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Post Posted June 5th, 2013, 6:40 pm

Is anyone going to do an extension or some fancy xml binding code to revert the home and bookmark buttons? Maybe Alice or perhaps Patrick (or both) ?
I originally asked this in the Australis whinge thread in builds but I was afraid it would get buried in the goodbye cruel world posts and it is actually relevant and important to me and probably others
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Post Posted June 8th, 2013, 8:57 am

The 'Classic bookmarks button' restores the known bookmarks button functionality.

https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/classi ... rksbutton/

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I'm also working on a few other 'Fx UX gui projects' at least until Mozilla breaks them. :mrgreen:

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Post Posted June 8th, 2013, 5:30 pm

Aris wrote:The 'Classic bookmarks button' restores the known bookmarks (menu) button functionality.

https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/classi ... rksbutton/

The buttons being asked about are a lot more 'classic' than that, and go back to 2003. They are the Bookmark and History toolbar buttons that toggle the Bookmark Sidebar and History Sidebar.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=867368
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=868135
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Post Posted June 9th, 2013, 6:27 am

As long as the default sidebar code does not get removed from Firefox, both buttons can be restored, like on latest UX for example.

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Post Posted July 18th, 2013, 6:26 pm

FYI guys, there *are* plans to ditch the sidebar stuff completely. When that happens it's still not totally a lost cause as the sidebar code was pretty primative and only a few steps shy of a DIY implementation to begin with. The hard part will be the fact that the Bookmarks and History sidebars used completely different UI than any of the other remaining B/H interfaces. It will be interesting to follow what SeaMonkey does in regards to this. If SM had private browsing I'd have already migrated over by now... but PB is the only way to use Firefox at work.
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Post Posted July 19th, 2013, 3:11 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:FYI guys, there *are* plans to ditch the sidebar stuff completely.


Do you mean sidebars themselves or just the bookmarks/history sidebars?

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Post Posted July 19th, 2013, 4:11 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:...If SM had private browsing I'd have already migrated over by now... but PB is the only way to use Firefox at work.

It would appear that it now does - http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releas ... 18/changes
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Post Posted July 24th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Thanks Frank... when I get free time in my life to twitter away in code-land for free again, I might actually look into what it takes to build SM themes again.... the last time I looked into it was pretty long ago.
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Post Posted July 24th, 2013, 9:21 pm

u251 wrote:
patrickjdempsey wrote:FYI guys, there *are* plans to ditch the sidebar stuff completely.


Do you mean sidebars themselves or just the bookmarks/history sidebars?


So... the word "completely" is meaningless to you then?
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Post Posted July 25th, 2013, 4:03 am

patrickjdempsey wrote:
u251 wrote:
patrickjdempsey wrote:FYI guys, there *are* plans to ditch the sidebar stuff completely.


Do you mean sidebars themselves or just the bookmarks/history sidebars?


So... the word "completely" is meaningless to you then?


I wasn't sure because I remember reading that they were implementing sidebars in the jetpack SDK.

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Post Posted July 25th, 2013, 4:37 pm

They are supposed to be doing lots of things in jetpack but Mozilla's hen with it's head cut off method of development has seen that lurching along like a legless Zombie
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Post Posted July 26th, 2013, 3:01 pm

If they did add sidebars into Jetpack, that would give them a reason excuse to cull the old XUL sidebar stuff out. Which would place extension developers in a rather awkward position where even though it's in the SDK some would probably create custom XUL implementation.
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Post Posted September 13th, 2013, 9:23 pm

Is there any way to get the old bookmark button back in the url bar? I hate the current button ](*,)

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Post Posted September 14th, 2013, 6:50 am

Perhaps you should follow the UX Branch Discussion • mozillaZine Forums

Aris is developing a nice extension.

The upcoming add-on (still unreleased and wip) will allow Firefox users to optionally restore some 'classic' ui parts, that are not present in Australis anymore. Users will be able to test these options once Australis enters nightly channel.


REF: The future of Firefox? - Australis - UX: Modifiy Australis UI #1 - upcoming add-on
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Post Posted September 16th, 2013, 3:29 am

Adding a 'star-button' to urlbar would not be a problem, but its functionality.
In my tests the 'star-button' was only useable, if the bookmarks menu button stayed on navigation toolbar (OK, its visibility could be hidden or collapsed).

Some side effects:
- the bookmarks popup appeared below identity box not below 'star-button'
- moving the bookmarks menu button to another toolbar or removing it, caused the star button to disappear, to break or to do nothing
- bookmarked / not bookmarked status randomly changed

I decided to not include a non-working or half-working feature into the upcoming add-on.
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