In Add-on Mgr., Provide the User with a Choice of Views

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Toolkit
Add-ons Manager
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: WildcatRay, Unassigned)

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Windows 7
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Description

7 years ago
After reading Bug 623207, I thought why isn't there a choice of views similar to how Windows Explorer offers the user a choice of views between large icons, small icons, list and details views.

Just to provide a starting point:

"Icons" = the add-on's icon and name/version

"List" = the above and the buttons as currently available in the Add-on Mgr.

"Details" = all the above, Add-on ID, most recent install or update date and be sortable on these fields like Windows Explorer is sortable.

In most, if not all these, views be able to right-click to access key options such as the add-on's options, enable/disable and see more information about the add-on.
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Updated

7 years ago
Component: General → Add-ons Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → add-ons.manager
It's not really feasible to maintain multiple views here, the amount of code complexity, tests and QA required would kill us
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(In reply to comment #1)
> It's not really feasible to maintain multiple views here, the amount of code
> complexity, tests and QA required would kill us

Haven't we gotten exactly such a proposal from Jennifer before? I can vague remember but can't find a bug. There was only the following design work:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/File:Multiple_addons_in_grid23423.png
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