Priority text in Firefox

Mike Rhodes sent me email to point out Phil Wilson’s weblog entry concerning priority text in Firefox. It may make sense to actually have the Industrial Firefox theme do this by default if the icons are set to small and “no text”, as other programs in GNOME do this as well, such as Evolution, for instance.

What do you all think?

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8 Responses to “Priority text in Firefox”

  1. Alan says:

    I use priority text as my desktop defualt, and I’d certainly prefer to use Industrial Firefox that way but ideally Firefox should respect my desktop settings.

  2. Michi says:

    well, what IE does seems rather strange for me, than again it’s possible taht it actually makes sense – i don’t know, i never used the internet explorer. implement it and let us try 😉

  3. Ovidiu says:

    I use normal icons (in Industrial they’re pretty small anyway) without text and finding the right button is pretty easy. If you switch to small icons, the righthand text begins to make sense.

  4. John Hwang says:

    I’ve always wondered by firefox didn’t implement priority text. I for one am all for priority text because it allows the user to identify certain icons when they are not clear and/or need additional real-estate for easier clicking.

    I’m surprised that this is not an option. And as long as it’s an option (which may require code modification of firefox as opposed to tweaking the theme) people can choose what they want.

  5. Alex Graveley says:

    Yes, do it.

  6. I think it’s a good idea.

    My most-often used method for “Back” is:

    right-click anywhere on page (except on an image)
    quickly and slightly drift mouse downwards over “Back” option
    right-click again to select “Back” option

    Once you get into the habit of that, it’s 1) really handy and 2) really hard to break out of. But for times when it’s not available (using low-res monitor where there isn’t much blank space, or pages that are covered in photos), the normal Back button should definitely be bigger than the other less-used buttons.

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