User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hsb-DE; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20090825 SeaMonkey/1.1.18 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hsb-DE; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20090825 SeaMonkey/1.1.18 Th width of the tree part of the preferences window (left side of the window) has been hardcoded. Therefore localized text within this tree may not fit in the tree area of the Preferences window. The tree width has been defined with "13em", see file chrome://content/communicator/pref/preferences.xul, line 66: style="width: 13em;" There should be defined an entity instead of the text "width: 13em", e.g. "&preferencesTree.width". In file preferences.dtd the value should be assigned to this entity, similar to the entity "accountTree.width" in the file AccountManager.dtd for tree width of the account settings window of the Mail & Newsgroups component. Reproducible: Always Expected Results: Contents of Preferences window tree should be customizable for localizers.
I was going to make the right edge of the preftree draggable in bug 456874, but you're right, the initial width should be localizable as well. I guess I'll move the whole preftree fixes here.
In SM 2.1 beta 1 the preftree width is still hardcoded. It would be good if the preftree width would be customizable for localizers in final SM 2.1.
I rediscovered this bug. It is not fixed yet, after more than 6 years.