Closed Bug 806556 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Change "Enter Search or Address" text in the URL bar to "Search or enter address"

Categories

(Firefox OS Graveyard :: Gaia::Browser, defect, P4)

defect

Tracking

(blocking-basecamp:-)

RESOLVED FIXED
blocking-basecamp -

People

(Reporter: lco, Assigned: daleharvey)

Details

(Keywords: b2g-testdriver, polish, unagi, Whiteboard: c=browser u=user)

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(1 file)

This is a super tiny nit, but I think it's a useful change. I've always found "Enter Search or Address" to be a slightly awkward phrase because "Search" and "Address" can both be interpreted as nouns or verbs. When "Search" follows the word "Enter", it feels like the two are both verbs, when in fact, we're intending to use "Search" as a noun.

By changing to "Enter address or search", "Search" can be interpreted as a noun or verb, without making the phrase utterly confusing. While "Address" can be used as verb, it's less common, especially in the context of websites. 

Treating this string as a phrase instead of a title (i.e. removing capitalization of the other words in the string) also helps the user read it as a phrase, and not a list of verbs or nouns with parallel grammatical structure.

OK, I'm done with my English lesson :p
Summary: Change "Enter Search or Address" text to "Enter address or search" in the URL bar → Change "Enter Search or Address" text in the URL bar to "Enter address or search"
Blocking-, it's a trivial string fix, but won't hold the release. Hopefully the launch languages will be phrased better.
blocking-basecamp: ? → -
Keywords: polish
When launching the browser, the URL bar says "Enter Search or Address" for about half a second and then the text chances case to "Enter search or address". The case change causes a brief flicker on screen.
(In reply to Chris Peterson (:cpeterson) from comment #2)
> When launching the browser, the URL bar says "Enter Search or Address" for
> about half a second and then the text chances case to "Enter search or
> address". The case change causes a brief flicker on screen.

That's bug 816151
The string should read "Search or enter address" in English. The goal is have the first word be "search" since many users are unaware that they can search from the URL bar. The Nightly version of desktop uses this string now as well.
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Change "Enter Search or Address" text in the URL bar to "Enter address or search" → Change "Enter Search or Address" text in the URL bar to "Search or enter address"
Whiteboard: c=browser u=user
Priority: -- → P4
Assignee: nobody → dale
Attached file Pointer to GH
Attachment #765729 - Flags: review?(bfrancis)
Comment on attachment 765729 [details]
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r+me
Attachment #765729 - Flags: review?(bfrancis) → review+
Merged into master in https://github.com/mozilla-b2g/gaia/commit/f2a1b4443ae09017957bd0849dff49ce0087bfb3
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
This change did not get an ID change, and isn't exposed to l10n as something to catch up on. Is that OK?
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