Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Oct 21 00:30:00 BST 2006

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 08:07:27 +0900 "Arwyn Hainsworth" 
<arwynh+ubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
>To summarise arguments for and against the change, as valid for Ubuntu
>(GNOME thingy excluded)

>1) Shortcutting 'backspace' to 'page-back' is a usability bug that can 
>data loss.
>As far as I'm concerned, fixing a bug that can cause data loss is more
>important than keeping backwards compatibility.
>You might say I'm slightly biased in this matter however, since I've lost
>data to this bug a number of times now and I was very pleased to hear it was
>finally fixed.
>Having 'backspace' do anything other than 'delete last character' in an
>application where data entry is a primary use is not exactly a clever thing
>to do. Following this logic, having backspace shortcut to do nothing when a
>text field is out of focus would be better behaviour than 'page-up'.

Yes.  Absolutely.  I can't count the number of times I ended up on the 
wrong page because of this.  That's worth an upgrade to Firefox all by 
itself for me.

Scott K

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