1/ Part of the upcoming v21.12 release of @postmarketOS will be a modern mobile-config-firefox. I've just tagged 3.0.0_rc1 and made it available in postmarketOS edge for wider testing.
This is the biggest release so far, highlights:
* FF >= 91 compatibility
* navigation bar moved to bottom (thanks to plata-gl)
* reader view made adaptive (thanks to @blendergeek)
* much less UI glitches, no more tiny font hacks
* u-block origin installed by default
2/ Navbar is now easy to reach while typing. There was a poll about this: https://fosstodon.org/@ollieparanoid/106762454338839918
It was challenging to get other UI elements to play along, e.g. searchbar results would be cut off below the searchbar. After lots of trail and error, I went with moving it up to cover the displayed website. It's even possible to scroll the list with your finger. At least for me it feels very convenient now, to use this to search through history and bookmarks.
4/ With searchbar results solved, navbar at bottom suddenly seemed feasible. At that point, I just had to give @linmob 's clever idea a try. He made the tab title bigger so it always shows the tab menu button and makes the tab selection menu usable on mobile.
Free space above the menu button is for consistency with private mode, so both can use the same tab size. Also it's convenient to tap there to close the menu.
6/ "Find in page..." in the menu opens this toolbar. That's right, you have all controls from Firefox desktop available. With this and the keyboard open, almost the whole page is covered. However when typing the query and then minimizing the keyboard, one can go through the results nicely.
7/ Download in progress!
Link to repo w/ updated README:
Have fun with the new config, report issues or even better, send patches if you find bugs. Like previous versions, I've only tested this on the PinePhone (took long enough, but in the future I might test it on other devices too) and some of the hardcoded px values may not work well with other phones. But we can add media queries for those, just give editing the CSS a try.
@dannycolin yes, now that some of the customizations have gotten higher in quality, parts could be upstreamed. Created https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/mobile-config-firefox/-/issues/28 as starting point.
No, but I did put a lot of thought into making this configurable at one point: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/mobile-config-firefox/-/merge_requests/17#note_653304775
But then again, this makes the code more complicated and I'm not sure if it is worth it.
Most people like to have the navigation bar at the bottom from what I've gathered, and after trying out both, I think it is nicer too. It's just easier to type that way. I suggest you give it a try for some time and report how you like it afterwards.
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