Closed Bug 868419 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Update Help for Mail & News Message Display preference pane
The documentation for Mail & Newsgroups Preferences - Message Display, suite/locales/en-US/chrome/common/help/mailnews_preferences.xhtml starting in line #107, is mostly outdated and needs to be extended by recent additions and modifications (e.g., bug 80574, bug 309057, settings for quoted messages, and any upcoming changes from bug 867210).
> -<p>Message Display preferences allow you to choose how messages are > - displayed (for example, font style and color) in all accounts. If you are not > - already viewing the Message Display settings, follow these steps:</p> Removed the part in parentheses given that font style and color are primarily set in the Appearance tab. > - <li><strong>When opening messages, display them in</strong>: Here you can > - choose if you want to reuse a message window for the next mail or if you > - want to open a new one for each.</li> Expanded this to explicitly list the options along and added a description for the checkbox introduced with bug 80574. > - <li><strong>Wait [__] seconds before marking a message as read</strong>: Modified to reflect bug 867210 and removed the now obsolete note. > + <li><strong>Show only display name for people in my address book</strong>: Documented the checkbox added by bug 309057. > - <li><strong>Plain Text Messages</strong>: Select the font you prefer for > - viewing plain-text messages: fixed width or variable width. Choosing a font > - style, size, and color for quoted plain-text messages can help you more I've moved the second part on quoted messages to the very end, in accordance with the actual placement in the pane. > - easily distinguish quoted text (usually a message that's been > - forwarded to you or by you). Interesting, the last time I've seen "forward as quoted" was with Netscape 4.x, so that's definitely obsoleted. Replaced with a reference to quoted content when replying. > + This option also controls some common plain-text formatting conventions: I've added those two examples to show that it also affects other content, not just the emoticons.
Attachment #746378 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla)
Comment on attachment 746378 [details] [diff] [review] Proposed patch >+++ b/suite/locales/en-US/chrome/common/help/mailnews_preferences.xhtml >+ <li><strong>Show only display name for people in my address book</strong>: >+ Check this if you want to save some space in the message headers where >+ email addresses are shown. If selected, known senders and recipients are >+ only listed with their display names, their email addresses are hidden.</li> Is it worth mentioning that their email addresses are shown when you hover over the display names? >+ <li><strong>Automatically mark messages as read</strong>: Check this option >+ to mark messages as read once they are opened. (This checkbox is selected >+ by default.) >+ <ul> >+ <li><strong>Only after displaying for [__] seconds</strong>: Choose this >+ option if you do not want a message to be marked as read when you are >+ only taking a brief look at it. Enter the number of seconds you want a >+ message to be displayed before it gets marked as read automatically. Shouldn't the checkbox be mentioned? >+ <tr align="center"> >+ <td>+/-1</td> >+ <td>Â±1</td> Not sure what the symbol is before the ± f=me for the moment as I would like to review the new patch.
Attachment #746378 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla) → feedback+
(In reply to Ian Neal from comment #2) > Is it worth mentioning that their email addresses are shown when you hover > over the display names? Sure, I've added a sentence pointing this out. > Shouldn't the checkbox be mentioned? I've made it clearer that it's a checkbox now, and also added at the end a sentence what happens if it's not checked, thus should be unambiguous now. > >+ <td>Â±1</td> > Not sure what the symbol is before the ± That's \302\261 for ± in UTF encoding. The 0080 page happens to be derived from ISO-8859-1, thus you see Â± instead when looking at it in that encoding. It shows up correctly in the Help window for me, and when looking at the patch with a browser or a UTF-capable editor (just Wordpad won't do).
Comment on attachment 748442 [details] [diff] [review] Proposed patch (v2) Looks good to me.
Attachment #748442 - Flags: review?(iann_bugzilla) → review+
Thanks Ian, push for comm-central please.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey2.21
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