Closed Bug 387742 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago

add a "Views" menu to the search bar in the organizer


(Firefox :: Bookmarks & History, defect)

Not set



Firefox 3 beta1


(Reporter: dietrich, Assigned: dietrich)




(Whiteboard: [places-ui])


(2 files, 3 obsolete files)

see the bug URL for mockups and notes.
Blocks: 387751
Assignee: nobody → cyen
Notes from the mockup:

On OS X these views are represented as individual buttons, and appear to the left of the organize menu (which is represented using a gear icon).

The "Thumbnails" view is probably wishful thinking, if we don't have time to implement it then only "Details" and "Get View Add-ons" will be in the menu.

The "Get View Add-ons" takes the user to a page on where they can download extensions that provide different views, like timelines, tag clouds, tag-based mind maps, etc.
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3 M8
Assignee: cyen → nobody
Whiteboard: [places-ui]
Depends on: 387740
Attached patch v1 (obsolete) — Splinter Review
- removes the view menu from the menubar
- adds a toolbar button, puts the view items there, per the latest mockup
- fixes a bug wherein "name" in the columns menu would show/hide the left-pane tree instead of the column in the content pane
Assignee: nobody → dietrich
Attached patch v1 (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #277320 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached patch v2 (obsolete) — Splinter Review
updated to head, removed the old view menu

- the "view addons" menu item is commented out for now. we need to figure out our plugin scenario here. we need to create a sample extension (with accompanying devmo tutorial) that adds itself in via overlays. also, we need a way to categorize extensions on AMO such that we can link to those.

- alex, the view menu in the mockup has 2 options: detail and thumbnail. is the default view considered "detail"? or is there a "list" view (default), "detail" (list view plus ???) and thumbnail (detail view + thumbnail)? iirc a previous mockup had these 3 views. was this intentionally removed?
Attachment #277322 - Attachment is obsolete: true
In windows list view is multiple columns of items with 16 pixel icons, and details view is one vertical list of items, but the items have values in multiple columns.  So our default view, on windows should be called "details."

On OS X, window's "details" is called "list".
Attached patch v3Splinter Review
added view selection, and supports plug-able views.
Attachment #278681 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Target Milestone: Firefox 3 M8 → Firefox 3 M9
fixed in bug 387740.

the plug-able views feature was removed, re-filed as bug 396725.
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Verifying the movement to the search bar.
Bug 451915 - move Firefox/Places bugs to Firefox/Bookmarks and History. Remove all bugspam from this move by filtering for the string "places-to-b-and-h".

In Thunderbird 3.0b, you do that as follows:
Tools | Message Filters
Make sure the correct account is selected. Click "New"
Conditions: Body   contains   places-to-b-and-h
Change the action to "Delete Message".
Select "Manually Run" from the dropdown at the top.
Click OK.

Select the filter in the list, make sure "Inbox" is selected at the bottom, and click "Run Now". This should delete all the bugspam. You can then delete the filter.

Component: Places → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: places → bookmarks
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