The latest controversial proton redesign added new two lines tabs, however it haven't been put to great use.
I think we can do better and at the same time bring back the compact mode by merging the search bar and the tab bar.
While we put the url directly into the tabs, other icons could go in the tool bar, making a better use of the window surface.
The url is a clickable text area
and expands to show the full search bar when we start typing.
narrower open tab icon like chrome for more available screen to user .
make the height of the opened tabs little less for making the display more content friendly .
I cant use the bookmarks as they stand (vers 106) as the padding is much too big.
Can there be a way of setting this to different sizes? I see a lot of people have wanted this to be done, over a few years now, as some users (like me!) use bookmarks very heavily. But the extra large padding is making that v v difficult. Thanks!
Having finally replaced Waterfox Classic with Firefox 106, I notice that Firefox is a bit more space-hungry. I have the menu bar enabled, and bookmarks in the menu bar to conserve space, and the bookmarks bar is now taller than before. The tab bar is also taller. This is on dual 1920×1200 24″ so I am not especially low on space, but it’s a little sad that you can’t streamline the UI a bit more. Screenshot for reference:
Add back Compact mode and in settings menu (should be default)
FireFox's tabs and url bar are both a bit too fat, takes too much screen space, at least make it an option in settings, its changable in about:config browser.compactmode.show THEN settings > more tools > customize toolbar where it shows, it should not be that complicated.
Hello! What about rethinking of browser header? Compared to Safari and SigmaOS, Firefox design looks massive - Safari has compact mode (address bar and tabs in one row), and SigmaOS has Focus Mode (address bar hides and web page takes the entire window.
It is really comfortable. I know all my tabs at the moment and don't need this address bar to switch between them.
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Restore & Support Compact Mode
Please restore compact mode. The browser is way too fat with normal density. I understand that I can change this in about:config, but not everyone wants to go there, or even knows about it. Please restore this function and fully support it so that it is available to all users in the customize toolbar setting. Thank you.
@DavecnI recommend stop using Waterfox (and Startpage) because it had been bought by System1, an advertising company. The Lepton CSS also support compact mode and many other features.
I think you zipped everything too much, we need some space to breath. I use 1366x768p display even for work then I need more space for the website instead of the console. I would like to see that 'Compact', narrower console bar back, but I would need the address bar free from everything that I could follow the URL quickly as a developer. I think your visual proposal fits to the needs quite a lot, and innovative for browser development I believe, but I don't agree that address bar option.
- the whole console bar could have taller-on-hover feature without animation
- or simply vertically shorter.