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Bug 287 - Floating quickbar support in Monobook
Floating quickbar support in Monobook
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 306 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:07 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2010-02-16 23:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:07:32 UTC
Originally submitted by Nobody/Anonymous - nobody  2004-05-24 19:03

Standard Skin seems to be the only one compatible with 
Floating Quickbar.

Using XP Pro, IE 6 SP1, Quickbar: Floating left, Skin: ALL 
(incl. MonoBook) EXCEPT Standard

Submitted By Paedia 

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-05-27 21:11
Sender: SF user gabrielwicke

Works in CologneBlue now as well, but will be hard to do in
MonoBook. A different skin based on the same xhtml as
monobook, but without the extensive tab formatting can do
this, in monobook it seems to be more or less impossible to
do fixed without breaking the tabs (the tabs and personal
tools are part of the quickbar in the source).
Date: 2004-06-01 18:08
Sender: SF user zigger

Another MonoBook issue will be the long list of interwiki links 
at the bottom of the QuickBar - may need scrolling.
Date: 2004-08-03 05:29
Sender: SF user vibber

Lowering priority; cosmetic style issue.
Comment 1 Timwi 2004-09-03 19:40:48 UTC
*** Bug 306 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Omegatron 2004-09-08 19:49:58 UTC
As noted on the Meta User Styles page
(, I found
a kludgy way to implement this.  It needs work, but adding this code to your
user.css will make it float:

 #p-logo     { position:fixed; }
 #p-personal { position:fixed;  top:0em;}
 #p-nav      { position:fixed;  top:9em; }
 #p-search   { position:fixed;  top:19em; }
 #p-tb       { position:fixed;  top:24em; z-index:3; }
 #p-tbx      { position:fixed;  top:20em; z-index:3; }
 #p-lang     { position:fixed;  top:31em; z-index:3; }
 #footer     { display:none; }

Notice that I had to turn off the footer because I couldn't figure out how to
get it back at the bottom.  Someone who actually knows css and the monobook skin
should be able to finish this in a jiffy.
Comment 3 Omegatron 2004-09-08 19:51:50 UTC
oh.  and i have my code modified from the standard, so that the toolbar is on
the sidebar instead of the top.  don't know if this messes things up for other
Comment 4 kissall 2004-10-15 23:20:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120 ***
Comment 5 Zigger 2004-11-30 16:16:07 UTC
not duplicate of 120
Comment 6 Omegatron 2007-06-12 23:37:51 UTC

For an implementation of this in javascript and CSS.  Shouldn't be too hard to support this natively with some modifications.
Comment 7 Chad H. 2010-02-16 23:30:17 UTC
I'm going to go ahead and close this as WONTFIX. 

Obviously there's not much desire for this or it would've been fixed sometime in the last 6 years. Users can do this with custom JS/CSS if they really want it, and that solution seems to work just fine for those who do want it.

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