Make browserAction's menu contain _solely_ its own custom items

Kris Maglione kmaglione at mozilla.com
Sat Oct 7 01:30:02 UTC 2017


There's a bug for that (https://bugzil.la/1253419) but it's not 
currently a high priority. I'd accept patches for it, though.

On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 11:33:34AM +1100, Michael Buckley wrote:
>What I would like to see for this kind of situations is what we used 
>to have with button type "menu-button."  Right now we only have the 
>equivalents of "button" (if no popup is assigned) and "menu" (if a 
>popup is assigned).
>
>Type "menu-button" used to make a button that had a drop maker, so 
>pressing the button itself would run the action, and pressing the drop 
>maker would open the menu.
>
>Any thoughts on how this would work for you Marat Tanalin? Should I 
>make a bug asking for this?  Or is this kind of ui not really desired?
>
>Regards
>Michael
>
>P.S. sorry Marat Tanalin I don't use mailing lists often and I hit the 
>wrong reply button.  May bad, this one is going to the list.
>
>
>On 7/10/17 10:51 am, Marat Tanalin wrote:
>>Oh, thanks, Andrew.
>>
>>As a temporary workaround, I could imagine left-clicking a pageAction button to show the menu that I would otherwise display via right-clicking the browserAction button.
>>
>>And then the next question arises: how to associate a _regular_ (context-like) menu (not an HTML popup) with the pageAction button’s `command` event (_left_ click)?
>>
>>
>>
>>07.10.2017, 02:36, "Andrew McKay" <amckay at mozilla.com>:
>>>You can't.
>>>
>>>You could file a bug to request that, but I'm pretty sure it won't go
>>>far. Users should be able to retain a standard interface to the
>>>toolbar buttons and be able to interact with them in a consistent way.
>>>
>>>On 6 October 2017 at 16:16, Marat Tanalin <mtanalin at yandex.ru> wrote:
>>>>  Hello. How to make browserAction button’s context menu (opened via right click) contain _solely_ its own custom items and no any predefined items? Currently the menu also contains browser’s predefined items that have nothing to do with my extension.
>>>>
>>>>  Fwiw, I currently investigate ways to port my UsableHomeButton [1] extension to the WebExtensions API. The button’s context menu is a very important part (50%) of the extension’s functionality, and alien items are totally undesired there. I can’t use popup instead because pressing the button (via left click) is used for a different purpose (the first 50% of the extension’s functionality). Thanks.
>>>>
>>>>  [1] https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/usablehomebutton/
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