[mac] Consider removing "pill" from preferences titlebar

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 3.6a1

Status

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minor
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: samuel.sidler+old, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 3.6a1
All
Mac OS X
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking-firefox3 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

The 'pill' in Mac title bars is used to hide the toolbar and, when holding down command, to switch between toolbar views (text and images, images only, text only). However, in a preferences window, it doesn't make sense to allow the user to hide the toolbar. We should consider removing that pill since it makes for bad UI when the toolbar isn't visible if the user doesn't know how they hid it.

Sadly, doing so would remove some of that awesome undiscovered UI (cmd-click to change views), but I think that's a fair trade off. Users would still be able to change their navigation view by right/ctrl clicking if we add that option in (currently it's not possible).
Flags: blocking-firefox3?
Currently there's no way for a window to say that they want a toolbar button or not. I guess we should add something to nsBorderStyle?

http://mxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/widget/public/nsIWidget.h#132

This bug would break the Gecko freeze and isn't *that* big of a deal -- perhaps a 1.9.1 contender?
Not blocking for Firefox 3 per Colin's comments. Retargetting at the glorious future!
Flags: blocking-firefox3? → blocking-firefox3-
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Wellll, turns out, due to the action on bug 303110 (bug 303110 comment 15), this might happen anyway ;)

Depends how things turn out there though.
Depends on: 328165
Fixed by bug 269410.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Hardware: PowerPC → All
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: Future → Firefox 3.6a1
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