Weekend Discussion

Friday March 24th, 2000

Time for another weekend discussion. The question this weekend:

What do you feel is an appropriate level of integration between a browser and an Operating System? And at the other end of the spectrum, what are your feelings about Mozilla's cross-platform approach?

#18 Re: OS/browser integration, xplatform

by pepper <>

Saturday March 25th, 2000 12:20 PM

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There are actually parts of IE that are good. The taskbar is greatly improved by allowing you to drop icons on it. This way you don't need to bring down all applications to access the desktop. The new draggable menus are also cool, wonder how hard it would be to add a similar feature in Mozilla? The other thing is HTML Help which really rules over WinHelp.

Unfortunately, you have to install IE to get this features on NT and Win95. But you still don't have to use the Browser. Unfortunately, you also get the worthless Active Desktop and NT Explorer integration. But both can be disabled with a little work.

What I would like from Mozilla is a similar HTML Help application written in XUL. That would be cool.