Add an overflow panel to the main navbar on Thunderbird

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Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: JosiahOne, Unassigned)

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Since our default look for toolbar buttons on the navigation bar/main toolbar is icon and text beside it, it is very easy to place too many buttons on the toolbar. Doing so currently just cuts off any other buttons, rendering them useless. Instead we should use an overflow button with a dropdown panel to allow user interaction.

Mockup and issue coming shortly...
See Also: → bug 865926
Created attachment 769088 [details]
The issue.

The current problem. Not actually going to do a mockup, since I'll probably take this bug myself next week...

Comment 2

5 years ago
It might be useful to add this to the <toolbar>'s XBL itself, rather than just doing it for the one toolbar. Firefox could probably use it here and there, and add-on devs would probably like it too.
(In reply to Jim Porter (:squib) (back Jul 1) from comment #2)
> It might be useful to add this to the <toolbar>'s XBL itself, rather than
> just doing it for the one toolbar. Firefox could probably use it here and
> there, and add-on devs would probably like it too.

Firefox is working on it's own implementation on bug 865926, which I believe should support add-ons too. I may make this more globally aware on TB, but the need is much lower. I'll just have to see how much extra work it would take.
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