sane defaults

George Staikos staikos at
Fri Jan 14 18:21:41 GMT 2005

On Friday 14 January 2005 13:25, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Thursday 13 January 2005 04:00, George Staikos wrote:
> >    What's wrong with copy?  And for that matter cut and paste?  They're
> > usable in forms.
> yes, but a web browser is not an editor as its primary focus. therefore
> there is no need for those buttons to be in the toolbar.
> in fact, in the new HIG i hope to see agreement on not having
> cut/copy/paste in the toolbar of any window who's primary function is not
> editting text or graphics.

   Perhaps not cut/paste, but copy is probably one of the most used tools in a 
browser's toolbar, other than back/forward.  Both my wife (non-techie) and I 
use it very heavily to copy text from web pages and paste into email / 
instant messages / word processors / etc.  If the argument is that 
non-primary functions don't go into the toolbar, then cut and paste can be 
removed, but I don't see how copy can be removed.  Only people with 
photographic memory and no need to communicate don't use copy.

George Staikos
KDE Developer
Staikos Computing Services Inc.

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