[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#881478: chromium: entering address or searching does not work in full screen

José Luis González jlgonzal at ya.com
Sun Nov 12 08:59:57 UTC 2017

Package: chromium
Version: 62.0.3202.89-1~deb9u1

In full screen mode ^l key does not work and the search and address box
from the default home page doesn't work either. In Firefox both work:
the search box in the home page actually searches from that box and the
address bar and tabs pop up with ^l (without the menu bar, window
manager decorations and desktop panel, of course), and quite frankly,
that's what you expect since entering addresses and searches are quite
common and necessary also in full screen mode.

Although in chromium there's no menu bar and the window title bar is
integrated into the tabs bar, I still think address and searches
entering still make sense without exiting the mode since (1) it's also
necessary to enter addresses and searches in full screen and cumbersome
exiting and entering the mode again, and (2) desktop panel would remain
hidden anyway. I would opt for temporarily showing address and tab bars
and switching cursor to the address bar. Once an address or search
is entered or ESC pressed or the page clicked the helper bars
should get hidden again. If it's tabs what the user wanted, and
clicking on the page or pressing ESC seems to be not very intuitive, a
banner can be shown instructing to press ESC or click in the page to
hide the address bar and tabs, much like it is shown when entering full
screen mode to exit from it.

Please, forward to upstream if necessary.

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