Tone of toolbar tooltip text inconsistent

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox1.0

Status

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trivial
RESOLVED FIXED
16 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: keith, Assigned: sipaq)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox1.0
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030621 Mozilla Firebird/0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030621 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

Some toolbar icons describe what the user will do when the button is clicked;
others describe what the button does when clicked.

What the user will do:
Back: "Go back one page"
Forward: "Go forward one page"
Reload: "Reload current page"
Stop: "Stop loading this page"
Print: "Print this page"

What the button does:
Downloads: "Displays the progress of ongoing downloads"
History: "Displays pages you've viewed recently"
Bookmarks: "Displays your bookmarks"
New Tab: "Opens a new tab"
New Window: "Opens a new window"

My personal suggestion is to use the tone of the first set (back, forward,
etc.), but consistency is all I ask for.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

16 years ago
See also discussion starting at bug 79240 comment 5.  Alex Bishop and I prefer
the first group; mpt prefers the second group.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

16 years ago
Created attachment 126350 [details] [diff] [review]
Simple patch

Here's a simple patch, which changes the descriptive wording of some tooltips
to a more action-oriented wording.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

16 years ago
Confirming bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
(Assignee)

Updated

16 years ago
Attachment #126350 - Flags: review?(hyatt)
(Assignee)

Comment 4

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 126350 [details] [diff] [review]
Simple patch

Noririty, thia is a very simple patch, which only changes the icon tooltip
wording in avery slight manner to make it more consistent. Can you review and
apply the patch?
Attachment #126350 - Flags: review?(hyatt) → review?(noririty)

Updated

15 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Firebird1.0
(Assignee)

Comment 5

15 years ago
Taking QA Contact
QA Contact: asa → bugzilla
I happen to disagree with this patch, the second group is IMO better from a UI
perspective.  I suggest we leave wording issues for the formal UI review laid
out in the roadmap.

Comment 7

15 years ago
Word for Windows, Internet Explorer, Netscape 4, and Opera 7 all use tooltips
similar to the first group.  I wasn't able to find any programs that use the
second group.  We shouldn't need formal UI review to make our newest tooltips
consistent with the rest of the world and with the rest of our tooltips, even if
two people (you and mpt) prefer a different wording.
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 214267
(Assignee)

Comment 8

15 years ago
Taking.
Assignee: hyatt → bugzilla
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 9

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 126350 [details] [diff] [review]
Simple patch

Noririty's review is no longer sufficient.
Attachment #126350 - Flags: review?(noririty) → review?(bugs)
(Assignee)

Comment 10

15 years ago
Created attachment 141052 [details] [diff] [review]
updated and de-bitrotted patch
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #126350 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #126350 - Flags: review?(bugs)
(Assignee)

Comment 11

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 141052 [details] [diff] [review]
updated and de-bitrotted patch

Blake, could you please review this 5-liner patch, which improves our toolbar
toltip text a little bit.
Attachment #141052 - Flags: review?(firefox)

Updated

15 years ago
Attachment #141052 - Flags: review?(firefox) → review+

Comment 12

15 years ago
Fixed.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

14 years ago
No longer blocks: 214267

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 214267
(Assignee)

Updated

12 years ago
QA Contact: bugzilla → toolbars
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