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New Account button's text should read Add Account



MailNews: Account Configuration
17 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: stephend@netscape.com (gone - use stephen.donner@gmail.com instead), Assigned: stephend@netscape.com (gone - use stephen.donner@gmail.com instead))


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Build ID:  2001-05-15-08 on all platforms

Summary: New Account button's text should read Add Account.

Reason: "New" implies that we are creating an account (activation, etc.), but
really all we are doing is adding a pre-existing account to the account manager.

Changing this to Add Account is also the exact opposite of Remove Account, and
would be more correct.
Index: AccountManager.dtd
RCS file:
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -r1.5 AccountManager.dtd
--- AccountManager.dtd	2001/02/13 05:37:59	1.5
+++ AccountManager.dtd	2001/05/15 21:43:04
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 <!ENTITY accountManagerTitle.label "Account Settings">
-<!ENTITY newAccountButton.label "New Account">
+<!ENTITY newAccountButton.label "Add Account">
 <!ENTITY setDefaultButton.label "Set as Default">
 <!ENTITY duplicateButton.label "Duplicate">
 <!ENTITY deleteButton.label "Remove Account">
Keywords: nsbeta1, patch, review
QA Contact: esther → nbaca
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.1
Oh, and I'll file a bug on Bhuvan or me to fix the entity names to reflect the
counterparts in the string that follows them.

for example, 
<!ENTITY deleteButton.label "Remove Account">

should be <!ENTITY removeButton.label "Remove Account">

doesn't affect functionality, but is needed for cleanup.
bug 81043 has been filed.

Comment 4

17 years ago
I suggest disapprovement and that you retarget this for something else than 

The spec says "Remove Account". So as long as you don't have jglick to either 
agree or change the spec, this must not go in.

Comment 5

17 years ago
I meant "New Account" there.
hwaara is right, get jglick to approval and update the spec first.
That is why both she and Robin are on this bug.  Let me change the milestone so
nobody goes postal.
Keywords: nsbeta1
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.1 → Future

Comment 8

17 years ago
"Add Account..." instead of "New Account..." is fine by me. As Håkan, suggests 
though, you might want to wait until after 9.1, otherwise, you'll have to get 
approval from international folks at this stage.

Actually, I'd like to see "Add..." and "Remove...".  The Account part isn't 
really necessary?  These two buttons could go next to each other and reduce the 
horizontal space they take up.  Especially since we hope to have "Move Up" and 
"Move Down" buttons added in the future (to re-order accounts).

I'll update spec as appropriate. :-)
This bug might need to be morphed into a XUL bug and re-assigned to someone with
a little more coding expertise ;-)  Should we start a thread in mail-news or in UI?
Blocks: 81043

Comment 10

17 years ago
prob Mail News?
I've started a thread.
Jennifer, can you (when you have time) make a proposal page for the current
ideas you have with mockups?
Sorry, wrong screenshot, removing URL until I find out if one exists ;-)

Comment 14

17 years ago
Created attachment 35074 [details]
Example: see buttons in lower left corner
mass accepting my bugs.
Re-assigning to Bhuvan.  Bhuvan, would you have time to get to doing the full
implementation of this?  (It would rock ;-)
Assignee: stephend → racham


16 years ago
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 18

16 years ago
61078 already exists for reordering accounts, this bug would just be to change
the text of Add and Remove Account.
Will you guys let me fix this now?  Just the wording, and we can do the fancy
button positioning later?
Taking bug.  Jennifer can you review this please?  Thanks.
Assignee: racham → stephend

Comment 21

16 years ago
Changing "New Account.." to "Add Account..." or "Add..." (and "Remove...") 
sounds good to me.

Comment 22

16 years ago
hopefully seth won't mind me helping out and sr'ing a UI bug. 

sr=mscott for the DTD change.
Fixed.  Thanks to all.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 24

16 years ago
Trunk build 2001-11-13-03: WinMe
Trunk build 2001-11-09: Linux RH 7.1, Mac 9.1
Verified Fixed, (the buttons now state "Add Account" and the other 
"Remove Account").
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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