Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3

Eldo Varghese poningru at ufl.edu
Sat Oct 21 15:07:10 BST 2006

Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op zaterdag 21-10-2006 om 08:07 uur [tijdzone +0900], schreef Arwyn
> Hainsworth:
>> 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.
> I have lost more data by accidentally pressing Ctrl-W or by clicking the
> close tab and close window buttons.  Should they be removed/disabled
> too?
No it just means that you put in an undo option, but thats not the point 
its association: I associate deleting objects with backspace/delete key 
not spacial navigation.

> Seriously, as I explained in the bug report there *is* a way to fix your
> problem, but it is *not* by disabling everything that could possibly
> cause it, because that would render Firefox useless.  And only disabling
> some of these actions is nothing but masking the problem so that people
> don't see the problem enough to complain.
>> 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'. 
> Firefox's primary use is "browsing the web" (which includes going to a
> previous page), not "data entry".

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