Doing l10n work (M13 de-AT), I encountered the following problems with chrome/pref/.../pref-colors.dtd: Try those values from my German Language Pack: <!ENTITY useWinColorsCheck.label "Windows-Farben verwenden"> <!ENTITY underLinksCheck.label "Links unterstreichen"> <!ENTITY links "Links"> <!ENTITY unvisit "Nicht besuchte Links:"> <!ENTITY visit "Besuchte Links:"> Looks awful. OTOH, the same options are in chrome/pref/.../pref-composer.dtd are are l10n compatible and better-looking there. Shouldn't panles showing the same kind of options be similar? Would also solve this problem if you take the Composer Panel's version...
Reassigned to Fergus.
Mozilla.org localizer points out that the browser's color prefrences and composer's color preferences should look more alike. Currently the UI of each is very different to the other. He uses the German example, but it's equally true for English. He suggests that pref-composer.dtd is the better-designed of the two. Assigning to matt as he seems to be the owner of the preferences dialogs (unless it's brade or rgoodger/ben?) Changing component to PrefUI.
We can change the UI. The UI was duplicated from the UI of 4.0.
Bulk move of all Pref UI component bugs to new Preferences component. Pref UI component will be deleted.
Move to M16 for now ...
Move to M21 target milestone.
Changed QA contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.
over to vishy for an owner
I dont really understand this bug. Is this still a problem? Why can't the German l10n team just set whatever colors they want? Please reply, otherwise we shd mark this bug as wfm now.
i think the question amounts to why the composer and navigator color pref panels are so different when they expose the same number of choices.
Concerning browser dialog layout: it looks like navigator's could be improved by putting the "Link colors" group box under the "Text and Background" to accomodate longer German words. Concerning differences with Composer: We needed more features in our primary color picker than the simple Navigator version, so we also used that picker in our preference panel for consistency within Composer. I will be working on making Composer color picker more like a menupopup (bug 90670), so we should try to unify navigator and composer versions in the process. There's already a bug on that as well: bug 39784.
vishy: This was originally reported about M13, and the L12y situation got much better until now (who wonders?) as pref dialog generally got wider, and dialog width is now localizeable. But, as timeless states, the dialog layout differences between the Navigator and Composer color pref settings are hard to understand, and make pref panels inconsistent. IMO, the composer panel, which also has a preview area, is much easier to understand for users. cmanske: I think the color picker problem is an additional problem to the dialog layout problem here (the layout can be made more consitent though it may still use the current colorpicker) - though it's also important to get addressed. I know that both layouts are somehow inherited from 4.x but I still think we can get better in consistency than 4.x was.
mass change, switching qa contact from jonrubin to ruixu.
Reassigning to a real person.
(Filter "spam" on 'prefs-nobody-20080612'.)
Is this problem still actual?
Resolved per whiteboard