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Floating navigation bar

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Editado: Jun 3, 2011, 12:32am

Here's my stylish script for a floating left navigation bar, as requested. It's not perfect, though.

Edit: I've put the script on userstyle here:


Nov 16, 2010, 9:21pm

Hey! It worked like a charm! Thanks!

Do you have a similar one for the Groups menu?

Nov 16, 2010, 11:48pm

2> Here you go, but this ones a greasemonkey script:

It's quite unpolished, with no user-interface for changing the list of groups. You'll need to edit the script yourself to change them. It should be pretty straightforward. Note that if you use this in combination with the stylish script above, it will increase the height needed for your browser to keep it all on screen.

Nov 17, 2010, 2:22am

It is my considered opinion that brightcopy has done more to improve LT than all members put together. Thank you, brightcopy.

Nov 17, 2010, 5:31am


Brightcopy -- could you modify the search box in the sidebar to do a Google search of the current group, or all groups? (If you don't, I'll give it a try. JavaScript will be a new experience, but I'm pretty handy with the old cut-and-paste.)

Nov 17, 2010, 10:34am

Thanks everyone for the kind words. If only the same were true of the products I actually get paid for!

5> That'd be nifty. I'll look into it. And since it seems there is so much interest in this, I might try to see what I can do to improve the floating nav bar and fix some of those bugs. May require a greasemonkey script in addition to the stylish one.

Nov 18, 2010, 8:33am


In my "A simple(?) change to the navigation bars in Groups/Talk?" thread in Recommend Site Improvements, user legallypuzzled mentioned that he has developed a Greasemonkey version of the floating navigation bar. Maybe you could contact him and collaborate?

Nov 20, 2010, 10:41am

Another suggestion: float the bug status box too -- the green sidebar on the right of Bug Collectors posts with status and other information. It would be nice while reading the 75th message to see if the bug is currently open or closed...

Jan 28, 2011, 12:47am

The combo of the two scripts is wonderful! Now I have a list of all the groups I actually check, right next to where I am in any topic. Hmmm...now I need to figure out how to apply both of them to the individual group pages (the other place I frequent in Talk).

But I see what you mean about height of the browser. My list of 12 groups just barely fits on the page in my desktop screen - have to check if it will work on my laptop.

Jun 3, 2011, 12:32am

Updated this to work with the new talk.

Abr 9, 2013, 10:25pm

Regarding the overlap when posting, I'm afraid there's not much I can really do. From what I've found, this only happens when you have your window size set fairly narrowly. And what happens is LT scrolls to the right. You probably don't even have to resize your window but just scroll back to the left again.

Every solution I could think of just had annoyances in other ways.

I did make one slight tweak, though. It makes it so you don't get an "interweaving" effect when this happens where the message headers will appear on top of the floating bar but the message text goes under it.

Abr 10, 2013, 12:15am

My screen size is 1280 x 800 and the browser is the full screen size. This is not exactly small.

As I said, it's magic when these things work so it's not a big problem that it has a quirk.