Closed Bug 226926 Opened 21 years ago Closed 20 years ago

customizing page needs updating


( :: General, defect, P1)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mohr.42, Assigned: bugzillaPost120030in)





(1 file, 2 obsolete files)

If you add the code for "Plac[ing] the sidebar on the right edge of the window"
(near the top), the mail folder is also moved to the right side (unless you're
using MF and MT instead of the suite, of course).  Either somebody should figure
out how to do both independently, or the text of the page should be changed to
reflect that changing one will change the other.
Related: bug 61847.
QA Contact: imajes → stolenclover
Accepting, will submit doc patch momentarily.
Also piggybacking some other changes to customizing.html:
Introducing about:config or editing.

Adding a list of links to:
+  Where is my Mozilla profile located?
+  How to insert Habeas Headers into Mozilla (Disclosure: includes link to the
(my) master copy.  Habeas keeps changing the url of this page - it used to be .)
+  an extensive list of Mozilla preferences with short descriptions.

Anyone able to review?
Summary: customizing page has one misleading tip → customizing page needs updating
>+<li><a href="">How to...

please don't do this

>+dialog, and must be set differently.  <p>UPDATE: It's now possible to edit 
>+the preferences normally stored in <i>user.js</i> by using the UI displayed by 
>+entering about:config in the address bar; this feature didn't exist when 
>+most of this document was written.  This is convenient for small edits, 
>+and takes effect immediately (no need to restart Mozilla) - at least for 
>+the one test case I tried.

"Location Bar", not "address bar"
"It's now possible to edit" -> In Mozilla 1.4 or later, it is possible to edit"
" - at least for the one test case I tried." (remove)
Thanks for the feedback. 
All your suggestions but the first edit make sense - and improve the doc.
  What's wrong with the info on adding Habeas headers?  Are you saying this
isn't the place tell folks how to add headers?   Or do you have something
against Habeas and don't want them mentioned? (Y/N only, please -- the
specfifics of why/why not would likely lead to tons of discussion/flaming/bugspam).
If you don't like it, provide alternate text on adding headers (e.g. how to
create and add an X-Face header) that isn't objectionable.  Otherwise, I'll
submit a patch with your other suggestions.
Someone with check-in privs please provide some feedback.
I posted on netscape.public.mozilla.documentation, and emailed webmaster, to no
avail.  Is anyone willing to check in a patch with
a)all of Daniel's suggestions
b)all of 'em but the habeas link?
I just want to make a patch and get it checked in before the bitrot sets in.
Priority: -- → P1
Comment on attachment 143887 [details] [diff] [review]
Doctor's patch to customizing.html; see comment #2.

>+and takes effect immediately (no need to restart Mozilla) - at least for 
>+the one test case I tried.

If you don't know, you probably shouldn't be the one writing the documentation.
Hello Matthew, I can check in your patch. But you need to do the following
before it can be checked in:

1. Please provide a new patch, which addresses all of David's review comments.
2. Obtain approval from the document owner. At the moment this is Akkana Peck. He 
   can be reached at
3. Report back here.
Assignee: endico → bugzillaPost120030in
I emailed akkzilla at (unmunged) twice, and didn't hear back.

On 5/21/04 9:40 PM, Matthew Elvey (SpamProofAcct) sent forth electrons to convey:

> Hi. I didn't hear back. I'm trying once more before giving up.
> On 5/15/2004 2:27 PM, Matthew Elvey sent forth electrons to convey:
>> I 'm writing to request your OK and opinion on my patch to bug 226926
>> You're the apparent owner, as Simon mentions.
>> Should I submit a revised patch with the changes Daniel suggests and the
Habeas headers removed? leave 'em in? other?
>> Which would you be more likely to approve?
>> Thanks.
>> Re. D Baron's flamebait/comment - I'm now confident this takes effect
immediately, so I plan to simplify the bit he references.

Simon, I assume you meant Daniel's comments, not David's.  Would like to make a
new patch once I have a suggestion as to whether to change the header stuff or
remove it; I don't know what Daniel was suggesting, or what you'd prefer.
Remove the habeas header stuff (it is far too special for that page) and
incorporate Daniel's other suggestions. Post a new patch. Then I will check it in.
Attachment #143887 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #151316 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Checking in customizing.html;
/cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/unix/customizing.html,v  <--  customizing.html
new revision: 1.75; previous revision: 1.74

Checked in with some minor code cleanups and a minor content change. Thanks Matthew.
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: → Websites
Component: → General
Product: Websites →
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