Open Bug 1193735 Opened 4 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Windows 10: when tabs in titlebar is disabled (the titlebar is enabled), the color of the titlebar does not (usually) match the dark grey color of the tabstrip

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(Firefox :: Theme, defect, P3)

40 Branch
Unspecified
Windows 10
defect

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(Reporter: andymercer, Unassigned)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)

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User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
Build ID: 20150807085045

Steps to reproduce:

* Update Firefox to Version 40.
* Open in Safe Mode


Actual results:

A dark gray bar under the tabs appears, which doesn't match the title bar.


Expected results:

Colors should be consistent.
OS: Unspecified → Windows 10
Additionally, the window controls (minimize, maximize, and close) aren't vertically centered, as shown in the attached screenshot.
Could you test with HWA disabled, please.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles (restart FF to apply)

In addition, type about:support in the location bar and copy here the section "graphics".

Are you using a special theme in Win 10? If yes, does it work with the default standard Win 10 theme?
Flags: needinfo?(andymercer)
I am using default Win 10. I have disabled HWA and there appears to be no change.

Here is what graphics shows:

Adapter Description	NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
Adapter Drivers	nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Adapter RAM	1024
Asynchronous Pan/Zoom	none
Device ID	0x1286
Direct2D Enabled	Blocked for your graphics driver version.
DirectWrite Enabled	false (10.0.10240.16390)
Driver Date	7-22-2015
Driver Version	10.18.13.5362
GPU #2 Active	false
GPU Accelerated Windows	0/1 Basic (OMTC)
Subsys ID	108710de
Supports Hardware H264 Decoding	false
Vendor ID	0x10de
windowLayerManagerRemote	true
AzureCanvasBackend	skia
AzureContentBackend	cairo
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend	cairo
AzureSkiaAccelerated	0
Flags: needinfo?(andymercer)
Blocks: windows-10
I have a similar problem. I get the same gray bar, but it extends to the titlebar as well. I dunno if that's what it's supposed to look like now, but it should seriously stay consistent with the OS theme(white).
This is caused by enabling the title bar, which makes out darker-grey tab strip background look strange, because it no longer extends to the top of the window.

Philipp, what do you want to do here? My suggestions, in preference:

1) Remove this option. It's out of place on Windows 10 new UI.

2) Change the titlebar background to a matching grey (not sure if we can do this?)

3) Change the tabstrip background to match the titlebar when it is enabled.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Summary: Firefox 40 on Windows 10 Adds Dark Gray Strip Under Tabs → Firefox 40 on Windows 10 has a white title bar, grey tab strip looks weird as a result
Component: Untriaged → Theme
Oh, and calling this a P2 because it's pretty visually gross for an option that we added back in Australis because significant numbers of people wanted a titlebar back (pre-Win10, natch).
Priority: -- → P2
(In reply to Justin Dolske [:Dolske] from comment #6)
> This is caused by enabling the title bar, which makes out darker-grey tab
> strip background look strange, because it no longer extends to the top of
> the window.
> 
> Philipp, what do you want to do here? My suggestions, in preference:
> 
> 1) Remove this option. It's out of place on Windows 10 new UI.
> 
> 2) Change the titlebar background to a matching grey (not sure if we can do
> this?)
> 
> 3) Change the tabstrip background to match the titlebar when it is enabled.

I agree with your assessment and would also prefer to remove the option on Windows 10 (if not in general, but we can start here).
Do we have any idea on how widely it is used? I found this https://useradvocacy.mozilla.org/dashboards/telemetry-ui/?date=2014-12-30&channel=release (look at the very bottom), but that seems... wrong.

But even without data, I'd be happy to remove the option in Nightly and see what happens.
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
One thing that needs to be considered is that on Windows, a common usage is to click and grab on the title bar to resize and move. Without the separate title bar, this functionality gets much much harder.
Summary: Firefox 40 on Windows 10 has a white title bar, grey tab strip looks weird as a result → Windows 10: when tabs in titlebar is disabled (the titlebar is enabled), the color of the titlebar does not (usually) match the dark grey color of the tabstrip
After bug 1196266 landed, this is no longer a problem for focused Firefox windows.

However, this is still a problem for unfocused windows, and in fact it feels worse now because the transition from focused to unfocused gives goes from one solid block of color to two blocks of color. See attachment 8884395 [details].
See Also: → 1196266
Priority: P2 → P3
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