rename "Add Engines..." to "Add Searches..." or something more descriptive

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 2 alpha2

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trivial
RESOLVED FIXED
15 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: asa, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 2 alpha2
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking1.8b5 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(2 obsolete attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
It's just based on anecdotal evidence, but I don't think that people understand
that "Add engines..." will allow them to add additional search plugins. I think
the word "engine" may not be obvious to everyone. We should make this feature
more obvious by changing the label to something like "Add searches" or "More
search tools..."  or maybe "Add search engines...".  Even in the context of
search, I'm not sure that everyone understands that an "engine" is a "search
site like Google or Yahoo".

Comment 1

15 years ago
I have created a patch which simply changes the add engines text to add search
engines.  If need be someone should check this, but I don't think it should be
checked much?

Comment 2

14 years ago
Jacob Keller, please check that your patch hasn't bit-rotted, then ask for review.

Thanks,

Prog.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Component from "General" >>> "Find Toolbar/Fastfind"
Severity from "normal" >>> "trivial"

Updated

14 years ago
Severity: normal → trivial
Component: General → Find Toolbar / FastFind
Assignee: bugs → nobody
Component: Find Toolbar / FastFind → Search
QA Contact: search

Comment 4

14 years ago
I agree that "add engines" is somewhat confusing.
Assignee: nobody → steffen.wilberg
Attachment #141718 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #186801 - Flags: review?(mconnor)

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 298019

Comment 5

14 years ago
I was thinking about this today, I think when people think of 'Search Engines'
they think of dedicated search sites such as Google or Yahoo. People don't think
about Amazon or IMDB in this category. So perhaps a more appropriate
nomenclature would be 'Add Site Searches' as this could incorporate both types
of aforementioned sited.

Updated

14 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8b4?
Whiteboard: [l10n impact]
(Reporter)

Updated

14 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8b4? → blocking1.8b4-
Version: unspecified → Trunk
There's an incoming patch for bug 235204 which will create a document-modal
dialog to act as Web Search in cases where the web search tool is missing from
chrome (either toolbars are hidden or it was removed from the toolbar).

Based on discussions in IRC, as well as this bug, that dialog has "Add Search
Engines" which was felt to be the best current terminology for the function.
Users will really be looking for words to the effect of "add types of searches",
and I think they'll take to "Search Engine" pretty easily. It's also how we
refer to it in all our docs right now.

If that patch lands, then this one really should, too, for the sake of
consistency within our search UI. Thus, until someone slaps me, I'm saying that
this bug blocks that one :)
Blocks: 235204

Comment 7

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> I was thinking about this today, I think when people think of 'Search Engines'
> they think of dedicated search sites such as Google or Yahoo. People don't think
> about Amazon or IMDB in this category. So perhaps a more appropriate
> nomenclature would be 'Add Site Searches' as this could incorporate both types
> of aforementioned sited.

How about "More searches..."?

Comment 8

13 years ago
Bug 232272 will fix this ("Manage search engines...").
Depends on: 232272
Summary: rename "Add engines..." to "Add searches..." or something more descriptive → rename "Add Engines..." to "Add Searches..." or something more descriptive

Comment 9

13 years ago
The final wording is "Manage Search Engines".
Assignee: steffen.wilberg → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Updated

13 years ago
Attachment #186801 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #186801 - Flags: review?(mconnor)

Comment 10

13 years ago
Fixed by bug 232272.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [l10n impact]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 2 alpha2

Updated

13 years ago
No longer blocks: 298019
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