[Epiphany] Re: ui improvement requests

Osma Ahvenlampi writes: 

> On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 03:58, David Adam Bordoley wrote:
>> adam@cec.wustl.edu writes: 
>> > Is it too late, or impossible, to have middle click on the page just open a new
>> > tab with the selected URL?  Then all this business about selecting or not
>> > selecting becomes moot. 
>> Theres a secret pref for that in gconf. That is a horrible default though as 
>> users (including me) always end up accidentally middle clicking while 
>> scrolling. (which is also why autoscroll is actually a good default here). 
> AAGH! That's horrible. I just complained about the lack of
> middle-click-open-url functionality (which, I remind you again, has been
> a feature of Unix/X11 browsers since the beginning of time), and now I
> find it's a disabled-by-default hidden feature implemented wrong.  
> There should be no new tab. It should be on by default. And no, I simply
> can not believe that someone would CLICK the scroll wheel when they
> meant to roll it. Geez, what's wrong with your mouse? Someone take a
> hammer to it in the past? 
> -- 
> Osma Ahvenlampi <oa@iki.fi>

Well users are clumsy so we should forgive them and not randomly popup 
windows on them because they happen to click the middle mouse button. I've 
always hated that in mozilla, and I'm really happy that we've turned that 
off by default. 

95% of the web using public expects middle clicking to autoscroll (IE 
users), so i'm fairly certain that autoscroll is a much saner default, in 
addition to be consistent with using the mouse wheel to scroll. Another big 
usability plus with autoscroll as the default is that two button mouse users 
(yes some people stillonly have two buttons) can get all the advantages of 
middle mouse scrolling that all of us 3 button mouse users already have. 


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