Consider renaming "Slider"

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 21

Status

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Firefox
PDF Viewer
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minor
VERIFIED FIXED
5 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: Aleksej, Assigned: Srishti)

Tracking

({ux-consistency})

15 Branch
Firefox 21
ux-consistency
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox20 affected, firefox21 verified, firefox22 verified)

Details

(Whiteboard: [testday-20120622][bugday-20131023][pdfjs-c-ux][pdfjs-f-fixed-upstream] https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/pull/2644, URL)

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
“Slider” in PDF.js is a sidebar which can show either thumbnails, or table of contents.

“Slider” in GUIs is usually either a widget similar to a player’s volume slider (that too), or (from a bmo search) the thing you drag along a scrollbar.

The word has also been used for a notification which pops up from below, near an angle of the screen.

There are also “content sliders”, which are a way to view images in a gallery one-by-one.  They were used on AMO.

Tab-switching UI of Firefox Mobile has been called a slider.


Maybe PDF.js’ sidebar was named after the latter meanings, and/or to distinguish it from Firefox’s own sidebar which is still available.  The gallery meanings work well only for the thumbnail mode though.


The name is unclear to me and to others, at least non-native English speakers.  Some current translations in https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/blob/master/l10n/ :

More or less direct translations, but I don’t know if they’re right:
cs/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Přepnout posuvník
- “posuvník” can mean “scroll bar”.
pl/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Włącz/wyłącz suwak
- “suwak” is a zipper, but “suwak logarytmiczny” is a slide rule.
sr/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Клизач
- According to English Wiktionary, “Клизач” means at least “skater (on ice)”; from pictures, it can also mean a volume-slider-like widget, and possibly a scroll-bar, a zipper, and a certain kind of a cellphone.

“Sidebar”, “bar”, “panel” or similar:
fr/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Afficher/Masquer la barre latérale
it/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Visualizza Riquadro Laterale
pt-BR/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Abrir/fechar aba lateral
ru/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Открыть/закрыть вспомогательную панель
sv/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Visa/Dölj panel

Other:
de/viewer.properties:toggle_slider.title=Thumbnails ein-/ausblenden
OS: Linux → All

Updated

5 years ago
Whiteboard: [testday-20120622] → [testday-20120622][pdfjs-c-ux]
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Hi I want to work on this bug , how do I get it assigned to myself?
(Reporter)

Updated

5 years ago
Assignee: nobody → srishsensation

Updated

5 years ago
Whiteboard: [testday-20120622][pdfjs-c-ux] → [testday-20120622][pdfjs-c-ux][pdfjs-f-fixed-upstream] https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/pull/2644

Updated

5 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Updated

4 years ago
Depends on: 835954
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/af8e5720ccf2
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 21
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130228 Firefox/21.0, Build ID: 20130228042012
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130228 Firefox/22.0, Build ID: 20130228165151

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130228 Firefox/21.0, BuildID: 20130228042012
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130228 Firefox/22.0, BuildID: 20130228165151

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130228 Firefox/22.0, BuildID: 20130228165151
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130228 Firefox/21.0, BuildID: 20130228042012

Verified the fix on latest Nightly and Aurora builds: "Slider" was replaced with "Sidebar".
Will this be fixed on Beta (20.0), as well?
status-firefox20: --- → affected
status-firefox21: --- → verified
status-firefox22: --- → verified
(Reporter)

Comment 4

4 years ago
Verified by Mihaela above; verified also with 2013-10-22-03-02-02-mozilla-central-firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Whiteboard: [testday-20120622][pdfjs-c-ux][pdfjs-f-fixed-upstream] https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/pull/2644 → [testday-20120622][bugday-20131023][pdfjs-c-ux][pdfjs-f-fixed-upstream] https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/pull/2644
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