User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041006 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041006 Firefox/0.10.1 Firefox should allow users to customise the locations of extension icons in the status bar. Adblock can be moved, but otheres are static. It would be nice to be able to move firefox features (ie. progress bar and certificate information) to the left side of the extension icons (personally) Where other's might want them somwhere else. Currently, they're all mixed together. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
isn't that up to the writers of extensions ?
(In reply to comment #1) > isn't that up to the writers of extensions ? Dunno, that's why I posted. Seems like something that should be written in to ff to me.
see bug 213672 and bug 150379 comment 16. see this for implementation that can be used in extensions (based on Adblock's) http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dev_:_Extensions_:_Example_Code_:_Adding_Drag_and_Drop_to_Statusbarpanel Confirming the bug, the wontfix comments are quite old and don't contain much explanations.
It would be great if the status bar would become fully customizable. By that I mean that when the customization palette is open, the statusbar would become a valid target just as any of the toolbars, and this will also allow it's widgets to be reordered, removed or positioned on the toolbars (not only on the status bar). I implemented something similar back in September for FoxyTunes (http://www.iosart.com/firefox/foxytunes_articles/dragAndDropReposition.html) but this is really a hack which sometimes conflicts with the Firefox customization mechanism (flexible spaces, etc.) resulting in incorrect position of my widget. It would be great to see this implemented in Firefox so all the extensions get the functionality 'for free'. I believe that the users will greatly appreciate this feature, as this was one of the most requested things for FoxyTunes at the time.
The extension icons position in the status bar currently depends on the extension installation order (effectively random)
See also bug 427282, which goes beyond reordering and asks to be able to move items between the status bar and the toolbars at the top of the window.
(In reply to comment #6) See also bug 213672 which WONTFIXES that and some of what's requested in this bug.
Don't know why such useful feature requests are rejected and a "hyperfeatures", like improved search in location bar, which is fact is slow on linux as elephant, aren't. Probably I will never understand some developers. Maybe they're supposed to be geeks/nerds separated from the rest of people?
I think we should close this bug and open a new one requesting the statusbar to be made just another toolbar and allowing toolbars to be dragged at any side of the screen and items dragdropped between any of them allowing the tab-bar to be dragged to the side, the awesomebar to the bottom and the statusbar to the top. This will of course never be implemented before Gecko 2.
7 years ago
This is now fixed by new new addon bar (apart from old addons, which is bug 598929).
Status bar was replaced by the add-on bar and still some of the extensions are static and can not be moved from their initial position.
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