Closed Bug 599566 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Confusing "Disable" button in add-ons manager

Categories

(Toolkit :: Add-ons Manager, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

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VERIFIED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: anti-stress, Unassigned)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100924 Firefox/4.0b7pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100924 Firefox/4.0b7pre

With firefox-4.0b7pre, when i open Add Ons Manager i see "Disable" button in front of each plugin which is confusing because i thought at 1st sight that they were all disabled since it is written "Disable"

Maybe it should be replaced with a toggle button : since plugins are activated by default, Firefox could display a pushed button with "Active" label or something lije that ?

Reproducible: Always
To sum up : it's not clear at 1st sight if Disable is a status (disabled) or an action
Component: General → Add-ons Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → add-ons.manager
It's clearly a button and clearly labeled "disable" (verb), not "disabled" (adjective). Buttons do what they're labeled to do, so I don't see how you could expect anything else. That being said, the fact that you were confused at first is proof that it's possible, though I don't know if that's enough cause to change this. It's been this way for a very long time (at least Firefox 1.x) and I haven't heard many complaints.
Hardware: x86 → All
(In reply to comment #0)
> Firefox could display a pushed button with "Active" label or
> something lije that ?

Disabled addons/plugins have a button labelled "Enabled". And what comment 3 said.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(In reply to comment #4)
> Disabled addons/plugins have a button labelled "Enabled". And what comment 3
> said.

They will have a button with "Enable". :) But beside that in the final design it will be easier to distinguish between enabled and disabled add-ons. See bug 590175.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(In reply to comment #4)
> Disabled addons/plugins have...

Disabled addons/plugins also have "(disabled)" clearly next to their name.
When (In reply to comment #3)
> It's clearly a button and clearly labeled "disable" (verb), not "disabled"
> (adjective). Buttons do what they're labeled to do, so I don't see how you
> could expect anything else. That being said, the fact that you were confused at
> first is proof that it's possible, though I don't know if that's enough cause
> to change this. It's been this way for a very long time (at least Firefox 1.x)
> and I haven't heard many complaints.

When i wrote the report i was using an english version of firefox 4b7pre (i'm french)
Now i'm running a french version and i don't find it confusing anymore
sorry for the noise
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