Open Bug 940003 Opened 7 years ago Updated 4 years ago

can't drag maximized window out of maximize mode on Win 7/8

Categories

(Firefox :: Theme, defect)

x86
Windows 8
defect
Not set
normal

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People

(Reporter: vlad, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug)

Details

STR:

- drag window full of tabs to top of screen in Windows 7/8, thus maximizing it.

- move mouse to top of screen and try to drag window back down, to un-maximize it

Result: you end up selecting/moving a tab down, not the window.

The only places where the window itself is accessible is in a few spots: to the left of the tabs, a few pixels between tabs and the + button, and a few pixels before the minimize/maximize/etc. buttons.

Probably the top 1px on windows needs to be titlebar to allow dragging.
Whiteboard: [Australis:P2]
(In reply to Vladimir Vukicevic [:vlad] [:vladv] from comment #0)
> Probably the top 1px on windows needs to be titlebar to allow dragging.

It's intentional that there's no such gap. It makes it easier to select tabs. Australis didn't change this.

Bug 934915 would allow grabbing the window from the empty area between adjacent tabs.
No longer blocks: australis-merge
Depends on: 934915
Summary: Australis: can't drag maximized window out of maximize mode on Win 7/8 → can't drag maximized window out of maximize mode on Win 7/8
Whiteboard: [Australis:P2]
Duplicate of this bug: 925079
Duplicate of this bug: 997980
Ah right, I *did* already file this.  Thanks bugzilla!

Suggestion from the other bug:
- a click at the top pixel edge should select the tab like it does today
- a drag from the top pixel edge should restore and drag the window

It does make detaching a tab slightly harder (in that you have to aim for the tab itself, not the top edge).  I would make that tradeoff for fullscreen windows, but that's me.
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