show_bug.cgi display layout
gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Jan 18 20:51:26 UTC 2007
Kevin Benton wrote:
> I was just thinking - for those that have a high number of saved
> searches, it might be useful to allow the user to specify that they want
> their searches in a pull-down menu rather than taking up so much space
> in the "saved searches" section of the header/footer.
I tried this on a mock-up once. I remember Myk had some usability issues
> That would save a
> bunch of space and still keep it at the top where it's most likely to be
> used / needed.
But makes each saved search a click - scroll - click instead of just a
click. And it's worse with a longer list.
> It would probably be best if users can configure whether
> or not they see their saved searches in a pull-down and whether or not
> they appear in the header, footer, or both.
That's the second or third time in this thread that someone has
suggested making a UI feature "configurable" in case some people don't
like it. We are in danger of getting Mozilla Suite-itis here. We should
use established usability principles to work out what's best, and do
that. That's why, for example, we've resisted having comments in
non-fixed-width fonts or wider than 80 chars.
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