Tree Closes for Mozilla 0.9.6
Wednesday November 7th, 2001
mozilla.org today closed the tree in preparation for the branching of the 0.9.6 Milestone later this week. As usual, firstname.lastname@example.org will work towards a Friday branch and a release on the following Friday. Check-ins to the tree will be moderated by the Drivers until the branch happens.
Comments: There are three reasons this full-screen version doesn't look as good as IE's yet (on Windows).
1. The toolbar for the full screen version, as suggested, should have much smaller icons, or text, or better a pref for either.
2. It doesn't suppress the title bar, which IE does (as do other applications - one thinks of WinAmp and MusicMatch).
3. The tool bar for the full screen version doesn't autohide. Admittedly, you can collapse it if you want to; and that's a nice feature; but an autohide preference would be nice, too.
Here's a cool bit: turn on full screen, hide the toolbar, and open a new tab.
My ideal full screen mode would have a toolbar that 1. autohid on a pref; 2. was no taller than the personal toolbar, and 3. had an address bar and/or a tiny throbber on prefs. It would also hide the title bar.
However, if they keep out the address bar and throbber, the tool bar could be made as small as the status bar.
But doesn't this count as a new feature? I mean, I do want to see it, but . . .