explain tabbed browsing in more detail and make it prominent

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox1.0

Status

RESOLVED FIXED
14 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: steffen.wilberg, Assigned: jwalden+fxhelp)

Tracking

({fixed-aviary1.0, late-l10n})

unspecified
Firefox1.0
fixed-aviary1.0, late-l10n

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(URL)

Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
The two paragraphs we have on tabbed browsing are not enough.
Have a look at this: http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/tabbed-browsing.html

Maybe Blake can provide something from his guidebook as well?

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 159214 [details]
a starting point

a starting point.
btw, a tabbed browser pref (in Advanced Options) is not documented in Help.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

14 years ago
The undocumented pref is being documented in another Help bug to document the
fix for single-window mode, which is currently in review.  I don't remember the
bug#, but there aren't that many Help bugs.
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.0
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 159214 [details]
a starting point

Thanks for writing this, Daniel! I'd say it's a pretty good starting point.

>    Tabbed Browsing lets you open tabs, each displaying a Web page, within a single
>    Firefox window. This frees up space on your desktop.
We're lowercasing "web page" and "web site" everywhere in Help.

>  Creating and Loading Tabs
>
>    To open a new tab, press Ctrl+T, or open the File menu and choose New Tab.
...or double-click in the Tab Bar.
...or click the Add Tab button, available from the <link>Customize Toolbar
dialog.

>  Closing Tabs
>
>    To close the current tab, you can press Ctrl+W, click the Close Tab button [x],
>    middle-click the tab, or open the File menu and choose Clost Tab.
s/Clost/Close/

>  More shortcuts
s/More/Keyboard/
>    While it's easy to select tabs with a mouse, you can also cycle through tabs
>    using the keyboard: use Ctrl+PgUp (or Ctrl+Tab) and Ctrl+PgDn (or Ctrl+Shift+Tab).
>    You can also select the first tab by pressing Ctrl+1, and so on up to the 9th tab
>    with Ctrl+9. If you have a middle mouse button, click it on a tab to close the tab.
Drop the last sentence, you've explained that already.

>  Bookmarks and Tabbed Browsing
>
>    To bookmark a set of tabs:
>    1. Press Ctrl+D, or open the Bookmarks menu and choose Bookmark This Page.
>    2. Check the 'Bookmark all tabs in a folder' checkbox to store all the tabs
>       in the current window into a Bookmark Folder.
>
>    To open bookmarks in tabs,
...middle-click a bookmark folder or right-click it...
>    and choose Open in Tabs.

>  Home Page as Tabs
>
>    Instead of just one web page as your homepage, you can make your home page
>    several pages. Select your favorite Web sites and open them in a set of tabbed
>    windows. Open the Tools menu and choose Options. Select 'General'. Under 'Home Page',
>    press the 'Use Current Pages' button. Now when you hit the Home button on the
>    Navigation toolbar, your favorite web sites will load with just one click.
I don't like "hit". And I hope we don't need to explain where the Home button
is.
How about this:
Now you can load your favorite web sites with just one click on the Home
button.

>Customizing Tabbed Browser
>
>    To customize Tabbed Brower, open the Tools menu and choose Options.
>    Choose Advanced. Options for Tabbed Browser can be found under Browsing.
That will be changed to "Tabbed Browsing" by bug 172962.


Jeff, do you have further comments?
(Assignee)

Comment 4

14 years ago
Created attachment 161920 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch based on starting point

Patch is based on starting point and addresses nits brought up by Steffen (and
also nits I encountered as I converted it to XHTML).  The patch adds refs into
ToC and index as well.

Patch also references prefs.xhtml#tabbed_browsing, which doesn't exist.  This
is to make sure we finish up bug 258076, which is a *huge* absence from our
prefs documentation right now.
Attachment #159214 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #161920 - Flags: review?(steffen.wilberg)
(Reporter)

Comment 5

14 years ago
Great!! I'll review this after I've got some sleep.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 161920 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch based on starting point

You need to add tabbed_browsing.xhtml to
mozilla/browser/components/help/jar.mn!

>+  Steffen Wilberg <<A href="mailto:jwalden+code@mit.edu" class="linkification-ext">jwalden+code@mit.edu</A>> (minor editorial nits)
Er...

>+  <p>To open a new tab, press &accelKey;+<kbd>T</kbd> or select <span
>+    class="menuPath">File &gt; New Tab</span>.</p>
...or double-click an empty space in the Tab Bar.

>+  <p>To bookmark a set of tabs:</p>
>+
>+  <ol>
>+    <li>Press &accelKey;+<kbd>D</kbd> or select <span class="menuPath">Bookmarks
>+      &gt; Bookmark This Page</span>.</li>
>+    <li>Check the Bookmark all tabs in a folder checkbox to store all the tabs
		  <em>			       </em>

>Index: mozilla/browser/components/help/locale/en-US/firebird-index1.rdf
>@@ -449,16 +450,26 @@
>                 <rdf:li><rdf:Description ID="tabbed-browsing" nc:name="Tabbed Browsing" nc:link="using_firebird.xhtml#tabbed_browsing"/></rdf:li>
Let's change the link to tabbed_browsing.xhtml.
Attachment #161920 - Flags: review?(steffen.wilberg) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 7

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> You need to add tabbed_browsing.xhtml to
> mozilla/browser/components/help/jar.mn!
> 
> >+  Steffen Wilberg <jwalden+code@mit.edu> (minor editorial nits)
> Er...
> 
> >Index: mozilla/browser/components/help/locale/en-US/firebird-index1.rdf
> >@@ -449,16 +450,26 @@
> >                 <rdf:li><rdf:Description ID="tabbed-browsing"
nc:name="Tabbed Browsing" nc:link="using_firebird.xhtml#tabbed_browsing"/></rdf:li>
> Let's change the link to tabbed_browsing.xhtml.
> 

Er, yeah, that's what happens when I work too late.  All fixed, branch and trunk.

Note that this document /almost/ serves as more of a placeholder than anything
else right now.  It needs some screenshots and a bit more substance before I'd
consider it anything near perfect, but there's no time, so we do what we can.
Blocks: 253104
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Keywords: fixed-aviary1.0, late-l10n
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.