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address bar drop-down irrelevant if no history

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
Toolbars and Customization
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trivial
VERIFIED WONTFIX
14 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: Matthew van Eerde, Assigned: David Hyatt)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1

I set my Privacy preferences to remember 0 days of visited URLs.  However, the
address bar still has the down-arrow for the drop-down list.  This is a waste of
screen space.  I would prefer that if there is no remembered history (nothing in
the drop-down), then the down-arrow should go away (that is, the address bar
should appear as a plain vanilla text box.)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set your Privacy pref to remember some positive number of days' worth of URLs.
2. Visit some URLs.
3. Observe that the drop-down list from the address bar shows these URLs.
4. Set your Privacy pref to remember 0 days' worth of URLs.
5. Visit some more URLs.
6. Observe that no drop-down list appears in the address bar, even when clicking
the down arrow.

Actual Results:  
no drop-down list appears in the address bar, even when clicking the down arrow

Expected Results:  
Removed the down arrow, or at least grayed it out (The first option is
preferable to optimize screen space)

Comment 1

14 years ago
This can probably be done, but IMO it's not worth the hassle.
Recommending WONTFIX.

Comment 2

14 years ago
After additional thinking about this, I just checked with IE and IE does not
implement this (he also completely ignores the History=0 days setting). But this
is only a bynote.

Furthermore this would require us to implement the urlbar as a textbox and not
as a combobox as it is now, when History = 0 days and I think this is simply not
worth the effort. The waste of screenspace is negligible. You can easily remove
some icons, go into small icon mode or move all the icons to the menu bar.

-> WONTFIX
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Fair enough.  Note, though, that IE does show a blank drop-down list when
clicking on the arrow, whereas Mozilla doesn't.  On the whole I think Mozilla's
behavior of highlighting the current URL (or moving the cursor into the address
bar if it's blank) is preferable to IE's showing a blank drop-down list from a
functional point of view.  It just looked really weird to have a drop-down arrow
that looks clickable, and yet does not do what one expects drop-downs to do.

Comment 4

14 years ago
VERIFYING obvious WONTFIX bugs.  Filter on firebirdWontFix to filter these bugs.
 I skipped a few that I'm unsure about from their summary and will manually go
through them.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

11 years ago
QA Contact: bugzilla → toolbars
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