[Pkg-chromium-maint] [PATCH] Overcoming chromium UI restrictions

Marcel Partap mpartap at gmx.net
Mon Dec 7 21:45:11 UTC 2015

Hi folks,
Google's chrome devs are very reluctant to accede to UI wishes voiced by
their users, albeit hundreds may support a proposal. Missing location
bar and tabs in fullscreen is one example of many. Back three years ago
I had a look at the source (!) - and wow was the fix easy, supposedly.
Yet, because from my Gent0o times I knew what beast chromium is when it
comes to compiling, I never tested the patch. Unfortunately, it seems no
one else has, even ^^
As you regularly package it up for Debian and surely make use of ccache,
integrating the patch should be a breeze for you, ain't it? I would
appreciate very much if you could test, or even include into the Debian
patch list, this mod:
Another restriction is the number of omnibox entries set to max 6 fixed.
The --omnibox-popup-count parameter was purged in 2011 despite vocal
user opposition, c.f.
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=40083 . The count is
hardcoded in browser/autocomplete/autocomplete.cc
> const size_t AutocompleteProvider::kMaxMatches = 3; 
> const size_t AutocompleteResult::kMaxMatches = 6;
For modern machines and high-resolution displays, I think doubling them
would make sense. Can this be tried, maybe for an upload to experimental?

#Best Regards/MPartap

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