User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030726 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030726 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1 The throbber makes the menu bar expand 5 pixels in height when the throbber is placed there (and doesn't look very good because of it). Since this is the default position for the throbber, the throbber should be made smaller. Changes in bugs 212779 and/or 213896 could make this bug invalid. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Put throbber in menu bar. Actual Results: Menu bar height increases 5 pixels. Expected Results: Menu bar should remain the same height.
Confirming on WinXP. The throbber should be made smaller if this is going to be its default position. IMHO it should be moved back to the navigation toolbar.
Bug 212779 won't fix it since it's an XUL issue.
No, not a dupe. Two different things.
I actually found this to be really confusing - it took me quite a while to work ou why the toolbar was so high. Having icons on the menu bar is afaik totally non-standard for all the platforms we target. As is monitoring status on the menubar. I'm nominating this for 1.0 as a minor change which improves our compatibility with UI guidelines and prevents adjusting simple configuration options from breaking the interface.
Sorry, I've conflated the issues in bug 213896 and here. Fixing bug 213896 would improve our UI compaibility and prevent a tiny change in the options from messing up the entire browser UI. Sadly Hyatt seems to think it's wontfix. I assume his decision stands even though he's no longer working on Firefox. This bug should still be fixed for 1.0 but I'm removing my blocking nomination since I can't be useful on windows-specific issues. Sorry for the bugspam :(
I also find this bug very annoying. Personally I'd put the throbber back into the navigation toolbar where it belongs, just like it is in Thunderbird, but judging from the bug James linked to in the previous post it's not gonna happen... For what it's worth, my personal workaround is as follows: - Open <path to Mozilla Firefox>/chrome/classic.jar - extract Throbber-small.gif and Throbber-small.png (full path in archive: skin/classic/browser/) - rename those two files to Throbber.gif and Throbber.png - put them back into classic.jar, overwriting the existing two files Result: a small throbber and most of all, a small menu bar. Indeed a fairly trivial fix, but as an end-user I would have to do it for every release, which can be a nuisance.
(In reply to comment #7) > Having icons on the menu bar is afaik totally non-standard for all > the platforms we target. As is monitoring status on the menubar. Most people will expect the throbber to be in the menu bar, simply because IE does it. IE's throbber also enlarges the menu bar by a couple of pixels, similarly to FireFox (except IE's throbber seems to affect the height by 3 pixels i.s.o. 5).
Fixed with the new icons from Arvid