Closed Bug 1591565 Opened 5 months ago Closed 1 month ago

Remove the SecondaryPanes footer to save some space

Categories

(DevTools :: Debugger, enhancement, P3)

enhancement

Tracking

(firefox75 fixed)

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 75
Tracking Status
firefox75 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: fvsch, Assigned: fvsch)

References

Details

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(3 files)

When docked to the bottom, the DevTools toolbox can be rather squat, and we have very little vertical screen estate in the SecondaryPanes sidebar.

So it strikes me that we're spending a full 25px of that space on a footer bar that just contains one icon.

I suggest removing that bottom bar altogether, and figuring out what we can do with that "Keyboard shortcuts" icon:

  1. Remove it completely, since we can call the Keyboard Shortcuts from the Welcome screen?
  2. Move it to the Editor's footer?

I kinda like option #1 myself.

Screenshot taken with the pref devtools.toolbox.footer.height set to 316.

The default value is a tiny 250, so even smaller than that!

When docked to the side, things can be a bit better, though that's still a lot of wasted space.

Priority: -- → P3
Assignee: nobody → florens
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: Remove the SecondaryPanes footer to save some space, move button to Editor footer → Remove the SecondaryPanes footer to save some space

Discussed with jlast: moving the Shortcuts button to the Editor footer is not necessary because the Welcome screen has a similar button, and the Editor footer can be cramped already.

Pushed by florens@fvsch.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/b12c5d431cda
Remove the SecondaryPanes footer; r=jlast
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 month ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 75
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