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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On 07/16/2015 08:29 PM, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jul 2015, Simon Richter wrote:
>> > The problem is that the icons are displayed in the search field
>> > dropdown, which should be fully functional before visiting the first
>> > site.
> I was hoping that it could be semi-functional, with placeholder icons
> until the site in question is actually visited. But if the icons are
> necessary, then they're necessary.

what is the "site in question" you are referring to?

as in: the first time the user starts the browser, the search field will
be filled with empty (placeholder) icons. whenever they enter a search
term and select one of the unknown¹ search engines, the search is
performed (e.g. on wikipedia) and the placeholder icon is updated with
the real icon (since wikipedia was visited anyhow), and from know on the
user knows at least one of their search engines.
this feels a bit like
> Quaff the blue speckled potion.
> You have no more potions of blindness.


¹ not totally unknown: there's a tooltip showing the name of the search
engine if you hover over it.

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