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Re: The Spirit of Free Software, or The Reality

On Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:20:35 +0200
"IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU)" <umlaeute@debian.org> wrote:

> 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.

What if the placeholder icons were the first letter of the search
engine's name?

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