Hotlist launch behaviour

Michael Drake tlsa at
Sun Sep 27 16:20:09 BST 2009

In article <27de51a150.wra1th at>,
   Gavin Wraith <gavin at> wrote:

> Aplogies if this topic has already been covered. I searched the archive
> on 'hotlist' but did not find anything relevant.

The hotlist's behaviour is documented in the user guide:

> I note that if one selects a directory in the hotlist and then launches
> it then all the urls within it, and in its subdirectories recursively,
> are launched; each in its own window. Can this really be the intended
> behaviour?

Yes, that's how it was designed. The normal way to either launch a single
entry or to open a directory is to double click it. The launch toolbar
icon and menu option is mostly for launching multiple URLs. (e.g. a
selection or a directory.)

Launching a directory of entries is useful if there are several sites you
frequently visit. You can just launch one directory containing all those
regularly-visited sites.

> The effect is to cause a crash: I cannot then quit NetSurf from either
> the iconbar or from the TaskManager window.

It used to work well, but at the moment we have known cache problems,
which quickly use up loads of memory.

Best regards,


Michael Drake (tlsa)        

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