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