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batata
Strollin' around
Status: In review

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.

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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.

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The url is a clickable text area

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and expands to show the full search bar when we start typing.

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35 Comments
steel835
Familiar face

I've got to use Safari with this compact mode and can say that what I don't like about the Safari implementation - is that when you actually click at the addressbar (which is the current tab) - it doesn't expand. You have to edit the long address in this small 1:10 input area. That is so uncomfortable that I turned this new experience off. Safari allows you to edit search query though (which is kinda useless without search engine picker and a way to edit the actual address without going to preferences)

Luca_Pavan
Making moves

I wonder why compact density for toolbar was removed, I still have it on a laptop but now on any new installation it's not available anymore, why? Was it giving issues? It was nice to shrink it to extend pages size. This was helpful to who can't reduce text or other elements on Windows settings.

jscher2000
Contributor

@Luca_Pavan wrote:

I wonder why compact density for toolbar was removed, I still have it on a laptop but now on any new installation it's not available anymore, why?


I'm not sure why it was hidden in the last major redesign. You still can use it, but it is harder to find. Please refer to the following support article: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/compact-mode-workaround-firefox

Luca_Pavan
Making moves

I think that compact option was cool, and I wonder why it was removed, I know no valid reason. Perhaps to give more space to webpages content you can do 4 things:

- decrease text and other elements size on system options

- decrease Firefox zoom and characters size

- set the maximum supported screen resolution

- go fullscreen, faster by placing View window to fullscreen button to top left corner instead of searching for f11 to press

All 4 together increase content number in whole screen, but please before editing those settings remember them or, for safeness, note them down somewhere, on Sticky Notes, on a simple text file or anyway where you prefer.

Luca_Pavan
Making moves

I did it, accurate description on the guide for steps to activate it, unusual way to set something but then really works, thanks 😄.