On 5 Nov 2007 Michael Drake wrote:
In article <4dd1fa3c4f.ricp(a)user.minijem.plus.com>,
Richard Porter <ricp(a)minijem.plus.com> wrote:
> On 5 Nov 2007 Michael Drake wrote:
>> Sometimes you may come across a link that's so long it
wouldn't fit on
>> your screen. If you want to check the destination before following
>> such a link, the best way to see the full URL is to Shift+Adjust Click
>> the link ad drag the URL to an editor such as Zap or Edit.
> Ugh! That is inconvenient.
Surely saving a link URL like that is as convenient as Shift+Select
clicking on a link to force a download of the link target, which is common
enough on RISC OS browsers. Certainly, I find it convenient.
No, I meant that having to drag the link into an editor just to view
it is inconvenient. Shift-Select is OK.
> Also Shift-Adjust isn't shown on the menus so you need to
> it. Why can't we have the "Object" option enabled for links, with a
> submenu including:
Yes, but you need to remember these things or have an easy way to find
out. I can't remember everything that's in the documentation and don't
really want to have to delve into it whilst browsing unless I want to
do something really out of the ordinary.
Anyway, the shortcut is not shown in the menus because, as you've
there is no menu option for that functionality.
> Info - full link URL, title, target, etc.
> Save - save target as (Shift-Select)
> Export - save target as text file
> Save location - save link as Acorn URI, ANT URL or Text
> New window - open in new window (Adjust) (also for images)
> Reload (greyed out)?
The reason this hasn't yet been done is it needs a lot of work
restructuring to get it right. Much of the menus need to be sorted out.
Another issue with the current code is that the Page submenu is used for
standalone images instead of the Object one. This means you can't save,
for example, a standalone PNG as a Sprite.
I've never found this a problem. I normally want to save images in the
original format anyway.
So, it's planned but, as ever, it's waiting for a developer
with free time
to spend on this part of NetSurf.
One of the issues with your suggestion is if the object submenu is
for images and links, what happens when an image is used as a link?
... or is an imagemap. Good point!
Does "Save location" save the location of the image or the
the link? One of the ideas for restructuring the menu is here:
I think there's a more up-to-date one somewhere too.
That looks sensible. I'm glad it's being thought about.
|_|. _ Richard Porter http://www.minijem.plus.com/