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Googlebar Lite 4.9.15

April 25, 2014

The latest build of Googlebar Lite restores the resize gripper. I’ll stick with the gripper going forward; apologies for the inconvenience while it was gone.


  1. Thank you so much for restoring it!

  2. Doesn’t seem to be working for me (still on FF28), trying to drag the resizer will only move it a few pixels each way. Thought it was maybe the previous Googlebar versions size setting over riding it so used about:config to find and delete the width setting from the previous version but still not resizeable.

  3. That’s odd, JDPower. The gripper works fine for me on multiple installs in Firefox 29. I will give the resize code another look prior to the upcoming 5.0.0 release, just to make sure that there’s nothing still screwing things up. An uninstall / reinstall might get things working again.

  4. Hi Jonah, don’t think it’s worth worrying about, think it’s a quirk of my particular setup. But just for completeness sake, I tried a clean reinstall of the extension (uninstall and delete all extension preferences in prefs.js), and it still won’t resize. Then thought I’d try moving the searchbox (I have it on the navigation bar), and putting it on Googlebar’s own toolbar, the gripper works fine, just not when put on the nav bar. Which got me wondering whether this has always been the case and I’d just not noticed, or forgotten about it. So I installed the last version with the gripper (4.9.11) to see, and the search box was initially resizeable whilst on the nav bar, but after shrinking it to it’s smallest size and releasing the gripper, it again became non-resizeable.

    So long story short, it’s probably peculiar to my setup, possibly peculiar to my old FF28 version, and has obviously existed for a long time and I (or anyone else?) have never noticed.

  5. Ah, I had forgotten about that quirk of the navigation bar. You can indeed shrink the toolbar using the gripper when it is in that location, but you cannot expand it. I think it’s ultimately a quirk of the way the splitter element works.

    That said, I’ll experiment with it and see if I can improve things.

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