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wally314garcia
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Status: In review

Just like how we used to be able to select "compact."

I understand that more and more people are using vertically oriented devices like phones and tablets, but there is still a huge market share of users on desktop devices, and with the market saturated by widescreen displays, taking up vertical space while having 4 inches of white space on the left and right side of practically every website makes no sense.

I switch between Firefox and Opera because I really enjoy the sidebar that Opera has as it makes much more efficient use of screen real estate.

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marcelo-ghelman
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Touch-friendly in not mouse-friendly!

Medi
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I would also like a more compact option in default to return, addons and whatnot don't quite fix everything. However, there a number of ways to customize Firefox that I've found.

In about:config you can use 'layout.css.devPixelsPerPx' to change the UI scale. You can also re-enable Compact mode with 'browser.compactmode.show'. I've gone a bit further and setup a custom CSS theme provided by the community site FirefoxCSS Store.

Bernard-Hughes
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I use Firefox 98.0 on a Windows 10 laptop.

For some months now the line spacing in Firefox menus has been excessive. If I open the Bookmarks menu I only see 27 lines, starting with “Manage Bookmarks.” The bottom of the menu is invisible below the bottom of the screen.

There is easily room for 40 lines. Please bring back the old line spacing.

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all, 

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

Astral
Strollin' around

我赞同这个观点,标签页的占的空间有点大了

I agree with this point of view, the space occupied by the tabs is a bit large

canuck617
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@Jon 

Oh wow, that is a super big deal, thanks so much for making it a trending idea, I am sure that we shall see some changes to the UI in a few years or so.

How hard is it to have a Desktop and tablet mode, can't be that hard..

This change to the double spacing is about the most useless thing I have seen.

KISS rules need to be applied, if it ain't broke, DON'T fix it..!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stevem
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When are you going to fix the excessive line spacing in the Bookmarks menus? You promised this for version 93, and now you're all the way up to 99. How hard could it be to program less line spacing?

Paulter
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Windows is a desktop OS, and more than 90% of all Windows devices are Dektop or Laptop PCs, there's no need for the mandatory touch-friendly interface on these devices. Besides, when it comes to the 12 and 13-inch MacBooks and Windows laptops, where every pixel is important, this change just doesn't make any sense at all. If they remove compact mode, I will have to switch to Safari, as I don't have much screen space with the new Firefox.

The redesigned tabs take up too much space. The tab bar is even taller than the one in Chrome or Edge, and now you have to turn on the Compact mode to make it the same size as all other browsers. The compact mode is marked as unsupported and could be removed any time soon.

Status changed to: In review
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with another exciting update…

This idea has been upgraded to "In review" which means it will be brought to our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey. As soon as we have another update on its status, we’ll let you know right here in the comment section.

Stay tuned 😃

-The Community Team

NotHappy1
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What is the harm in letting users (ya' know; the ones who actually USE the browser) select their own padding?

OMG, this has been out there for 9 months now.  I can't find ANYONE supporting the idea that Firefox knows best.

But for a particular Add-on that is available in Firefox that I consider invaluable, I'd be on Chrome so fast, that it, in fact, WOULD be funny.