Thunderbird prefs redesign (aka mega-prefs)

Robert Kaiser KaiRo at KaiRo.at
Sat Jan 1 05:52:59 PST 2011


Jim schrieb:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 5:44 AM, KaiRo - Robert Kaiser<kairo at kairo.at>  wrote:
>> John Hopkins schrieb:
>>>
>>> If preferences were searchable, that should make finding them fairly
>>> trivial.
>>
>> Firefox seems to have plans for that with their interesting-looking in-tab
>> prefs UI concepts (that btw are to be done in XUL as they surely won't
>> abandon the neatness of<preference>  elements), but I think they don't have
>> really done coding on that yet - should be in the plans for at least FF5
>> though.
>
> Do you have a link to any of their designs on that? It might be worth
> pinging the Firefox UX people at least to see what they think about
> some of these ideas. Ideally, Firefox and Thunderbird would be able to
> use (some of) the same code for this.


As I said, I don't think there's code yet, but the mockups they want to 
follow for implementation are at 
http://blog.stephenhorlander.com/2010/06/01/in-content-ui-visual-unification/ 
and include a search field for prefs.

Robert Kaiser


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