The inspector drop-down should display only the hidden tabs

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Firefox
Developer Tools: Inspector
P3
enhancement
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: Vasilica Mihasca, QA [away for an extended period of time - please needinfo addonsqa@softvision.ro], Unassigned)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox42 affected, firefox43 affected, firefox44 affected)

Details

Reproducible on: Firefox 44.0a1, Firefox 43.0a2 and Firefox 42 beta 8 across all platforms

STR
1.Launch Firefox with a clean profile.
2.Go to Panel Menu -> Web Developer Tools -> Inspector
3.Minimize the right side panel.
4.Click on the drop-down arrow displayed on right side of Fonts tab.


ER
Only the hidden tabs are displayed in the drop-down list. (e.g. Box Model and Animations)

AR
In drop-down list are displayed all the tabs, even those that are visible.
See screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/VnZ0HuJ.jpg


Additional notes:
- This issue is reproducible on Firefox 44.0a1 (2015-10-21), Firefox 43.0a2 (2015-10-21) and Firefox 42 Beta 8 under Windows 7 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit and Mac OS X 10.10.4
Worth saying that there's a similar drop-down list near the browser tabs and it behaves identically, i.e. it shows all tabs, not just the hidden ones (although it puts some sort of indicator next to the tabs that are shown).
But the difference is that you are able to navigate through all tabs (each tab can be brought in focus) without to resize the window.

The inspector drop-down should behave like “More tools...” drop-down: http://i.imgur.com/pTEP2Hq.jpg
(In reply to Vasilica Mihasca, QA [:vasilica_mihasca] from comment #2)
> But the difference is that you are able to navigate through all tabs (each
> tab can be brought in focus) without to resize the window.
> 
> The inspector drop-down should behave like “More tools...” drop-down:
> http://i.imgur.com/pTEP2Hq.jpg
Ah that's a very good point. So we should either keep listing all tabs in the drop-down by make the focused tab visible, or change the drop-down to only show the hidden tabs.
My impression is that if we only showed the hidden tabs, then we should also change the way the tab container looks, right now it can show half of a tab for example.
Filter on CLIMBING SHOES
Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P3
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