Misleading notice in Edit → Preferences → Appearance → UI Language

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
UI Design
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minor
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: tonymec, Assigned: ewong)

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(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0a1) Gecko/20110611 Firefox/7.0a1 SeaMonkey/2.4a1 ID:20110611003105

At the bottom of "Edit → Preferences → Appearance", inside the "UI language" frame, there is:
Language preferences will take effect when you restart SeaMonkey.

Actually, no restart is necessary. When you change the UI language setting (after, of course, having installed one or more language packs), the new language takes effect immediately for new popups and windows. So change the selected UI language, close and reopen the Mailer while keeping the Browser open, close and reopen the Browser while keeping the Mailer open, and voilà: your chrome is now in the new language.

I suggest the following formulation:
Changed preferences will only apply to new windows and dialogs.

Note: According to the description of the "Preferences" component, bugs about the content of the prefpanes belong elsewhere, but where? I see no Component about switching languages (and this is a SeaMonkey bug, not a moz-l10n bug). Hm, maybe "UI design"?
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Updated

7 years ago
Assignee: nobody → ewong
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
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Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 538736 [details] [diff] [review]
Changed the misleading notice in UI Language preferences.
Attachment #538736 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Created attachment 538747 [details] [diff] [review]
Changed the misleading notice in UI Language preferences. (v2)
Attachment #538736 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #538736 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
Attachment #538747 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)

Comment 3

7 years ago
Comment on attachment 538747 [details] [diff] [review]
Changed the misleading notice in UI Language preferences. (v2)

Don't forget to fix help either in here or a separate bug:
Appearance Preferences - Appearance
Attachment #538747 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla) → review+

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Comment on attachment 538747 [details] [diff] [review] [review]
> Changed the misleading notice in UI Language preferences. (v2)
> 
> Don't forget to fix help either in here or a separate bug:
> Appearance Preferences - Appearance

I would prefer in here as it is a single line fix for help too.
filed followup (well, maybe fixable in parallel) bug 664093 in Websites::www.seamonkey-project.org

Comment 6

7 years ago
OOPS! Please DO NOT check this in! The restart is necessary for mere mortals!

You probably have XUL caches off, which may cause you to see this. Usually, all the values are cached and nothing is applied until you restart and those get wiped because of the locale change.

Comment 7

7 years ago
Comment on attachment 538747 [details] [diff] [review]
Changed the misleading notice in UI Language preferences. (v2)

On kairo's comment r-, might still be worth tweaking help to mention that it is dependent on XUL cache settings.
Attachment #538747 - Flags: review+ → review-

Comment 8

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> On kairo's comment r-, might still be worth tweaking help to mention that it
> is dependent on XUL cache settings.

This is a debug-only pref, not sure it's worth confusing users with it...
(Assignee)

Comment 9

7 years ago
From comment #6, this bug is a WONTFIX.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
See also bug 664093 comment #3 and KaiRo's reply (#4). I have nglayout.debug.disable_xul_cache "user set" to false, which seems to imply:
1. that disable_xul_cache = true might be the default
2. that I have the cache enabled
and yet after setting UI locale language to French in the Appearance prefs dialog, then clicking OK and reopening the dialog, it comes up in French, and the next "new browser window" in in French too, with no restart.
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