Bugzilla Thesaurus & Reverse Dictionary

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[IDEO] An undetermined progress meter showing moving bars, found in the status area and other places. see barber pole and progress bar
<-
[IDEO] the left arrow key.
Style: To identify the Left Arrow key in a key combination, e.g. keyboard shortcut, refer it as LEFT (Press SHIFT+LEFT to navigate backward in the session history). To identify the left arrow key by itself, refer it as the LEFT key. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: LEFT, LEFT key, left arrow key, <-
Search tips: consider also searching for the Right key.
Search terms: see keyboard shortcut
->
[IDEO] leads to; then (click on the reload button -> crash).
Synonyms: then, ->
->
[IDEO] the right arrow key.
Style: To identify the right arrow key in a key combination, e.g. keyboard shortcut, refer it as RIGHT (Press SHIFT+RIGHT to navigate forward in the session history). To identify the right arrow key by itself, refer it as the RIGHT key. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: RIGHT, RIGHT key, left arrow key, ->
Search tips: consider also searching for the Left key.
Search terms: see keyboard shortcut
>
[IDEO] action separator, used to separate actions in a navigation sequenece (Edit > Preferences > Navigator > History > click on the Clear History button).
Synonyms: >, |
|
[IDEO] action separator, used to separate actions in a navigation sequenece (Edit | Preferences | Navigator | History | click on the Clear History button).
Synonyms: >, |
|
[IDEO] separator; a bar-like UI element used to separate two different sets of related items. (bookmarks separator).
Synonyms: separator, |, --, _
|
[IDEO] splitter; a bar-like UI element used to split two elements and to control their dimensions.
related terms: splitter grippy, NS resize cursor, WE resize cursor, grabber, thumb
Synonyms: splitter, resize bar, |
||
the or boolean operator; logical or.
???
anonymous identifier.
Synonyms: xxx, ???
+
key combination (CTRL+SHIFT+C). See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: +, -
-
key combination (CTRL-SHIFT-C). See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: +, -
&
and; combined with.
Synonyms: and, &
&&
the and boolean operator; logical and.

Numbers (#)

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A

access
v. reach (www.xyz.com cannot be accessed in Mozilla).
Synonyms: reach, connect, access
accessible
adj. can be used by a person with disability
accessible
adj. reachable (www.xyz.com is not accessible in Mozilla).
Synonyms: reachable, connectible, accessible
address
n. an Internet resource location (The Internet address of Microsoft Corp. is http://www.microsoft.com).
Synonyms: url, location, address, link
address
n. an e-mail address
Synonyms: e-mail address
address bar
n. the UI element for Internet location (URL) in Microsoft Internet Explorer. In Mozilla it is called the location bar.
Synonyms: location bar, address bar, URL bar
Search terms:
location|address|url bar Regexp find location, address, or url bar.
ACCEL
n. the accelator key. In PC it is the CTRL key. In Macintosh it is the Command key.
Style: see keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: CTRL, ACCEL, CMD, Command key
ALT
n. the alternative key (Press ALT+HOME to go to the home page).
Style: In a keyboard shortcut, ALT always follows CTRL and preceeds SHIFT. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Search term: ALT+
animation
Synonyms: animate, animation, moving, blink
Search term: animat
animated progress bar
n. an undetermined progress meter showing moving bars, found in the status area and other places. see barber pole and progress bar
Synonyms: barber pole, barbershop, barber, animated progress bar, ///
ask
Synonyms: prompt, ask

B

barber pole
n. an undetermined progress meter showing moving bars, found in the status area and other places. Barber pole is known to cause epilepsy attack on epileptics.
Synonyms: barber pole, barbershop, barber, animated progress bar, ///
busy
Style: when an application is in the process of performing some action, it is busy. If process appear to stop progressing and the application does not quit the process, then the application is ????. If the application stops responding or is slow to spond to user, it is non-responsive (avoid the word hang).
Synonyms: non-responsive, hang, busy, lock up

