A tricky situation in malone bug 60995

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Oct 20 23:12:38 UTC 2007

On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 19:56:02 -0300 "Nicolas Alvarez" 
<nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com> wrote:
>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?"
Agreed.  I've got no problem with that, but until there is code for that 
the current temporary fix shoild really stay.

Scott K

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