User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Opening something new in the sidebar replaces what is already there. This seems sort of stupid. I run my computer in a 1680x1050 resolution (widescreen baby) and there's a ton of wasted space below the information in the sidebar. Even in lower resolutions this is noticeable. Wouldn't it make more sense to be able to have multiple panes of information in the sidebar? For example, I use the Download Manager Tweak extension, and put my download manager in the sidebar. I usually keep my bookmarks there (widescreen gives me some extra space on the side) and they go away when the download manager pops up. This seems unnecessary. I'd love to have my bookmarks AND my download manager over there, along with anything else I decide to add later. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open something in the sidebar. 2. Open something else in the sidebar. 3. First thing goes away! Actual Results: Thuroughly explained in "Steps to Reproduce." Not too complicated. Expected Results: 1. Open something in the sidebar. 2. Open something else in the sidebar. 3. First thing stays, second thing appears below it. about:buildconfig Build platform target i586-pc-msvc Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags $(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 12.00.8804 for 80x86 -TC -nologo -W3 -nologo -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE) $(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 12.00.8804 for 80x86 -TP -nologo -W3 -nologo -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE) Configure arguments --disable-tests --disable-debug --enable-optimize --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-crypto --disable-composer --disable-ldap --disable-mailnews --disable-profilesharing --enable-extensions=cookie,xml-rpc,xmlextras,p3p,pref,transformiix,universalchardet,typeaheadfind,webservices,inspector --enable-static --disable-shared
Just a feature request. Having multiple panes of info in the sidebar would be nice.
maybe an extension could implement something like this, for people with real-world monitors this is useless and potentially confusing. Unless you have a monitor doing 1600x this is just going to take up too much space to make the content usable. Given that this wouldn't be usable by most people, thus making it poorly suited for a core feature (see http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/ue/philosophy/realities.html), marking WONTFIX, but it would make a potentially useful extension.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I disagree with Mike's quick conclusion. Even in 1024x768, which is a pretty commonly used resolution, a well organized set of bookmarks will leave the sidebar 1/2 empty. At the very least, you should be able to have multiple panes of information easily available without going through the menu route of View->Sidebar. Mozilla accomplishes this through sidebar tabs. This seems to work ok, but they are not present in Firefox.
*** Bug 289088 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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