Closed Bug 90837 Opened 20 years ago Closed 3 years ago

image animations prefs in wrong place


(SeaMonkey :: Preferences, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: levon, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox])

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2+) Gecko/20010713
BuildID:    2001071308

image animation preferences are currently below "Privacy & Security".
This is obviously wrong IMHO, the prefs would perhaps be better placed
under "Navigator" section.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. look at Images under Privacy & Security in Edit->Preferences

Actual Results:  It's there

Expected Results:  It should be elsewhere ;)
Over to UI design.  Ccing blake because I seem to recall him having something to
do with these prefs...
Assignee: sgehani → mpt
Component: Preferences → User Interface Design
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: sairuh → zach
Hardware: PC → All
| +-------------------+ Multimedia ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: |
| | Languages         |                                              |
| | Identity          | [/] Automatically load ima_ges and plugins   |
| | Connection        |     [/] Allow images as _backgrounds         |
| | Helper Apps       | [/] Allow images to _animate                 |
| | Start Pages       |     [/] Allow _looping of animations         |
| | History & Cache   | [/] Play _sounds                             |
| | Fonts             |     [/] Allow loo_ping of sounds             |
| | Colors & Effects  | [/] Display normal _frames                   |
| |:Multimedia::::::::| [/] Display _in-line frames                  |
| | Scripts & Windows | [ ] Always allow frame _resizing             |
| | Privacy           | [ ] Always allow frame _scrolling            |
| | Appearance        | ( Filters ... ) There are no filters active. |
| | System            |                                              |
| +-------------------+ :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: |

Er, not that that's going to help much. :-) For now, the best place for the 
`Multimedia' panel is probably in the `Appearance' branch. --> XP Apps: GUI.
Assignee: mpt → blakeross
Component: User Interface Design → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: zach → sairuh
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → Preferences
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla0.9.9
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → Future
Keywords: mozilla1.1
Blocks: 119597
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Assignee: bross2 → prefs
QA Contact: bugzilla
(Filter "spam" on 'prefs-nobody-20080612'.)
Assignee: prefs → nobody
QA Contact: prefs
Target Milestone: Future → ---
(In reply to John Levon from comment #0)
> Expected Results:  It should be elsewhere ;)
Where from your point of view they should be and why?
Propose closing this as WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox][CLOSEME 2012-11-01 WONT]
(In reply to Phoenix from comment #4)
> (In reply to John Levon from comment #0)
> > Expected Results:  It should be elsewhere ;)
> Where from your point of view they should be and why?

This is related to the discussion in bug 493217 (media autoplay), where creating a new Media pref pane or moving stuff around were raised as possible options. Basically the idea is to put things where people expect them rather than where seemingly related stuff is placed. I mean, really, would you be searching for "image animation" or "audio/video autoplay" under "Privacy & Security"?

What really bothers me is that some people are more concerned about "almost empty" pref panes (e.g. containing only two checkboxes) than arranging things in such a way that they can be found without checking each and every pref pane.

Well, eventually we'll (hopefully) move all preferences into the browser window (similar to FF's about:preferences) anyway, which will be a game changer since it's resizable by nature.
Blocks: 493217
I see, idea to rename Images to Media, move to Advanced and add a checkbox for media autoplay looks right
Whiteboard: [2012 Fall Equinox][CLOSEME 2012-11-01 WONT] → [2012 Fall Equinox]
Sorry, seeing this just now after fixing it in another bug (even within the same dependency tree). :-(

Note that the privacy-related options for loading which images from which server remained in the Privacy & Security > Images prefpane as this is where they intuitively belong. The EME settings moved into the new Appearance > Media prefpane as well.
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1446199
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