Show location bar in a temporary toolbar when navigation bar is hidden (e.g. when opening a new tab)

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
Toolbars and Customization
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enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
10 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Andrés Delfino, Unassigned)

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Trunk
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030610 Minefield/3.0b5pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030610 Minefield/3.0b5pre

A window for location bar is pretty annoying. I thought it could work as a toolbar that opens up from below the content area, just like Find/Quick Find toolbars.

The toolbar would have the same options the real navigation bar location bar has: the location bar. Don't know how used are the options present in the Open Web Location window. Personally, I just open a new tab first, and then go to any page I want. Much faster than selecting the target in the window.

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1

10 years ago
Note that the proposed location bar toolbar would be hidden after the requested page is opened.
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

10 years ago
Summary: Show location bar in a toolbar when navigation bar is hidden → Show location bar in a temporary toolbar when navigation bar is hidden (e.g. when opening a new tab)
It's not good for security. If you are redirected to a malicious site, you can't notice that at all. IMO it's better to WONTFIX.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Andrés isn't suggesting changing any default behavior, just the behavior you get if you have intentionally removed the address bar using "Customize Toolbars".
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Comment 4

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Andrés isn't suggesting changing any default behavior, just the behavior you
> get if you have intentionally removed the address bar using "Customize
> Toolbars".
> 

Exactly.
My considerations are still valid. Currently it's almost impossible to not use the location bar. If Firefox will have such a "quick location bar", an user could use it instead. IMO it's not a good idea at all.
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Comment 6

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> It's not good for security. If you are redirected to a malicious site, you
> can't notice that at all. IMO it's better to WONTFIX.
> 

Then you should propose a new security method instead, because relying on a GUI element that can already be hidden now "is not good for security". Something that cannot be hidden, maybe an information bar. But definitely not the location bar.

(In reply to comment #5)
> My considerations are still valid. Currently it's almost impossible to not use
> the location bar. If Firefox will have such a "quick location bar", an user
> could use it instead. IMO it's not a good idea at all.
> 

You can hide the location bar now. The idea of offering a feature is for users to use it... right?

You could argue for an opt-in/opt-out, but if you really care about security, reread reply for comment #2.
What I'm saying is that you _can_ hide now the location bar, but it's virtually _impossible_ to work without it. And IMO it's better that.

I'm not saying your idea is stupid. At all. I'm just saying it's better to not do it.
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Comment 8

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> What I'm saying is that you _can_ hide now the location bar, but it's virtually
> _impossible_ to work without it. And IMO it's better that.

"virtually _impossible_" to whom? To you?
And to you. The fact itself you are requesting a "quick location bar" for using it without the standard one, means that the location bar, quick or not, _is_ necessary ;-)

I don't know why you are so angry with me. I expressed my opinion, if you don't agree you can discuss with me, but not in this way.
I think anyway the behaviour you described - hide the location bar after the page is loaded - can be useful in fullscren mode.
The navigation bar can no longer be hidden since Firefox 29.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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