Typo in History Preferences dialog



18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: verah (gone), Assigned: jglick)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: nsbeta3+)



18 years ago
This is even pickier than most of the UI text bugs I'm writing up. Here it is:

In the History prefs dialog, the title of the second section, "Location Bar 
history," should be changed to "Location bar history." We call this thing the 
Location bar without capitalizing the "B" in "bar."

Comment 1

18 years ago
Adding polish keyword.
Keywords: polish

Comment 2

18 years ago
asa, would you mind if I take this bug from you? Thanks, jglick.

Comment 3

18 years ago
I just spoke with Vera and Steve and they agreed to "Location Bar History".

Comment 4

18 years ago
Also changing "Browsing history" to "Browsing History".

Comment 5

18 years ago
Reassigning bug to myself.  Ok'd by Asa.
Assignee: asa → jglick


18 years ago

Comment 6

18 years ago
Marking nsbeta3+ since jglick can fix this.
Keywords: nsbeta3
Whiteboard: nsbeta3+

Comment 7

18 years ago
Explanation for Blake: We've been going back and forth on whether or not group 
headings in the preferences dialogs should be all initial caps (as in, Location 
Bar History) or mixed upper/lowercase (as in, Location bar history). The problem 
is, some headings are really the beginnings of sentences, such as "When 
Navigator starts up, display..."  and those would look strange if they're in all 
initial caps.

At first we decided to go with mixed upper/lowercase, but then we noticed that 
there are very few of those sentence-fragment style headings. So we're going 
with the all initial caps style, *except for* the few sentence-fragment 

Hope this makes sense... and wondering if you even wanted to know...

Comment 8

18 years ago
Vera: Thanks :) It is much preferred that you answer my questions before I even 
have a chance to ask them! ;)

Anyways, I disagree with the all-caps idea because I think it'll look a little 
silly, it'll require a lot of changes (all over the prefs window, *AND* in 
other dialogs..you can't just do it in the prefs window and not change it 
elsewhere), and that doesn't seem to be how it's done in Windows.  However, I'm 
not the tech writer...

If we are going to go with all caps, I suggest that minor words like `and', 
etc. remain lowercase.

Comment 9

18 years ago
Absolutely. Rudman wouldn't have it otherwise!  (He was an editor in a former 

Comment 10

18 years ago
(Oh oh, my dark past is being revealed...I suppose I might as well admit, too,
to being a technical editor at one point as well.)

Blake---just for clarification, we aren't using "all caps," but initial cap
only. As for looking silly...Well, it looks better to me using the initial caps.
On the Mac, the initial cap style predominates. There is some inconsistency, but
our style will parallel what typically appears in, e.g., the control panels and
other dialogs in the system software.
Are all the changes going to be checked in at once or over a period of days?

Comment 12

18 years ago
by all-caps I meant initial caps. sorry.

jennifer checked this in...
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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