Sidebars (history, bookmarks) should not have maximum width

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Firefox
General
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minor
10 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Timwi, Unassigned)

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11

I tried to drag the splitter to the right of the History pane (Ctrl+H) in order to be able to see long titles.

It turns out the History pane has an arbitrary maximum width set. Please remove that.

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
Width does not increase beyond an arbitrarily chosen maximum width.

Expected Results:  
The user should be in control of the width.
I can't find a duplicate, so confirming. 
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → History
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: general → history
The max width has been there since forever, presumably to prevent it from being possible to accidentally "take over" the window with the sidebar content.
Component: History → General
OS: Windows Vista → All
QA Contact: history → general
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: History pane should not have maximum width → Sidebars (history, bookmarks) should not have maximum width

Comment 3

10 years ago
There is a little bit about max sidebar width in bug 310291.  But not much about why it's set at all.  
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Comment 4

9 years ago
The Severity of this bug should not be "enhancement". This is a significant usability problem because it means that it is genuinely impossible to display the list of bookmarks or the history in the sidebar completely.
Severity: enhancement → minor
With 50em, like originally suggested in bug 310291 you can see the full text of most history items. I don't see the objections of even making it larger, like 60em. At the moment I'm using a bottom bar which works even better, because it doesn't have the problem of comment 2 and you can see very loooong titles fully.
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Comment 6

9 years ago
I'm not sure what you're trying to say. You certainly didn't provide any argument why the sidebar should have a maximum width.
Duplicate of this bug: 428610
this also applies to web pages that have "open in sidebar" set in their bookmark.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.8.1.11)
> Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
> 
> I tried to drag the splitter to the right of the History pane (Ctrl+H) in order
> to be able to see long titles.

Note that there's a tooltip to reveal the full title. It's possible/likely that this wasn't the case back in the days of Firefox 2.
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