Should be able to size the help viewer sidebar more freely

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
Help Viewer
RESOLVED WONTFIX
13 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Martijn Wargers (zombie), Assigned: Martijn Wargers (zombie))

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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

13 years ago
Currently, there is only a very small region in which you can shorten or widen
the sidebar.
I don't think the browser should meddle with that, the user can decide for
himself how wide or short he wants it.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 196838 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

This fixes it for me.
I've kept the min-width in the patch (but with a smaller value), because
otherwise, at values close to 0, I get some minor layout/paint issues
(otherwise I would have removed the min-width also).
Attachment #196838 - Flags: first-review?(jwalden+fxhelp)
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: jwalden+fxhelp → martijn.martijn
Comment on attachment 196838 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

I'll admit that the reason for a max-width escapes me at the moment, but I know
we want to always keep the sidebar in view to keep things simple (stupid). 
Anyway, a UI issue, so forwarding...
Attachment #196838 - Flags: first-review?(jwalden+fxhelp) → first-review?(mconnor)
Comment on attachment 196838 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

5em is basically pointless as a min-width, not sure on the logic there.

Anyway, we do the same thing as Firefox here, we just clamp a little narrower,
since the topics are fairly short (and should be fairly short for ease of
discovery).
Attachment #196838 - Flags: first-review?(mconnor) → first-review-
If there's a compelling reason why we would want to make this wider, I'm all
ears, but right now its more than enough for for a Help viewer.  Any wider isn't
necessary unless we get overly-long topics.
(Assignee)

Comment 5

13 years ago
Well, with the IE6 help viewer I can resize the sidebar to my own liking
(although  I can't do that with the sidebar in IE6 itself, which is indeed
inconsistent).

Personally, I get annoyed when software doesn't do what I ask them to do.
but feel free to WONTFIX this bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Assignee)

Comment 6

11 years ago
Someone who's complaining about this (for the browser's case):
http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.feedback/browse_thread/thread/3897d04d7fc3a5c7/405d078792e4587a#405d078792e4587a
Product: Toolkit → Seamonkey
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