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This is a real issue on laptops, especially the clamshell iBooks, generally any laptop with a 14" screen or less. Screen real estate is at a premium here, and the large download progress dialog boxes take up too much room. Steps to reproduce: 1) Download a file. 2) The resulting progress dialog box cannot be resized. Suggestions: Can't use double-click because it is a dialog box (not a window), and resizing a d ialog box violates gui standards. How about just making it smaller to begin with or allowing the size of the box to be tweakable or skinable?
download window -> File Handling I dunno if this bug is valid ! Why not minimize the window if you want more room ? (we have an RFE about the download progress % in the title bar)
It's a dialog. You can't minimize dialogs on MacOS. That's what the "can't use double-click" part refers to, correct? mpt? thoughts?
Boris, you are correct. You CANNOT minimize or resize the dialog box on MacOS 9.x. On Windows, you can minimize. Can you do that on Linux? I don't want to reccomend violating the Apple Human Interface guidelines (by making the dialogs into windows), so shrinking their size seems to be the best thing to do.
You can minimize it on Linux, in most windomanagers.... I'll try to catch mpt (the UI Design default assignee) on IRC and ask him his opinion. He seems to not be reading bugzilla at the moment.
Unfortunately progress windows aren't implemented in XP Toolkit, so we fake them by using dialogs instead. If this bug was about progess windows being unminimizable, it would be a duplicate of bug 76110. However, it's not about that; it's about the progress windows being too large. That should hopefully be fixed with the implementation of the download manager, which should use document windows (not progress windows) to show information about selected downloads. See <http://mozilla.org/projects/ui/navigator/downloads/#info>. [De-diagloging summary]
Ok, thanks Matthew. Resolving that bug will address the concerns I raised here -- multiple ways to skin the cat. However, 76110 is still marked future so it doesn't look like this is to be fixed soon. We can close this one and increase the priority of that one or shrink the size as mainly an aesthetics function. It's that the default size does not work well with laptops...
could you pls attach a screenshot of what you're seeing? thx!
Created attachment 69194 [details] Relative size of dialog box to whole screen size on laptop. Warning...120k.
thanks, mtulloch! yeah, taking up nearly 25%of your screen realestate... another question, what is the resolution setting you have? or, moreover, d'you experience this after increasing the resolution (if you're even able to)?
With the clamshell ibooks, max res. is 800x600...the screen size is I believe 13".
Next release, maybe.
This is a better statement of what I meant in Bug #150744. (See also, Bug #76110.) I use laptops most of the time, ranging from the sub-sized Powerbook 2400c (800x600) to the G3 2000 Pismo (1024x768). The current box layout is not helpful to laptop users. This box can be made smaller by rearranging its text to eliminate the present huge amount of wasted space in it. Too bad the box apparently cannot be given a "minimize" widget to collapse it to the size of its title bar if desired. This is more than an aesthetics issue, IMO, and should be addressed sooner than later to benefit us Mac users.
I'm satisfied with the Download manager that's present in the latest builds (1.2beta, Mac OS 9.x). That essentially fixes the problem below. What do you think, RogerW? I'm in favor of marking it "Fixed" or probably better "WorksForMe."
Except the old download window is still and option, and a lot of people still use it... Of course if people don't care whether it's fixed...
This bug is targeted at a Mac classic platform/OS, which is no longer supported by mozilla.org. Please re-target it to another platform/OS if this bug applies there as well or resolve this bug. I will resolve this bug as WONTFIX in four weeks if no action has been taken. To filter this and similar messages out, please filter for "mac_cla_reorg".
Retargeted. It's a dialog in MacOS for laptops problem, regardless of whether it's 9.x or OS X. The problem of wasted space and taking up too much screen real estate remains.
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