Open Bug 333520 Opened 15 years ago Updated 6 years ago
Tracking: Improve lame dialogs
This is a tracking bug inspired by the following m.d.a.firefox discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.apps.firefox/browse_thread/thread/99ee8651fe25d105
Bugzilla Bug 324321 rephrase "Select new tabs opened from links"
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 2 beta1
"Would you care to post a list of dialogs that you think qualify, and why? .joe" Quicktime "Additional components are needed..." dialogue which links to this page... http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/components.html The dialog is only annoying, but the link is terrible. Which codec do you download? Some of those links don't even lead to a download, then what? I've downloaded all of these codecs and my vid still doesn't play, then what? Also, from Mike B. in the linked Google Group post... " - reloading forms that resubmit post data (bug 112848) - warning dialogs about going from encrypted to unencrypted pages - dialog for choosing what to do with a file download - options/preferences > advanced > security layout ... cheers, mike
�Firefox has just downloaded Really Cool Update 2.0a1. Would you like to install Really Cool Update 2.0a1 now or later? If you choose Now, Really Cool Update 2.0a1 will be installed now. If you choose Later, Really Cool Update 2.0a1 will be installed later. [Now] [Later]� Choosing Later brings up a modal(!) dialogue repeating the last paragraph from the previous dialogue. �You have chosen Later which, frankly, is quite lame of you. I mean, we spent hours adding more goats and this is how you repay us. Anyway, Really Cool Update 2.0a1 will be installed later. Please click OK to return to surfing porn. [OK]� Presumably, since I chose Later, I want Firefox to go away and stop bothering me. A modal dialogue confirming that I want Firefox to go away and stop bothering me is excessive. Also, the update notification pops up lamely. It could be improved by not stealing focus (like those pop-unders we used to have in 1998).
This bug is part of a query for Firefox bugs that have Status set to NEW, but have version field set to 2.0 or older and have not changed in over 800 days. http://tiny.cc/forgottennewbugs If you still see this bug, or if it is still valid with Firefox 3.6.10 or a firefox 4 nightly build, please update the version field and steps to reproduce.
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