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Re: Bugs in the OSX version: Preferences, cut and paste, ...

From: Laurent Carcone <laurent.carcone@wanadoo.fr>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:13:11 +0100
Message-ID: <43DDF4C7.3090306@wanadoo.fr>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org

Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> - Preferences:
> In preferences, it is old style to have "apply" buttons.  It is  simpler 
> to just change things immediately the UI has changed, and if  necessary 
> revert them later.  To be able to change them and close the  window 
> without actually having hi "apply" or "done" is too easy.
> It is simpler for the user if the state of the switch or button or  
> field at any one time actually represents the state of the preference.
> - Cut and Paste.
> Write "the quick brown". Select "quick".   Cut. Paste.   Text should  be 
> the same, but reads "thequick brown",
> - No "Open recent..."
> - open -a /Applications/Amaya.app <filename>  does not work. Does  amaya 
> not take command line
> args or are the args in OSX different? I suspect the latter.

We started to debug this bug some times ago. There is effectively a 
difference in the way OSX version manages the args. We haven't still 
found the fix.

> - Amaya should be able to launch from a file icon or URL icon dropped  
> onto the Amaya icon.

We are searching why some mac specificities are not taken into account.
Our goal is now to make an osx version as close as possible of mac 

> - In OSX  ~/.amaya is OK as a directory for preferences, but it would  
> be BETTER to have them in
> ~/Library/Application\ Support/Amaya
> and the caches under
> ~/Library/Caches/Amaya
> so that they are and are not backed up, respectively.
> - It really is not obvious in WXWidget split windows that you have to  
> double-click on the red border to close.  An "x" somewhere would much  
> more normal.

Several people said the same remark. We'll use another way.

> - Some Apps usefully use Comand/W to close a TAB not a window, when  
> there are  >1 tabs, and then close the window. That works for me.
We currently use Cmd-W to close the window and Sfiht-Cmd-W to close a 
tab. We will switch these shrotcuts to act as in Safari or Firefox


Laurent Carcone - W3C
Received on Monday, 30 January 2006 11:13:24 UTC

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