Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Opera Keyboard Shortcuts

Just finished up writing updated Keyboard Shortcuts for Opera for Bug 291877.
One oddity I found was that Opera has two shorcuts for the Address Field (Location Bar in Firefox-speak.) F8 is fine, unless you're in Full Screen Mode in which case it's useless and you have to use F2.

Let's just hope the Opera fanboys don't find their way to this post...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Channel 9 Guy in Microsoft propaganda

I'm sure this is some kind of viral, contagious, (insert daft buzzword here) video from Microsoft but, who cares, it made me laugh, especially looking up at the Channel 9 Guy on my desk whilst I was watching a giant one.
Channel 9 Guy
I wonder how Blake's videos will compare, mind you I'm sure he has a smaller budget!

Friday, June 17, 2005

Draggin' it out

With tab rearranging one of the new features of Firefox Deer Park Alpha. I thought it'd be a good time to compare the UI of Firefox and Opera for this feature.

The Opera UI certainly has a greater swish factor though that doesn't always translate into a usable feature. Opera also offers more widgets with close buttons on each tab and a New Page (tab) button as well.
In the end I think they are both good implementations and this is a really useful feature.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

my first patch!

After my previous experiences noted in my blog, I managed to scrape together my first patch thanks to the fine folks on the TortoiseCVS mailing list and on irc.mozilla.org/#documentation
...and here it is

I'll update my blog with it's progress (or lacktherof) through Bugzilla.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Just trying to help!

The last few days I've been wrestling with CVS trying to fetch some files, make some changes to documentation and generate a diff, how hard can that be you ask? Well very if my experience is anything to go by. Anyhow I wanted to do something productive so I wrote up a Real Player Plugin issues page for Mozillazine KB.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The browser goalposts have shifted

Reading through the rants, raves and occasional informed debate over at Slashdot about IE7 it occurred to me that the browser goalposts have shifted. Many of the highly moderated comments said 'what does this have over Firefox/Safari/Opera.' My answer is it doesn't matter! In the new browser war it's about execution not about features. The trick is to integrate and make the features you offer accessible.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Cleaning up the internet!

After a great day at Sennen. I just had fun amending the Wikipedia entry for Mumbo Jumbo to include Nonsense!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

No OSX on Windows boxes?

Steve Jobs says "We will not allow running Mac OSX on anything other than an Apple Mac," (via Gerv's blog.) What's to stop this? I would think business users will stick to whatever rules Apple lays out but enthusiasts will try to get OSX running on beige x86 boxen as soon as they get their hands on it.

Note to self: try to stay on topic in future, on second thoughts this is my blog so maybe I'll just keep writing when I see something cool!

Monday, June 06, 2005

New contender in 'Hideous IT site theme' contest

Read an article in El Reg this evening, but was set aback by the hideous theme, no doubt encouraged to emblazen the site with corporate colours this page reminded me of a coulourful web I'd rather forget! In fact it reminded me of the venerable Slashdot IT beige monstronsity, judge for yourself:

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Live Documentation for Mozilla?

Just saw this Live Documentation Gnome Bounty sponsored by Google. It would be great to have something like this for Mozilla, would certainly make me contribute, that is unless I can get to grips with Patch Maker.

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