Closed Bug 1376156 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

WebExtension API to programmatically toggle/open/close sidebars

Categories

(WebExtensions :: Untriaged, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1341126

People

(Reporter: vlakoff, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0
Build ID: 20170608105825

Steps to reproduce:

All I want is to create toolbar buttons to toggle the Bookmarks and History sidebars in one click, as it was possible before the s- Australis interface.

Currently, even such a simple task is not possible :\

See also this question on Stack Overflow:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44741462/firefox-webextension-toolbar-buttons-to-toggle-sidebars
I agree. Most sidebar-addon designers will want a dedicated open/close button.

It would make also sense to offer two browser actions per sidebar-addon. The standard bookmarking tool has the "bookmark this page" star icon AND and a button which opens a panel (which again allows to open the sidebar) Forcing users two install two separate addons to get a similar ui (see: https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/dev-addons/2017-May/002837.html ) is a strange workaround.
Closing, as there is already a tracking ticket and this feature seems to have been accepted.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1341126
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Reopening. Duplicate ticket or not, we're still waiting for such basic functionalities to be implemented, and it becomes more and more pressing.
I need this functionality, what good is a sidebar that no one can find.
This got fixed in bug 1341126, that's what the duplicate means.  Please don't file copies of bugs as a way to "vote" for them.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1341126
Product: Toolkit → WebExtensions
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