Comparatively Speaking...

Monday July 1st, 2002

Linux Online recently compared the major Linux browsers, including the Mozilla-based trio of Mozilla 1.0, Netscape 6.2 and Galeon. Reviewer Michael J Jordan praises Mozilla's stability, tabbed browsing, rendering and customisation.

As mentioned by fondacio on our forums, the International Herald and Tribune took a look at Mozilla, Opera and NeoPlanet (note that the site doesn't seem to work in some builds of Mozilla). Reviewer Lee Dembart says that "Mozilla is impressive and has it all over Opera." He especially likes the ability to block pop-ups, tabbed browsing and pipelining.

UPDATE! tuxracer writes: "I've put up a browser comparison list, comparing various features that affect usability and W3C standards compliance. It compares Mozilla 1.0, Netcaptor 7.01, Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows), and Internet Explorer 5.x (Mac)."

#70 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: tuxracer's comparison

by bk_raze

Sunday July 7th, 2002 1:05 PM

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I can understand that you don't find ctrl+enter that useful. I mean, it's not a "big" feature, actually it is a very subtle one. But I do find it very useful. And yes, it mainly helps the first time you go to a site, but for that time, it does save typing :)

As for right-clicking favorites, yes, that would be a huge topic of debate. Being a user, I enjoy the way it works and it saves a lot of time, and I would never want this functionality taken away. To answer your question: "Do you like it because you've learned to use it, or do you like it because it's good behaviour?"

I am a user, and until you mentioned it, the though of poor UI design never crossed my mind. I've come to expect the functionality of right clicking an object to modify it, even if it is a shortcut in a menu. Just like I do when I want to delete, rename, or change the icon on a shortcut from the Start menu. Maybe it is because I am a Windows user.

I am not a developer, but commenting on design, I think it is good behavior. Traditionally, only commands or options are on a menu, and you shouldn't be able to right-click a command or option. But favorites on a menu is an exception. A favorite is a shortcut to a document. And like any shortcut, I should be able to right-click it to open, delete, rename, or view its properties, change its icon, etc.