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.
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 http://www.habeas.com/support/mozilla.htm .) + an extensive list of Mozilla preferences with short descriptions. Anyone able to review?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: customizing page has one misleading tip → customizing page needs updating
>+<li><a href="http://www.habeas.com/configurationPages/mozilla.htm">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.
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
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 email@example.com 3. Report back here.
Assignee: endico → bugzillaPost120030in
Thanks. I emailed akkzilla at shallowsky.com (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 >> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=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.
Checking in customizing.html; /cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/unix/customizing.html,v <-- customizing.html new revision: 1.75; previous revision: 1.74 done Checked in with some minor code cleanups and a minor content change. Thanks Matthew.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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