A tricky situation in malone bug 60995

Nicolas Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 22:56:02 UTC 2007


On 10/20/07, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 20 October 2007 18:30, Nicolas Alvarez wrote:
> > On 10/20/07, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> > > Users overly concerned with using something that looks and feels like
> > > Windows, IMO, probably want to run Windows.  "Windows does ...." is
> > > really an irrelvant argument from my perspective.
> >
> > Should I throw away absolutely all advantages of running Ubuntu, and
> > go back to Windows just because backspace in Firefox doesn't do what I
> > want? Don't even bother mentioning about:config, very few users know
> > that exists.
>
> Well you found the bug, so you do.  Your choice.  Linux is like that (the
> choice part).
>
> Not losing data regularly is a big win for me.  You're saying it's better for
> people to lose data than to have to learn to use a program slightly
> differently.

It's the wrong way to fix it. You can lose data by clicking enter
while a link is focused too, should we disable the enter key? The
right solution has been mentioned multiple times in multiple places:
prompt "Are you sure you want to change page and lose what you typed?"

-- 
Nicolas




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