Konqueror: Open Location
khz at kde.org
Sat Jun 28 10:14:59 BST 2003
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On Friday 27 June 2003 14:35, Andras Mantia wrote:
> I have a mainly usability issue with Konqueror: Open Location and I
> think all the other browsers. I think the dialog shown when you select
> the Open Location is not needed at all and it's redundant. In
> Konqueror you can open a location by entering the location in the
> Location bar (so the lineedit in the dialog is duplicating this
> functionality), and if you click on the select file button, it will
> bring you up the standard file open dialog. Why can't the Open
> Location menu bring up directly the file open dialog? It will save you
> one click and a mouse move without losing any functionality.
To me that woule be a disadvantage because of the following reason:
* I prefer using the keyboard instead of mouse: keys work faster for me.
* Therefor when I am going to enter a URL I do this by pressing Ctrl-O
and typing it into the nice, wide input line: The next action will
be using the keyboard anyway, so why not start with keys one step
before, instead of fiddeling with the mouse to hit the URL line.
--> So the separate edit dialog is useful for me. :-)
* In cases when I want to open a local file instead of surfing I either
type in the file name in the same edit line using the [Down] key for
path completion or I press [Tab] [Enter] and get the File Open dialog.
--> So the file open dialog is reachable even for keyboard adicts. ;-)
IMHO everything should stay as it is: I personally like this a lot and
would be a bit sad if the comfortable, wide edit line dialog would be
But of course: That's matter of opinion!
Karl-Heinz Zimmer, Senior Software Engineer, Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB
<mailto:khz at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se> <mailto:khz at kde.org>
"For every complex problem there is an
answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken, 1880 - 1956
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