TB 17.0a2 -- UI consistency
kent at caspia.com
Sun Sep 16 22:45:41 UTC 2012
On 9/15/2012 7:33 PM, Blake Winton wrote:
> On 15-09-12 19:31 , gneandr at web.de wrote:
>> Starting with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0
>> Thunderbird/17.0a2 (en-US)
>> I recognized some UI changes. Don't want to start another discussion
>> about the philosophy of that change, but I expected with this
>> "massive" UI change we get a "cleaned" menu structure. It's about
>> getting the exactly same menu at different places .. if it's
>> necessary to offer a functionality at different places.
>> Fe. look at the different occurrences of the "Print" menu:
>> 1. on the 3pane message list -- you have "Print Preview" and "Print .."
>> 2. on the message in a tab -- you have "Print Preview" and "Print .."
>> 3. on the message in a tab with the pull down menu -- you have [Other
>> Actions] --> "Print .."
>> ad 3. NO Print Preview
>> Is there an intension to overhaul those inconsistencies with the next
>> major release? So should we have a look at it with the upcoming QA
> I would certainly like to see an overhauled menu for the next major
> release, but whether or not it gets done depends entirely on the community
What I don't see in the future plan is a management structure that is
capable of moving toward consistency, so my fear is that "the community"
changes will result in even more fragmentation.
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