Add-on manager tabs occupy too much space

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enhancement
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: aljullu, Unassigned)

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(2 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)

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Description

7 years ago
Created attachment 549423 [details]
Addons manager with the empty space marked in red.png

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0
Build ID: 20110718114033

Steps to reproduce:

I opened about:addons.


Actual results:

There is too many space wasted in the left bar, so there isn't enough space in the right pane to see the extension page without using the horizontal scroll. It is specially annoying in netbooks and other small-resolution screens.


Expected results:

The left bar should occupy only the space wasted by the tab's name or it should be resizable.
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Updated

7 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Component: General → Themes
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → themes

Updated

7 years ago
Summary: Add-on manager tabs occupy too many space → Add-on manager tabs occupy too much space
What locale is this?
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Created attachment 549565 [details]
Addons manager with the empty space marked in red (English).png
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Comment 3

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> What locale is this?

It is Catalan language. However, in English happens more or less the same.
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Comment 4

7 years ago
Created attachment 549567 [details]
Addons manager with the empty space marked in red (English).png
Attachment #549565 - Attachment is obsolete: true
The width of that is based on the length of the longest name for all of the possible sections. Some of them are hidden but I'm not sure we want that width to change size when they are revealed while the UI is open.

In Catalan the longest strings here are "Actualitzacions recents" and "Actualitzacions disponibles", both of which are normally hidden but also much longer than any of those that are normally visible.

I guess the only way around this would be to try to get this translated to a smaller string or to accept that that column will change size at runtime.
Keywords: uiwanted
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Comment 6

7 years ago
Ok, I understand.

Nevertheless is not possible to make the left bar resizable?
(In reply to comment #6)
> Ok, I understand.
> 
> Nevertheless is not possible to make the left bar resizable?

I'm not sure that that is something we want, needs UX input.
In my opinion this is not a bug,it is an enhancement.
If you feel the same, please change the importance field from normal to enhancement.
Thanks!
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Updated

7 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Damn you Catalan!  But seriously, it'd be great to make this area resizable in an area of roughly 5 vertical horizontal pixels along the edge.  This would only be a cursor change on hover - the visual UI shouldn't change at all
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: uiwanted
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