Introduce an option to disable the nerving connection status overlays

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: René Schwarz, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 7
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b11) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b11) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b11

The connection status overlay in FF 4.0b11 is really disturbing, if I have no
chance to deactivate it.

I think that the most users won't care about each particular element that is
being loaded on a page. So I vote to remove the overlay by default and to
re-introduce the green loading bar which has been beyond the adressbar in the
nightly builds of FF 4 some time ago.

Most users want to know whether and when a page loading is complete or not. My
opinion is, that the overlay, which has been chosen as favorite solution, is
confusing all lay people. That can not be a step towards usabilty.

(Text copied out of Bug 628654, as I got refused there very roughly.)

Reproducible: Always

Updated

7 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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