User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030110 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030110 In the classice theme the virtical scrollbar cuts into the right border, and looks higher than the window frame (in Z-order). That's the result of a fix for bug #52888. The argument for the fix in that bug should be unattainable, its cost is high and the gain is at best arguable. Both the vertical and horizontal bar should be positioned in the same plane as the window frame. (why do people like flat panel displays better?) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
The argument in that bug is very simple. Having the scrollbar at the right edge of the window makes the scrollbar easier to use. Many other apps do the same thing... Which part of that is wrong?
The gain: the scroll bar "easier to use" when the window is maximized. You can drag your mouse to the right most position and can still control the bar. (correct me if I understand wrongly). Most windows app don't have that, and the majority of the users seems OK with that. (IE is the case.) The cost: the UI looks strange: the bar is higer then the window frame. Sorry if you feel hurt that the fix is "wrong". If the bar can riside in the same plane as the frame, and retain the 'fix' when the window maximized, that would be perfect. Otherwise in my personal opinion I'd prefer the case in IE.
This seems to be a windows-only bug, since I have no "window frame" over here on linux. Please make sure not to break this on other platforms if you decide to mess with it... ;)
"Most windows app don't have that, and the majority of the users seems OK with that. (IE is the case.)" The majority of users seems OK with it because they don't have a clue that it could be different. However, this improvement is very noticeable once you've used Mozilla for a while. Recommend WONTFIX.
The benefit is only when the window is maximized. If the vertical scrollbar can be put in the same plane as the window frame, while keeps in its 'fixed' place when maximized (now no window frame border exists), isn't that better?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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