Thursday, March 26, 2009

How-to: Get most out of small screens on netbooks. Tip 1


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17 comments:

Tysss said...

Thanks! This was great! Much more space now :D

Nicklas said...

One idea is also to move the start-meny and that stuff to the left or right side of the screen...

Michael said...

Good idea.
A tip for people who want to use bookmarks Firefox: Drag your bookmarks on the navigation toolbar. This way you have two toolbars including your most important bookmarks.

Kola said...

That's odd, then I move mouse pointer on the top edge of the screen in firefox full-screen mode buttons and tabs drop down. In your video it looks like ff panel tries but can't fall down.

Anonymous said...

Hey jkk,

the most important Feature on the Status bar is that it shows the hyperlink goes.
Maybe in Future Releases, if you drop your mouse pointer over a hyperlink, the adress bar will change and shows the hyperlink goes

Good Article

best regards

Pctrelos said...

I am making the same review, and i am going to post it here just to see what i have done.
Some hints : Startkiller, "hide menubar" add on for firefox, smaller "small,minimize,maximize buttons, what do you think? ;)

Ryan said...
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Anonymous said...

The FF3 add-on called Fission combines the status bar into the address bar so you don't lose that functionality. If you hover over a link it shows you the link url, otherwise you see the current address.

Saperalot said...

i like ff but i still use opera cause there is all inside what i need and its also possible to modify for netbooks / small screens. but nice to see that ff and opera are good on such devices.

yves said...

Yes, I'm using FF3 add-ons "Fission" and "Grab and drag" on the Aigo MID.
I don't know if there is a way to remove the scroll bars (which are not useful with "Grab and drag"). It would be nice.

I'm also using the "Toggle fullscreen" function of linux xfce desktop manager (you can configure a keyboard shortcut for this function in the windows manager settings). I guess that the same function is available in other linux desktops.

0xyg3n said...

Here's a list of the plugins I use.
Fission - as listed above.
Glasser - Aero glass toolbars.
Personal Menu - Icon for the menu bar instead of the full menu bar.

Shameless plug for my site in the screen shot :)

http://www.0xyg3n.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/firefox.jpg

Anonymous said...

Not so useful for the hearing impaired. Can't hear a damm thing he's mumbling.

ealshabaan said...

press f11, that's it!

Anonymous said...

F11 is mapped to Z key in A03 version of Dell Mini 9 BIOS upgrade

Anonymous said...

i you use "compact menu" (firefox extension) you will have all menus in one icon and avigation ar will be usable in full screen mode.
i'm also using skin called littlefox - smaller icons.

Ace said...

Hi,
I would just like to recomend google chrome when it comes to screen real estate. Instead of statusbar you have the relevant info overlayed in the bottom left corner when hovering a link for example. All tabs are handled in the area that almost no application uses - the title bar. All this right out of the box. (Not to mention all other really good functionality it provides - especially using Chrome 2 Beta - but as this is in regards of optimizing screen usage you will have to look that up yourselves). Personally I also move the entire Windows bar to the left side instead of the bottom if I need even more vertical space. Not as much scrolling using tiny scoll on tiny touchpad :P

Sean said...

Nice vid, been doing the single top row thing since IE 5. Glad to see FF allows it too.

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