Fwd: what is the reason for not making epiphany the default browser?

David Bain david.bain at alteroo.com
Sun Jan 8 05:16:47 GMT 2006

The webdeveloper extension is the biggest reason why I keep coming back to
firefox. I like epiphany... but if I had to choose just one, it's going to
be firefox.

On 1/7/06, Ben Aldrich <vrecan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have tried just a few days ago to use epiphany again and its tab
> handling drives me nuts.. there is no extension to allow all things to be
> opened in tabs which means its unusable for me.  Plus atleast the default
> epiphany in ubuntu repositories removes the url bar after you type in the
> first place you want to go. Talk about a horrible thing for usability(I know
> this can be changed easily but who's bright idea was that as a defalt?).
> Plus when saving files it defaults to going to my home directory even though
> desktop is set in the prefrences dialog.  Then there is the fact that when
> saving to directories its almost never the directories that I have set in my
> places for gnome and it never remembers the directory you last saved that
> file type to, which firefox does.
> In almost every way firefox 1.5 is better then epiphany for my every day
> use, and same for my mother who is an ubuntu user.  She is constantly saving
> images and other things from email that would drive her nuts having to tell
> epiphany every time where to save her images.  Just because you want to save
> things in a directory you shouldn't have to map it to your places in gnome.
> Then there is the fact that you can use firefox in any os you are in
> really helps the user feel comfortable in linux right from the beginning.  I
> think Openoffice helps in this respect aswell.
> >
> >
> >
> --
> ubuntu-devel mailing list
> ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/attachments/20060108/f37dc241/attachment-0001.htm

More information about the ubuntu-devel mailing list