Re: Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Chrome Changes

On 3/2/06, Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com> wrote:
> On 3/2/06, Kristoffer Lundén <kristoffer lunden gmail com> wrote:

> > Hiding the statusbar seems like a
> > huge mistake though, how then to verify suspect links?

> So come up with a better way to do it. :)

Eh.. a better way than removing it? Keeping it, of course! Or if you
meant come up with something better that the statusbar, I don't think
that is my job. That would be the job of whoever wants it removed - I
think it's fine.

>The information could be in
> the mouseover popup; i could only come up when the target link in some
> way doesn't match the text of the link;

How could that possibly be decided? If a link says "Go to paypal" and
the link is "" instead of "" a human can
easily see that something is wrong, but a computer? And if the link
text says "Gimme!" instead with the same links?

> there are a million potential
> ways to do this,

Examples? Apart from the popup above, that I think is practically
impossible? If there is no regression in safety and simplicity of use,
you can remove/replace anything you like. I'm not against change, just
bad change. :)

>all less crappy than the statusbar (which gedit has
> wisely basically gotten rid of.)

What's so crappy about the statusbar? It's an excellent place to show
extra information and it isn't like it takes up tons of space or

-- Kristoffer

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