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Firefox would look much cleaner if zoom level is only displayed when mouse is over it

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
Address Bar
RESOLVED WONTFIX
2 months ago
4 days ago

People

(Reporter: Klaus Luppert, Unassigned)

Tracking

54 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 fix-optional)

Details

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Description

2 months ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:54.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/54.0
Build ID: 20170628075643

Steps to reproduce:

increase or decrease zoom level on a website


Actual results:

zoom level is displayed all the time in URL bar


Expected results:

zoom level is only displayed in URL bar when mouse is over it

Updated

2 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar
Severity: normal → enhancement
status-firefox57: --- → fix-optional

Updated

4 days ago
Blocks: 565718
Severity: enhancement → normal
See Also: → bug 1335572

Comment 1

4 days ago
I think half the point of the zoom indicator as it exists right now is that people sometimes accidentally change the zoom level of a page (via shortcuts, or holding the meta/ctrl button and scrolling), and it then doesn't end up helping readability and people are confused about why the page looks bad. Changing the item to only appear on hover would break that affordance. Presumably, if you often/intentionally change the zoom level, you would just customize the full zoom controls into your toolbar, which makes the in-urlbar control permanently hidden...
I concur with Gijs and I'm marking this as a wontfix. If you think there are missing points in its analysis, please let us know.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 days ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

4 days ago
How do I hide this zoom indicator in urlbar?
I don't understand what I have to do:
:Gijs wrote: "Presumably, if you often/intentionally change the zoom level, you would just customize the full zoom controls into your toolbar, which makes the in-urlbar control permanently hidden..."

Comment 4

4 days ago
(In reply to Klaus Luppert from comment #3)
> How do I hide this zoom indicator in urlbar?
> I don't understand what I have to do:
> :Gijs wrote: "Presumably, if you often/intentionally change the zoom level,
> you would just customize the full zoom controls into your toolbar, which
> makes the in-urlbar control permanently hidden..."

1. open customize mode (right click toolbar, "customize toolbars", or use hamburger menu -> "Customize...")
2. drag zoom controls from the hamburger panel and/or grid of icons on the left to the toolbar (or right click it and click "add to toolbar")
3. exit customize mode
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Comment 5

4 days ago
Thank you, it works, but it needs even more space.
For some sites I use custom zoom modes which is fine on a high dpi screen.
I also tried to place the zoom controls in bookmark toolbar which also does the desired effect.
But a toogle mode in about:config would be nice in the future :D
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