C

collapse (the toolbar, sidebar, etc.)
Related: The UI element for collapsing a toolbar is a toolbar grippy. The splitter element for collapsing a resizable element is a splitter grippy.
component
n. module
componentize
v. to break something into interconnected parts
Synonyms: modularize
compose
n. write (an e-mail message)
Synonyms: compose, write, create
context menu
n. a context-sensitive menu, generally activated by right click or OPTION+click, that presents a list of options for the user to choose.
Synonyms: context menu, contextual menu, pop-up menu, right-click menu
control key
n. the accelator key used for keyboard shortcut in PC. The Macintosh equivalent is the Command key. The accepted abbreviation is CTRL.
Styel: In a keyboard shortcut, CTRL always preceeds ALT and SHIFT. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: CTRL, ACCEL
copy (to clipboard)
n. [Editing] make a duplicate of something to the system clipboard to be reused elsewhere.
Style: when referring to a copy-to-clipboard command, quote the application (Mozilla) label for the command. For example, the menu label for copying a hyperlink is copy link location, thus refer to the command as copy link location. If the label is copy, then also provide a context. For example, the menu label for copying a selected block of text in Mozilla browser is simply copy, to avoid confusion refer to the command as copy selection.
Synonyms: copy, duplicate
copy to (file, message, etc.)
n. duplicate a message or file and put it into another location within the application, such as downloading newsgroup messages to a local Messanger (Mail and Newsgroups) account. see also save and download.
Style: when referring to a copy-to command, quote the application (Mozilla) label for the command If the label is not descriptive, then also provide a context. For example, the menu label for copying a mail/news message to another location is copy to, to avoid confusion refer to the command as message copy to.
Synonyms: copy, duplicate
CTRL
n. the control key, the accelator key used for keyboard shortcut in PC. The Macintosh equivalent is the Command key.
Style: In a keyboard shortcut, CTRL always preceeds ALT and SHIFT. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: CTRL, ACCEL
Search terms: see keyboard shortcut
crashy
Synonyms: unstable, crashy
C&P
copy and paste.
Style: see copy (to clipboard)
Synonyms: copy and paste, C&P, C/P

D

dialog
n. a window used to manipulate system or application settings or to do one specific task. (see also wizard and manager.)
See message box for alert, confirm, and prompt windows.
Style: when referring to a system dialog, such as the save-file dialog, quote the application (Mozilla) label for the command. For example, the menu label for opening a file in Mozilla browser is copy file, thus refer to the open-file dialog as copy file dialog.
Style: when referring to a non-system dialog, quote dialog title. For example, Image Manager dialog. If the title is not descriptive, then also provide a context.
dialogue
Synonyms: dialog
disabled
adj. disabled (grayed out)
Synonyms: grayed out, disabled
download
v. save a file without opening it or save part of a file, such as image in a Web page, to the user's computer. see also save and copy to (file, message, etc.).
drag
Synonyms: drag and drop, drag
drag and drop
Synonyms: drag and drop, d&d, DnD
drop
Synonyms: drag and drop, drag
DUPEME
abbr. a keyword that means this bug report is a duplicate of another bug, but I cannot recall which one or cannot find it.
Style: to ensure that another QA person can quickly identify the duplicate, give some description of what the prime bug might look like or document failed queries you use to find the prime.
duplicate (a file, etc.)
v. see copy to (file, message, etc.).
duplicate (bug)
n. a Bugzilla bug report that has been resolved as a duplicate of another report (prime).
Synonyms: duplicate bug, dupe
Antonyms: prime

E

embeded
adj. nested (elements) embed a table inside a table.
Search terms:
search pattern operator note
embed nest Any Word find nested table. Also search for table in the description field.
embeded object
n. an object (e.g. image, audio) embeded into a Web page
Synonyms: embeded object, embeded media, multimedia, media, picture, image, flash, plug-in
Search terms:
search pattern operator note
embed(ed)?.?(object|media) Regexp find embeded object or embeded media.
enter
n. the Enter key (in PC). In Macintosh the equivelent is the Retrun key.
Search terms: see keyboard shortcut
export
v. export a file or database for back-up or to a non-native format. Usually an exported file is non-editable, such as PDF and multipart HTML (MHTML). see also download and save.

