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Bug#172436: followup on browser proposal

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:27:32PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> It is broken.  The whole point of an integrated environment is that it's
> integrated.  When I choose a theme, it's used by every application. 
> When I pick an application to handle a certain file type, it's handled
> by all of them.  I can drag and drop files.  I could go on here.
> But even more importantly than all of this, certain environments like
> GNOME put very high priority on qualities such as accessibility.  In
> particular, GNOME strives to be usable by low-vision and blind users. 
> So following the theme (including an increased font size) isn't just
> cosmetic, it's absolutely critical for their ability to use the
> application.  Also, because GNOME has an accessibility technology, a
> growing number of GNOME applications are usable even by people with no
> vision at all.
> If they're using say Evolution, and click on a link in an email, but the
> web page pops up in say Konqueror because that had the highest
> x-www-browser priority, it's totally useless.

Then I have a question: If a user use both KDE and GNOME stuff in a,
say, KDE environment, should x-www-browser always launch konqueror
or have GNOME programs launch the GNOME browser ?

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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