Move window menu items to Window menu

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
Menus
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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Jo, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox 3.5
PowerPC
Mac OS X
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121014 Firefox/3.0b2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b2) Gecko/2007121014 Firefox/3.0b2

According to Apple interface guidelines, menu items for non-utility windows should be located in the Window menu. See URL above. Compare with any OSX applications especialy Safari. Suggest to move at least Downloads and Add-ons from Tools to Window menu.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Compare Tools menu with Window menu
Actual Results:  
While looking for the Download window, click Window menu but no download window?! Sadness ensues.

Expected Results:  
Clicking the Window menu lets you open windows! Peace and happiness abound.

Especially good for safari switchers and users of both Fx and Safari.
Makes sense, but the tradeoff is that existing users will quite possibly be disoriented.

Faaborg, thoughts?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3.1
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Comment 2

10 years ago
Yes, that is a tradeoff and always a challenge when changing the interface. Is there any other disadvantage?
>Faaborg, thoughts?

yeah, this is the right thing for us to do on OS X.  However I think we should hold off until the next major version (probably 4) so we can combine this UI change with a variety of other UI changes.  Slightly disorienting users in 3.1 could lead to people turning down security and stability upgrades.
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Comment 4

10 years ago
I agree; it should only come in a x.0 release.
Target Milestone: Firefox 3.1 → Firefox 3.5
Most of these things are no longer windows (or soon won't be), and so I don't think we want to rock the boat here.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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