Xhelp code on launchpad ready

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 09:32:21 UTC 2007

On 06/08/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > A more light-weight browser would address this issue. However, one must
> > ask why doesn't Ubuntu simply do the same - use Firefox for browsing
> > their documentation? If one can answer this, they can understand why we
> > too are following in those foot step.
> Ubuntu does not use  Firefox bacause GNOME docs are not HTML.
> > It would be no problem at all to launch firefox for external links. It
> > would also be possible to stylize these links in some way to show the
> > users they are an external link. We were going to do this for the
> > "Xubuntu Welcome Centre".
> It's the same problem on older systems as you mentined above. People will
> not know
> why clicking on a link suddenly starts loading another app. Besides the
> time to load that
> you mentioned there will be an UI inconsistency as well.

Wouldn't simply placing a browser icon in front of an external link be
sufficient to notify the user that a browser is going to be launched? And
you could also add a tooltip that says "Open link in browser".

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