Print preview should hide the browser statusbar

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox1.0



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: jcginn, Assigned: jcginn)



1.0 Branch
Bug Flags:
blocking-aviary1.0 +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

1.09 KB, patch
: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review


15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10

Currently when a user selects Print Preview, the statusbar for the previewed
page remains visible. This means that the user can create live bookmarks, change
pop-up settings, and switch stylesheets (bug 258800) using the statusbar icons -
which really have nothing to do with printing and, thus, is confusing to the
user. The only reason currently for showing the statusbar might be to show that
the page is secure, but the user should be aware of this before even printing.
For what it is worth, IE hides the statusbar.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Visit a site that triggers a statusbar icon (like
2.Select Print Preview.

Actual Results:  
You can still access the statusbar icon (in the case of you can set
a live bookmark).

Expected Results:  
Hidden access to any site triggered statusbar icons.

Another acceptable option would be to follow the approach in bug 258800 and
leave the statusbar visible, but collapse all of the icons. This would also
allow for the security icon to remain visible, if desired.

This is also similar to bug 257178.


15 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0?


15 years ago
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 1

15 years ago
unlikely that there is time to get this into 1.0 -- renominate if a patch appears.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0? → blocking-aviary1.0-

Comment 2

15 years ago
Created attachment 160504 [details] [diff] [review]

This patch will hide the status-bar when you go into print preview. I have
tested it by manually applying the patch and have not run into to problems. I
don't have much programming experience (at least not in programming for
applications), so this diff was blatantly stolen from bug 258800.

Comment 3

15 years ago
Renominating as there is now a patch. On a side note, how do I make a review
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0- → blocking-aviary1.0?

Comment 4

15 years ago
Also, if this patch gets checked in, you might want to update the comments:

  //   (*) sidebar
+ //   (*) statusbar
  //   (*) find bar

Comment 5

15 years ago
So why don't you update your patch with the added comment?
You should call it "statusbar", not "statusbars".
For bonus points, create your patch with "cvs diff -up8". '8' is for additional
context, and 'p' shows the function your changes are in.

To make a review request, click on Edit next to the patch, set "review" to "?"
and add the requestee in the textbox. The list of Firefox reviewers is here:
Choose on of the first three, or

Comment 6

15 years ago
Created attachment 160537 [details] [diff] [review]
updated patch

Thanks Steffen for your help - I think I have covered all of your concerns with
this patch. I have never used CVS before (or a diff for that matter), so this
is a bit of a learning experience for me. If I have made any more mistakes,
please let me know.
Attachment #160504 - Attachment is obsolete: true


15 years ago
Attachment #160537 - Flags: review?(mconnor)
Comment on attachment 160537 [details] [diff] [review]
updated patch

I can live with this.  agree that its kinda pointless.
Attachment #160537 - Flags: review?(mconnor)
Attachment #160537 - Flags: review+
Attachment #160537 - Flags: approval-aviary?

Comment 8

15 years ago
*** Bug 258800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9

15 years ago
Transferring Asa's blocking-aviary1.0+ from the dupe.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0? → blocking-aviary1.0+
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.0
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
Comment on attachment 160537 [details] [diff] [review]
updated patch

a=asa for aviary checkin.
Attachment #160537 - Flags: approval-aviary? → approval-aviary+


15 years ago
Whiteboard: [patch ready to be checked in]

Comment 11

15 years ago
-> Jim.
Assignee: firefox → vertigo451

Comment 12

15 years ago
Checked in branch & trunk 2004-10-01 15:10 / 16:46.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Keywords: fixed-aviary1.0
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [patch ready to be checked in]
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