On 01/07/2016 03:27 PM, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
On Thu, 2016-01-07 at 14:17 -0430, Robert Marcano wrote:
> For discussions about if Web is ready or not to replace Firefox, it
> doesn't matter to much if the implementation is on Web or a lower
> only if the user can do it. The question if this is a needed feature
> another thing to discuss.
Right, so currently you can do it, but only from the command line with
the 'trust', which is certainly not ideal. But I think this will only
be a problem for a small minority of users.
> Another features missing that I remember from using it for testing:
> - No UI (yet) to add new search engines.
Yeah, nobody has complained about this is several years, but this would
be good to have indeed. I think the vast majority of users are
satisfied with the current options (DuckDuckGo, Google, and Bing)
though. The problem with adding arbitrary search engines is that we
don't want to expose users to format strings, so we have to think a bit
about how the UI should work. Perhaps we should just expand the list of
search engine options to match what Firefox offers.
Check Edge UI. It discover sites with support for OpenSearch and add
them to the search engine selection options. No need for format strings.
I expect more search engines to advertise OpenSearch now that Edge can
only use that. If people know about format strings, they can use the CLI
to add one.
An example is Wikipedia. It is not added by default to Edge, but if you
it adds the option. I would probably only show
the last three discovered search engines or it can become unmanageable.
> - UI option for not automatically restore previous open tabs, this
> default is annoying for me
It's a hidden option, org.gnome.Epiphany restore-session-policy. I'm in
favor of exposing it in the UI, but I believe some of the other
developers are opposed.
You can also close the browser with Ctrl+W (close tab; closing the last
tab signals you don't want to see it again) instead of using Ctrl+Q or
the close button.
Still annoying the need to close each tab one by one. I hope the hidden
UI is exposed.
> - (Desired) Import bookmarks from Firefox. There is an import menu
> option but it should be able to detect the Firefox profile by
> with no need to install Firefox, export and then import. Migration
> should be easy
This is already implemented. Trying it out now, I see the option to
import from Firefox is missing for me; I get a combo box with just one
option, which is pretty bad. I don't know why; it's probably a bug. You
can of course do the export->import dance, but it's supposed to work
automatically, like you requested.
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