Monday, September 28, 2009

Lucky Firefox!

Some folks were discussing the application of the "ribbon" to firefox the other day.
More on that here.

One thing that came out was the notion that the ribbon is a tool best suited to document production.

If that's the case, and I am in no position to doubt it, please can UI designers allow us to move it to the side.

The screenshot graphically demonstrates the problem I have on my 11" widescreen laptop. The ribbon eats valuable height for lunch, while two whole football pitches of space exist at the side of my document.

I could probably get more buttons into that space than I would ever need, and I'd get the height back.


Anonymous said...

Not quite what you're after but: click the little drop-down symbol at the very top next to the "Quick Access Toolbar" and select the bottom option "Minimize the Ribbon" and while you're at it, remove most of the quick access options you don't need.

I'm not a big fan of the ribbon, but since you don't need to deal with it 99% of the time, this gets rid of it for the most part.

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