Re: [Epiphany] Re: ui improvement requests

On Thu, 22 May 2003, David Adam Bordoley wrote:

> 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

Remember that more often than not, the X selection won't contain a valid
URL so no real harm is done. If this happens; the choice is to ignore it
or to show an informational window about the invalid URL (I'd prefer the
former, less intrusive).

> always hated that in mozilla, and I'm really happy that we've turned that
> off by default.

Hmm, I'm not so sure about that, but I might be biased because I use
middle click all the time.

> 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

I'd have to disagree with that argument. Not because we're aiming to build
the best browser for /all/ users instead of just switching IE users, but
because lots of computer-illiterate people never use anything but the left
mouse button.

> 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.

You may have a point there, but is autoscroll really such a big usability
advantage? (I understand that it's easier to follow with the eyes, but
really don't know how much of a difference that makes for the average


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