In the Firefox menu clicking sub menu expansion arrows should close the sub-menu

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
Menus
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: eyal gruss (eyaler), Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

Details

(Whiteboard: [target-betaN])

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Description

7 years ago
bookmarks menu in firefox button is hard to reach, as you move the mouse from the firefox button down and right, since the new tab sub menu opens and covers it completely
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Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 583386
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Updated

7 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
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Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 556174
A fix would be interesting, and potentially welcome, but this isn't a blocker.
blocking2.0: ? → -

Comment 2

7 years ago
In Windows7  Start Menu,Clicking > toggle Sub menu.

However, in Firefox Button's Split menu,Clicking > does not toggle Sub menu.

I think that implementation of Windows7 is better.
>In Windows7  Start Menu,Clicking > toggle Sub menu.

>However, in Firefox Button's Split menu,Clicking > does not toggle Sub menu.

>I think that implementation of Windows7 is better.

I hadn't noticed that, thanks for pointing that out.  I'm changing the focus of this bug to implementing that approach for solving the overall problem.  Otherwise, aside from either changing the entire layout of the menu (to be only vertical) or increasing the timer on hover (which would slow users down), there isn't really any other way to address this problem.
Summary: bookmarks menu in firefox button is hard to reach with mouse → In the Firefox menu clicking sub menu expansion arrows should close the sub-menu
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Comment 4

7 years ago
alex: is the delay (timer on hover) configurable?
i just tested it on windows 7 with aero, and the delay was longer allowing me to avoid the issue (encountered before on XP classic). i am not sure if this is because aero is slower or because the firefox theme is different.
I'm not sure if we can configure the delay, cc'ing some people who might know.
On Windows and Linux, this delay is determined by the system setting (On Windows, it is the SPI_GETMENUSHOWDELAY system setting, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms724947%28VS.85%29.aspx ) On Mac, it's just 200ms.
Whiteboard: [target-betaN]

Comment 7

6 years ago
do like this https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=660449
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Updated

6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 660449

Comment 9

6 years ago
"there isn't really any other way to address this problem"

menu:
- new tab
- start private browsing
- ...
- Sync Now
- Exit

sub menu:
- new tab
- new window
- open file

I said make the menu disappear and the sub menu appear where the menu was. Put a back button. Replace the menu with the sub menu. "<". Listen!

Comment 10

6 years ago
*put a "<"

Comment 11

6 years ago
the user clicks the app button
the app button menu appears with new tab (down arrow)
the user holds mouse over new tab or mouses over down arrow
the down arrow becomes an up arrow
between new tab and start private browsing, the new tab sub menu appears without a second new tab item

Comment 12

6 years ago
there is no need to cover bookmarks and history

Comment 13

6 years ago
An other way to address this problem:

A click on New Tab shows a submenu on the right side of the app menu with New Window, separator, Open File and without New Tab, so the user learns to click New Tab on the left side of the app button to open a new tab.
If the submenu for New Tab is open, an other click on New Tab runs New Tab (opens a new tab).
A double-click on New Tab does nothing, so the user won't double-click things that are supposed to be only single-clicked.
No arrows for a minimalistic design, because the user doesn't need to know what is to be double-clicked and what is to be single-clicked, just "if I see a submenu that I don't want, I have to click the label again".
Replace New Tab with any other split item in the app menu.
The Firefox button is going to be removed in bug 863753.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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