Menu cleanup

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Menu cleanup principles

Tools menu

Another alternative could be to name this menu “Firefox”

  • New Window
  • Private Browsing (in New Window)
  • Open File
  • History
  • (Recent History)
  • (Clear Recent History — clarify, potentially include cookie/cache words)
  • Menu Bar
  • Bookmarks toolbar
  • Status Bar
  • Sidebar
  • Downloads
  • Add-ons
  • About Firefox
  • Check for Updates (moved to About dialog)
  • Options
  • Exit

Pages menu

  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Select All
  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Find
  • Zoom → Zoom In, Zoom Out, Zoom Reset, Zoom Text Only — we might make this not have submenus, but be rendered directly.
  • Full screen
  • Save…
  • Print…
  • Page Setup
  • Print Preview
  • Developer (submenu) — we might make this be only contextual, not sure yet.

Removed & relocated

These are removed from the new menu setup, they remain if you enable the menu bar again (also on Mac/Linux):

  • File → Close Window — already in the UI
  • File → Close Tab — already in the UI
  • File → New Tab — already in the UI
  • File → Save Frame As — is already in the context menu
  • File → Open Location — already in the UI
  • View → Reload — already in the UI
  • View → Stop — already in the UI
  • History → Back
  • History → Forward
  • History → Home

These are removed or relocated, no matter what settings/platform:

  • File → Import — will only exist in the Bookmarks window
  • Bookmarks → Subscribe to this page — already in the UI
  • Tools → Web Search — already in the UI
  • Edit → Find Again — already in the Find bar
  • Edit → Select All — already in the contextual menu
  • Edit → Delete — has a key ;)
  • File → Send link — put in the URL bar — happy to put this back in the Pages menu, call it Share
  • File → Work offline — no longer necessary, since it now autodetects whether we're online/offline

Contextual menu changes

Developer submenu

  • Character Encoding
  • Page Style
  • Page Info
  • Page Source
  • Error Console

Bookmarks toolbar menu

  • Bookmark This Page
  • Organize Bookmarks
  • Bookmark All Tabs

Tab history pulldown adds the following:

  • Recently Closed Tabs
  • Recently Closed Windows

Help — current thinking is to put this on the bookmarks toolbar, since it loads web pages, and move About to the Tools menu along with Check for Updates.

  • Help Contents
  • For Internet Explorer Users
  • Report Web Forgery
  • Report Broken Web Site
  • Release Notes