Usage of progress bar for visualizing imap quota is irritating - details window only

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 11.0

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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trivial
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Patrick Julian, Assigned: Paenglab)

Tracking

({ux-consistency})

7 Branch
Thunderbird 11.0
x86
Mac OS X
ux-consistency

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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Attachments

(3 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Build ID: 20110928134238

Steps to reproduce:

Tested under Mac OS X (10.6.8) with v7.0.1
Open an IMAP email account with given quota of 500MB


Actual results:

in the status bar at the bottom of the main window, a progress bar indicates the amount of the quota that is consumed in the account already. The amount percent value is correct, but the progress bar's permanent animation is irritating  


Expected results:

since the described issue is not actually a running process but a rather static value indicator, this should imho not use a progress bar but another more appropriate UI element
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Crash Signature: n/a
Keywords: ux-consistency

Comment 1

6 years ago
by animation, do you mean display? Do you actually see it changing?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

6 years ago
I mean that OS X default behaviour: The blue bar consists of blue vertical stripes that slowly move right to left. The value remains the same. It only makes an impression to the user as if something were being computed or such.

I guess it becomes more apparent what I mean when you click the bar. In the modal window you will see the bar in bigger resolution.

Comment 3

6 years ago
The quota bar is either green, yellow, or red, and doesn't animate, afaik. It sounds like you're talking about the progress bar, which is blue, and animates.

Comment 4

6 years ago
I don't have a mac, but I think we explicitly disabled the native progress bar look in the themes.

Are you using a different theme (skin)?

Comment 5

6 years ago
That change was in bug 385175, FWIW.

Comment 6

6 years ago
Patrick, did this work for you in previous releases of TB? If so, that would point to a regression by the above mentioned bug.

Comment 7

6 years ago
bienvenu, the commit http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/6b7bd9c1ac6c , would it appear in TB 7.0.1 or not?

Patrick, could you please test trunk builds of Thunderbird ("Early Bird")?
(Reporter)

Comment 8

6 years ago
Created attachment 569680 [details]
This is the bar that I was describing

Comment 9

6 years ago
(In reply to Ben Bucksch (:BenB) from comment #7)
> bienvenu, the commit http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/6b7bd9c1ac6c ,
> would it appear in TB 7.0.1 or not?
No, loooks like the TFV is TB 9.

Sorry, Patrick, I didn't realize that this stuff had changed.

Comment 10

6 years ago
Good. My guess is that this is already fixed in trunk.
(Reporter)

Comment 11

6 years ago
Hi guys, no I am currently running the default theme; currently there are not even any other themes installed. In previous releases, I did not even notice the presence of any such bar. I can test an early bird version if further clarification on this is still required.
The one I'm seeing is different on Early bird - earlybird is available at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/channel/

Comment 13

6 years ago
> I can test an early bird version if further clarification on this is still required.

Yes, it is.
(Reporter)

Comment 14

6 years ago
Sweet icon :)

OK it renders differently (better) in the status bar in 9.0a2.

However, the details window still renders it the old way. I'll file another attachment.
(Reporter)

Comment 15

6 years ago
Created attachment 569687 [details]
details window still with the old bar style

Comment 16

6 years ago
Thanks for confirming that the original bug is FIXED.

Details window: OK, that's a point.
I think this is a minor bug now, though.

New Objective: Apply fix for bug 385175 to quota in folder details window.
Assignee: nobody → richard.marti
Severity: normal → trivial
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Usage of progress bar for visualizing imap quota is irritating → Usage of progress bar for visualizing imap quota is irritating - details window only
(Reporter)

Comment 17

6 years ago
ok - agreed - thank you guys!
Severity: trivial → normal

Updated

6 years ago
Severity: normal → trivial
(Assignee)

Comment 18

6 years ago
Created attachment 570465 [details] [diff] [review]
Copy the QuotaPanel style to the folder properties

The quota in the folder properties has with this patch the same appearance as the QuotPanel in the statusbar. I only gave the normal color because I haven't found code which gives a warning or critical state.

I had to add a stylesheet definition on folderProps.xul under mailnews. I checked with Seamonkey and saw no problem with this stylesheet definition under it.
Attachment #570465 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Attachment #570465 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
Comment on attachment 570465 [details] [diff] [review]
Copy the QuotaPanel style to the folder properties

Review of attachment 570465 [details] [diff] [review]:
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Aside from the question below, I think this looks good (at least on Windows).  r=me, and ui-r=me.

::: mail/themes/gnomestripe/mail/preferences/preferences.css
@@ -94,0 +94,11 @@
> > +
> > +/* Quota meter in Folder Properties */
> > +
> > +#quotaPercentageBar {
NaN more ...

So, why not have the same high/medium/low colours in the folder properties, too?
Attachment #570465 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Attachment #570465 - Flags: ui-review+
Attachment #570465 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
Attachment #570465 - Flags: review+
(Assignee)

Comment 20

6 years ago
(In reply to Blake Winton (:bwinton - Thunderbird UX) from comment #19)
> So, why not have the same high/medium/low colours in the folder properties,
> too?

As I wrote in comment 18: I only gave the normal color because I haven't found code which gives a warning or critical state.

Do you see somewhere code which detects the warning or critical levels? I have only at GMail an IMAP account with quota and with only 2% filled I'm unable to check this.

Comment 21

6 years ago
BenB probably remembers better than I do, but I believe it's yellow over a certain level and red after that. There are thresholds specified in prefs - look at mail.quota.* in the config editor.

Also, use mxr to look for UpdateStatusQuota
(Assignee)

Comment 22

6 years ago
(In reply to David :Bienvenu from comment #21)
> BenB probably remembers better than I do, but I believe it's yellow over a
> certain level and red after that.

I think you have seen this in the status bar where this styling is applied. The progress bar in the folder properties had no special styling, so I don't think it had other colors.

Better we're waiting for BenB for an answer.

Comment 23

6 years ago
I believe you're right - it's possible that we'd need to do more work to expose this state to the theme for the folder properties dialog.

Comment 24

6 years ago
I don't think there's code to mark it "warning"/"critical" for the folderProperties, only the main window status bar. I personally don't think it's important either, because the bar is much bigger and pretty obvious as-is, while the small status bar needs additional hints.
(Assignee)

Comment 25

6 years ago
I'm setting checkin-needed because I think bwintons question is answered.
Keywords: checkin-needed
Checked in: http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/806680a1df40
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 11.0
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