Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion

From: <eviltwin69@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 22:57:27 EEST
('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:32 , Lee Revell <> sent:

>On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 15:17 -0400, Joe Hartley wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:34:41 -0400
>> Lee Revell> wrote:
>> > For example, most apps (Firefox and IE) use "Ctrl-F" to 'Find in page'.
>> > Except Evolution, which forces you to use "Ctrl-S" to 'Find (Search) in
>> > page', because they have already bound Ctrl-F to 'Forward message'.
>> >
>> > This is a MAJOR usability bug; "We didn't feel like doing it the normal
>> > way" is NEVER a "good reason" for usability purposes.
>> One could argue that since search in Emacs has been ^s for ages, that
>> those who use ^f are the ones who have broken convention for no good
>> reason.
>True, but the Emacs people should have put a stop to it years ago before
>IE and Mozilla and Firefox made Ctrl-F the de facto standard. Nowadays
>if you want to integrate with the rest of the modern GUI desktop you'd
>better play ball.

    I disagree completely. Those who wrote Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, IE should
have used the standard that was already in place. Emacs even pre-dates Mosaic.
Or should they all have used the / from vi for searches :-D All of this really
doesn't matter though, as Joe pointed out it's nice to have standards since there
are so many ;-)

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