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Okay Apple, explain yourselves. Why is Safari the better of two browsers (OmniWeb being the other) that absolutely REQUIRES one to control-click to get a pulldown menu on a hyperlink or hyperlinked image? One would think that the good folks in the devteam would have thought it better to put in a delay (vis-a-vis Explorer) or an immediate pulldown menu (like the Mozilla variants). Instead, we get a browser that all but encourages Mac users to pitch their one-button mouses for a two-plus button model or trackball. Not what I would call being very cool to the hardware and sales ...

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    Default Safari and the one-button ProMouse

    Okay Apple, explain yourselves.

    Why is Safari the better of two browsers (OmniWeb being the other) that
    absolutely REQUIRES one to control-click to get a pulldown menu on a
    hyperlink or hyperlinked image? One would think that the good folks in
    the devteam would have thought it better to put in a delay (vis-a-vis
    Explorer) or an immediate pulldown menu (like the Mozilla variants).

    Instead, we get a browser that all but encourages Mac users to pitch
    their one-button mouses for a two-plus button model or trackball. Not
    what I would call being very cool to the hardware and sales sides of
    Apple. Unless there are plans afoot to go to multiple buttons as a
    default ship with systems, once Classic is finally doffed once and for
    all. In which case, the Safari guys are just a little early.

    Though there is one thing they did right: if an image is the only thing
    in the window, clicking Save As in the File menu does indeed save it
    under its true name and in its true format. Take THAT, iCab!

    Steve Wright
    Stephen J. Wright Guest

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    Default Re: Safari and the one-button ProMouse

    In article <090720032123300289%sjwright68charter.net>,
    "Stephen J. Wright" <sjwright68charter.net> wrote:
    > Why is Safari the better of two browsers (OmniWeb being the other) that
    > absolutely REQUIRES one to control-click to get a pulldown menu on a
    > hyperlink or hyperlinked image?
    User interface consistency? If only they would make click-and-hold a
    global option.
    --
    Lambert meis
    Lambert Dickmeis Guest

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