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Bug 198422 - Move minimized bottom windows tabs to status bar (merge the bars), save vertical space
Summary: Move minimized bottom windows tabs to status bar (merge the bars), save verti...
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 7.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Stanislav Aubrecht
: 127074 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 209259
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Reported: 2011-05-08 02:07 UTC by pekarna
Modified: 2013-04-19 03:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Bottom bars screenshot (10.16 KB, image/png)
2011-05-08 02:07 UTC, pekarna
A similar screenshot (98.68 KB, image/png)
2012-04-13 08:32 UTC, Petr Jiricka

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Description pekarna 2011-05-08 02:07:29 UTC
Created attachment 108174 [details]
Bottom bars screenshot

In these age of widescreen LCDs which rarely go over 1080px height, vertical space is rare. NetBeans does a good job on using pixels efficiently, with few exceptions, this being one of them:

The left part of status bar is usually empty.
The right part of the bar which keeps tab of minimized bottom windows is usually empty. See the attachment.

I suggest to merge these two bars. FWICT, their content would fit any time.

Thanks for considering.
Comment 1 Petr Jiricka 2012-04-13 08:32:43 UTC
Created attachment 118222 [details]
A similar screenshot

I agree this would be useful, just hit this myself. I attached another screenshot when the status bar is more busy, but even in this case I think it would fit and the two areas could be merged.
Comment 2 Petr Jiricka 2013-04-16 13:10:49 UTC
*** Bug 127074 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Stanislav Aubrecht 2013-04-18 09:43:55 UTC
core-main 52c9471a72d7
Comment 4 Quality Engineering 2013-04-19 03:23:57 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201304182301* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: S. Aubrecht <>
Log: #198422 - merge bottom sliding bar with status bar