Sunday, November 14, 2004

Noticed this while using Firefox 1.0 on Windows and Linux. In the Windows version, browser preferences are under the 'Tools' drop down menu with the name 'Options'. While the Linux version, its called 'Preferences' and is in the 'Edit' Menu. Dont they use the same codebase for Windows and Linux? Or is the GUI code alone totally different? So Firefox on Windows follows where IE places its Options, while Firefox on Linux follows where Netscape/Mozilla used to place the 'Preferences'. Interesting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This menu layout is actually due to the platform Human Interface Guidelines. So on Windows, it follows the Windows guideline of placing Options under Tools while on Linux, the GNOME HIG is followed.

Which means total insanity for those of us using KDE+Firefox ;-)