[haiku-webkit-commits] Re: r229 - webkit/trunk/WebKit/haiku/HaikuLauncher

  • From: Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-webkit-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:19:11 -0500

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 6:55 AM, Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Me neither; I still don't see the need to copy the usage behaviour of
> any other OS in Haiku (at least if there isn't a good reason).

Well there is probably something to be said for consistency, since a
lot of us use multiple operating systems frequently, even if we'd
rather just use Haiku. Cmd-D for bookmarks goes back pretty far I
think (maybe even Netscape.) Though who knows why it was used, and
honestly I can't say I've used it much (personally I think the whole
tabs and bookmarks concept could use an overhaul.) In the GNOME
browser Epiphany Cmd-D bookmarks the page of course and Cmd-B opens
the edit bookmarks panel, which I guess for us would open the
Bookmarks directory in Tracker. Though I'm sure most of us could live
with the more obvious Cmd-B for bookmarking and Cmd-D for the download
window (though I'm also a big fan of how Chrome does downloads and I'm
not sure sure about the separate download window anymore.)

Actually on the topic of bookmarks, Maxime wrote a fairly simple
libbookmarks that is in my Haiku-browser project on GitHub. I'd
recommend at least taking a look at that for this project. The basic
idea was to abstract into a library the management of bookmark files
so that multiple applications could just use the same bookmarks (which
like the email files would be more of "the Haiku way" instead of each
application having their own bookmarks.)


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