Inconsistent wording in Places' import and backup menu




11 years ago
7 months ago


(Reporter: fahlmanc_ca, Unassigned)



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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) Gecko/2007112004 Minefield/3.0b2pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) Gecko/2007112004 Minefield/3.0b2pre

In the import and backup menu of places, there is an option called "Restore", however in the warning dialog that pops up its title is "Revert Bookmarks", and its text talks about "replacing" all the current bookmarks. So the program is using three different words to identify the task at hand: Restore, Revert and Replace. I think, in the warning dialog that pops up, the title should be Restore Bookmarks, and the text of the dialog is fine as it is now, or perhaps could say "Restoring Bookmarks will replace all your current bookmarks with the backup. Are you sure?"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Choose restore from the import and backup menu in Places
Actual Results:  
The user may be confused because the dialog that then appears is called "Revert Bookmarks", rather than "Restore Boomarks", and in its text talks about "replacing". 

Expected Results:  
Use consistent wording for the task at hand. See the summary for what might be a better title for the dialog, and better wording within it.
Moving this to enhancements for review by the Places team.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Keywords: uiwanted
i suppose this is "somehow" valid for the title of the dialog... since those strings did not change i'm confirming until a decision is taken.
Ever confirmed: true
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

Comment 4

7 months ago
Per policy at If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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