In message <gemini.ia7am2004fg4x019o.druck(a)druck.org.uk>
"David J. Ruck" <druck(a)druck.org.uk> wrote:
Jess Hampshire <jess(a)itworkshop.uklinux.net> wrote:
> How about a system similar to what we already have, but with a tickbox
> for filerrun on completion?
> Unticked it works as now, ticked it would run the file from scrap on
> arrival, dragged then ticked it would automatically start from where it
> was saved to.
I dont like this as it assumes the download will still be in progress, with
a fast connection it would have already completed downloading by the time
the user had reacted to the dialog. Then a button would be more appropriate
than a check box.
OK rethink: A filer_run button (from !scrap) and adjust drag save does a
filer_run to the file on saving?
However the established method used by all other RISC OS browsers, is
directly run known types (for which there are applications available to
handle them, such as PDF and audio), and only offer the save box when shift
clicking on the link. This cuts out an additional step the user has to
perform to achieve the most common action, which is to view/listen to
content from webpages.
I really dislike this method (or the similar windows method) as it makes
it very hard to to save a file from a launched link ie an mp3 address in
an email. (or an m3u file ;) ), that is one of the reasons I use
netsurf as my main browser.
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