Closed Bug 294684 Opened 15 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Dialog box should offer to hide Bookmarks Toolbar when empty

Categories

(Firefox :: Toolbars and Customization, enhancement)

x86
All
enhancement
Not set

Tracking

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RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: gidsgoldberg, Unassigned)

References

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 (ax)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 (ax)

I have seen users of Firefox with empty Bookmarks Toolbars, they don't realise
it is possible to hide the toolbar, or don't wish to poke around looking for an
option to get rid of it.
A nice feature would be that if all the items from the bookmarks toolbar are
deleted a dialogue box could offer the user the option of hiding the bookmarks
toolbar.

 

Reproducible: Always
What's the benefit of this? An empty toolbar doesn't look any different than an
empty bookmarks toolbar, does it? This would wallpaper over bug 247116, but that
should be fixed separately.
>What's the benefit of this?
I think you've got to look it at the other way and ask, what's the benefit of an
empty Bookmarks Toolbar? I would argue not much at all, the space is better used
showing a webpage.
If the user has deleted all the items on it, it's a clear sign they likely want
it to disappear.
Blocks: 461960
the toolbar is collapsed by default, if a user is able to uncollapse it, he's likely aware it can be collapsed.  Not worth to fix this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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