F

flash
v. an embeded Flash movie.
Related: Macromedia Flash player is a plug-in. The movie embeded is an embeded media or embeded object.
Search terms:
search pattern operator note
flash All Words find flash but filter out flashing and flashes

G

grayed out
adj. disabled
Synonyms: grayed out, disabled

H

history
n. the total browsing history
history, location bar
n. the list of typed locations (URLs)
history, session
n. the current browsing history, accessible via the go menu and the forward and back buttons

I

import
v. import a file or database, usually created by another application, into the current application (Mozilla). see download and save.
Antonym: export
information
Synonyms: information, data, details, info
integrate
v. bring different components together
Antonyms: modularize
Internet Explorer
Search terms:
search pattern operator note
\bIE\b|\bmsie\b|internet explorer Regexp find IE (case sensitive) or MSIE (case insensitive) as a word but not a sub-string and Internet Explorer (case insensitive) as a phrase.

J

java
an embeded applet (a small, downloaded program that runs within the browser). The Java engine is JRE (java run-time environment) and is covered under the OJI component. The applet is, well, an applet.
javascript
a scripting language used to manipulate the content of a Web page and sometimes the browser itself. The portion of javascript used to manipulate HTML elements is covered under the DOM components.
Synonyms: javascript, js

K

keyboard shortcut
Style: Use uppercase for all keys in a key combination. Combine keys with the + character. In a multi-platform bug, use CTRL to identify the accelerator key. In a Macintosh bug, use Command to identify the accelerator key. In a keyboard shortcut, accelerator key always appears first, followed by the SHIFT key, and then the ALT key (Press CTRL+SHIFT+D to file the current page as a bookmark). All keys, except the Command key, should be in uppercase and one word, for example, TAB for the tab key and PAGEDOWN for the Page Down key.
Special cases:
keyboard key recommanded identifier
Enter (PC) ENTER
Return (Mac) ENTER
Escape ESC
Insert INS
Delete DEL
Back Space BACKSPACE
Search terms:
search pattern operator note
(press|type|typi)\w{0,3} [`'"]?R['"]?\b Regexp find a standalone R (or any alphanumeric) key stroke; matches Press R, typing `R', pressed "R", etc. but not Press Return.
(press|type|typi)\w{0,3} [`'"]?\#['"]?\b Regexp find a standalone # (or any symbol) key stroke.
(press|type|typi)\w{0,3} [`'"]?\w['"]?\b Regexp find any alphanumeric key stroke; matches Press A, typing `1', pressed "a", etc..
(press|type|typi)[\w]{0,3} [`'"]?.['"]?\b Regexp find any single key stroke, including alphabet, numbers, and symbols; matches Press A, typing `1', pressed "+", etc..
\bF\d\b Regexp find any function key stroke; matches F1, F2, etc..
\+R\b Regexp find R key in a key combination; matches Ctrl+R but not Ctrl+Return.
+right All Strings find Right key in a key combination
right.?(key|arrow) Regexp find a standalone Right (or left) key; matches rightkey, right-arrow, right key, etc..
(right|left).?(key|arrow) Regexp find a standalone Right or Left key
(press|type|typi)\w{0,3} (ret|ent)|[`'"](return|enter)['"]|(return|enter).?key Regexp find a standalone Enter or Return key; matches press return, type enter, typing return, "enter", `return', enter key, etc..
(press|type|typi)\w{0,3} del|[`'"]del(ete)?['"]|del(ete)?.?key Regexp find a standalone Delete key; matches press del, type delete, typing del, "delete", `del', del key, etc..
shift+back space All Strings find an emulated Delete key stroke in Macintosh (SHIFT+BACKSPACE)
(press|type|typi)\w{0,3} ins|[`'"]ins(ert)?['"]|ins(ert)?.?key Regexp find a standalone Insert key; matches press ins, type insert, typing ins, "insert", `ins', ins key, etc..
(ctrl|control|meta|accel(erator)?|cmd|command)\+A Regexp find CTRL+A or Command+A.
shift+A All Strings find SHIFT+A.
(ctrl|control|meta|accel(erator)?|cmd|command)\+shift\+A Regexp find CTRL+SHIFT+A or Command+SHIFT+A.
alt+A All Strings find ALT+A.
(ctrl|control|meta|accel(erator)?|cmd|command)\+alt\+A Regexp find CTRL+ALT+A or Command+ALT+A.

