The view source window should have a toolbar with toggle-line-wrap and goto-line buttons.

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enhancement
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: cbartley, Unassigned)

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(Depends on 1 bug, Blocks 1 bug)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
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The view source window should have a toolbar with toggle-line-wrap and goto-line buttons.


Reproducible: Always
Blocks: 455888
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Won't that be quite an empty toolbar? I'm sure that we'll be able to hide it, but why not add that functionality where there's already quite a lot of empty space: the status bar?
The status bar is probably a suitable alternative.
Depends on: 469762
We have these in the menubar already, why would we add a toolbar for these?
(In reply to comment #3)
> We have these in the menubar already, why would we add a toolbar for these?

Better discoverability?  FWIW, if a toolbar gets added to the view source window, it would be great if it had back/forward buttons as well.  The new link browsing feature really misses this (yeah, I know about the context menu entries, as well as the keyboard shortcuts, but discoverability again would be the bargaining point here).
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > We have these in the menubar already, why would we add a toolbar for these?
> 
> Better discoverability?  FWIW, if a toolbar gets added to the view source
> window, it would be great if it had back/forward buttons as well.  The new link
> browsing feature really misses this (yeah, I know about the context menu
> entries, as well as the keyboard shortcuts, but discoverability again would be
> the bargaining point here).

I agree with Ehsan about back and forward buttons being desirable now that we have linkifcation.  There are probably some other things we could do with added toolbar realestate.  I don't know if it's generally useful, but I'd personally like to see cache information (was the file pulled from cache or was it re-requested from the server).  Mime type for images and other media types might be handy.  I suppose it's possible we could just use the status bar for that sort of information though.
Why not just make it tabbed.  And make it editable.  Ooh, and a debugger!

Sarcasm aside, we should decide what we really want/need out of view source in general before we start screwing around here.
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