Download window should show percentage complete in titlebar. This would be extremely useful since if the user decides not to minimize the window (novice users), it is very common to switch back to the browser and have only the titlebar of the download manager visible above the windowed browser window. The progress bar would be hidden (I do this *ALL* the time), so the only clue as to how far along the download is would be the percentage complete in the title bar of the download window. If it's all the same, I would also suggest to place the filename in the titlebar as well (for the same reasons) :) Bothe these solutions would be particularly usefule for when one has multiple downloads going on at the same time. One could align the download windows along the top of the screen, contiue browsing, and still see how far along the downloads are. Very cool :) The percentage complete should be on the left, then the filename, then (if necessary) "Saving File". Yeah Baby
I fully agree it's useful, but isn't this another dup of bug 35046? "[RFE] Show download progress (%) in title when minimized"
No, that's my point, when *not* minimized! When minimized it should show in the win *taskbar* (bug 35046); when *not* minimized, it should show in the download windows *titlebar*. :)
Easyest would be to have it show as part of window title regardless. Then the taskbar window icon would display percentage whether minimized or not. Just have the percentage mentioned as first part of the windowname, so a narrow taskbar-icon still would contain the digits.
Isn't the title in the taskbar just the same as the window titlebar?
The *Titlebar* is what is shown in the top portion of each window. The *Taskbar* is the grey bar on the *bottom* of your screen between the start button and the clock (in Windoze). All clear? ;)
I meant, isn't the text in the taskbar just copied from whatever is in the titlebar? i.e. they're not separate attributes, just different displays of the window title?
They are one and the same attribute. I think we should mark this as a dup of 35046, as that also has the dicussion on whether it should be always or just when minimised.
No, we should keep this bug open. The other bug's title is still "[RFE] Show download progress (%) in title when *MINIMIZED*"! And since mozilla operators are very particular about keeping bugs separate and distinct, we should keep this bug open until it is fixed or the other bug's summary is changed.
Since the discussion in bug 35046 seems to conclude that the %age should not be shown when the window is visible, should this be marked WONTFIX?
This should be a dupe of bug 35046. Bugs 35046 summary should changed to "Download window should show percentage complete in titlebar". I think this would be the best. (I reassign this bug to firstname.lastname@example.org who owns bug 35046)
I'll agree, if the summary of the other bug is changed. The percentage comple must *not* be limited to the minimized state.
Peter Lairo, This is a request for a change in the design. UI changes should go through a design process before an implementation process. If you feel strongly that a UI change is called for then create a proposal (spec) and post it to the UI newsgroup for review. If the spec is reviewed and approved by UI folks (mpt, german, bengoodger, etc.) then it can go to implementation.
Moving and Marking NEW.
It's entirely possible for a window to show something other than the window title in the Windows taskbar. Norton AntiVirus does this, for example, when scanning for viruses. I think it would be a very good idea to do this, regardless of whether or not the window is minimized (because the window might be behind a bunch of others). So I'm resummarizing this bug, because if I don't then this is indeed a dup of bug 35046.
mpt, I don't think we have independent control of the two pieces of text in XUL, though. My personal opinion is that we should implement "%age in at all times" - a useful feature that we are currently lacking - and then later consider refinements (such as whether we can have separate text in the title bar and taskbar). At the moment we are letting the best be the enemy of the good.
nav triage team: Should put %-age in the title of the download window. Marking nsbeta1+, p3, and mozilla1.0
spam: over to File Handling.
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Spam: Setting target milestone for all these to Future. Please note that most, if not all, will be fixed in the course of the work I'm doing for bug 27609. That fact is noted in the "depends on" field for each of these bugs (I think; go ahead and remedy that if you like). I just don't have time to deal with the wrath that comes with having too many bugs.
fixed as part of the new progress dialog for bug 27609
this has been fixed for some time in both win32 and mac builds. (n/a for linux/unix.)
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