ui items position: improve use of screen real estate

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Firefox
Toolbars and Customization
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Robert Harvey, Unassigned)

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Trunk
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.16) Gecko/20110323 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.16
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Modern computers seem to have less vertical pixels than older ones.  1280 gave way to 1024 to 900 to 820 odd.  At the same time screens have become wider.

Vertical pixels are now rare, and there are horizontal ones to spare.  and yet I am loosing vertical height to window border, menu, address bar, toolbar, tabs, and status line.  Oh, and the search box if I use ^F.

I know the very latest browsers have saved a bit of space by re-arranging menus & tabs, but I would go further.  I'd like to see the status line moveable to one vertical edge, and some or all of the things along the top similarly shiftable., to the same or to the other vertical edge.  And the search box could hover transparently and dragably over the page, getting less transparent when the cursor is over it.

This could get me 25% bigger video windows, or readable text.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
This is an enhancement request
Component: General → Toolbars
Product: Core → Firefox
QA Contact: general → toolbars

Updated

7 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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