Closed Bug 571127 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago
there's help -> about -> link: licensing information what opens "about:license". in the first line there's a "Know your rights" link what points to "about:rights". and there's a placeholder paragraph (the 2nd) stating "Any applicable privacy policies for this product should be listed here." as of yet ;-).
Thanks. It's good to know there is a link, but I think it's too many clicks down. Julie M - What do you think?
I agree. It would be nice to have a first level link.
It's a question for our UX team. CC'ing Alex who was already working on getting feedback about the usage of some menu elements which are used less often. I think that's another one. With first level link you mean we should put it not in the menu but directly in the about window?
I don't think it's appropriate to put this in a menu. I'm fine with this going in the About dialog, though it's getting pretty crowded in there!
Component: Menus → General
QA Contact: menus → general
Yeah, sounds like something that should be in the About dialog, which needs redoing anyway, imho.
I concur that this belongs in the about dialog. If we are editing that string, perhaps also think about bug 571424 ?
>I don't think we should conflate these things yep, didn't realize we were back porting
Not sure I understand your comment 12, Liz. Are you simply noting that nothing had been done yet on this bug? For this bug to move forward we need an assignee and presumably a design. There's a bunch of changes that I think need to be made to the About Box, not sure who's marshalling them, but I know the UX team keeps an eye on all bugs marked uiwanted like this one, so I presume that it will be gotten to. (Do you think that this is an issue which we *must* resolve before shipping? If so, change the value of the blocking2.0: field to "?".)
blocking2.0: --- → ?
Liz: having trouble reading tone from your comment, but to me you sound upset and frustrated. Hopefully that isn't the case. I know what this bug is about - that was clear in comment 0. I suspect comment 12 was basically "has there been any action on this bug yet?" to which the answer is "no, there has not been" (sidenote: we try as much as possible to not overlap bugs, so while yes, there have been other bugs on the topic of changes to the About Firefox box, none but this one will be used to address this particular issue). You do not need to do anything else to get this bug assigned, as I tried (unsuccessfully!) to indicate in comment 13. It's marked uiwanted, and now nominated for blocking, so those decisions will be made by the appropriate teams. This is not a guarantee, at this time, that it will make Firefox 4. So far I'm considering this a "nice to have," not a "must have." To date, I haven't seen strong enough rationale to block the release on this particular issue, though I agree that we should fix it. Do you feel like we can not release Firefox 4 without this change?
Hey Julie - I'm not sure why Liz needs "backing up". I asked a question, and indicated that at no point had this been indicated to be a blocking issue until recently, and merely asked for some rationale and explanation. That's standard procedure. As you might imagine, there are many issues fighting for developer and user experience attention. I have also indicated (multiple times) that the bug is properly marked to be placed in the queue for attention from UX and product drivers. All that's needed is an explanation of why it's felt that now, at this time, this is an issue which should block our release. What would be helpful is some analysis and indication of where competitors place links to their privacy policies (I can't find one in Chrome or Safari, for example) or where you've seen prominent and informative links to privacy policies which you think are ideal. The current plan is to add it to the About Box - is that the best plan? We can work on the design, but that work will be better the more information we have. We're all on the same side - there's no need to be combative, here.
Alex: is there a meta-bug tracking all the planned refinements to the About Box? Do we want to do a full redesign of that dialog?
The concern we have about the about box placement is it seems hard to find in FF 4. Is its placement going to move from how it looks in the beta?
The About box will be accessible by the menu system, as it is now. On OSX that will be the application menu in the OSX Menu Bar. On Linux and Windows XP it will be the application menu bar at the top of the window (under "Help"). On Windows Vista and 7 it will be in the Firefox Button at the top left of the window.
>The concern we have about the about box placement is it seems hard to find in >FF 4. Is its placement going to move from how it looks in the beta? The about menu is currently inaccessible from the Firefox button (I'm actually not sure why), but the intended paths are: =Vista, 7= Firefox > Help > About =XP, 2000, OS X, Linux= Help > About We'll be sure to fix this in the next update of the Firefox button (the About window is also going to be the place where the user checks for updates). >Alex: is there a meta-bug tracking all the planned refinements to the About >Box? Do we want to do a full redesign of that dialog? filed the new meta bug 579547
Thanks. That makes a big difference. That just leaves the issue of getting a link in the download flow. Should we discuss that separately?
I talked to Alex about that. The pop-up box I pointed out to you won't work, so we're back to the download page. That's a different team, so we should file a different bug for that.
johnath, this needs an assignee
blocking2.0: ? → betaN+
The assignee will come once bug 579547 is worked through, yeah. Please do file another bug (cc me, if you would!) for the link on the download page.
We've got Margaret assigned and blocking+, so there is no need for concern :)
Whiteboard: [strings] → [strings][fixed by bug 579547]
Fixed by bug 579547
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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