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Requests & Suggestions - Iceweasel close buttons in right position

polix - 28.12.2012, 11:01
Post subject: Iceweasel close buttons in right position
Hello,

I am wondering, why other distributions have in their Firefox close buttons in right position (closebutton value 0) and our Iceweasel not.

Sadly I can't setup this close buttons to right postions in fll.conf, so is it possible to release Iceweasel with right positioned close buttons in next release 2013-01?

Regards
polix
x-un-i - 28.12.2012, 15:13
Post subject: RE: Iceweasel close buttons in right position
that's a user preference
DonKult - 28.12.2012, 22:23
Post subject: RE: Iceweasel close buttons in right position
Thankfully it is (services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.closeButtons). The default is 3 currently.
I know that this was different at times, but it was always my preferred option for it. Depends on your use-pattern of course, but here is mine. (Not that I would make the rules, we just keep upstream-defaults as long as it is not absolutely necessary to change them as mother Debian does it, too)

If your mouse is over a tab you can close it easily with a middle click (or rightclick -> close tab), but if it is not it is way easier to reach a fixed button in an display-border rather than one someone in the middle of the display (as one side is fixed you can move in the general direction rather than make a targeted move).
Oh, and did I mention that it is way easier to close multiple tabs this way…
CaesarTjalbo - 29.12.2012, 11:32
Post subject: RE: Iceweasel close buttons in right position
I think it's browser.tabs.closeButtons

So you'd be looking for a way to include Iceweasel with a custom config file in your own spin of the distro. I guess that would mean creating your own package and trying to give that priority over Debian's.

edit: I shouldn't start about tabbing in Firefox/Iceweasel but anyway: I can recommend Tree Style Tabs
polix - 30.12.2012, 09:11
Post subject: Re: RE: Iceweasel close buttons in right position
      x-un-i wrote:
that's a user preference


I know already how to bring the close buttons in right position! Wink
      Quote:

Thankfully it is (services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.closeButtons). The default is 3 currently.
I know that this was different at times, but it was always my preferred option for it. Depends on your use-pattern of course, but here is mine. (Not that I would make the rules, we just keep upstream-defaults as long as it is not absolutely necessary to change them as mother Debian does it, too)

If your mouse is over a tab you can close it easily with a middle click (or rightclick -> close tab), but if it is not it is way easier to reach a fixed button in an display-border rather than one someone in the middle of the display (as one side is fixed you can move in the general direction rather than make a targeted move).
Oh, and did I mention that it is way easier to close multiple tabs this way…



DonKult: Your English is so powerfull! Laughing

Joke: of course it's depends how the user like it. Me not, because I close the buttons on my own way: default 0 Smile

Hmmmm, I will look someday how to create own Iceweasel package and than own repo for building ISO.

Regards
polix
DonKult - 30.12.2012, 14:37
Post subject: Re: RE: Iceweasel close buttons in right position
      polix wrote:
      DonKult wrote:
[…] but if it is not it is way easier to reach a fixed button in an display-border rather than one someone in the middle of the display […]


DonKult: Your English is so powerfull! Laughing


You know, in my head this made perfect sense, but somewhere between mind and autocomplete/-correction it broke … (I will use my ultimate self-defense weapon here [beside my signature of course]: I am a dyslexic, so while misspellings are usually prevented by software, misplaced/missing words are usually not covered). It should read more like something along the lines of "[…] but if it is not, it is way easier to reach a fixed button on a display-border rather than one somewhere in the middle of nowhere (aka display) […]". (JFTR: that is a common design-principle and the reason why applications move their tabbars to the top, Mac users have their menu at the top-display-border, Windows has its Start-button in bottom-left-edge – and in general stuff you are supposed to access with the mouse quickly found around the borders/edges)


      polix wrote:
Hmmmm, I will look someday how to create own Iceweasel package and than own repo for building ISO.


No need to, have a look at the xdg-browser-launcher package in the aptosid archive. Specifically the included /usr/share/xdg-browser-launcher/xdg-browser-launcher.js which sets beside of the default homepage also the default value for the close-buttons as an aptosid tweak, but as said, I agree that close on every tab is a bit silly as a default … (what is upstream thinking…).

(even if I learned today that iceweasel as well as chromium have a delayed tab-resize after closing a tab. That is actually nice if you think about it that way … and I wondered if that is a bug before …)

Haven't looked to deeply into iceweasel configuration management itself, but I bet you can even create your own polix-configuration package and drop files here and there to get what you want.
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