Firefox URL Bar
vrecan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 17:51:53 GMT 2006
What has the world come to when we think our users are so stupid they can't
figure out how to double click? Really this is a non issue if you ask me.
My grandma had no problems adjusting to this in her first day in linux.
On 1/4/06, Lakin Wecker <lakin.wecker at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/4/06, Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/4/06, Wouter Stomp <wouterstomp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When you _single_ click on text in a word processor, you position the
> > "carat" (or whatever it's called) at a specific location. You
> > double-click to select words, and do something else yet again to
> > select more than a word (but, the URL is a single word as it bars the
> > use of space so a double-click is appropriate to select it, WHILE
> > REMAINING CONSISTENT with the rest of the interface).
> > Consistency, consistency, consistency.
> It doesn't remain consistent with the rest of the interface. The
> Double-Click to select words breaks up words on more than just spaces in
> most entry boxes. Additionally, this URL bar acts very similar to a
> drop-down combo box in some situations and completely different for other
> situations. It also doesn't look like a drop-down combo box, (there is no
> arrow button on the side).
> The suggestion of using a UR_L_ label beside the URL box, which activates
> the URL box on ALT-L is much more consistent with the Gnome HIG. Although
> I'm now less certain that Ubuntu's goals include Gnome HIG compliance for
> all their applications.
> The URL bar is for editing and entering URLs. Nothing more, nothing less.
> Sure, that's what this discussion is about. I'm still of the opinion
> that average users will want to replace the URL more often than editing it.
> Besides, there is already a GREAT way to select the whole URL. Click
> > on the mini site icon.
> Yes, and this will work for me, once I start using FF 1.5, but it is still
> inadequate for the average users. Many of us had no idea it did this. I
> doubt most of our users will know or use this feature.
> In my experience, many average users will usually use the URL bar once, at
> the beginning of their browsing session, directly after starting firefox.
> When they are done, or ready to move onto a new page, new users might close
> their browser and open a new one. Those who are more experienced would
> click on the address bar. In either case, their next action would be to
> replace the whole URL. I my opinion this justifies the select-all default
> behavior. Because we have an option for changing this behavior, those of us
> who will not use it, can switch the option.
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