Firefox URL Bar

James Livingston doclivingston at
Thu Jan 5 12:29:33 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 06:54 -0500, Lukas Sabota wrote:
> Florian Zeitz wrote:
> >Sorry if this is plainly ignorant, but I really can't believe that you
> >can't teach someone a double-click!
> That's not the point I was trying to make.  Everyone can easily figure 
> out how to select the text.  But why not stay consistant with other 
> operating systems?  Firefox of mac and windows single click to select 
> the URLbar and so does IE.

More consistent with browsers on other platforms, less consistent with
every other GTK application.

> It's more productive, because that's what your doing most of the time. 
> This isn't about people understand the program, Firefox is a simple
> program that I recommend to computer-illiterates.

The discussion so far has mentioned that beginners enter URLs more
often, and leave editing to the more experienced people.

While that may be partially true, I think it depends more on what type
of person you are. I know a lot of people who never type URLs in because
they can't remember them, particularly remembering whether a site
is .com or

I agree that people editing URLs is uncommon. However from my
experience, people typing them in is also fairly uncommon.


James "Doc" Livingston
The problem with eating a high-fibre diet is that, before you know it,
your lower bowel will have attracted a whole mass of backhoes. -- Tanuki
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