User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:2.0b11pre) Gecko/20110129 Firefox/4.0b11pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:2.0b11pre) Gecko/20110129 Firefox/4.0b11pre On bug 628654 the statuspanel moves to the right when you mouse over it, but it doesn't return back when the cursor goes away. If the intent was to copy Chrome's workaround, it should go back to the default place. Reproducible: Always
(In reply to comment #0) > If the intent was to copy Chrome's workaround, Not really. I didn't actually check what exactly Chrome was doing when fixing bug 628654.
I was using Firefox and happened to find myself searching for the statuspanel a couple of times, only to realize it was on the right because I guess I moused over it. Then I went to check Chrome. I guess their implementation makes sense since you're gonna be conditioned to look to one side and moving it away is really just a momentary workaround for it not to get in the way of what you supposedly want to do with your mouse in that moment.
Just a quick impression: moving it over to the right side when the pointer gets close to the activity indicator makes the UI seem twitchy and unstable, and I thought I had hit a bug in the implementation. It then got "stuck" to the right, and I wondered why it broke. My personal recommendation would be to just remove it when the cursor gets close, and restore it in the same location when you move away from it again. Showing the status indicator when you want to click a link that is located under it is an edge case that we shouldn't go out of our way to support.
The current implementation, where it moves to the left and sticks better addresses the grooveshark playback controls issue mentioned here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=628654#c33
(In reply to comment #4) > The current implementation, where it moves to the left and sticks better > addresses the grooveshark playback controls issue mentioned here: > > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=628654#c33 Ooops! I obviously meant moves to the right (Sorry for additional SPAM here)