sane defaults

Dave Feustel dfeustel at
Fri Jan 14 18:35:19 GMT 2005

On Friday 14 January 2005 01:21 pm, George Staikos wrote:
> 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.

I use(d) drag-n-drop even more frequently, but it no longer works in
kmail 1.6.2 (KDE 3.2.3). I now have to copy, then paste to move text around
That definitely slows me down. In some places I have to resort to ctl-c/ctl-v
because not even copy/paste is available.

> 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.

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