On Monday 08 August 2005 22:59, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> Out of curiosity, is this in some way better than just using
> Firefox's keyword and %s syntax or do you just prefer the Konqueror
> syntax? Just to be clear I have a bookmark:
hm... a few reasons:
(a) is irrelevant if you're not me.
(b) is a good, fine and interesting reason.
(c) is a reason.
(d) is me being a git.
(a) I prefer konq syntax simply because it's what I learned to type
first and still use most, I tend to use firefox only for sites which
don't work in konq, so I'm forever typing "google:my pants" or whatever
(b) ketjap apparently hooks URL resolution and arbitrarily rewrites
URLs. So you can rewrite microsoft.com into unpleasantsite.cx, if you
must. *This works for links in pages, not just entered into the
For example, one of the pre-made ketjap rules (by Harmen van Rossum):
When you do a google image search, this makes the thumbnails
on the results page link directly to the upstream image instead of
going through google's frameset:
(c) As it has the beginnings of a rule building wizard (though you
allows easier composition of sillier (i.e. more complicated) actions
(as such, it might be a security hole, if somehow an attacker knew what
actions you had set up and that one of them was unsafe, and had
knowledge of what sites you were visting, yadda yadda... or if it's
(d) (the flamebait reason) I, um, wasn't aware of that feature of
firefox bookmarks. To blame the tools a minute: Firefox seems to
emulate the infuriating lack of discoverability of a GNOME UI - how is
one supposed to know keyword bookmarks have that functionality without
RTFMing? In a similar situation, the konq "web shortcuts" config
panel (the feature is not mixed with bookmarks in konq) displays
just-in-time documentation of permitted substitutions with the usual
"click on [?], click on gadget" help, and F1 (*) pops up the help pages
with a more verbose description. F1 does nothing in the firefox
bookmarks dialog, at least in my installation.
(*) Amigas had "HELP" written on its own key, godammit. You can
generally assume "F1" is help on the PC... except when it isn't...
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