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chrome's dropdown - extra space is annoying ? A spot for ads ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    chrome.new.space.annoying.jpg
    See the white space to the right and left of the dropdown ?
    I think that is new.
    Is it ?
    I figure that space will have google ads in it soon.
    Has it always been there ?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I doubt it.

    It matches the width of the address bar so if you have minimal icons (like me), there is very little space on either side.
     
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    upload_2013-8-23_14-30-31.png

    it doesn't match the width of the address bar.
    it used to do that.
    now there is space on both sides.
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I believe it is a bug on some systems, I've seen it on my work computer but not my home computer (same Chrome version). I seriously doubt its for ads.
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It does.
    google.png
     
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    For me , it's like this on 5 windows XP boxes, 3 vista boxes and 2 windows 7 boxes. And I only checked 10 computers.
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your screenshot in the first post shows exactly the same behaviour as I stated.
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It was a misrepresentation as the background was white.

    This is what I am referring to.
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    clearly the dropdown doesn't line up with the URL bar.
    at least on 10/10 of my computers.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It is perfectly aligned with the address bar from what I can see.
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I'm talking about this area
    upload_2013-8-23_16-13-41.png
    The dropdown for the address bar goes much further left than the beginning of the address bar.

    The red area is new.
    I think !
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So am I.

    Remove those icons and the space reduces to almost nothing.

    Hence why it's not for adverts.
     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I just want it such that the dropdown is only as wide as the actual URL address bar.
     
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm fairly sure its a bug. Like, 99% sure because its as wide as the URL bar, but at work its full width.
     
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Firefox :

    firefox.URL.dropdown.jpg


    15/15 computers with Chrome have this bug for me.
    upload_2013-8-23_16-53-21.png
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    :coffee:
    Chromium - It's what Google Chrome is built off of. Think you'll be happier there if you're not happy with Google's take on things.

    As for your ad theory....:whistle:
     
  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Lots of people don't like it

    upload_2013-8-23_17-21-53.png



    This change is By design: https://codereview.chromium.org/15745031

     
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    upload_2013-8-23_17-31-20.png

    A good company never misses an opportunity for a targeted ad !
     
  20. Anseur

    Anseur Active Member

    still not a good buy as it stands I'm afraid :p

    Mine behaves like this and it does on every other computer I've ever remoted into in my job. They can't really put ads in a space when the space is dynamic like that.
     

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