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WE API proposal: Add an ability to get/set the status text and receive notification when the status text is about to change

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Toolkit
WebExtensions: Untriaged
RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 months ago
6 months ago

People

(Reporter: emk, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [design-decision-denied] triaged)

(Reporter)

Description

9 months ago
This is required to implement add-ons such as Link Status Redux. Currently legacy add-ons replace setOverLink to achieve this.
(Reporter)

Updated

9 months ago
Blocks: 1215059

Updated

9 months ago
Whiteboard: [design-decision-needed] triaged
This has been added to the March 7 WebExtensions Triage mtg. agenda. 

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zzfedbTKAHUmm4UctxSOIJV3iKayXQ8TuXPodXW8wC0/edit#
We discussed this, and came to the conclusion that it's not worth the complexity it would entail, particularly as the status line has become less prominent in recent years, and related features like `window.status` have been disabled.

If you need this sort of functionality, please consider showing the information with an in-content UI instead.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [design-decision-needed] triaged → [design-decision-denied] triaged

Comment 3

6 months ago
To get in some extra weight: Status-4-Evar[1] is an add-on with ~140k users, which probably also needs an API like this. The use case for S4E is: hiding the default status pop-up, and moving it into a bottom toolbar. Having UI elements pop over the page is often very annoying.

[1] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/
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