Urgent call for testing: Firefox 2.0RC3

Arwyn Hainsworth arwynh+ubuntu at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 20:51:17 BST 2006

These are big changes, how about suggesting them as features for v3.0? They
can probably also be added as extensions if need be.


On 22/10/06, joakim at bildrulle.nu <joakim at bildrulle.nu> 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.
> On a related subtopic I'd like to add that Firefox could be improved
> supporting
> laptops for the same reason because in an environment with a touchpad one
> might
> try to use arrow keys and tab for navigation in pages and loosing data
> accidently by pressing whatever keys and also dipping neandertahl fingers
> on
> the touchpad many times. I have two suggestions for laptop improvents not
> involving disable things:
> 1) Be able to mark <TEXTAREA>s in forms, for certain URL:s only, as
> bringing up
> a text editor of choice
> This would help people using webmail interfaces not only from above
> mentioned
> problems but also from timeouts and autologout from the webmail portal.
> Could
> be implemented as a right click + check option
> 2) Be able to recognize a laptop and change behaviour of the PgUp and PgDn
> keys
> so they don't stick in the first input field of a form.
> How often is there a page of text in the first textfield of a form BTW?
> Very
> annoying when using a laptop with key navigation.
> So rather be context sensetive on multiple levels than removing behaviours
> that
> is well known to some people and hated by others
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