Attempt to sort optional toolbar items in order of popularity

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 13

Status

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Firefox
Toolbars and Customization
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: dao, Assigned: Ekanan Ketunuti)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 13
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Details

(Whiteboard: [good first bug][mentor=dao][lang=xul])

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Description

7 years ago
In a new profile, the customization sheet offers these items:

Print
Activity Indicator
Downloads
History
Bookmarks
New Window
Cut
Copy
Paste
Full Screen
Zoom Controls
Sync

If we had a sense of which items are or will be more popular than others, we could put the more popular ones at the top.
For instance: I'd put Activity Indicator all the way down, as it's a pretty much redundant item. Cut/Copy/Paste seem niche, Sync as well.
good idea, only small caveat would be that we should probably keep a few of these grouped together (like cut/copy/paste) even though they might have a spread of usage.
It's definitely useful if people want to find their most common used items and put it in the toolbar. But the down side is if we keep changing the position of items then users might get confusing. One possible alternative is order the items based on the popularity among average users and stick to the order.
Keywords: uiwanted
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Comment 3

6 years ago
(In reply to Zhenshuo Fang (:fang) - Firefox UX Team from comment #2)
> One possible alternative
> is order the items based on the popularity among average users and stick to
> the order.

That's the whole idea.
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Comment 4

6 years ago
The items are defined here and just need to be reordered:
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/annotate/ccbb41b873cd/browser/base/content/browser.xul#l849

Since I don't think we have hard data, I propose that we just move these items down for now:
cut-button
copy-button
paste-button
sync-button
navigator-throbber
tabview-button (remains at the very bottom since it gets added to the toolbar automatically)
Whiteboard: [good first bug][mentor=dao][lang=xul]
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Comment 5

5 years ago
Created attachment 594679 [details] [diff] [review]
patch
Attachment #594679 - Flags: review?(dao)
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Comment 6

5 years ago
Comment on attachment 594679 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

Thanks!
Attachment #594679 - Flags: review?(dao) → review+
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Comment 7

5 years ago
http://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/e5c0df11d314
Assignee: nobody → ananuti
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 13

Comment 8

5 years ago
Thanks for the patch! :-)

https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/e5c0df11d314
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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