Closed Bug 880550 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Australis: bring back custom toolbar creation

Categories

(Firefox :: Toolbars and Customization, enhancement)

x86
Windows XP
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: al_9x, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

Custom toolbars allow you, among other things, to have all buttons on one row and the urbar on another.  That has not been the default for a long time (don't remember if ever) but ui customization allowed users to stick with what works for them and not have the latest fad forced on them.

It is also a significant competitive advantage, other browser being less customizable.  Why remove it?
Component: General → Toolbars and Customization
I'm not seeing anything changed/removed on toolbar customization on Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:25.0) Gecko/20130710 Firefox/25.0.

What exactly changed for you in the latest build?
Flags: needinfo?(al_9x)
(In reply to Ioana Budnar, QA [:ioana] from comment #1)
> I'm not seeing anything changed/removed on toolbar customization on
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:25.0) Gecko/20130710 Firefox/25.0.
> 
> What exactly changed for you in the latest build?

This is about the UX/Australis builds.

I believe it not being present is part of a conscious effort to slim down the browser chrome, but I'll let UX confirm that.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Flags: needinfo?(al_9x) → needinfo?(madhava)
Summary: nightly-ux: bring back custom toolbar creation → Australis: bring back custom toolbar creation
Indeed, this was an intentional decision (along with removal of the add-on bar). Nutshell reason was that it's even less frequently used than the add-on bar, and isn't something we want to continue supporting as part of core Firefox. An addon could provide this functionality.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
How about keeping the custom toolbar creation in some form to allow users to compensate for the addon bar (without installing an addon)?
Flags: needinfo?(madhava)
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