Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Return status panel to the left when mouse leaves the area

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 12

Status

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Rodze, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox 12
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: fixed by bug 646038)

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
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.
Blocks: 628654
(Reporter)

Comment 2

7 years ago
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.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
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)

Updated

6 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Depends on: 646038
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Return connection status to the left when mouse leaves the area. → Return status panel to the left when mouse leaves the area

Updated

6 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: fixed by bug 646038
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 12
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