Confusing folder names in the "Customize Sidebar Window"



18 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Margaret Chan, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [netcenter])



18 years ago
Overview Description:  In the "Customize Sizebar Window", there are some pre-
populated choices, some of which are confusing.  The Favorites folder seems too
similar to the notion of bookmarks and yet, there is also the option to choose
Bookmarks from the pick list to add to the sidebar.  Another confusing choice is
From Others.  It is not clear as to what from others? and who are the others?
Also, International is a vague choice.

Expected Results:  These choices need to be given better, more intuitive names.
For example, International should be named "Travel" or "Geography" depending on
its intended function.  From Others needs a better, more informative name,
perhaps "Recommended Websites" or "Friends' Picks"; something to give some
meaning to this option.


These names appeared in our solaris build dated 6/20.

Build Date & Platform Bug Found:

The chosen named is also found in Netscape6 PR1 on Windows.

Additional Information:

The above recommendation is made by our internal HCI group at Sun.  
A detail documentation on other UI issues can be provided upon request.

Comment 1

18 years ago
I completely agree that the current folder names are not entirely clear.  I 
*think* that the entire list of available sidebar panels is provided by the 
folks over at

johng, can you confirm that or do you know who's responsible for what's in 
the list?
Assignee: bdonohoe → johng

Comment 2

18 years ago
The folders are served by the server side, by Netcenter, and they plan to update
the folder categories to make more sense, and this change should happen sometime
in August.

However, after these changes are made on the server side, the client will have
to move the listing of it's client side tabs (bookmarks, search, what's related
and buddy list) into a new folder.

So re-assigning to hoangtv to he can tell us when the server side has been
implemented.  When this is done, hoang should reassign to slamm so he can move
the client side tabs into the correct folder (which I think will be "Netscape

keywords nsbeta3, netcenter

reassigning to hoangtv
Assignee: johng → slamm
Keywords: netcenter, nsbeta3

Comment 3

18 years ago
typo - assigning to hoangtv this time
Assignee: slamm → hoangtv

Comment 4

17 years ago
[--> Sidebar]
Component: User Interface: Design Feedback → Sidebar
QA Contact: mpt → shrir

Comment 5

17 years ago
spam : changing qa to sujay (New Sidebar QA)
QA Contact: shrir → sujay
Keywords: netcenter
Whiteboard: netcenter
Whiteboard: netcenter → [netcenter]
(Shouldn't the bug summary read "Sidebar" instead of "Sizebar" !?)


15 years ago
Summary: Confusing folder names in the "Customize Sizebar Window" → Confusing folder names in the "Customize Sidebar Window"

Comment 7

15 years ago
No longer the owner.  Reassign to Tom Ajayebi
Assignee: hoangtv → ajayebi
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Assignee: ajayebi → nobody
Priority: P3 → --
QA Contact: sujay → sidebar

Comment 8

9 years ago
> The folders are served by the server side, by Netcenter,

Netscape is dead, there are no folders served from those servers any more.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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