TB 17.0a2 -- UI consistency

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Mon Sep 17 06:46:31 UTC 2012

> Od: "Kent James" <kent at caspia.com>
> Komu: <tb-planning at mozilla.org>
> Dátum: 17.09.2012 00:45
> Predmet: Re: TB 17.0a2  -- UI consistency
>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.

There is still some hope, see e.g. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=738194 .


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