Closed Bug 597771 Opened 10 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Link hover in location bar: The arrow needs better styling
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100918 Firefox/4.0b7pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100918 Firefox/4.0b7pre I'm getting used to the URLs of hovered links appearing in the location bar. But in nightly Mozilla 64-bit builds on Kubuntu 10.04 (using I believe some compatibility Gnome theme) the arrow between the current URL and the new one looks bad. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Roll over a hyperlink 2. Watch the location bar Actual Results: The arrow in the location bar: * Has a weird gray bloom to its right that draws the eye * Leaves space to its left * Is bigger and appears darker than the hovered URL after it, so your eye is drawn to it rather than the new text. * Has a pixel glitch in the top border. Expected Results: a) Get rid of the gray bloom and pixel glitch b) If the current URL is truncated, shift the arrow left to overlap the ellipsis. That way it looks less like a standalone element c) Lighten the arrow d) Make the new URL text darker than the arrow (this is bug 597382). e) Make the arrow more chrome-like, e.g. round the pixels, doorhangar style. f) um....? I'll attach a picture that addresses a,b,c. I also agree with a bug/comment somewhere about lightening the current favicon/site info when the hovered URL appears. The overall feel should be that the current locations retreats/is overlayed to show the new URL. That's a bigger topic than these arrow glitches, good luck getting there!
Confirming based on basic premise of this bug. I've said this elsewhere, but I really would like this arrow to stand out more. I think it should be "hyperlink blue" or "go button green" on all OSes.
"Go button green" would be more appropriate in this case, and since authors usually change the colour of hyperlinks.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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