Browser top bar - Morph/any browser



  • Is there an option/setting available to have the browser top bar be placed at the bottom instead and maybe have a physical 'refresh' button? Currently using Morph browser but I would like to see this option on any browser in UT. Asking because it is way more efficient and easier to reach as obviously my fingers are placed at the bottom of the screen already. This works great on my Lumia 950 (see screenshots below) and would very much like to have it on my 3T as well.
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  • There's no option for this especially that the bottom edge is reserved for other functions although I do agree that it would be good to have it at the bottom and the refresh button is indeed hard to see and use. Not sure though how this will translate to convergent design of apps. I suggest you log a feature request in github.

    Fun fact, the early versions of UT's web browser has the address bar at the bottom 😉



  • @kugiigi said in Browser top bar - Morph/any browser:

    the refresh button is indeed hard to see and use.

    There is one?!?



  • Thanks for your reply.

    @kugiigi said in Browser top bar - Morph/any browser:

    There's no option for this especially that the bottom edge is reserved for other functions

    No functions visible on the bottom edge of Morph on OP 3T. Which functions should be visible?

    although I do agree that it would be good to have it at the bottom and the refresh button is indeed hard to see and use.

    Thanks. Refresh button is tiny and only visible in address bar when url link tapped

    Not sure though how this will translate to convergent design of apps.

    When using convergence mode it should be easy to change in settings

    I suggest you log a feature request in github.

    I'm not on Github. Just curious how others feel about this suggestion. If it turns out to be a popular feature and a feasible one logging a request can be made.

    Fun fact, the early versions of UT's web browser has the address bar at the bottom 😉

    I'm wondering what were the arguments for changing that.



  • @3T_Ed said in Browser top bar - Morph/any browser:

    I'm wondering what were the arguments for changing that.

    Maintaining the previous browser was tedious.
    Switching to Morph was a hard choice IIRC but made in order to simplify maintenance.
    If I'm not mistaken, the previous browser did not use QtWebEngine and would have been a nightmare to maintain. While Morph is a relatively simple QML GUI over QtWebEngine.



  • @AppLee Actually it isn't really about Oxide and QtWebEngine. The UI was changed long time ago because they moved away from the toolbars at the bottom in general and in the UITK.

    @3T_Ed The bottom edge is for switching between tabs and also for opening a new one. Canonical demoed more functions in the bottom edge but I think it never actually got implemented.



  • @AppLee said in Browser top bar - Morph/any browser:

    @3T_Ed said in Browser top bar - Morph/any browser:
    Switching to Morph was a hard choice IIRC but made in order to simplify maintenance.

    Thank you for your explanation. I can't refer to the previous browser, very happy using Morph browser. Coming from a different OS I just realize the browser layout with the bar at the bottom is so much easier. Hope others will see that too and changes can be implemented.



  • @kugiigi said in Browser top bar - Morph/any browser:

    @3T_Ed The bottom edge is for switching between tabs and also for opening a new one. Canonical demoed more functions in the bottom edge but I think it never actually got implemented.

    Right....how about merging into one? 😉



  • I think Demo Browser had some interesting UI features.


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