Display the page title on the location bar right side

RESOLVED INACTIVE

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enhancement
RESOLVED INACTIVE
9 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: domthedude001, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100921 Firefox/4.0b7pre
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While a hyperlink is not hovered, display the title of the page in the location bar

Reproducible: Always




Solves the problem of tab space being too small.

By default, if the link covers the whole location bar, the title shouldn't show at all.
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Comment 1

9 years ago
Posted image mockup
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Updated

9 years ago
Blocks: 587908
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Comment 2

9 years ago
Note: A vertical line ("|") should probably separate the address from the title, similar to the ">" when hovering.
Thanks for filing this feature idea, but it doesn't block bug 587908.
No longer blocks: 587908
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
It's a very good idea! W3C says the webpage's title is the very part of the page, and have to be displayed. Now it'll be displayed.

Anyway, dont you think guys that location bar will be overcrowded, and will confuse users?

And if the whole title is displayed in the tab, should we display it in the location bar, too? :S
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Comment 5

9 years ago
>Anyway, dont you think guys that location bar will be overcrowded, and will
confuse users?
Yeah, that might be the only reason for not implementing this.
I think that the URL with its hierarchical struture give a lot of information to the user.
Right now the page title is in the window title, so really well exposed to the user and on a larger space than in the location bar.
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Comment 7

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> Right now the page title is in the window title
It won't be in the future (check nightly builds). This is the next best thing, though.
The page title is not in the window title (titlebar) anymore. Fx button steals the space from it. And there will go the tabbar, too. See Bug 572160 .
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Comment 9

9 years ago
And let's not forget that with the App Tabs, it's impossible to see the title of the page without 3rd party add-ons if this bug is not implemented.
(In reply to comment #7)
> (In reply to comment #6)
> > Right now the page title is in the window title
> It won't be in the future (check nightly builds). This is the next best thing,
> though.

Sorry, guys, I'm using nightly on linux so I haven't seen yet a Firefox Button ;-)
You should check out at least the mockups...

Dominic: It's not impossible. It's accessible via tooltip, like in every tab.

Updated

9 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Summary: While a hyperlink is not hovered, display the title of the page in the location bar → Display the page title on the location bar right side (when a hyperlink is not hovered)
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Summary: Display the page title on the location bar right side (when a hyperlink is not hovered) → Display the page title on the location bar right side

Comment 12

a year ago
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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