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: 1. 2. 3.
See also discussion starting at bug 79240 comment 5. Alex Bishop and I prefer the first group; mpt prefers the second group.
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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
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)
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.
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: hyatt → bugzilla
Comment on attachment 126350 [details] [diff] [review] Simple patch Noririty's review is no longer sufficient.
Attachment #126350 - Flags: review?(noririty) → review?(bugs)
Attachment #126350 - Attachment is obsolete: true
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)
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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