2002040311 (not new) OS/2 (probably should be all) 800 X 600 (modern, but even worse using classic) The area between the title bar and content pane could be every bit as useful if it didn't have so much vertical whitespace. Removing the excess would provide more content space. Webmasters have a nasty habit of filling the top of the content space with popup ads and/or ego graphics, resulting in the web page and browser controls often consuming as much as 40% of vertical screen space when the browser is maximized, and well over half when not. The more space made available to the content window, the better. Fullscreen can alleviate the problem, but only at the expense of the system controls area, WarpCentre in the case of OS/2, taskbar in windoze, similar in Linux. The tabs could be much shorter and still fit the same size font. The extension of the active tab downward could retain its current utility at less than half its current height, as could the space above the tabs. The throbber is much too tall. The double frame around the URL bar is totally unnecessary, stealing both horizontal and vertical space. The back/forward/reload/stop buttons are needlessly large, and the space they consume could be still less by replacing them with words. The main menu words font size is nicely chosen, but there is simply too much space above and below. It is nice to have the buttons to turn the control subsections on/off, but the resulting off status is much too tall, half the height of the personal toolbar, and much larger than corresponding buttons in mailnews or Netscape 4.x.
Not OS/2 specific
OS: OS/2 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Invalid. Please file only one problem per bug report, unless the problems will obviously be fixed with a single patch, which is obviously not the case here.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
I should think this would be likely solved through theming, an overall kind of thing indeed solved by one broad fix. If not, then there would need to be a tracking bug to coordinate the individual components and achieve the desired effect, which would be this bug.
what about installing another Theme ?(like pinball)
not sure we need a tracking bug for this, but if we're going to have one, should be confirmed...
Assignee: mpt → nobody
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: User Interface Design → Tracking
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: zach → nobody
Summary: [RFE] Excess Whitespace in Tools Chrome Stealing Space from Content Pane → Excess Whitespace in Tools Chrome
all depending bugs are resolved
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago → 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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