[sugar] Patch to make Browse annoy me less.
yamaplos at bolinux.org
Mon May 19 12:52:00 EDT 2008
pray pardon my ignorance.
talking of Browser annoyances :-)
Is ad filtering to happen at the server level, or is there a way to
implement it on the XO? I vote for server (one fix for all), especially
if there is a simple mechanism that can update such filter info directly
from the teacher XO without needing to mess with the XS itself.
Then it wouldn't be a "sugar" problem but XS's :-)
Yet it would be nice Browser didn't have to load the standard nonsense
that comes along with too many pages these days
Eben Eliason wrote:
> Just a high level take on these patches...
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Cortland Setlow
> <cortland.setlow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This patch does three things, and I'll be happy if even one makes it in to
>> It causes ctrl-l (lowercase L) to put focus on the address bar like in all
>> other browsers that do not make me angry.
> Sounds good to me. Adherence to well known shortcuts is usually a
> win, and this is a basic feature we didn't have before, as far as I
> know. I suppose the mnemonic is "location".
>> It causes ctrl-d to do what ctrl-l used to do, namely do a
>> screenshot-bookmark. This is the standard bookmark key. Pressing ctrl-d
>> more times will show/hide the bookmark toolbar, so if you accidentally show
>> it you can get rid of the large and obnoxious thing. Ctrl-b will also
>> show/hide it, cause why not?
> Anyone care to explain the mnemonic for Ctrl-d? Again, keeping to the
> standards can't really be a bad thing. I'm unsure about overloading
> the shortcut with the bar toggle, though. I might instead offer that
> alt-ctrl-d could make be added for making a bookmark "silently"
> (without revealing the tray, if it's hidden). I think it's better to
> keep the notion of creating a bookmark and toggling the bookmark tray
> independent. In my browser, command-shift-B toggles the bookmark bar,
> but I can't see a reason to require the extra shift modifier (is that
> a standard elsewhere?). The shortcut for this is currently
> ctrl-space, I think...if we make ctrl-b serve this purpose we should
> remove the other shortcut.
>> It causes ctrl-i to show the URI of the page instead of the title,
>> temporarily. Good for checking that one isn't being fished.
> This is a pretty interesting idea, and a very nice addition to the
> concept of the combined URL/address bar. If you're up to it, I would
> appreciate it if you could try out another related idea which I've
> been thinking about. I think it would also make sense to reveal the
> URI whenever the cursor is within the entry, so that it's possible to
> select all or part of it, or position the cursor in a meaningful way
> when clicking into it.
> I think that we could certainly make use of most of this with the
> changes/additions described above! Thanks for your efforts!
> - Eben
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