On Thu, Jan 7, 2016, 3:02 PM Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh@redhat.com> wrote:
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On 01/07/2016 02:57 PM, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-01-07 at 14:17 -0430, Robert Marcano wrote:
>> 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.

For what it's worth, I'm a *huge* user of arbitrary search engines. In
Firefox and Chrome, I have them saved as keyword searches so I can do
things like
`man gcc`
`bz 1296670`
`koji sssd`

and those will immediately take me to the appropriate pages on those
sites. That to me is a killer feature that would prevent me from
switching (but don't let that affect the default discussion; I will
still install whichever browser works best for me).

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You're not really the intended user for Web.  The intended user is someone who is unlikely to actually run Linux.
Please, forgive the bitterness, but this, apparently, serious discussion of making Web the default solution seems insane. mcantanzaro has already explained in this thread the reasons why we shouldn't default to Web (although that wasn't his intention).