Feature element is hard to use on low-height screens



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9 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Xavier Robin, Unassigned)






9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: 

Version: on currently online AMO version (2009-04-16).

The new horizontal scrolling system is difficult to use on low-height screens.
To have both the title of the extension and the scrolling arrows on a 800px height screen (standard 14' screen resolution), you need to take Firefox scrollbar and finely adjust it.

On 800x600 screen it is probably not usable at all. With the standard windows configuration of the taskbar (bottom of the screen) as well.

That means you continually need to scroll up to see the title / down to scroll to the next extension.

Obviously you won't see this on a bigger screen, unless you resize your browser window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
0. Resize your Firefox window to fit in a 1280x800 rectangle if needed
1. go to https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/thunderbird
2. scroll down until you can have both title and scrollbar.
Actual Results:  
Need to seize Firefox lateral scrollbar to find the good position. Impossible if you have less height available: you will have to scroll up and down continually.

Expected Results:  
It should be easy to navigate.

This is more a problem:
* On the Thunderbird pages where the "How to Install in Thunderbird" section wastes a lot of space
* On the french version where this text takes even more space.

This could be solved by:
- going back to the traditional vertical view of extensions (which is still used for the full list) (best option IMO)
- duplicating the scrolling arrows just above the title
- raising the scrolling arrows and the install link above the "How to Install in Thunderbird" which never changes
We could also hide the "how to install" section and make it appear on click, like it's done with many other help text across the site.
Severity: major → normal
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: New horizontal scrolling system is hard to use on low-height screens → Feature element is hard to use on low-height screens
we redesigned the site and collapsed the thunderbird install instructions.  ->fixed
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


2 years ago
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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