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Invisible SeaMonkey

A random excerpt from IRC (I did even cut out everything not directly being in that string of the conversion):
<reed> KaiRo: oh, right, we need Google Chrome
<reed> less chrome == more ads!
<KaiRo> right
<KaiRo> oh, but then, why install "Chrome" if you want less chrome?
<KaiRo> I want something tiny, almost invisible... like those small pets I hardly can spot in their aquarium... what was that name of those? Sea...er...Monkeys?
<KaiRo> sorry, that one was too hard to resist ;-)
<reed> KaiRo: last I checked, SeaMonkey's "chrome" was far from invisible ;)

This prompted me to do the following screen shot with a SeaMonkey trunk build from today:

Image No. 20598

This situation of almost no chrome and a maximum of web content is only a few clicks a away in a default SeaMonkey, actually: All I did was hide sidebar + status bar, and clicked all grippies to collapse menubar + toolbars.

If you need the navigation bar from that state, it's easy to get back, just click the largest of the collapsed grippies. All other grippies need a look at tooltips to find which is which tool/menubar. With the recent change to enable each toolbar separately to have icons or text only, text next to icons, and/or small icons, one can easily customize them to allow for a good amount of screen estate to be left to content even with shown content. When this is joined by being able to customize the icons on the toolbars, we'll have a really compelling tool for power users there in SeaMonkey 2, I think.

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on November 24th, 2008 21:27 | Tags: Mozilla, SeaMonkey, SeaMonkey 2 | 4 comments | TrackBack



Philip Chee

from Sol III

Toggle Toolbars.
You can turn off the toolbars completely using View->Show/Hide or from the shiny new toolbar context menus that are now available.

2008-11-25 11:37



Philip, that's true, but you can't hide the menubar, you can only collapse it, so that one line of collapsed grippies is always left.
Oh, and then, it's much harder to get the toolbars (including the site navigation bar in my case) back with the method you describe, once you've hidden them all.

Last edited by KaiRo at 2008-11-25 13:27

2008-11-25 13:25


from The United States

In SeaMonkey 1.x, you can press F11 to make it go full screen, with barely any chrome. I usually don't bother with it, unless I'm at some web page with a requirement for at least an 800x600 resolution (which is what I use, but I also have 64px for the dock). I dislike web sites that aren't made to accommodate varying sizes (not to toot my own horn, but my blog works to a really low display area (so small that not even all of the tab bar is still visible)).
2008-11-27 21:53



Right fullscreen mode of course also works in SeaMonkey 2, but it doesn't help much if you want to compare data on a website to something on a different website or another application, and what I did in that screenshot still works fine there :)
2008-12-01 20:26

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