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IRC's username empty text ("and server") in the Chat Account Wizard is confusing

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 15.0

Status

Thunderbird
Instant Messaging
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Kami, Assigned: florian)

Tracking

13 Branch
Thunderbird 15.0
x86_64
Linux

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20120327 Firefox/13.0a2
Build ID: 20120327115436

Steps to reproduce:

Creating IRC connect, I am on username page


Actual results:

When I selected Server textfield while Username is empty, Username field shows grey "and server" text.


Expected results:

Probably we should no do anything or write "Enter username here" or something similar.
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 740280
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Created attachment 612487 [details]
Screenshot
(Assignee)

Comment 2

5 years ago
This is because the text used for the username empty text is the same as the text used for what's in parentheses after "username" in the sentence above.
Blake, should we just remove that "and server" text completely for IRC accounts?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(In reply to Florian Quèze from comment #2)
> Blake, should we just remove that "and server" text completely for IRC
> accounts?
Please do, it doesn't make any sense. If we'd like to set the empty text, we should use a different string.
(Assignee)

Comment 4

5 years ago
Created attachment 622381 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

Let's revert this change (https://hg.instantbird.org/instantbird/rev/e142bb7beb1a) that we added during the ui-review of IM-in-Tb's main patch but turns out to be even more confusing than what it was trying to improve.

ui-r=bwinton over Vidyo

Note: We started discussing a better long term solution at https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1426#c6
Assignee: nobody → florian
Attachment #622381 - Flags: ui-review+
Attachment #622381 - Flags: review?(clokep)
Comment on attachment 622381 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

This looks fine; I definitely think it's less confusing without this.

(Uhh...I'm noticing now it also refers to GTalk? Poor review last time I guess. :()
Attachment #622381 - Flags: review?(clokep) → review+
(Assignee)

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: IRC / Chat Account Wizard / Select Server textfield displays "and server" text in Username field if it is empty → IRC's username empty text ("and server") in the Chat Account Wizard is confusing
(Assignee)

Comment 6

5 years ago
http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/cf8f349b1fe6
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 15.0
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