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re: ACTION-747: rework the 2.8 toolbar proposal

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:49:54 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ua@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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An idea for combining things...still wrestling with the "(b) Simplify" for the edge case of a user agent with extremely minimal default chrome:

2.8.1 Onscreen Command Customization: The user can customize which user agent user interface commands are displayed onscreen and can be activated by a single click or gesture, as follows: (AA)
(a) Show: The user can choose to display any direct activation command from the user agent user interface. It is acceptable to limit the total number of commands that are displayed onscreen. 
(b) Simplify: The default user interface displays only commands essential for basic operation or the user can simplify the default user agent interface (e.g. by hiding some commands). 
(c) Reposition: The user can choose to reposition the onscreen user interface commands.
(d) Reset: The user has the option to reset the commands available to their original configuration.



Previous Proposal Mark building on Greg's (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2012OctDec/0022.html):

2.8.1 Configure Toolbars: The user can add, remove, reorder, and reposition any toolbars and similar containers of controls, as well as the items contained within them, in the user agent's user interface. (Level AA)

2.8.2 Reset Toolbar Configuration: The user can restore all _toolbars and similar containers_ to their default configuration. (Level AAA)

Glossary entry for "Toolbars and similar containers":
A collection of commonly used controls presented in a region that can be configured or navigated separately from other regions. Such containers
may be docked or free-floating, permanent or transient, integral to the application or add-ons. Variations are often called toolbars, palettes, panels, or inspectors.


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