Password Manager Query dialog needs individual icon

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

()

Toolkit
Password Manager
P4
normal
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email), Assigned: Josh Aas)

Tracking

unspecified
Future
PowerPC
Mac OS X
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

When offering to save a password, the question dialog has the Firebird
application icon. This should either be an icon specific to password management,
or a question mark icon, but not the application icon.

Comment 1

15 years ago
From the AHIG guidelines for alert icon sheets

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AquaHIGuidelines/AHIGDialogs/index.html

"# The application icon. Because of the Mac OS X window layering model
(described in “Window Layering”), an icon is necessary to make it clear to the
user which application is displaying the alert.

In rare cases, you may want to display a caution icon in your alert, badged with
the application icon as shown in Figure 6-3. A badged alert is appropriate only
if the user is performing a task, such as installing software, and a possible
side effect of that task would be the inadvertent destruction of data. Don’t use
a caution icon for tasks whose only purpose is to overwrite or remove data, such
as Save or Empty Trash; too-frequent use of the caution icon dilutes its
significance."

Comment 2

15 years ago
For Mac OS X, Firefox should use the Mac OS keychain for password management rather than 
duplicating this functionality in the browser.
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → After Firefox 1.0
(Assignee)

Comment 3

13 years ago
This looks like a WONTFIX to me. See comment #1. Asing to save a password is not
a warning about bad side-effects of an action, it is a request for action
itself. Even if saving the password over another one, AHIG says "Don’t use a
caution icon for tasks whose only purpose is to overwrite or remove data, such
as Save or Empty Trash".

I am going to mark this bug WONTFIX and if people want to argue we can reopen it
if we decide to change the icon.
Assignee: bryner → joshmoz
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(note that comment 2 is a different bug entirely, and I'm pretty sure one that's
already been filed)
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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