zoom314 wrote:But then they still don't listen to Me about the backspace bug, FF moves a page I'm on back to a previous web page all automatically, It's quite annoying
That's a feature that you can turn off
and is off by default on some operating systems. It's off by default for me here on Linux. If you want to change it, just change the browser.backspace_action
pref in about config. You don't even need an extension for that. It probably should be off for everyone, though, so I do agree with you on that part.
zoom314 wrote:What about the Navigation Bar? As the Weather Bug can locate there, As can Adblock+ and their happy to be up there too.
The Flagfox icon is location information in the location bar, first of all. As to putting it in the navigation (tool)bar, that's the same request as adding it to the add-on bar; turning the Flagfox icon into a toolbar button would allow for any placement, including even the tab bar and menu bar. The flag icon simply is not big enough to be a toolbar button; just take a look at the default mode, big icons. The flag is nowhere near big enough for that and I'm not going to include a third set of flag icons to really bloat up the installer size just for that. Even finding suitable big icons would be problematic, actually.
rmgalley wrote:The old-style Status Bar may no longer exist but Mozilla have thoughtfully, in Version 4.0, given us the option of an 'Add-on Bar' located in the same place as the old Status Bar (View/Toolbars). All my other add-ons are successfully located in the Add-on Bar, working as intended and it's business a usual - except there is no option to locate the Flagfox icon there.
You clearly didn't read or care to understand my initial post on this topic on the blog
. As state above, the flags aren't big enough and location information belongs in the location bar anyway. The add-on bar is also hidden by default and has a close button on it, meaning it's designed to be hidden by default for most people most of the time.
rmgalley wrote:I cannot believe the arrogance of the developer.
I cannot believe the arrogance of some of the complainers here. This is an icon in a slightly different location than you were used to. The righteous indignation at a change in software written and maintained for free is one of those things that discourages developers from wanting to deal with their users at all.
rmgalley wrote:At the risk of antagonising the developer by my initial reaction to this seemingly cavalier approach to 'it's being done this way - take it or leave it' I would, never-the-less, urge an option to make available the placement of the Flagfox icon in the new Add-on Bar.
I think one of the things that encourages the demands and clueless requests is the fact that most if not all of you don't seem to comprehend that there isn't some magical system built into Firefox to just move an icon wherever you want that I'm just not using. You can write in that for toolbar buttons, sure, and as I already said that's not an option here for reasons beyond the above. To put it into the address bar, which was the default option for good reason and is now the only option, I have to overlay the XUL myself. (to do both would require some new coding, which while doable, would not be worth the mess) Previously, it was overlaid hidden into the general window, then a relatively messy dynamic positioning function would check the Flagfox prefs and manipulate the window DOM to pick it up, remove and replace the wrapper as needed for its destination location, then move it into place and show it. This is a mildly complicated thing that I am quite glad that I don't need to do anymore. In the past, there were other extensions or garbage external softwares that would break things here. (they shouldn't, but sadly they did) Dropping this old thing leads to a faster startup and less mess.
zoom314 wrote:Yes that sounds like the Mozilla attitude with Me too... I mean We use FF too, I'd wish they'd listen to US more. I feel the users and the extension devs are at their tender mercies. add-on bar, Sounds like the old Status bar to Me, But what do I know? I just use FF.
This is a fundamental flaw in the way you and some others, like may politicians, think. Just because you have a few people that agree with you and you don't hear others that don't, does not mean that you speak for everyone or even a large minority. Mozilla did what most of their users want: streamlined the interface, freed up more screen space for the actual web pages, and made a browser more accessible to more people. Sure, there will be transition issues, but in the long (or even slightly longer than short) run they made the right move and the vast majority of Firefox users will be quite happy with their overall UI progression. Sure, of course there will be nit-picking on parts, but by and large most people can agree that Firefox 3.x needed a UI overhaul to move forward. If you can't stand that, you're in the distinct minority, but then again you also can just use other addons to customize it more if you want.