Open Bug 1330451 Opened 3 years ago Updated 1 month ago
Make bug page header fixed
I often find myself with many tabs open, on several long bugs, and unable to know what bug I'm on without scrolling to the top. Would love to see a feature like this (quickly Firebugged). Thoughts?
In principal I have no objection to something like this, with the assumption it would look a bit nicer. Is it possible to make a new <div> the is positioned at the top of the viewport when the viewport is scrolled down? The particulars of the modal UI are a little hairy, but if you can come up with an implementation I'll do the template monkeying.
Component: User Interface → User Interface: Modal
I think I was unclear: in particular, I'm thinking of a box with just the bug number and summary, but that is hidden when the primary summary line is visible.
We have tried a fixed header in the early days of the Sandstone (Mozilla) skin and could not figure out a way to make it work with comment focus. i.e. show_bug.cgi?id=1330451#c12 The comment would be highlighted and display behind the header since the header would be removed from the document flow. If we can figure out a way to fix the comment issue, I would be open to it. Another issue I have is that the modal form is not centered and if your browser is large, it looks strange with the status/summary section to be fixed to the top but off center. And like Dylan said, it looks strange with the rest of the page scrolling behind the summary box all around it. Ideally it would be nice if once the summary/status box is out of view it morphed to a right side side bar type layout and then stayed in a fixed position. Just thinking out loud. dkl
Please don't create a fixed header on Bugzilla. Static header is the most annoying modern "design" UI element. The header occupies the most looked at 1/3rd top part of the page with almost zero relevant information to the content of the page. It distracts from reading and, unlike the static content of browser chrome one is trained to ignore until needed, requires constant visual re-scan on every page scroll. While having a click target may look as an attractive idea for helping with content access on a general-purpose site, technical audience of Bugzilla has no need for such convenience. We all know that the information at the top of the page is just one Home button press away. The static header is supposed to help knowing what bug is being looked at. Though turning on browser's Title Bar is a general solution. Having full page title always on helps every site one visits, not just Bugzilla. For those who still may like a fixed header to be always visible, the best approach is to have an on/off "pin" to the right of the header that would make the header sticky for that particular user. BTW, people do this to get rid of sticky headers .  https://alisdair.mcdiarmid.org/kill-sticky-headers/
(In reply to Walter K. from comment #4) > Please don't create a fixed header on Bugzilla. Static header is the most > annoying modern "design" UI element. The header occupies the most looked at > 1/3rd top part of the page with almost zero relevant information to the > content of the page. That would be horrible. But we're not headed to a full header or 1/3 of a page (attachment 8825980 [details] is a bit much), equivalent to 8-10 lines of text. Comment 2 is suggesting 1-2 lines only. I'd be up for that if it also had a couple helpful buttons. > We all know that the information at the top of the page is just one Home button press away. And then you lose your place. >  https://alisdair.mcdiarmid.org/kill-sticky-headers/ Not a high % of people have an 11" screen as that author. I completely sympatize with the reporter that you can't see the full title of the current tab anywhere in the UI after you scroll. Maybe not a big deal if you have only 10-20 bug tabs open. But if you have more bugs open, 30, 50, 100, ... well let's just say it totally stinks. That said, I've partly solved this issue with tabs on the left using https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tree-style-tab/ which is now indispensible since drawing the tab title in the title bar seems to be totally gone.
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk) from comment #5) > [...] since drawing the tab title in the title bar seems to be > totally gone. Title Bar is still available but turned off by default. Turning it on in Customize is one of the first things I do when setting up Firefox on a new computer.
Assignee: nobody → kohei.yoshino
Summary: Fixed headers in Bugzilla so you can know the bug, even far down the page → Adjust modal bug page layout to introduce fixed header and 2-column layout
Due Date: 2019-05-09
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Summary: Adjust modal bug page layout to introduce fixed header and 2-column layout → Apply responsive design to bug page: fixed header and 2-column layout on desktop, single column on mobile
4 months ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 month ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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