Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:55 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Internet & Networking "Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application." This article starts out with a little history about the Epiphany browser and goes on to talk about the advantages of this light-weight browser.
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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Fri 26th Sep 2008 08:20 UTC
sj87
Member since:
2007-12-16

Epiphany's so light (in features) it doesn't even have keyboard shortcut's? Once gave it a go, but very quickly got frustrated, because I couldn't even find a key combination to access the freakin' address bar. F6, F8 Alt+D don't work although they are de facto shortcuts to do this.

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by WereCatf on Fri 26th Sep 2008 09:51 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Epiphany's so light (in features) it doesn't even have keyboard shortcut's? Once gave it a go, but very quickly got frustrated, because I couldn't even find a key combination to access the freakin' address bar. F6, F8 Alt+D don't work although they are de facto shortcuts to do this.

Umm...All the browsers I've used have the key combo of ctrl+l or applekey+l. IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Epiphany, Galeon... You're trying the wrong shortcut.

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by Daniel Borgmann on Fri 26th Sep 2008 22:26 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08

You could have easily figured out the shortcut by quickly looking at the menu. There is no need to support half a dozen legacy shortcuts.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by sorpigal on Mon 29th Sep 2008 15:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

There is no need to support half a dozen legacy shortcuts.


*This* is what's wrong with GNOME. Obviously there *IS* a need to support these legacy shortcuts--you just replied to the user who uses them. *He* has a need for them so there *is* a need to support them.

I know you'll disagree, but you wont like the "make it configurable" choice either, I'm guessing. So where does this leave the original poster? Not using the software that doesn't work for him.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Tue 30th Sep 2008 08:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

You could have easily figured out the shortcut by quickly looking at the menu. There is no need to support half a dozen legacy shortcuts.

I think I looked through the menus. I even tried pressing every F-key and some combinations I thought might work. (Never cared enough to access the manual.)

I don't care if Alt+D or F6 is considered legacy, they are much more intelligent than some random Ctrl+L, which supposedly isn't "legacy" then.

I can do Alt+D without moving my (left) hand a bit. I can do F6 with just one finger. Ctrl+L is something I need to move my hand off the mouse for. Plus the fact I've never before heard of that particular shortcut.

Edited 2008-09-30 08:52 UTC

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