Firefox URL Bar - consistency with Konqueror

John C. McCabe-Dansted gmatht at
Wed Jan 4 23:55:14 GMT 2006

The three methods discussed below do not work with Konqueror (as of  v3.5 with 
Qt 3.3.4). Perhaps Konqueror should be modified to support some of these 
methods, so Linux webbrowsers are more consistent with each other? 

Admittedly Konqueror does not really need these methods, since it has a "clear 
location" button which does basically what these users want, and the "clear 
text" button is a common element of KDE apps so users are likely to pick this 
up. However it would enhance usability to be able to share a metaphor between 
Konqueror and Firefox.

On Wednesday 04 January 2006 22:59, Chris Jones wrote:
> place your cursor over the start of the address, click-and-hold and drag
> the mouse vertically down. As with all GTK text entry widgets this will
> select all text starting from where the mouse is until the end of the text
> entry.
> Or, if you can only see the end of a very long URL, click-and-hold at the
> end of the address and drag the mouse up.
> Simple and it doesn't involve adopting the deeply wrong Windows firefox URL
> clicking behaviour :)

Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at>
>Consistency, consistency, consistency.
>The URL bar is for editing and entering URLs. Nothing more, nothing less.
>Besides, there is already a GREAT way to select the whole URL. Click
>on the mini site icon.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
Masters Student

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