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.
This work around is not working.
Every time there is an update, there is some kind of monumental useless change.
Why in gods name would someone want double spacing in their drop down menu's so that one has to scroll an extra few miles for something that needed NO CHANGE to begin with!
I am so sick and tired of all these idiotic changes, if it AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT..!
It's not that hard...
this idea is amazing
I have a revolutionary idea. Based on the compact design for Mozilla Firefox. Here:
Key points of this idea:
For software developers - Functional requirement:
Not sure about boosting productivity or making it easier for mobile users, since it's about saving space trading off more clicks + this doesn't quite look like mobile. However, showing lower toolbar on hover is an interesting idea.
I tried to imagine a true compact mode though, almost as in @batata idea, here's what I imagined (sorry for russian on the screenshots, but I think the idea is clear w/o needing to understand the language):
Second level of toolbar is not displayed, but tab-bar now contains the most important buttons (forward button can auto-hide to save space). Other buttons, like bookmark, reader mode, extension buttons are hidden under a menu button.
I was also thinking about possibility that the tab bar could be customizable just as the lower toolbar (like moving buttons, tab strip element, etc) - that would be beyond awesome - users could put some additional buttons that they need there. Near app menu button, for example.
Tabs can use the second level label to show a hint on how to open the addressbar: shown always on active new tabs and on hover for tabs that aren't new. If user double-clicks the active tab (or once-clicks, based on config setting, I just see that users can click it to focus on the window, and not expect to see something else happening) the address bar shows on top of the tab-strip. Tabs are visible underneath it, but semi-transparent - as a hint to user that they can close the address bar by clicking back on the tabs:
What I didn't solve here are the encryption lock and tracker shield buttons - they don't belong on tabs or near them (compact mode is compact), could also end up in the app menu of course, but the lock is the important icon that shows whether the connection is safe, therefore should bring the user's attention if it's not. Maybe a small red badge with a lock/exclamation mark near tab favicon and show a warning on hover (for example in the panel with tab previews from another idea)?
What do you think?
@batata @steel835 @brochard Hi ... how are you guys? So ... This is the concept for compact bookmarks. What do you think of this idea?
The report of the design and user experience
To elaborate a bit more on my original idea
Which gives an even slicker look :
Whoever thought it was a good idea to REDUCE the availability of Bookmarks by making the Bookmarks pane disappear has done MORE to destroy the utility of the browser than anything else I have seen.
If this is NOT repaired, I am switching browsers. What a disaster!
@batata @steel835 @brochard Hi all! How are you guys? Here an idea ^^
My mockup based on idea
My idea and mockup real
idea: Firefox with Compact Design 2023