to comment #9) > I didn't investigate this very much, but i had the idea to remove the entire > pref, and just decide (on a per-usage base) which format would be better. This is similar to how dates work in list view in the Mac OS Finder. The larger the amount of space alotted for the "Last Modified" column, the more verbose the date format becomes, automagically. We just need to keep track of the user's locale. :) I like removing that pref.
Comment on attachment 229726 [details] [diff] [review] flip default r- for now. We should default to the most usable format, and I think that's the long format. If there are places where there really is no room for the long format, we should try to fix those cases, either by making more room or by switching to short only there.
updating summary based on mvl's review comments.
jminta, could you please provide an update on the status of the patch/bug?
may be of interest bug 399605 (dep/block?) I only see related cause seams to appear on long format date ..
In the today pane, in the Soon section, it would be nice if there was a 'medium' date for appointments, for example: Wednesday 15:00-16:00 or even Wed 1500-1600 Even better, IMO: Wednesday -------------------- * 15:00-16:00 Appointment 1 * 17:00-1800 Appointment 2
I believe comment 15 is covered mostly in bug 421304. I think we should close this bug and rather decide on a per-case basis.