On 1 May 2006 as I do recall,
"Christopher Bazley" wrote:
> To many people this may seem like a trivial issue, but it concerns a
> pet hate of mine and this seems to be the appropriate place to air it.
> I have noticed that pressing the Return key in the 'Name' writable
> field of the 'Edit address' dialogue box does not activate the default
> ('OK') action button; instead it moves the caret down to the next
> ('URL') writable field. This behaviour is contrary to the RISC OS 3
> style guide and therefore has been deprecated for more than ten
On the subject of keypress handling (although otherwise irrelevant) can
I add that I get somewhat disconcerted by the fact that Netsurf appears
to implement *some* of its key handling independently of the Wimp, with
the result that in some but not all cases, 'extension' modules like
IcnClipBrd don't seem to work? In particular, the problems I remember
encountering on a regular basis are Netsurf (or possibly RISC OS 5)'s
default "PC delete", which means that attempting to delete the character
to the right of the cursor (a very frequent keypress on my part)
duplicates the action of Ctrl-Down arrow (a very infrequent keypress),
irrespective of the fact that I normally have this remapped, and the
extension "Ctrl-K" action, which deletes all text from the cursor to the
start of the icon... except in certain Netsurf writable icons.
(I think it must be web forms specifically, as I can't seem to duplicate
this behaviour offline for testing purposes.)
Also, when pasting things - generally URLS -- into text areas, I've
noticed that Netsurf frequently inserts the contents of the clipboard on
the line *above* the cursor position on a Ctrl-V keypress; I don't know
if this is related to the other 'extension module' issues above. But
since I can't find any way of deleting or moving selected blocks in a
text area, it can be quite slow to repair the confused text that
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
When I have had a problem with Netsurf I have found someone else has
reported it or posted a solution before I can do anything but this
time I has not seen any mention of the one I have noticed on all
version since mid April.
Netsurf is taking a much longer time to load onto the icon bar than
before. Since upgrading to broadband about this date I have upgraded
netsurf more frequently than with dial up, I can't imagine this is the
cause but you never know. When I first noticed this I reverted to the
earlier version I still had and it loaded just as quickly as before. I
don't know which version except that it was pre mid April.
Has anyone else found this?
I am finding that on quitting Netsurf test build 29 Apr 2006 20:00 the
hotlist appears to be deleted. The file Choices.www.nwtsurf.hotlist
Restored from backup it then loads OK but seems to blank the file when
Netsurf 2006-04-29 20:00 running on an A9home - RISC OS 4.42 [Kernel
I just tried to login to a site which requires cookies for login
(session cookies I think), which complained and said I need to enable
cookies to login. As far as I am aware cookies are enabled in Netsurf
- there is certainly a cookies file in
IDEFS::HardDisc4.$.!Boot.Choices.Users.Single.WWW.NetSurf and I cannot
see a line in the Choices file to enable/disable cookies.
I couldn't find a way of switchiing cookies on or off in the netsurf
There is no reference to cookies in the User Guide
(<NetSurf$Dir>/Docs/guide_en) and only one in User Information
What am I missing? How can I be sure that Netsurf is accepting
Iyonix RO 5.11 with NetSurf 22nd April
Haven't yet downloaded NetSurf 26 April
Trying to view the site at
I find it mess....Any particular reasons?
PS Not a soccer fan ..just researching for school!