Closed Bug 651578 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Aurora About Dialog channel switcher should have left-aligned, not centered text

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

5 Branch
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

VERIFIED FIXED
Firefox 5
Tracking Status
firefox5 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: jboriss, Assigned: Margaret)

Details

(Whiteboard: [channel-switcher] [bugday-20110513] )

Attachments

(3 files, 2 obsolete files)

Currently, when users click the "change" link in the Firefox button's channel switcher, the text in the About Aurora Dialog box goes from left-aligned to center-aligned.

Firstly, we should never be actively changing alignment on a screen the user's currently interacting with.

Secondly, we should not be centering text in multiple-sentence paragraphs, ever.  Doing so requires the user's scanning gaze to begin at different starting points on each line.  It also produces an ugly jagged line effect on both sides of our text.

The channel switcher should remain left aligned, except for the Apply and Cancel buttons at the bottom, which should be right-aligned in Vista for consistency across the OS.
-> rob (I think)
Component: General → Application Update
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → application.update
Version: 4.0 Branch → 5 Branch
maybe this: 

http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/browser/base/content/aboutDialog.xul

129           <vbox id="channelSelector">
130             <hbox pack="center" align="center">
131               <label>&channel.selector.start;</label>
This is Firefox specific ui so over to Firefox -> General since that is the component where bug 644517 implemented this ui.
Component: Application Update → General
Product: Toolkit → Firefox
QA Contact: application.update → general
Attached patch patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
This also works in RTL.
Assignee: nobody → margaret.leibovic
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #527369 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
Attached image screenshot with patch
Attached patch patch (flips buttons on osx) (obsolete) — Splinter Review
This patch flips the button order on OSX, as per Boriss's request in #ux.
Attachment #527369 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #527369 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
Attachment #527374 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp)
Comment on attachment 527374 [details] [diff] [review]
patch (flips buttons on osx)

I think you want XP_UNIX (which covers both Linux and Mac) rather than XP_MACOSX, which matches what we do for normal dialogs:
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/content/widgets/dialog.xml#17
Attachment #527374 - Flags: review?(gavin.sharp) → review+
Attachment #527374 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/1bf036202718
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
OS: Windows Vista → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [good first bug]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 6
Comment on attachment 527391 [details] [diff] [review]
patch for check-in

Asking for approval to land on aurora. This is a low risk appearance change that polishes the look of the channel switcher.
Attachment #527391 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
(In reply to comment #10)
> Comment on attachment 527391 [details] [diff] [review]
> patch for check-in
> 
> Asking for approval to land on aurora. This is a low risk appearance change
> that polishes the look of the channel switcher.

I'd like to see this backported too, especially since this is the first time people will see the channel switcher.
Attachment #527391 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
Updating target milestone to Firefox 5, since this will be in there now that it's in aurora.
Target Milestone: Firefox 6 → Firefox 5
Also marking as fixed for Firefox 5.
Whiteboard: [channel-switcher]
verifying in  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0a2) Gecko/20110510 Firefox/5.0a2
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Whiteboard: [channel-switcher] → [channel-switcher] [bugday-20110513]
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