All toolbars and menubar hidden - no obvious way to get them back

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Status

7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: bugzilla2007, Unassigned)

Tracking

({uiwanted, ux-discovery})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

STR

1. From main mail window or composition window, hide all toolbars and the menu bar (using mouse-only interactions, suppose your child is playing and having fun, or nasty colleagues...)

2. After all the bars are gone, try to get them back
a) using mouse only
b) using keyboard only on various OS

Actual result

a) mouse: no way at all - did I overlook anything?
b) kbd:
- on Win, press Alt, or F10 (as documented in keyboard shortcuts (1)) or Alt+menu accelerator key if you remember one, like Alt+F
- on MAC?
- on Linux?

Expected result

a) Provide UI to get menubar (and toolbars) back using mouse-only interactions
E.g. when user moves mouse towards title bar (on the last 2 or 3 px), temporarily unhide the menu bar

b) clarify keyboard-only methods to get back the menu bar for MAC + Linux, and, if there are any, add them to keyboard shortcuts documentation (1)

(1) https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts#os=win&browser=tb10
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All

Comment 1

7 years ago
This only applies to Windows.
OS: All → Windows 7
(Reporter)

Comment 2

7 years ago
(In reply to Jim Porter (:squib) from comment #1)
> This only applies to Windows.

Can you elaborate a little?

Comment 3

7 years ago
I seen only the menubar and the toolbar in base install. After toggling them OFF, they can be enabled again via context menu. That menu can be shown by right-clicking somewhere on the tabbar (right to the last tab title). Is that not working for you?
(Reporter)

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to :aceman from comment #3)
> I seen only the menubar and the toolbar in base install. After toggling them
> OFF, they can be enabled again via context menu. That menu can be shown by
> right-clicking somewhere on the tabbar (right to the last tab title). Is
> that not working for you?

No, for me on Windows XP / TB10, right-clicking on the tabbar does nothing.
Aceman, on which OS is this working for you?

Besides, there is no tabbar in composition - aceman, what do you do there?

Comment 5

7 years ago
I was referring to the main Thunderbird window and was trying on TB13 and WinXP.

Ok, I missed the "or composition window" part. There I do agree with you, I can't find a way to reopen the toolbars with the mouse, only with the Alt key.
Keywords: uiwanted, ux-discovery

Comment 6

7 years ago
(In reply to Thomas D. from comment #2)
> (In reply to Jim Porter (:squib) from comment #1)
> > This only applies to Windows.
> 
> Can you elaborate a little?

It's impossible to hide the menu bar on any platform but Windows.
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