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Search Bar is too narrow

RESOLVED FIXED in Camino1.5

Status

Camino Graveyard
General
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email), Assigned: Stuart Morgan)

Tracking

({fixed1.8.1.1})

unspecified
Camino1.5
PowerPC
Mac OS X
fixed1.8.1.1

Details

(Whiteboard: [good first bug])

Attachments

(1 obsolete attachment)

The search bar by default is too narrow. I think you should consider making it about 50% wider by default. User testing has shown the bigger the search box, the more people search with it ;-)
Sure, but we're not getting ad revenue from ours... ;)

Seriously though, I don't see a problem with this.
Target Milestone: --- → Camino1.1
*shrug* sure. the current default was just a random number we picked anyway i think.

Updated

12 years ago
Whiteboard: [good first bug]
Revenue streams aside, it depends on how much you think of the search box as an efficiency aid. If people are typing longer and longer queries as the experience of the average Internet user rises, being able to see all of that term in the search box without having to click-scroll it is useful ;-)
Is the splitter (resize) widget not obvious?

Another thing to consider is how long ago the last 800x600 iBooks shipped...the default size is probably pretty good for the default toolbar config on that size LCD (especially if those users don't full-screen Camino; I'm not even sure what our default window size is).

If all 800x600 iBooks are 5 years old, then ignore that ;)
(Assignee)

Comment 5

12 years ago
Created attachment 241771 [details] [diff] [review]
fix

50% wider, as requested.  Also fixes a typo in the min-width constant.
Assignee: nobody → stuart.morgan
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #241771 - Flags: superreview?(mikepinkerton)
(Assignee)

Comment 6

12 years ago
Comment on attachment 241771 [details] [diff] [review]
fix

Sorry, ignore this. I needed to roll the fix into the patch for bug 356100.
Attachment #241771 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #241771 - Flags: superreview?(mikepinkerton)
(Assignee)

Comment 7

12 years ago
Fixed by checkin for bug 356100.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

12 years ago
Keywords: fixed1.8.1.1
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