L

LEFT
the left arrow key.
Style: To identify the left arrow key in a key combination, e.g. keyboard shortcut, refer it as LEFT (Press SHIFT+LEFT to navigate backward in the session history). To identify the left arrow key by itself, refer it as the LEFT key. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: LEFT, LEFT key, left arrow key, <-
link
n. a particular Web site (This link does not work).
Style: Use the site domain, with "www." (www.microsoft.com not working).
Synonyms: url, location, address, link, site
link
n. an anchor (<a>) element
Synonyms: link, anchor, hyperlink, <a>, <link>
link
n. a clickable area in an image
Synonyms: image map, hot spot, <AREA> link

M

M
[IDEO] the Mozilla icon in the toolbar.
Synonyms: throbber, Mozilla icon
media
an embeded media.
Synonyms: embeded object, embeded media, multimedia, media, picture, image, flash, plug-in
message box
n. a dialog or message window that shows up without user request.
Related:
dialog
a pop-up dialog that requires user input, such as the save dialog.
Style: refer to such dialog as TITLE dialog (add bookmark dialog)
confirmation dialog
a message box that asks the user to make a decision, usually it's a yes-no question, such as the do you want to allow this site to set a cookie? dialog
Synonyms: confirmation dialog, pop-up, prompt
alert dialog
a message box that gives the user some information but does not require the user to make a decision, such as the connection refused dialog
Synonyms: alert dialog, alert, prompt, pop-up
[META]
adj. used to track other bugs.
Style: avoid using the [META] keyword; instead file tracking bugs under browser tracking component.
Synonyms: [META], tracking bug, tracker bug, tracker, issues
menu
application menu; the menu bar
menu
the right click menu; the context menu
Synonyms: context menu, contextual menu, pop-up menu, right-click menu
menu
an emulated menu in a Web page
Synonyms: DHTML menu, javascript menu, javascript pop-up
moving
Synonyms: animate, animation, moving
moving progress bar
n. an undetermined progress meter showing moving bars, found in the status area and other places. see barber pole and progress bar
Synonyms: barber pole, barbershop, barber, animated progress bar, ///

N

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O

open
v. open a file or message for viewing. see also import.
open
v. connect to a server or a Web site.
Synonyms: reach, connect, access, open,
original bug
n. a bug that has not been resolved as a duplicate of another bug and is the mother (root) of other duplicate bugs.
Synonyms: prime bug, master bug, original bug
Antonyms: duplicate bug, dupe

