context menus are boring, but remember the suits have kids, and when their kids go gaga over some really neat icons in the mozilla context menu's, they will be happy, and so will their parents be happy.. hence, you may get a pay raise, who knows, wierd shit happens in life. lets add some pizazz and spunk to the context menu's so they will be more icq-like, icq is hugely popular, i'm not sure if this popularity can be attributed to their overwhelming using of mini-icons, but maybe mozilla can benefit from this ui enhancement.. I've made some mockup screenshots of what it could possibly look like..
copying the "feature" that gave ICQ its confusing and headache-inducing menus? er.... ICQ is popular because people want to talk to each other and for no other reason. confirming rfe, though I think we should not do this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*laugh* cute :) no offense, but is this bug serious? Im bad at recognizing sarcasm sometimes, but you seem sarcastic about it I would hope that the capabilities to do a thing like this are already present in the theme system. That would seem to be the right place for this variety of cute-but-pointless graphical GUI bloat And just on a matter of style, I think that the smiley and frowny faces should look like kittens. ^0.0^
I seem to remember the fuzzy gummy or whatever theme from Alphanumerica having icons in the menus. If they can do it, it would seem that this is up to the theme authors. Recommend marking this invalid, since I don't think there's anything stopping someone from doing this.
Wow, you mean I'm allowed to mark enhancements as invalid? Ok, then. Invalid it is. Uh, generally, ICQ isn't a good thing to copy UI ideas off. Really it isn't. In fact, I haven't seen an app with a worse UI in quite some time. In fact, I wonder if it's being left with a bad UI deliberately so that its users will switch to AIM ... but I digress. Context menus are designed for extremely quick use -- mouse down, find an item, mouse up, and you're done. So items should contain the command text, and nothing else; adding command icons would slow down the user's recognition of the commands. You're not even supposed to advertise *keyboard shortcuts* in a context menu ... so icons in the context menu would be beyond the pale.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
rubber stamp verif it is then
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
fwiw, w2k context menus for windows include colorless icons. MS Visual Studio includes them and IIRC MS Office does too (these apps are all brethren), but again, enough people don't like those interfaces :) mpt is right, suggesting any feature from ICQ is a good way to guarantee your feature request is laughed at. Live and learn.
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