Note this was/is in response to Marco Bonardo, on a different bug but directed at me and my bug report
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [:mak] from comment #12)
(In reply to Jan Andre Ikenmeyer [:darkspirit] from comment #10)
The dark theme can't be fully recommended to users for this purpose: bug 1566685 (Apart from that the Dark Mode extension is quite ok, but not perfect. Unfortunately it's often better to keep everything bright, but it has its own drawbacks.)
That means the real problem is the dark theme. I admit that's not a trivial problem to solve.
(In reply to Troy Janda from comment #11)
The sudden expanding and shrinking are the issue for me being a frequent address bar user.
We'd love to hear more feedback from you!
Which part of the urlbar makes you suffer:
it expands when you open a new tab. I'd expect this to be a lesser problem, because when the tab opens the urlbar is already expanded, so there's no movement.
I open links in new tab and wait for it to fully load before moving to the tab.
it's larger when it expands the results pane on focus, if you set browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus it is better
The act of expanding/shrinking simulates a strobe light. I type out most of my urls so accessing the url bar is a constant necessity for me and oce moving away from the url bar it shrinks imagine doing this 30-40 times in an hour.
it's exactly the same with browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
Try this click on the address bar move away and repeat several times.
But this is not a common operation for any user, I could find flashing defects in any software if I'd just repeat the same action continuously. We'd like to concentrate on your everyday needs more than simulated examples.
What is common to some might not be to others not sure how you can justify this statement, I am not talking about other software or conducting simulated examples, what I have described is my reality! these are the things that I PERSONALLY do each and everyday in my life to limit my triggers. I can't speak for neural sensitive/motion sensitivity I can talk about epilepsy.
No you can't be 100% trigger free some motion effects are different than others, some cause mild symptoms while others can trigger a full onset seizure. My trigger is stuff moving toward me or away from me in quick succession. As i use the bar 30-40 times an hour on average.