Edit mode toolbar should be visible by default.
agreed. I just noticed the older discussion about this in the newsgroups; I would have commented there earlier had I seen it. If this is going to be anything like a WYSIWYG editor, these tabs are going to be used a lot; who wants to use the View menu? I don't understand why the edit mode toolbar is off by default whereas, say, the sidebar is on by default (who uses the sidebar in Composer more than they switch between views?)
FWIW, I'd go for it activated by default. I think it is something that would be used much. Some users may never come across it otherwise.
Personally, I don't switch modes very often and I prefer to have the extra 2 lines for editing rather than being occupied by the toolbar. Novices might be confused by the subtle differences in the modes. Advanced users won't be. Advanced users know to (or are much more likely to find) turn on the Toolbar in the View menu. Once the toolbar is shown, the the toolbar will remain until the user turns it off. Why is this considered to be a regression?
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Quoting myself: "In some cases UI elements that are only semi-useful or redundant are turned on by default. In this case, however, a useful part of the UI is off by default."
If the Edit Mode toolbar is being hidden by default to save ~2 lines worth of space to type, then surely the sidebar needs to be hidden by default to save much more space.
brade: It's a regression because the toolbar used to be on by default. That is, this was "working" before, now it's not.
setting to accept to get it off the new radar
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Assignee: beppe → cmanske
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Target Milestone: Future → mozilla0.9.4
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