One of the most frequent complaints I get about dabblet’s UI is that the top menu bar auto-hides.
This saves a lot on vertical space (and looks nice when closed), but I can see how it can be annoying. However, I hate preferences creep more than anything, so I was reluctant to add an extra setting for that, even when others did it for me.
However, today I came up with an idea: You don’t really need this kind of space parsimony on large screens, do you? In those cases, being easy and quick to use are more important than saving screen real estate, which we have an abundance of. So, I used a simple media query (
@media (min-height: 799px) and (min-width: 1000px)) which makes the header always visible when active (i.e. on large enough windows). :)