TB 17.0a2 -- UI consistency

Kent James 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 
>> section?
> 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.

:rkent
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