Re: Fwd: what is the reason for not making epiphany the default browser?
- From: Lee Revell <rlrevell joe-job com>
- To: Crispin Flowerday <gnome flowerday cx>
- Cc: epiphany-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Fwd: what is the reason for not making epiphany the default browser?
- Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 13:30:58 -0500
On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 18:20 +0000, Crispin Flowerday wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 13:09 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 11:50 +0100, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> > > Hi Lee,
> > >
> > > On Sun, 5 Feb 2006, Lee Revell wrote:
> > >
> > > > Alt-D does not put the focus in the location bar like on
> > > > Firefox/IE/Mozilla. This will annoy people.
> > >
> > > GNOME applications have Ctrl+L for this purpose. Using Alt+D is a
> > > mistake, since it overrides menu accelerators. In German, for instance,
> > > the File menu is called _Datei, activated with Alt+D.
> > You can't make users constantly change the keystrokes they are used to
> > using for common tasks, that work on every other OS and browser they
> > use. Users will rightfully consider this a BUG.
> You don't explain how to solve the problem of the conflict with the
> German file menu. Without explaining how you would solve that alt+d
> can't be added as a shortcut....
Why can't we just do whatever Firefox does? How does it handle the
German file menu?
> Personally I have _never_ used alt+d to get to the location entry in any
> browser, looking at IE it isn't at all clear that that is what it does.
> Perhaps it works in IE as the German A_ddress text is translated to
> something else with a different accel ?
It does the exact same thing in IE as Firefox. And lots of users do use
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