Excess Whitespace in Tools Chrome



Core Graveyard
16 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Felix Miata, Unassigned)


Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




16 years ago
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.

Comment 1

16 years ago
Not OS/2 specific
OS: OS/2 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 2

16 years ago
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.
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 3

16 years ago
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. 
Depends on: 22056, 153900, 153901, 153902, 153903
Resolution: INVALID → ---
what about installing another Theme ?(like pinball)

Comment 5

16 years ago
not sure we need a tracking bug for this, but if we're going to have one, should
be confirmed...
Assignee: mpt → nobody
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
Last Resolved: 16 years ago6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


2 years ago
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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