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

MadMan2k madman2k at gmx.de
Sun Jan 8 23:12:04 GMT 2006

please remember that this is not about what might fit best your need but 
the needs of a new and unexperienced user.
The solution should be neither bloated nor confusing.
And if the user gains more experience he will be also install more 
advanced applications to fit his grown demand over synaptic...

David Bain wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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.
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