Terminology in Preferences: Themes vs Message styles

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5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: aleth, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Description

5 years ago
*** Original post on bio 1055 at 2011-09-30 12:22:00 UTC ***

IB has two distinct avenues for modifying its visual appearance: "Themes" (selected via the add-on manageer) and "message styles" (selected via Preferences). To avoid confusion these terms should be used consistently.

Therefore, the "Themes" pane in the Preferences is misleadingly titled, as it does not allow theme selection at all.

Maybe calling it "Appearance" would be better? (since not just message styles, but also emoticons are also selected in that pane).

Comment 1

5 years ago
*** Original post on bio 1055 by Matt Lewandowsky (lewellyn) <matt AT greenviolet.net> at 2011-09-30 12:24:56 UTC ***

Note that the Add-ons site should be brought into line with the terminology decided upon. As it stands, it doesn't help the confusion of the overloaded term. :)
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Comment 2

5 years ago
*** Original post on bio 1055 at 2011-09-30 12:26:25 UTC ***

Also, what on the add-on website are called "Themes" are selected in the add-on manager under "Appearance". This also should be made consistent in one way or another.
*** Original post on bio 1055 at 2011-09-30 12:53:19 UTC ***

(In reply to comment #0)

> Maybe calling it "Appearance" would be better? (since not just message styles,
> but also emoticons are also selected in that pane).

Just to give some background/context, when that prefpane was created, I thought we would add there very soon a "Sounds" tab to select sound themes.
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Comment 4

5 years ago
*** Original post on bio 1055 at 2011-09-30 13:32:48 UTC ***

> Just to give some background/context, when that prefpane was created, I thought
> we would add there very soon a "Sounds" tab to select sound themes.

If that is still planned, maybe something neutral like 'Customization' would be better?
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Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 955785
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