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Last Comment Bug 704184 - Find a better way to scroll web console output
: Find a better way to scroll web console output
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: Developer Tools: Console (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All All
: -- normal (vote)
: Firefox 12
Assigned To: Joe Walker [:jwalker] (needinfo me or ping on irc)
: (Unavailable until Nov 1) Brian Grinstead [:bgrins]
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Blocks: 678152 GCLI-SHIP
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Reported: 2011-11-21 09:30 PST by Joe Walker [:jwalker] (needinfo me or ping on irc)
Modified: 2012-01-10 14:49 PST (History)
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upload 1 (7.18 KB, patch)
2011-12-12 05:06 PST, Joe Walker [:jwalker] (needinfo me or ping on irc)
dcamp: review+
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Description Joe Walker [:jwalker] (needinfo me or ping on irc) 2011-11-21 09:30:16 PST
Web console assumes that it's OK to make all elements horizontally scroll together. Traditional consoles force vertical scrolling only.
So GCLI creates a paragraph of text expecting that the console will keep it horizontally constrained, but the console lets is overflow.

On the other hand there are types of console output (more than URLs) that need some sort of special 'wide' treatment.

There is probably a compromise where we elide the URLs in a smart way. (IIRC we were originally up against a bug that's since been fixed?)
Comment 1 Joe Walker [:jwalker] (needinfo me or ping on irc) 2011-12-12 05:06:58 PST
Created attachment 580882 [details] [diff] [review]
upload 1

Hacky fix which uses JS to adjust the size of the GCLI outputs, but leaves the others alone.

It is expected that there will be better long term fixes than this one.
Comment 2 Dave Camp (:dcamp) 2011-12-15 14:28:53 PST
Comment on attachment 580882 [details] [diff] [review]
upload 1

r+ with a clarification of the 'a.k.a. otherWidth = 123' comment.
Comment 3 Joe Walker [:jwalker] (needinfo me or ping on irc) 2012-01-09 07:50:08 PST
Comment 4 Tim Taubert [:ttaubert] 2012-01-10 14:49:14 PST

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