TB 17.0a2 -- UI consistency

gneandr at web.de gneandr at web.de
Sat Sep 29 15:27:46 UTC 2012

On 29.09.2012 15:35, Richard Marti wrote:
> On 27.09.2012 17:39, Anne-Marie Bourcier wrote:
>> - Changing the aging UI is probably a wise move and can keep TB looking
>> "young" for a while,
>> - replacing some of the current Menu bar content and place it under the
>> AppMenu button sounds appealing. (I'm personally completely overwhelmed
>> when I go through the current menus! remember I'm a "user"... not a
>> developer - ad I don't give a cent to the Caracter Encoding, or Activity
>> Manager :-) )...As long as we document somewhere that you can go back to
>> your good old Menu bar with a right click;
> Initially the left menu part was for the everyday (or almost everyday)
> used items and the right part for the not so often used items. Initially
> I would put only the most important items in it (a Test Pilot study
> would helped here) but then I was outvoted to put all menu items from
> main menu in the AppMenu.
>> - In order to know if this AppMenu button is acceptable to a large
>> number of users, a test would be really useful as each of us has a
>> different view on the UI and the debate can last for few weeks
>> - BUT I don't think that the actual AppMenu content/structure is
>> appropriate... _from the perspective of a User_, it's very confusing and
>> not logical (but you can argue this is MY opinion and I accept your
>> comment here)
>> - By consequence, I suggest the following:
>>    * we take the current AppMenu content and call it Test A
>>    * we reshuffle the content of the AppMenu and call it Test B (I've
>>      suggestions already)
>> And we (I with whoever wants to help) conduct 2 tests with 2 different
>> groups of guinea pigs.
>>      We check together it AppMenu A or AppMenu B gather more approvals
>> than the other and then we retest the winner against more end-users.
>>      If none of the AppMenu gets a positive scoring, then we have to
>> decide what to do with this new UI proposal in TB17
>> Having briefly discussed the point with Blake, I understand it might not
>> be trivial but I think this is worth the pain.
> As already noted, for TB 17 this is a little bit late, but maybe we
> could adapt the menu for TB 17.1 (or how the intermediate release will
> be named) or 24 according this tests.
> Richard

Maybe a easy going UI change -- but I think an important change for the 
user acceptance -- would be the the AppMenu placement.
See *Bug 795602* <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=795602> 
-"Appmenu" should permanently appear on "tabs-toolbar"

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