Thunderbird User Interface - Where/How to suggest changes (e.g Mockups) and trial them out?
mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Sat Oct 5 11:47:17 UTC 2019
For general UI discussions we have the ux list -
When you have more concrete suggestions, file a bug in bugzilla.
The compose area is getting some love soon, follow bug 440377.
On 04-10-2019 23:58, Richard LEGER wrote:
> *# Where/How/Who*
> Generally, where is the right place to discuss anything related to the
> User Interface (UI) of Thunderbird, to possibly submit
> suggestions/mockups in term of layout/styling changes? Creating a bug
> request as new feature/enhancement in the Thunderbird > Theme area?
> Who shall I get in touch with to discuss such possible
> improvements and possibly get help to trial some of them out perhaps
> in some way?
> *# Recipient input layout/style/features*
> Few years back there were a discussion here
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1042780> about "Clean up
> styling for the new compose header UI styles (recipient input area) "
> see some mockups published in bug report here
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8507360> and here
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8524840> among others
> as well as discussion of allowing multiple recipients in To, Cc, Bcc
> fields... such styling/feature to be integrated in TB core...
> Is it still in the pipeline as possible improvement for Thunderbird?
> What are the progress on this if any?
> *# Slight UI layout revamp of the main window*
> I would like to suggest also to revamp slightly the main window user
> interface to regroup essential action buttons all in one smaller area
> (instead of apart here and there as currently) accessible at ALL time
> from anywhere/anytime while simplifying... as part of TB Core...
> For example the tab area in main Thunderbird windows could look like
> this text mockup:
> Main Content...
> Where each *[letter/word]* represent an already existing *icon*/action
> *[TM]* = *Thunderbird Menu* icon (the three horizontal bar icon)
> *[M] *= *Mail *icon (that would act as the Mail tab currently name
> Home) - this tab would always be active like currently.
> *[A]* = *Addressbook *icon (click on it would open the addressbook
> window that eventually could be integrated as a tab as well at some
> point perhaps instead of a separate windows - Also Addresbook work
> could be replaced by *Contacts* instead to fit what most people use
> now a days)
> *[C]* = *Calendar* icon (that would act as calendar tab when activated
> by a click on it)
> *[T]* = *Tasks* icon (that would act as calendar tab when activated by
> a click on it)
> *[AS]* = *Advanced Search* icon (click on it would open the Message
> Advance Search window that eventually could be integrated as a tab as
> well at some point perhaps instead of a separate windows). For this
> one another possible alternative could be to "Integrate 'Search
> Message...' window into the main UI + Add button for quick toggling
> between folder view and search view + Extend features" as described
> previously here https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1102861
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1102861> and mocked up
> here https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8532502
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8532502> and here
> *[S]* = *Settings* icon (that would act as Settings tab when activated
> by a click on it)
> *[TabX] *=*Tabs*
> *[-]* = *Minimise* Window icon
> *[□]* = *Maximise* Windows icon
> *[X]* = *Close* Thunderbird main window (ideally should be equivalent
> to File > Exit but that is another matter)
> *Alternative HTML Alt/Title* text could be used when *mouse over* on
> each icon to get a *description* of what each one represent. To keep
> it intuitively comprehensible for people what each icon means.
> Just some suggestions that could be discussed elsewhere where ever
> more appropriate than on the mailing list...
> tb-planning mailing list
> tb-planning at mozilla.org
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