“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:
- “posuvník” can mean “scroll bar”.
- “suwak” is a zipper, but “suwak logarytmiczny” is a slide rule.
- 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
Hi I want to work on this bug , how do I get it assigned to myself?
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?
Verified by Mihaela above; verified also with 2013-10-22-03-02-02-mozilla-central-firefox-27.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64