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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: polish, ux-natural-mapping
Summary: [polish] the arrow before a hyperlink URL in the location bar looks bad → Link hover in location bar: The arrow needs better styling
Version: unspecified → Trunk
"Go button green" would be more appropriate in this case, and since authors usually change the colour of hyperlinks.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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