Status

P5
enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
19 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: jmd, Assigned: hangas)

Tracking

Trunk
Future

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
Form zoomin. For example, when you're trying to compose a 60+ line comment on
bugzilla, and your working in that 8 line height comment box, right clicking to
bring up the (currently non-exsistant) context menu, and selecting 'zoom-in'
would expand it, somehow. I haven't figured out the details yet, someone just
make it happen ;).
(Reporter)

Comment 1

19 years ago
Pushing this back. Waaaaay back. Mozilla 12.5-ish.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
Priority: P3 → P5
Hardware: PC → All
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Mmmmm. Perhaps the textarea would have a `Resize ...' context menu item, which 
(when selected) would allow you to to drag the textarea borders to enlarge it?

Or perhaps just a `Edit Contents in New Window' context menu item, which opens 
a new window just for editing the textarea contents.

Comment 3

19 years ago
Or maybe someone can expand this comments field on bugzilla?  There are times 

when text fields aren't big enough, but I'm not sure a whole separate zoom-in 

mechanism is the way to go.  (It would make more sense to allow direct resizing 

of the widget within the page, reflowing as necessary, and then allowing web 

authors to specify NORESIZE if they want it fixed -- that would require some 

standards body approval, though.)



Resolving as LATER so we can think about the issue in a future version.

Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → LATER

Comment 4

19 years ago
reopening and reassigning to UI/DF default owner
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: LATER → ---

Comment 5

19 years ago
brendan is gone...
Assignee: bdonohoe → hangas
Status: REOPENED → NEW

Comment 6

19 years ago
I suggest WONTFIX. People can use their favorite editor and the old good 
copy/paste. Maybe all is need is more advertising of this option :-)

Comment 7

19 years ago
Then how about a context menu that lets us pop up our favourite $EDITOR with a
tmp file.  Would this make Jeremy happy too?
(Reporter)

Comment 8

19 years ago
I'm not even sure I want this feature any more. Of course, i've been up for 
around 40 hours right now, which probably doesnt help my UI design thought 
process.

Seems to me launching an external editor would cause lots of problems. First 
off, mac/win dont have $EDITOR. second, how do you monitor the temp file to 
read back in? Lock mozilla until the editor returns?

Comment 9

19 years ago
Marking WONTFIX based on the discussion (which shows that the idea in this bug
needs to be formalized by W3C, or that launching an external editor would
cause lot of problems). Implementing will add a lot of clutter for little gain.
There is the copy-paste solution which works very well and which needs more
advertising if folks complain.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Chaning the qa contact on these bugs to me. MPT will be moving to the 
owner of this component shortly. I would like to thank him for all his hard 
work as he moves roles in mozilla.org...Yada, Yada, Yada...
QA Contact: mpt → zach

Updated

16 years ago
Component: User Interface Design → Browser-General
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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