From Bug Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (WinNT; U) BuildID: 2000021416 For any resizeable Windows window, there is a resizing grippy in the bottom-right corner. Mozilla lacks this grippy, which means that you have to be extremely precise when you're trying to grab the bottom-right corner to resize the window. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Start the browser. Actual Results: There should be a grippy in the bottom-right corner of the app window, along the status bar. Expected Results: There is no grippy. The user has to grab directly on the window frame in order to resize.
N4.x had this as well as all my WinNT apps. Basically the bottom bar on all my apps are gray and the bottom right corner has a triangle set of marks that are used as a grab point for resizing the current window.
Component: Browser-General → User Interface: Design Feedback
Should this be marked 4xp?
german, are you going to put a grippy in seamonkey?
Assignee: leger → german
QA Contact: cbegle → elig
Yes this would be a reasonable thing to request, though I am not sure who to forward this bug to, since it has nothing to do with XUL or any other XPFE stuff or even the Ui spec. Its a native window in win32 we are talking about, so in lack of any further knowledge I am going to forward this one to Peter's group (XPFE toolkit).
Assignee: german → trudelle
I don't think that there's a window style to accomplish this. I think that I can draw the sizing grippy and then respond to the WM_NCHITTEST message. I'll look into this angle.
reassigning to danm as p3 for m18. Dean, let us know if you come up with a fix for this.
Assignee: trudelle → danm
Target Milestone: M18
I'm halfway there, but I'm feeling pretty dumb right now. I have the sizing box painting for every single nsWindow - buttons, scrollbars, etc. How the heck do I limit it to the top-level windows (eg. browser, composer, ...). I tried checking mIsTopWidgetWindow but that didn't get me much further. I know I'm missing something really really simple.
As you've noticed, mTopWidgetWindow is true for a lot of windows inside the actual top-level window. That's not useful to you. I don't know what you're planning, but you may want to try just using ::GetParent. You may also want to think about adding a different flag to the window that actually means top-level the way you want it to.
Mass moving M18 bugs to M19
Target Milestone: M18 → M19
QA Assigning non-confidential New/Assigned User Interface: Design Feedback bugs to Matthew Thomas (email@example.com). Matthew Thomas is now the QA owner for the User Interface: Design Feedback component. (Bugs that involve UI issues in the Netscape-branded Mozilla browser should continue be QA assigned to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
QA Contact: elig → mpt
QA Contact: mpt → claudius
Summary: there is no resizing grippy in the bottom-right corner of any window → Add resizing grippy to bottom-right of Windows windows
This is Windows only, so I can't QA it, sorry. Claudius?
mass-moving all bugs to m21 that are not dogfood+ or nsbeta2+ or nsbeta2-
Target Milestone: M19 → M21
*** Bug 62913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
[--> XP Toolkit/Widgets]
Component: User Interface: Design Feedback → XP Toolkit/Widgets
QA Contact: claudius → jrgm
Rather than force-painting a native widget in the bottom right corner, can we have a XUL widget for this purpose? That way it could be made skinnable and would blend in better.
This doesn't sound too bad. If there's no XUL widget specified, would it be possible to paint the native widget? Or wait, maybe we don't want that. Should it be up to skin designers to decide whether they want the grippy?
On Windows the grippy is part of the window border, so it should only be skinnable if the window border is also skinnable, and it isn't. Some of Mozilla's dialogs on Mac OS have an equivalent natively-drawn grippy, and it blends in quite well with Modern without needing to be skinnable.
I say go ahead, make it skinnable. We have to start skinning the window sometime.
Filed bug 65008 for implementing this feature on BeOS. Not all apps in BeOS have a resising grippy (I don't think Opera and NetPositive do) but the ones that do have it are a lot easier to resise.
There's just one slight problem... Some windows have the taskbar at the bottom, others the status bar. So I think any solution has to include XUL, so that the right widget is shown.
Well both the taskbar and the statusbar have room for the resizing widget so that shouldn't be a problem. But well have to make sure that the widget is only drawn on windows that are resisale and have a status bar/taskbar.
