The new find bar shifting down content

Daniel Cardin thadancardin at
Thu Aug 29 14:38:36 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 4:38 AM, Finn Bryant <finnbryant at> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Gavin Sharp <ga... at>wrote:
>> As I understand it, "Don't shift content" is easy, but "don't obscure
>> found content", which I am assuming we would also need as part of that
>> solution, is more complicated in that setup.
> Maybe I'm missing something, but as an alternate solution for this,
> couldn't there be a chrome area that could be scrolled to outside the site.
> When you open the find bar, it is silently enabled and you can then scroll
> a find bar width (20ish pixels?) above content, if you choose to. When
> you're done with the find bar, the outside of site scroll section could
> stick around until you scroll out of it.
> That way, you get no content shifting, a way to get the find bar out of
> the way of the site if needed, no UI jumping at all (unlike chrome), and it
> is less confusing for the user when they just happen to want to look at the
> top of the page whilst the find bar is open, since they can scroll up to
> see it, instead of figuring out they need to close the find bar, which is
> slightly non-obvious since chrome rarely covers content like that.

This easily seems like the most reasonable solution that I've read in this
entire thread that still keeps the bar on top.
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