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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?


#9 Basic Integration needed badly

by btbernie01

Saturday March 25th, 2000 1:34 AM

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I agree with jesusX re "Clearly Defined Boundaries". The OS has to provide services that allow the applications to interoperate as seamlessly as possible. Unfortunately, DOS, Win 95, Win NT and Win2000 try to dominate and dictate how to integrate to an extent that basic integration in a cross-platform way appears to be difficult to achieve sometimes. My question: Is it possible for a skilled end-user to configure the right mouse-click context menu to run an operating system command with the URL as parameter ?. In Communicator and Internet Explorer, there is not even the most basic option "Copy URL to clipboard" when I right-click on a page. What has been done in this area recently? I am curious because as a JavaScript developer, I like to create browser based semi-integrated development environments.