I would rather not see the status bar leave space for the widget "in case". I would like the resising widget to be defined in XUL so as to be skinnable and automagically appear on the taskbar or status bar as and if appropriate.
Leaving space for the resizing widget is useful as it also solves another problem. When you were scrolling down and the security icon was immediately below the scrollbar then it was easy to accedentially click.
On Windows the grippy is part of the window border, so it should only be skinnable if the window border is also skinnable, and it isn't, and it shouldn't be. Please, let's keep this bug focused on making Mozilla better (by adding the grippy), not making it worse (by skinning the window border). Why should this be restricted to windows which have a status bar? Why not all resizable windows?
The only reason I said have it on windows with a status bar/taskbar is otherwise we have the problem of it eating into content. I don't think any windows apps have the resizing widget where there's no statusbar. Perhaps we could have it in a window where there's a horizontal and vertical scrollbar because there's a blank corner. Buy when there's only one scrollbar what do we do? The resizing widget would cover part of the scrollbars buttons.
When you turn off the status bar in folder windows (probably other windows too), the grippy disappears.
Technically, the grippie is traditionally part of the status bar (or "status window" as it's refered to in developer docs), which is why it disappears when you hide the status bar. "You can specify the SBARS_SIZEGRIP style to include a sizing grip at the right end of the status window." Of course, there's at least one window in Win2000 that has a grippie and no status bar, the open/save common dialogs. So the common coupling seems to be going away.
*** Bug 77694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 86801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A recent checkin has introduced a XUL element <resizer class="window-diagonal"> although it doesn't have a binding yet so it's invisible...
Can you give a pointer to that check-in? I'm kinda curious...
Dean, I believe you're looking for bug 80265.
This is now visible on Windows XP (not tried any other version), however the grippy remains even if the window is maximised.
What's the status of this bug? If it works for winxp, how hard can it be to get it in win98 and windows 2k? Wouldn't it be just a matter of changing a graphic and flipping a switch?
With Jan 6 builds, I have noticed that a grippy is now present in windows 2000. However, windows XP now has the windows 2000 style grippy, whereas before it had a native looking graphic (several dots instead of diagonal lines).
Okay, first off, this bug is one step closer to getting fixed. I personally can confirm that the grippy is present in WinXP and Win2k. However, the XP grippy now has a bug where it is displaying the Win2K graphic. Since there have been no comments posted to this bug, I will assume that whomever is working to fix the grippies is not following it. I have done a search with the term "grippy" nad found no others that refer to this resizing grippy. Therefore, unless someone has a better idea, I'm gonna file a new bug on this graphic issue before the code is in there too long.
My guess is the grippy on sub-XP Windows is due to bug 172751 being fixed on Dec 3. Cc: Tim Hill Tim: Any chance you fix for that bug caused comment 36?
Are you talking about the Classic skin or the Modern skin? The Classic skin should have right resizer graphic for your OS. The Modern skin isn't really a native skin, so it simply uses a graphic (which happens to look like the Windows 2000 style resizer) -- bug 184169. If you want a different graphic, you can file a separate bug for that.
Okay Tim, but the only thing is that the resizer *USED* to match the native theme. Looks like a bug to me, unless they're purposefully trying to make their theme look old.
wfm (classic theme)
*** Bug 80265 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I would appreciate if someone could explain the relationship (if there is one) of this bug with bugs related to the windowFeature resizable of sub-windows. Bug 87972, bug 101509 and bug 177838. Also, I'd like to point out that other bugs affect the actual display, visual rendering of the window resizing grippy in the statusbar. window.open(strURL, "", "width=316,height=158,resizable,status"); or any width < 316 will make the sub-window clip the right most part of the statusbar, therefore the entire resizing grippy. window.open(strURL, "", "width=400,height=134,resizable,status"); or any height < 134 (or any outerHeight < 178) will make the subwindow clip the bottom most part of the window, therefore the entire statusbar. The thing is: the requested sizes of a popup window have (thanks to bugs) a decisive impact on the ability for an user to see and use the widget by which he could resize a rendered window with inappropriate/unsatisfactory/insufficient sizes. 4 screenshots demonstrating all this are available, if necessary. XP Pro SP1, Moz 1.3final (build 20030312) here.
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