JoeSiegrist Wrote:We really can't add more check boxes -- it's already way too confusing for typical users; we need a way with the UI to support these niche features people want without intimidating newer users...
I have no particular views about the feature requested in this thread but, as a general observation on the comment quoted above .... Why don't you create an "Advanced" section for such "niche feature" settings. It's a real shame if various customisations are not getting done because of this "roadblock".
The concept of an Advanced section for settings is everywhere in Windows (Windows File Explorer, IE, Firefox, Chrome ("Under The Hood"), Office 2007 to name just a few) so you're staying in pretty safe territory with that one. If you want to go one step further in keeping things simple for the average user (a laudable aim) then you could have a single tickbox ("Show Advanced Settings") in the current settings that, if ticked, would either add an "Advanced" tap (or "Under The Hood" tab if you want to be Google-trendy
) or possibly display an additional "Advanced Settings" icon in the Actions section on the web site.
For features local to the browser, and hence controlled by preferences in the browser plugin, I see here that you already have an "Advanced" section (at least for the Firefox plugin). You could always extend the final concept above so that one of the Advanced settings would be "Enable Expert Mode" that, when ticked, would either make an additional "Expert" tab (or some other name) visible in the preferences dialog or else make more stuff appear in the existing "Advanced" tab.