Thunderbird theme on Linux feels cluttered (inappropriate spacing, etc.)

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 3.0b4

Status

Thunderbird
Theme
RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: Garrett LeSage, Assigned: andreasn)

Tracking

unspecified
Thunderbird 3.0b4
All
Linux
Bug Flags:
in-testsuite -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US) AppleWebKit/531.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/3.0.192.0 Safari/531.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 Beta 3

The default Thunderbird theme on Linux feels cramped and cluttered.

Reasons:

* Padding is not adaquate in the list items
* Too much visual noise in the list (icons are complex & not always necessary)
* There are dotted tree lines (and there should not be) :..
* Zebra-striping is unnecessary (or at the very least, too in-your-face)

This applies to the message list as well as the source list (in the sidebar).

Reproducible: Always
Agreed.

Andreas can you take this?
Assignee: nobody → nisses.mail
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(Assignee)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Sure, already discussed them in more detail with garrett over jabber.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Sure, already discussed them in more detail with garrett over jabber.

Can you summarize the discussion ?
(Assignee)

Comment 4

9 years ago
> Can you summarize the discussion ?

Garrett had some examples of what other apps did etc. Not much else than mentioned in this bug report.
(Assignee)

Comment 5

9 years ago
Created attachment 396440 [details] [diff] [review]
[checked in] patch to make the stars smaller

Makes the stars in front of the message smaller and less prominent when inactive.
Attachment #396440 - Flags: ui-review?(clarkbw)
(Assignee)

Comment 6

9 years ago
Hard to tackle this bug, as there are a lot of things in here.
* Padding is not adaquate in the list items
- will fix

* Too much visual noise in the list (icons are complex & not always necessary)
- will try to come up with a suggestion for what columns to show by default. That will fix this issue to some extent. I'm hesitant to move back to the dots though. The patch I just attached will somewhat deal with this for the stars.

* There are dotted tree lines (and there should not be) :..
- Wont fix this, as we did that, but got complains that deep threads were hard to follow without the dots.

* Zebra-striping is unnecessary (or at the very least, too in-your-face)
- Will fix this by either trying to make the stripes less prominent (with moz-opacity maybe?) or see if it works without them (and this article says it does http://www.alistapart.com/articles/zebrastripingdoesithelp/).
(Assignee)

Comment 7

9 years ago
Created attachment 396441 [details]
screenshot of smaller and less prominent stars
Attachment #396440 - Flags: ui-review?(clarkbw)
Attachment #396440 - Flags: ui-review+
Attachment #396440 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Comment on attachment 396440 [details] [diff] [review]
[checked in] patch to make the stars smaller

looks good to me

Updated

9 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Hardware: x86 → All
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0b4

Updated

9 years ago
Attachment #396440 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla) → review+

Comment 9

9 years ago
Comment on attachment 396440 [details] [diff] [review]
[checked in] patch to make the stars smaller

Looks good to me! Though with this, the junk icon sure looks large in comparison, so maybe that too needs an adjustment.
adding checkin-needed so this gets in before b4 but lets keep this bug open to investigate the junk icon along with the other comments in comment 6
Keywords: checkin-needed
Comment on attachment 396440 [details] [diff] [review]
[checked in] patch to make the stars smaller

Checked in: http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/6d1f7394363d
Attachment #396440 - Attachment description: patch to make the stars smaller → [checked in] patch to make the stars smaller
Flags: in-testsuite-
Keywords: checkin-needed
Mass move to the new theme component.
Component: Mail Window Front End → Theme
QA Contact: front-end → theme

Comment 13

5 years ago
(In reply to Bryan Clark [:clarkbw] from comment #10)
> adding checkin-needed so this gets in before b4 but lets keep this bug open
> to investigate the junk icon along with the other comments in comment 6

>3 years later - is there much left that hasn't been fixed?
perhaps items should have a new bug(s)?
Flags: needinfo?(splewako)
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk) from comment #13)

I have no idea what kind of info you want from me and I don't use linux on desktop anymore.
Flags: needinfo?(splewako)
Closing this bug as the issues in comment 6 are fixed in other bugs.

If something is still remaining, please file a new bug.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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