P

PAGEDOWN
n. the Page Down key
Synonyms: PAGEDOWN, PAGE-DOWN, PG DOWN, PG DWN
PAGEUP
n. the Page Up key
Synonyms: PAGEUP, PAGE-UP, PG UP
pop-up
n. a dialog or message window that shows up without user request. see message box.
pop-up
n. a menu; a list of options prompted for the user to make a choice. The list may be textual, as the menus in the menu bar, or graphical, as the color-picker menu of Composer.
Related:
context menu
a context-sensitive menu, generally activated by Right click or Option click, that presents a list of options for the user to choose.
Synonyms: context menu, contextual menu, pop-up menu, right-click menu
color picker
session history
the session history menu of the back or forward button
Synonyms: session history, back menu, forward menu
button menu
a menu attached to a button, accessible via a small arrow button
Style: when referring to a button menu, quote the label of the button. For example, the menu the back button opens is back button menu.
Synonyms: button menu, expansion menu, button popup, button expansion
pop up
v. display a message box
Synonyms: prompt, pop up
prime bug
n. a bug that has not been resolved as a duplicate of another bug and is the mother (root) of other duplicate bugs.
Synonyms: prime bug, master bug, original bug
Antonyms: duplicate bug, dupe
profile
Related:
salted directory
progress bar
n. an UI element used to indicat that the application (Mozilla) is preparing to do something or is doing something. see also barber pole.
Synonyms: progress bar, progress meter

Q

quirk mode
Synonyms: quirk mode, quirk, [quirk]
Antonyms: standard mode, strict mode, [strict]

R

RIGHT
n. the right arrow key.
Style: To identify the right arrow key in a key combination, e.g. keyboard shortcut, refer it as RIGHT (Press SHIFT+RIGHT to navigate forward in the session history). To identify the right arrow key by itself, refer it as the RIGHT key. See keyboard shortcut for the ordering of keys in a key combination.
Synonyms: RIGHT, RIGHT key, left arrow key, ->
Search tips: consider also searching for the Left key.
Search terms: see keyboard shortcut
right-click menu
n. a context-sensitive menu, generally activated by Right click or Option click, that presents a list of options for the user to choose.
Synonyms: context menu, contextual menu, pop-up menu, right-click menu

S

save
save an opened file to the user's computer. see also EXPORT, DOWNLOAD, and COPY
SHIFT def: the SHIFT key. SHIFT always follows CTRL and ALT. L-SHIFT def: the left SHIFT key R-SHIFT def: the right SHIFT key SPACE def: the space key standard mode see also QUIRK MODE. synonyms: standard mode, strict mode, [strict], [standard] antonyms: quirk mode status bar barber pole def: the moving progress bar in the status bar synonyms: barber pole, barbershop, barber, progress bar strict mode synonyms: standard mode, strict mode, [strict], [standard]
send, post

grippy

separate component/break into components
  to bring different components together is to *integrate*
  to separate something into components is to *modularize*

make more flexible
  generalize

make more accessible

make easier to use

make worse

make better (add feature)

toolbar
  grippy
  toolbar button
  tool tip

window inside a window
  muliple document interface (MDI)
  single document interface (SDI)

wizard
  a multi-page window that walks the user through several steps to complete
  a task. In each step a recommandation or preset choices are usually presented.
  (see also DIALOG)

write
  def: compose (a e-mail message)
  synonyms: compose, write, create

xxx (anonymous identifier)
  synonyms: xxx, ???

to do: recommand summary vocabulary recommand query vocabulary

delete, erase, permenantly delete, remove

do, undo, redo, reverse

stop, hang, halt, abort, crash, freeze, no response

view, preview

notify, notification

blink

connect, receive, download, load [HTTP networking] [file handling]

accept, reject, bounce

complete, finish

rollover, hover, mouseover

choose, select

<select>

scrollbar - thumb, up, down, left, right, rail

image, graphic, gif, jpeg, jpg, png, picture, pic, img

collapse, expand, show, hide

hidden, invisible

text, label, description

yellow box, fly-by hint, hint, rollover hint, title, mouseover hint, tip, tool tip

type in, input

transparency, opacity, translucent, see through, see throu'

scrolling text, marquee, scrolling titlev

quick launch, turbo mode

change, alter

option, choice

display, show

encrypt, scramble, decrypt, unscramble

default, reset

combobox, <select>, drop-down list, pop-up list, pop-up menu

input, field, data

setting, registry, preference

screw up

PDF, acrobat

refresh, reload

clear, unique

www.com, domain, url, location, address

compact, compress