As the severity says, this is an anhancement request and being that NS6 and Moz1.0 are comeing up quickly it should be put on the back-burner for a while... I just wanted to submit it while I was thinking about it.... I think it would be a nice feature to be able to collapse frames. This could be a border click (such as it is in My Sidebar) and/or a right-click option. This would essentially give the fame a width/height=0 (or maybe 10 so there's something to click to un-collapse it :). This would be a huge benifit to ppl with lower resolutions (640 X 480 or 800 X 600) or ppl that don't browse maximized (almost everyone who doesn't use Win32).
A little more info... bug 25592 is very similar to what I would like to see this provide... the major difference is that 25592 simply opens the frame _top whereas this would allow the frames to be re-shown (or portion of the discussion in 25592 was about the word hide having the connotation that it could be un-hid, which was beyond the scope of that bug).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Let's say you have a page with two frames of equal size. When you click the frame border, which one disappears? Or let's say you hide a frame using its context menu. Since there's no frame to have a context menu any more, how do you get the frame back? I think this would be better handled by an option (like iCab has) to always allow frames to be resizeable. That way you can just shrink the frames that don't interest you down as small as you like, but you can always get them back if you want.
Those are good points, Matthew, and I agree... Resizable would be the way to go. The only thing I'd add would be a way (be it a right-click menu option or similar) to restore the frame to it's original size. I know you could just resize it to the approx. size it was b4, but being a perfectionist and all... :)
I don't quite understand your point Matthew. How are the equally-large frames supposed to be arranged? If you have two such frames with a border, you could resize them individually, right? So if the border is visible only when the mouse comes to it, it would be the same. I like the Sidebar-like collapsable idea.
Sorry. I didn't realize that both parts of the window were frames. So I'd vote for the menu item (as in bug 25592), except that it hides the frame and doesn't expand it, and a fine thread along the window to restore the frame when desired. (ah, my preferences changed - was jido)
QA Contact update
QA Contact: petersen → amar
Bulk reassignin HTML FRAME/IFRAME bugs to Eric.
Assignee: pollmann → evaughan
Bulk re-assigning all of Eric's HTMLFrame bugs to John.
Assignee: eric → jkeiser
Hm, two years later and still no action. I better redirect people from QPM to this bug directly so they can read about it here!
*** Bug 200187 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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