Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.

#75 History in the managing

by mpthomas

Friday March 15th, 2002 7:01 AM

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"How do you delete more than one item at a time? You don't. You right click on each item you want to delete, one at a time"

No. You drag a rectangle around the items you want to delete (can't do that in Mozilla, as you know <> ), using Shift if you need to make non-contiguous selections (hang, you can't make *any* selections in Mozilla's History panel), and press Delete or choose it from the shortcut menu. Screenshot: <>

"dismissing the confirmation dialog that appears every single time."

There is no confirmation alert.

", that's not true. [The History panel is] on by default."

Ah, so it is. My apologies, I didn't see it because its header was at the bottom while the headers for the other panels were at the top. (Quick, Asa, jump!)

"Yeah, or double click the folder. It must be difficult for users to get this concept, since this is how it works in their Windows Explorer file manager"

Errrrrr ... I don't think so. If you double-click a folder in Windows Explorer, it either (1) opens a new window showing the contents of the selected folder, or (2) replaces the current contents of the window with the contents of the selected folder. Mozilla (like 4.x) does neither. IMO, it should follow the OS setting.

"So let's see, we match their existing functionality"

No, we don't allow selection of multiple unless you use the keyboard.

"and extend it with a manager they don't even offer."

Yes they do. Screenshot: <>