It can be difficult to find out where to configure certain options for specific features, such as Downloading, when the retention window option is in Privacy rather than in Downloads. The reasons why it's not in Downloads are good and bad: Good: The Downloads file list is a privacy matter, it represents a log of files that have been downloaded that the user may not want others to know about and may like to easily clear. Bad: The Download retention window options would not easily fit into the Downloads panel as it exists today. Other problems with Privacy include the inability to easily reset options quickly without opening the dialog, this might be something that merits a "Tools" menu item ("Clean Up Privacy Data") attached to a dialog (which can be disabled) that lists items to be cleaned. The privacy options panel could then be redeveloped. I don't know exactly what needs to happen here but here's something for sure: - there needs to be an easy path to clear a subset of privacy data that varies from user to user (some users want history, cache, downloads, others want history, cache, downloads, cookies)... the current UI offers this. - more consistency in placement of UI is desirable. If the feature specific options are farmed out to more relevant panels, the Privacy Panel itself could disappear and become a home to options that don't fit anywhere else.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Component: General → Preferences
I've added a prototype UI design for this reorganization to the URL field of this bug.
This reorg sends some things that are not commonly perceived as "Privacy" options to more logical locations in the Options window... such as download retention, and cache. Things people generally consider as privacy concerns (tracking data from history, forms, passwords and cookies) are kept. The one-stop privacy clear all is kept but reorganized into a dialog which is also available from the menus and a keybinding. One keybinding opens the dialog, the same keybinding with the shift modifier causes the last selected action to be performed silently. Good to do quickly and discretely before you hand your computer over to someone else.
15 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Firebird1.0
Created attachment 143955 [details] A brief proposal Just a proposal: what about putting some kind of "clean all data" item under the "file" menu (as Opera does). I am not a great fan of Opera but I like their "shortcuts" in their "file" menu... See the attached PNG screenshot from Opera... Salvatore
Comment on attachment 143955 [details] A brief proposal Just a proposal: what about putting some kind of "clean all data" item under the "file" menu (as Opera does). I am not a great fan of Opera but I like their "shortcuts" in their "file" menu... See the attached PNG screenshot from Opera... Salvatore
14 years ago
Priority: P3 → P1
Target Milestone: Firefox1.0 → Firefox1.0beta
14 years ago
Assignee: bugs → firefox
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
I'm handling this in 191524. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 191524 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs, filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
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