User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/22.214.171.124 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.
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.
There is a little bit about max sidebar width in bug 310291. But not much about why it's set at all.
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.
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.
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.
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:126.96.36.199) > Gecko/20071127 Firefox/188.8.131.52 > > 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.