Australis first impressions

Madhava Enros madhava at
Tue Nov 19 23:11:06 UTC 2013

Thanks bringing this up, Eric. We're seeing a bunch of titlebar feedback, so you're not alone.

And thank you for the positive feedback too!


Madhava Enros
Firefox User Experience

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Eric Shepherd wrote:

> Madhava Enros wrote:
> > Thanks for flagging this stuff! We're figuring out our throughput on 
> > responding to all the Australis feedback, but we'll be filing bugs 
> > and/or explaining design rationale for the things you find in the days 
> > ahead.
> > 
> I want to start by saying that the Australis design is beautiful and in 
> almost every respect a huge improvement. Well done!
> I do have one significant complaint (and I've mentioned this in a couple 
> places, but I'll say it here where it's a more "official" channel): the 
> loss of the title bar of the window. There are two problems here, for me:
> 1. There's nowhere to see the full title of the tab I'm reading. This is 
> annoying but not a huge problem.
> 2. The big problem is that the area you can click to drag the window 
> around is tiny. Even normally, that would be frustrating. But I've got a 
> nervous system condition that causes my hands to tremor, so aiming for 
> small targets is really difficult.
> There needs to at least be an option to restore the title bar to windows 
> in Australis.
> There are few if any other problems for me with this excellent new look 
> and feel, but the title bar thing is a really serious issue for me.
> -- 
> Eric Shepherd
> Developer Documentation Lead
> Mozilla
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