Expand URL Drop down window to more lines.

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

SeaMonkey
Location Bar
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minor
RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Kevin Ar18, Assigned: Joe Hewitt (gone))

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(1 obsolete attachment)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

The dropdown options in the location bar is painfully too short (only 6 lines).
 Internet Explorer follows a standard of 14 lines.  I have come to the
conclusion that the reason for this decision was to accomdate the smallest
screen resolution a user would reasonably use (640x480).  [ I will attach a
screenshot to demonstrate this conclusion in a comment. ]  Mozilla could use
more lines as well; as it stands the list is just too short for comfort; people
who are used to more info on a computer screen don't like regressing to less
info (and this makes up over 90% of internet users from IE).

There are two possible solutions:
1. Use the most lines possible that will adequately fit on a 648x480 display. 
(I'll provide an attachment to depict this).
2. Use the max lines allowed depending on the user's screen resolution.

Solution #1 would be a quick fix and would require little or no programming.
Solution #2 would require a little more (but not much) more programming. 
However, it might provide more benefits to the user in terms of information
displayed.

I am proposing at least a minimum of implementing suggestion #1.  However, I do
not know if solution #2 would end up helping or hurting things.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

15 years ago
Created attachment 124845 [details]
Example of how IE does it (using 640x480)

Here is the attachment I promised.  No matter the screen resolution you chose,
IE defaults to 14 lines.  Based on this screenshot/attachment, it would seem
that IE does this to accomodate the minimum screen resolution most users will
have (640x480).  You will notice that the Location drop down does not exceed
the content borders.
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Comment 2

15 years ago
Comment on attachment 124845 [details]
Example of how IE does it (using 640x480)

Wrong Resolution = 640x400
aka (400 in height instead of 480)
Attachment #124845 - Attachment is obsolete: true
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Comment 3

15 years ago
I've encountered a number of difficulties that have caused me to reconsider some
of the points of this suggestion.  There are so many different uses of the
browser to account for.  For example:
Phoenix allows adding toolbars.  If the drop down has too many lines, it would
exceed the screen size.  This is not normal, but it is possible.

As such, if we go with a static number like we have now, there is still room to
increase the amount, but we could not increase the number too much.
If we go with an option that is based on the screen resolution, one solution
might be to 
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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